3×3 Review: Day 2 Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2016

| March 21, 2016 | 5 Comments

My 3×3 review format identifies the 3 most important topics in a class, the 3 things most important to me, and the 3 things I’m going to change.

Here’s my 3×3 review of the second day of the Rangemaster 2016 “Polite Society” Tactical Conference

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

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  1. Martin Luther says:

    Good info! My experience with knife carry is that I carried an assisted knife by Kershaw first. You have to pull it out and then engage a stud on the blade with thumb to start opening it and the spring does the rest. But then i got a Spyderco Endura with Emerson opener. This one is faster for me. The knife opens as it is clearing the pocket. I chose this over fixed blade because of the knife laws in my state. There is also no preemption law so each municipality makes its own knife laws.

    An idea I would like your comments on is what about making a kydex sheath to carry folding knives in an open, locked position?

    Did Mr. Fuller discuss the legalities of the use of a knife in self-defense? And did he discuss “stopping power” in relation to knife use and how best this is achieved from a tip or stab based approach?

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      Hi there!

      Do you flick the wrist at all when deploying your Spyderco? I’m curious to see the performance of Wave / Emerson Openers in entanglement, but everyone I know who has a Wave opener has moved away from them.

      I also considered the kydex sheath for a deployed folder — apparently there are laws about this as well.

      The legalities / ethics of knives and their usage as self-defense tools was not covered in class. I know from other edged weapon training that certain instructors prefer certain blade lengths (e.g., four inches to penetrate the chest cavity). This was not explicitly discussed in the class. Compression — meaning how much the body compresses during the impact of from the knife and the hand wielding it — was discussed.

      If you have any more specific questions I will do my best to answer them. 🙂

  2. Martin Luther says:

    I practice opening the knife 3 different ways. One is inertia opening with flick of wrist. Two is using the thumbhole. Three is using the wave feature. That is simply removing the knife from the pocket and allowing the wave feature to catch the edge of the pocket as it comes out. Like I said before the knife opens itself as it comes out the pocket. I’ve demonstrated this to others and they think its a automatic opener because it is so fast. I have tried this on all kinds of pants I have including pajama pants and swim trunks with pockets. It works. Spyderco makes a 3 inch and 4 inch version of this knife. I think Greg Elfritz (sp?) showed how to modify a regular Sypderco endura knife using a zip tie but this doesnt seem to work as good for me as the wave feature.

  3. Troy Miller says:

    I also attended those three segments, brought the 250# zip ties from my car and sat next to you at Craig’s class. Enjoyed meeting you and chatting with you. Great review. Very well done! Stay safe. Your wife’s escape was very impressive. Kudos to you both! See you next year God willing.

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      Hi there! I beat myself up during the (very) long drive home because I didn’t get your contact information when you, Greg, and I were all outside the hotel. I am glad you liked the review, and thanks for letting Gabe bust your 250# zip tie 😀

      We have every intention of going back next year, see you then, if not sooner 🙂

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