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Old 06-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #21
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I don't believe that we skipped this option.

I can see it now. A comedy movie. Scene 2

Hero: (fire off all the rounds missing target at close range)
(pausing for a second then looking at the knife on the end of his barrel makes a funny face then precedes to stab the villain in the chest multiple times.

Villain:
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Another really good contribution Sarge - Keep em coming.

I have to agree that using a knife, and your primary handgun, at the same time is a bit too much for me personally. I prefer to keep both hands on the weapon and keep my attention focused on the business before me.

That said, I always have a knife with me, and haven't gone out without one, probably, in the last ten years. The only time I am in public without one is at the airport.

The tactical application of a blade in short quarters is an excellent choice however because you can only do so much damage with a kick or an elbow. Even the hardest elbow or forearm strike I could deliver, short range, is going to pale in comparison to what I could do with a simple slash from a pocket knife.

As the good Sgt has pointed out, it's about tactical mindset - and doing the most damage possible, as quickly as possible, to make the threat go away....

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A good thing to do is look around your house, and visualize all of the different things you can use as defensive tools (i.e. fire extinguishers, curtain rods, chairs, pots, pans, etc...). Once you have a good mental inventory of all the items, ask yourself one simple question "If need be, how can I use this item to defend my life?"

Most people will state that they have a dependable firearm, and they don't need to do such things. My personal philosophy is if you depend too much on a mechanical tools (i.e. your firearm) you are depriving yourself of the most effective defensive weapon of all (i.e. YOU).

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I have the ultimate home defense


I sleep with a SGT Miller under my pillow!

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I sleep with a SGT Miller under my pillow!
Don't the glowing red eyes keep you awake at night??
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Don't the glowing red eyes keep you awake at night??
They used too but once you come to terms that they are there to protect you, you start to find them comforting.
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LOL - touche'


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I can see through walls with those babies........

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First of all nice pics SGT. Keep the training aids coming. Second, with all due respect Hydrashok, I am going to have to agree to disagree with some of the rational and conclusions you have toward knife fighting and defense from a book.
I figured there would be many disagreements with my assessment.

...but then again, you've got to consider the audience. For your average everyday American gun-toter, I'm simply saying using a knife for self-defense may not be the most appropriate, especially if already armed with a gun.

For the SOCOM audience, well, anything and everything's fair game, right?

As far as "the book" being one man's opinion, I will say this: LTC Grossman (Ret.) didn't write his opinion, he wrote his results of years of research on the subject. Have you read the book??
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Indeed, nor I, the SGT was showing a defensive posture to combat an attack, using the knife as an more damaging extension of his hand to block an aggressor.
In my opinion, the advantage of wielding a knife in one hand with a gun in the other simply looks more intimidating.

Wasn't it Al Capone who said, "Rush a gun, but run from a knife"???

yes... I'm too lazy to Google it!
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