Never bring a knife to a gun fight

We trained in the Army in case phosphorous rounds are illuminating the sky. It helps identify positions of you or you enemy depending on who’s firing down range. But when that happens you close your dominant (sight eye) eye to prevent it from blinding you in the dark. That way when it’s clear you have the advantage. I assume using flashlights is the same way.

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@James I thought there was a “What are you carrying right now?” topic somewhere that we mentioned lights or posted a pic. Anyway, I carry a Nitecore with the strobe feature too.

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@Kerryman71 yeah, and I posted a pic of mine, but I always forget to bring it up as an option or supplement to my edc.

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Me too. I just wasn’t sure if that happened here and I’m too lazy to look right now, haha.

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Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened.

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Here’s the thread you were referring to. The magnifying glass in the upper right corner (close to your profile circle) is really accurate in the Community - that’s how I tracked down the post quickly.

https://community.usconcealedcarry.com/t/what-are-you-carrying-right-now/211

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I personally have been wanting to get a fixed blade knife and am probably gonna get myself a karambit from a company like Boker or something. And whether or not I keep it… well that mainly depends on the sheath.

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Here’s a training video we did about fighting with a knife - thought it might be an interesting change of pace for your training.

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I’m not going to lie, anytime blade to the armpit is brought up I cringe and squirm. There’s a nice artery there as well. But it’s a good video of what you can do with a folding knife, and I definitely learned a couple things.

Isn’t that instructor on a show called Protect Yourself on the outdoor channel? I think I saw some of his other knife training on that show. Ughhh I’m still squirming about a knife to the armpit. I hope I never have to see that, use that, be anywhere near something like that. I’ve seen nasty stuff in Iraq, but this along with needles in veins gets me light headed. Like sit down light headed.

The idea of a knife cutting into me anywhere has me squirming, @James!

I believe the gentleman in the video is Mike Janich of Martial Blade Concepts… and he is one of the hosts of The Best Defense on the Outdoor Channel. Good call, James!

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Well as much as it makes me squirm, it’s important to bring up, think about, and train for. Just another tool for the tool box of self preservation.

I read somewhere that most Americans are way more nervous with knives than guns, because we teach our kids that scary people use knives (serial killers, rapists, ect.) And good guys use guns (police, military, ect).

I am content using my knife as an expensive box cutter for the rest of my life. I cannot imagine anything more terrifying than using a knife in a fight for your life.

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Someone has a knife pulled and are within the 21’ rule, hopefully you have been training on speed draw etc. Most people are not trained to take on a knife hand to hand. But it also goes the other way also. Someone carrying a knife, on a majority, are not trained to use it. Your training counts with your gun training and physical training. Train at levels to protect all round. Going to the range is great. Dont take me wrong. But now days tactical is more important then ever.

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One thing I was told when I did the Army Combatives course was, if you are defending yourself against somebody with a knife and can’t get to a weapon is you probably are going to need stitches or surgery, but if you can fight through the fear and pain and pin that knife to them then get real violent real fast, you’ll be a lot better off. Turn their Adam’s apple like you’re turning a key, put your fingers in the eyes or nostrils and like the instructor told us, “try to touch their brain,” clap their ears, hit them in the groin until they pass out. Basically raise your level of violence to a point that you become more animal than person, or as he put it, “be a rabid grizzly.”

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The way I was told is
“Fight like you are the 3rd monkey on the ramp to Noah’s ark, and brother, ITS STARTING TO RAIN!”
If it’s close quarters combat, I’m gonna kick, stomp, hit, gouge, bite, poke, until they quit moving. And, in public, I always carry a knife. The only place I don’t, is a courthouse.(they won’t let me)

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3rd monkey on the ramp. That’s awesome!!

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@45IPAC and @Dawn I hit the flag icon on 45 IPAC’s post by accident, but didn’t send anything. Don’t want it to look like he got flagged for anything. It was a typical example of “I wonder what that button is for?” Doh!!

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You flagged me !!!:scream::scream::scream::scream::scream:
Lol I don’t think it registers unless you pick a reason, and hit “Post Flag”

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Yeah, I had options, none of which I took. Sounds like my first marriage now that I think of it!

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Very good point. In self-defense, there are no rules. Anything you can do to stay alive!

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