Featured Gerber Gear’s new auto openers: Propel Auto and Propel Downrange Automatic Recoil Staff August 19, 2013 Join the Conversation Gerber has released two new auto-opening knives. One is the Gerber PROPEL AUTO, the other is the PROPEL DOWNRANGE AUTOMATIC. The new designs are predicated on the performance of the 06 Auto Knife, which was issued in large numbers under NSN # 1095-01-456-4457. These new versions are available in black G-10 with 420HC steel (Propel Auto) or tan G-10 and S30V steel (Propel Downrange Automatic). Both feature a three position adjustable clip so you can adjust pocket orientation for tip-up, tip-down or left-hand carry. It utilizes a safety switch that shows red when disengaged and a plunge lock that deploys the blade. The safety is simple to operate and can be used to keep the knife from an accidental opening at embarrassing moments. The blade length on both is 3.5″; overall length 8.52″. Both dress out at 4.28 oz. Both also feature a pommel spike that will serve as a lanyard anchor point, but more importantly can be used as a breaking tool for surfaces like auto glass. Both have a Tanto tip and partially serrated knife. Don't forget they have a Pro Program for first responders and military personnel. The Gerber Gear Pro Program gives its members exclusive offers and discounted prices. Explore RECOILweb:Monday Morning Carry: Breakfast with a P9C Pt. 2New Rhodesian Chest Rig and Dry Pouch from S&S PrecisionNighthawk Custom Launches Boardroom Series Pistols3-Style Pistol Drill on RECOILtv Training Tuneups NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.