Does anyone know of some books, links, etc. on knife fighting skills? Free is better if available but willing to pay if reasonable.
Bla blah blah blah............You *never* had an IPSC career Melvin , and you're quite simply full of shit. Figured out who you're doing your chihuahua act with yet?I met Dennis tueller at the 1978 IPSC championships, I read his original article about charging men in Combat Handguns a few years later. Where were you, hmm? Since you don't know a thing about my system, and can't read the original post, that is all I have to say about it. I said I was stabbing the last of the 4 targets, does that sound like I threw away all my blades? I started fast draw practice in 1966, where were you? I got my first fast draw timer in 1977, an old Krondek sweep hand model, where were you. My times are NOT off for the shooting, not at all. In the Diallo shooting, on a man who didn't even have a gun, 4 NYC cops shot at a guy a total of 41 times, the furthest one from him was 15 ft away, and emptied his magazine. That takes at least 4 seconds, even without a draw, for a typical cop, I assure you, if he is to have any control at all over where the bullets go. Since his fellow cops were (somewhat) in the line of fire and he didn't hit them, he had a bit of control. However, of the 41 shots, only 22 struck Diallo, and only 1 was a solid hit, but fatal.
The FBI fired over 40 rds at Platt in Miami, striking him solidly only once, and that only by luck (since the cop who hit him in the lung/arm fired an entire mag at him and never hit him again) if you exclude the "execution style" 3 shots into his head, fired from 3 ft range (from the muzzle) by Mirules, after Platt was bled out and unarmed and trying to drive away in the cop car.
I used to know folks who carried knives around with em to give to dead folks who had forgot to bring a weapon to the fight. Better late than never eh? They also had cheap pistols to give tooI'm pretty good with knife fighting - as long as it's a bayonet mounted on the business end of an M1, M14, or M16.
Funny how people make choices. I am the opposite, I'm more dangerous with a knife than I am with a pistol. In my life, the worst positions I was in were within arms' reach. I can get a sharp knife into action faster than reaching behind my right kidney, unsnapping the holster and then bringing the firearm forward.I think I will keep my pistol as my primary, a backup pistol as secondary, and a knife as last and desperate means of self defense.