Originally Posted by scottmac
Haven't you ever heard the one about "Never bring a knife to a gun fight?"
I did hear the 21 ft rule, and that action is faster than reaction. Besides, you assume your assailant is armed with a gun. Speaking solely for my area, this is rarely the case.
Besides, 16 inches of steel won't penetrate into the next apt, but literally every type of pistol or shotgun round will...