Craig demonstrates the technics of appropriate extension in a live fire drill. Target proximity is the primary consideration for this exercise. At no point in the presentation should the opponent be able to reach out and grab the weapon.
Craig teaches the principal strategy of when to draw a weapon in a fight scenario. This is based on threat awareness and control. Breaking range and drawing is ideal, but when you have no options, you must know how to handle In Fight Weapons Access.
Craig teaches the principal strategies for in fight weapons access and control in a ground fight. Using leg work and kicking help you maintain position and make space. The plan is to get up or allow you to access your weapon. Getting up is Plan A.