Defense Trident Concepts – fixed vs. folder (do you train?) Recoil Staff June 26, 2014 Join the Conversation We'll start the morning with a few words from Jeff Gonzalez about knives – folders vs. fixed blade and the need for training with them. How many of you carry a folding knife on a daily basis? Now, how many of you have actually trained with said folding knife? That’s what I thought, in other words not many. I get it, it for the most part it is an accessory for many, hence no training. I also get “It’s just a knife, what’s the big deal?” Nothing if you know what you’re doing. The first thing is why are you carrying the folder, what is it’s mission? Most people haven’t taken the time to define the why, many just follow the herd. Are you carrying the folder as a secondary weapon, as cutting tool or as a letter opener…Here is my take on fixed versus folder. If it is illegal, then it’s pretty simple. If it is not against the law, then a fixed blade is definitely faster. Think of the fixed blade like carrying your pistol with a loaded magazine and round in the chamber and a folder carrying your pistol with a loaded magazine, but an empty chamber. My good friend summed it up pretty well when he said a folding knife is a broken fixed blade. So true, but if that’s all you got then we need to work with it. Notice: We Found Bulk Ammo In Stock: SK Flatnose Target .22 LR 50ct $7.95 creedmoorsports.comSK Flatnose Match .22 LR 50ct $9.95 creedmoorsports.com RWS .22 LR R50 50ct $16.50 creedmoorsports.comCreedmoor .223 55gr HPBT 20ct $21.95 creedmoorsports.comVolume Discounts Available. Free Shipping on orders over $99 with code "FREESHIP" Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Read the article in its entirety here. Explore RECOILweb:FIRE-STARTING WITH A FIREARM?The New MARC Sport and Turbo K from Yankee Hill MachineRecall: BTI M&P AR15 Rifle Lower Parts KitA Dark Storm is Brewing: the Variant 1 Rifle Budget AR-15s In Stock: S&W M&P15 .223 $699.99 sportsmans.com PSA PA-15 M4 $719.99 palmettoarmory.com Bulk Handgun Ammo in Stock .45 Auto FMJ 230gr 1000ct $599 Prime Ammunition Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! 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). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!