U.S. Warfighters conducted a side-by-side test, putting the standard rear-charging handle of an M4 against the ADCOR forward-charging handle. They evaluated the time and easiness of clearing a failure to fire exercise. In a 30-round magazine, every fifth round was a dummy round, and then a straight-up speed test, again 30 rounds.
There were standard triggers in both rifles, using a standard Magpul 30-round magazine. Both rifles had an Aimpoint H-1 Micro sight on board. On the battlefield, in competition or in defense of your home and loved ones … which rifle would you rather have in a gun fight? You be the judge.
The Karambit knife built from Italian made FOX Knives. Founded by Oreste Frati in Italy, FOX Knives are known worldwide for their innovative quality and solid craftmanship in cutlery since 1977. They have taken this Malaysian origin plantation tool and engineered it into a pragmatic personal defense weapon. A tool that can be used as an impact weapon for less lethal or edged if the threat is life threatening.
FOX Knives features:
Blade specs for the serious Knife carrier:
In our past Karambit article highlights Doug Marcaida demoing the application with the blade side. This segment we want to explore a little more on the impact side, there are instances where you do not need to deploy the blade.
For those that study Filipino Martial Arts, this article may be slow for you. We wanted to approach this for someone that’s an LEO or private citizen with an average personal defense skill knowledge level.
ASJ approach is to convey this skill set to any level of expertise so they can train and have fun quickly. Doesn’t require you to practice 20 hours a week to be proficient, only 5 minutes to learn. But, does require you to put in some hours of hands on time. That’s just the reality of it, if you want to be better.
Block & Strike
Here’s the meat of the article, block and strike. There are many types of blocks, we are only using a basic cover by bringing the hands up to cover the face with elbows pointing forward. From there you work the timing of block and hit with the Karambit. Targeting the typical facial area. Concentrate on doing multiple strikes that combines the use of Karambit and your other hand. Strikes with Karambit aren’t meant to be knock out punches, these are designed to inflict pain with their hard surface and can possibly cut the facial area.
For more information on the Karambit from FOX Knives, go to TheUltimateKnife.com.
Sources: Eskabo Daan Filipino Martial ArtsSF
Doug Marcaida is a military contractor in edge impact weapons systems and weapons of opportunity. In this video he shares a few tips on how to survive a life and death fight. Please note that while Doug trains civilians through international seminars and the military curriculum is vastly different and may not be broadcast on YouTube. This video is just the tip of the iceberg on street survival.
The video below highlights awareness as the theme to all altercation. Maybe Miyagi quote is always best, “Best Defense don’t Be There”.
For more information on Doug Marcaida