Ooh, this is taking an exciting turn...
Responding with hand to hand combat makes a lot of sense, I think. Its going to take one hell of a performance from our guys to match the 21st century assassins though, right? I imagine most of them are roughly Tsukasa/Hyoga’s level, and Stanley is on an entirely different one
Even in real world combat, those assault rifles are meaningless once hand to hand combat range is achieved. Hopefully Tsukasa, Hyouga, and Kohaku have this level of speed since in theory the two guys should be shooting at them already (vs. the glorified match up panel of exciting poses).
I think it was mentioned, but someone on the allies specifically pointed out that they should have the advantage in hand to hand combat since the special ops members specifically train more on their guns and tactics rather than hand to hand combat. So this MMA champ may be the "final boss" since she doesn't even have a gun.
Stan definitely has to be negated by his prioritizing of their hostages. He landed clean shots on them even with the bikes and start of the landscape changes (there were sand dunes since Stan had to climb one to get his shots off).
Hopefully it is as simple as the guys destroy the rifles and relatively take out the small fry. It might have to be a 3 vs. 1 to beat the hand to hand specialists => she might only train her MMA and bladed techniques.