I too like Benchmades and like AOs. I carry Benchmade Apparition as EDC. In situations needing backup, I have a SOG Trident.
This is a discussion on My Carry Knives, w/pics within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Skunkworks, can you please tell me more about the fiber optic sights on the P3AT? they look intense to say the least!! Home made? Purchased? ...
Skunkworks, can you please tell me more about the fiber optic sights on the P3AT? they look intense to say the least!! Home made? Purchased? How well do they improve the aim and how are they secured?
Would really like to hear the details!
Thanks and God Bless
I see Mike still posting on bladeforums ocassionally, and on our site as well when he has time.
He travels to the shows on weekends, and still trains regularly with the big boys.
The mind is the limiting factor
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Yeah, Spyderco's G10 scales feel excellent. I love 'em!
But for quickness, nothing really beats a waved knife.
I have the Delica 4 Wave, and would like the larger Endura 4 Wave.
Look around for the video of the guy opening one right from his pocket. It literally is as quick to open as simply drawing it from the pocket. Quicker even than an automatic, because an auto has to be drawn, and then the button pressed, and sometimes there's even a safety lock to disengage, if I'm not mistaken.
Waved Spyderco -- the way to go if you want a self-defense knife that is quick into action!
"Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina
If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.
Hey Gideon, the P3AT sights are modified from a TruGlo shotgun set. They are self adhesive. I just cleaned up the slide really well with mineral spirits and they have stayed in place for about 8 months and hundreds of rounds. They aren't more accurate at all, but they are highly visible and make quick sighting easier. I do believe it is mostly a psychological benefit for a belly gun like the P3AT though. PM me if you want to know more "how-to" I don't want to hijack the thread.
I'll keep my freedom, my liberty, and my guns. You can keep the change.
I carry a Benchmade 710 plain edge folder in my pocket and a CRKT Polkowski Companion just rear of strong side hip IWB.
The D2 blade on the BM holds an edge better than 440C, 154CM or AUS-8 and I trust the Axis lock much more than liner locks. Just my personal preference.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmond Burke
My EDC is a Strider PT.
It's a small folder, but it cuts and handles like a larger knife. I've used it hard and it's been able to deal with everything that I throw at it.
They are a bit pricey, but I have to admit that it's an awesome knife!
I'm partial to D2 steel, but have to admit that the S30V steel of the Strider PT is quite impressive...
I carry two Emerson Karambits and one Spyderco Gunting
Bottom two Karambits
Bottom Gunting, top two are newer versions of the tool nicknamed LLC and are pre-production USMC of the civilian version.
Also carry sometimes an Emerson Commander
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Here's a few examples of what I carry depending on where I'm going.
Camillus Heat, CRKT B.U.L.L., SAK and older Leatherman.
I carry a Gerber "Backup" and a Cold Steel Voyager as EDC.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
I EDC the Benchmade 9100 AutoStryker.
Actually had about 4 of them issued/given to me while in Iraq. Great knife!
Now looking to get a 551 Griptillion. Pretty affordable compared to the AutoStryker.
"Common sense is buried right next to personal responsibility in the social graveyard." - Andrew Wilkow
"A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily." - Napoleon Bonaparte
My Karambit looks almost exactly like the Emerson with out the wave. I bought it for my sister but it was too big for her hands so she got my other folder and this is now my carry knife. Man now I want the wave function I currently have to flick mine open. $$$$! The S&W is surprisingly a good Knife for $22
-Diplomacy: The art of saying nice dogie until you can find a rock.
-The truth is a three edged sword.
-Your brain is your primary weapon everything else is just a tool.
-When the only tool you have is a hammer then everything starts to look like a nail.
I have two Kershaw/Ken Onion...assisted openers...
I love 'em...
Stay armed...stay safe!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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