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. Read the article in its entirety here. Explore RECOILweb:Curated Offers: Wireless Earbuds Offer Listening FreedomPredator Looking for Contest IdeaRECOIL Issue #9Review: Springfield Armory SA-35, The Modern Browning Hi-Power 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.