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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   July 28th 2017, 4:03 pm

No sir...don't want a .22 at all but I do carry this in a pocket holster. It's a .380 and with TSX cartridges it's plenty lethal! It's 7 shot...double action every time and the pocket holster protects the trigger which is rather hard but it's designed that way! Also tote a Sig 9MM! I guess you could call me a 'Safety Man'! Quite accurate I might add!

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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   August 12th 2017, 8:22 pm

I usually carry one of these three as a everyday carry knife.
What kills me at work ( I teach in a High School Life Skills Class ) is that someone will ask if I can cut this , slice that , open some other thing etc ...
Then invariably ask "Why do you carry a knife?"
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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   August 13th 2017, 7:24 am

I carry a pocket knife, but why bring a knife to a gun fight? Besides the knife (a folder with the changeable razor blade) I have carried some kind of a firearm for over 50 years. For the past 7-8 years I've carried either a Sig P938 or a Les Baer 1911, sometimes both.


Sig Sauer P938 with extended mag.


Les Baer Custom 1911 Government with extended mag.


Both are in Luger 9MM loaded with 124 grain hollow points of one of several different manufactures.

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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   August 13th 2017, 9:03 am

@AndyinEverson wrote:
I usually carry one of these three as a everyday carry knife.
What kills me at work ( I teach in a High School Life Skills Class ) is that someone will ask if I can cut this , slice that , open some other thing etc ...
Then invariably ask "Why do you carry a knife?"
Andy

That silver one... 

Dad had one like that from the Navy. I took it out and borrowed it and left it outside on the ground in the grass. 
It was not found again until much later. The rust ruined it. I was 11... He still complains about it to this day. 
I can't look at one without wincing. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   August 13th 2017, 9:06 am

You see them all the time at the Army-Navy Surplus Stores, don't be so much of a cheap turd, get him a new one. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   August 13th 2017, 9:10 am

Second the notion to get your dad a replacement ... Issued ones are still to be found and in the $40-$60 dollar range , depending vintage , where I live.

Mine "followed" me home after my service in the Army...Seems like its still in service since.
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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   August 13th 2017, 10:30 am

I loves me Leatherman Wave.
Along with the Leatherman, I have an attachment that permits use of screwdriver bits. I use it all the time. Not as useful as the Leatherman, my old Schrade foldable knife is dear to me. Nostalgia equals practicality sometimes
I brought two small multitools on the trip I am on (on the way home at the moment). Useless. Utterly, totally useless. The scissors couldn't cut a nose hair. The blade has no right being called a knife - unless you are cutting butter. The screwdriver was screwed up after the first use.
Ron (on an aircraft flying over Greenland)

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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   August 13th 2017, 11:08 am

@RonC wrote:
The scissors couldn't cut a nose hair......

That's correct, but it will cut your nose tissue when going after hair (damn thing can really hurt you).... affraid  2c

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PostSubject: Re: Knives and the Modern Shooter   August 13th 2017, 6:18 pm

A at  one time , every deployment / Field Exercise carry.
Its a BlackJack model 5 , that I carried while in the Army.
5 1/2 carbon steel blade and a stacked leather handle.
Still does service every once in awhile camping , hunting and the like.
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