Whats the best auto fighting folder?

Whats the best auto fighting folder?

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    Whats the best auto fighting folder?

    Ok a new twist. Same requirements. 3.25" to 4" blade, high quality with a good lock. The proposed weapon will be carried daily and used frequently but also serves as a back up to my duty weapon. The only difference is this time I'm asking specifically about automatic opening knives.

    I currently posess a Benchmade Mel Pardue but its a little small for a fighter.

    Thanks again for your comments.
    Steve
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    Oh, that's easy... a Benchmade 4200 Resistor... well, that's one man's opinion anyway. It really fills your hand and has quality in spades.
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    Navy Seal Black Knife, (Orignal)

    Also have an Al Mar that is top quality

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    Hows the lock on the resistor? Had a nasty experience once of an auto closing on me and I don't need any of those scars again.
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    Have you looked at the BM 5000 auto. It appears to be a workhorse of a knife and is recommended by Ralph Mroz as a duty carry knife.

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    I would recommend a Microtech LUDT or Protech TR3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beprepared
    Oh, that's easy... a Benchmade 4200 Resistor... well, that's one man's opinion anyway. It really fills your hand and has quality in spades.
    I'm not familiar with the 4200 Resistor, how is it different from the 420?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Misfit
    I'm not familiar with the 4200 Resistor, how is it different from the 420?

    Thanks
    The 420 is manual and the 4200 is automatic.

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    Benchmade Resistor

    I was a little too quick to submit my intial post on the Benchmade 4200 Resistor.

    I should have mentioned that I was suggesting the 4200 because I felt that it was an incredible value for as little as $140. It is very thick and stout, and it has the Axis lock, which many people consider to be the strongest lock available on a folding knife.

    However, if your budget can handle it, you can get some really nice tactical auto's for two or three... or maybe even four times that price.

    One thing that I do not like about the Resistor is the pocket clip, which I consider rather flimsy compared to the knife itself.

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    Someone else's; I prefer a "Handgun..!" (LOL..!)
    Sorry all; 'couldn't resist...
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    erh if i had a choice i'd prefer a M-14, but sometimes we dont get what we'd like, LOL (that was meant to be funny)

    I love the new Infidel but right now its still a little pricy. I looked at the AFO and the small Mel Pardue I have is awsome. Was pretty sure I'd get a folder but after much review and discussion I'm pretty sure I'll go with an auto for the quick deployment value, as long as I can get one that locks up real nice.

    Another one I'm peaked at is the MOD Mark II, but again I'm holding off till I actually get my paws on them to feel them out.

    Thanks for the imput guys I do read and learn from all.

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by fed_wif_a_sig
    erh if i had a choice i'd prefer a M-14, but sometimes we dont get what we'd like, LOL (that was meant to be funny)

    I love the new Infidel but right now its still a little pricy. I looked at the AFO and the small Mel Pardue I have is awsome. Was pretty sure I'd get a folder but after much review and discussion I'm pretty sure I'll go with an auto for the quick deployment value, as long as I can get one that locks up real nice.

    Another one I'm peaked at is the MOD Mark II, but again I'm holding off till I actually get my paws on them to feel them out.

    Thanks for the imput guys I do read and learn from all.

    Steve
    Hi Steve,
    I just had to be the "Smart Ass" of the page; sometimes 'yah jus can't help it..!
    I have several knives, but I gotta say "I love to here other's besides me, bring up the "Great M-14..!"

    Take it easy; sorry I "Drifted your thread(s)..!
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    Drift away....if we cant have humor we'll all die sourpuss's and dang that thought sucks. LOL

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    For years, I carried a Benchmade Auto exclusively when on duty. I still carry it quite often. However, I attended a class in which the Instructor pointed out that, with a standard autoknife, if the spring quits on you, you are left with a knife that won't open. I had never really considered that. Since then, I have given some thought to purchasing and carrying a double action. But they are SO expensive! Too bad I'm not independently wealthy.
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