Yes, I have subdued men who didn't want to be arrested. Never been a cop, but I did six months on Shore Patrol in the Navy. We didn't have guns, mace, or tazers, but we had batons...very effective at close range if you have been trained to use one. You don't swing it, you jab with it. I never had to use my baton. My partner and I would tackle an adversary together, one high and one low. Get an aikido wrist or arm hold on him, he can't do anything. Then cuff him and put him in the wagon. We had a week of baton and unarmed combat training before we assumed our duties. Anyone who has to pull a gun on an unarmed opponent, especially when there are two or more of you, is too fearful and timid to be a police officer. Just my opinion.