Myths about Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

Myths about Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

 

If you carry a Handgun for Self-Defense you should dedicate a LARGE block of your monthly training to knife attacks.

They happen more frequently than you think and due to Hollyweird and Fantasy Gunfight Training most armed civilians and sadly a large percentage of law enforcement have no clue how to properly deal with them.

If you can still find them, check out Kelly McCann’s Combative Pistol/Knife and Dog Brothers Die Less Often DVD’s.

They are two of the most Practical/No bullshit pieces of training regarding how to “deal” with violent street knife attacks.

 

 

 

Prepare Accordingly and Train Realistically!

Most Common Blade Profiles and How to Choose the Best

MOST COMMON BLADE PROFILES AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST

Lot of choices out there for Blade types.

Just remember: A Knife is a TOOL above all else, not a play pretty or something to show off to your friends.

Choose the TOOL that is right for the Job.

My 2 cents: I have never had any luck with tanto blades for a serious work knife, be it a folder or fixed blade.

The tip is brittle and not made for serious work. Bottom Line: The design of a Tanto is made for stabbing not a work knife, so keep that in mind.

If I could have one blade type for an all around knife I would choose the Drop Point. Yeah it’s an old design but there is a reason for that: It works.

Keep it Simple.

Know Your Weapons: History and Evolution of the Karambit

History and Evolution of the Karambit

 

Even though they look bad ass, I do not recommend the Karambit as a EDC.

It’s a Special Purpose Knife that requires some training to use Properly and Effectively.

 

Keen Insights: Let’s Talk Lock-Blades

Keen Insights: Let’s Talk Lock-Blades

 

If you carry a folder around, this is a great article to read and consider.

I replaced my folder with a small fixed blade years ago.

Prepare Accordingly!

 

Non-Permissive (Non-Metallic) Weapons

POCKET PREPS: NONMETALLIC WEAPONS

SEVEN STEALTHY TOOLS FOR SELF-DEFENSE IN NON-PERMISSIVE ENVIRONMENTS

 

We live in a hyper-security conscious world for the most part. Metal detectors and body scanners are popping up everywhere now, even in the most unlikely of places. Combine this with traveling overseas to countries where personal weapons are strictly forbidden and illegal and the armed civilian needs to have a SOLID plan for these types of scenarios so he does not find himself with just his johnson in his hand when the shit goes down.

I highly recommend Ed Calderon’s Site, Ed’s Manifesto for further reading on this subject.