Several us were hanging out in an ECP and decided to run a drill for grins and giggles during the down time.
We paced off about 20' - 21' in one of the empty lanes ... put a shooter at one end, and a Contractor armed only with a knife at the other. Shooter used a Level III holster (M9 holstered), Arming Stance Amber, and the knife wielder used a large, single hand opening folder/lock blade. Blade was folded and clipped to a side pocket on our omni-present 511s.
On the command of "Go" the knife only person closed to attack the one with the gun. We ran the drill with different people (there were 6 of us) with each person getting 2 - 3 tries. Outcome: Knife wielder closed and either cut or stabbed the gun holder every time out.
We switched out to a Level II holster and ran the same drill. Same outcomes occurred.
Given the inherent nature of CQC with guns and/or knives ... 20' plus was a very generous starting distance.
I am interested in informed opinions pertaining to our drill and for those inclined to respond "The shooter wasn't any good." kindly keep in mind you are talking about Contractors who are military Vets (mostly Army and Marines) ... all of us have multiple deployments to the badlands of the Middle East (contract requirement) .. . all of us have seen real combat (contract requirement) ... many on a near daily basis ... and all of us are required to weapons qualify a minimum of twice a year at a standard far above that of the US Army. So, stuff the puerile babble if that's all you have to offer.
I am most interested in the opinions of professional Firearms Instructors who teach in the "handguns in real world" vein.
Thanks ahead of time for those who opt to respond in a substantive manner.