Originally Posted by Scratchammo
So what y'all are saying, you'd rather use a pistol within 6'?
I'm not. And I have no problem being the only one who says so, based on training.
For this scenario, you have to factor intent, movement and positioning of the attacker.
But I have seen, and participated in, drills where it's proven a knife is WAY faster than a handgun from holster within about 5 or so yards IF
the attacker is aggressive.
I would like to see Scubie and Dr.Jason's beliefs based on a very, VERY good demonstration that was being filmed at shot by a guy who was recognized as one of the ELITE correction officer trainers in the country.
This was a guy who could change levels on you, cut both femeral arteries and the groin in about 2 or so seconds, followed with an arm grab and burying a karambit deep into the nerve center in the armpit, before most of us knew he drew his karambit from his belt. It was VERY impressive.
I would like to see some of the responses and will be checking back as this thread takes legs.
For me, unless I can create space, I am not going for my primary weapon inside of 5 or so yards in an open environment like a parking lot.