Darrel Ralph auto is *probably* my main folder, except when I just need a worker then it is a large Reeves Sebenza.
Bill, DD, I like the notion but not sure how viable it is in a real fight, especially in a real fight for your gun. Here is why I say that:
If you and I are struggling for control of my pistol, that tells me you either a) don't have one of your own, or b) yours isn't operational. Therefore, the fight for my pistol really is for all the marbles. Just an opinion, but I don't think there is anyone with the strength in one hand to prevent me from disarming him of a pistol with my two hands...if there is, I don't want to mess with him :smile: Really, it is not so much a matter of strenth as it is leverage at that point. Now, if we are dancing while he is shooting, or prying on one of my eyeballs with his off-hand...waaaay different story. This assumes of course the gun is one that is large enough to actually get a good grab on...those tiny pistols are a bitch to disarm.
In a disarm scenario, I think most fights for the pistol will be over before most folks can bring a knife, especially a non-auto folder to bear in the fight...presuming of course that it is not a set up fight, ie., demonstration where you know what is coming. By bring to bear, I don't mean just draw it, or even draw it / get it open / cut non-vitals with it, when I mean, make it a fight ender or dramatic changer.
If I am in a fight for my pistol, and the pistol is an auto, I am going to put my off-hand on the slide to keep it forced forward, then trigger the shot [pistol is now a single shot] into center mass. If this does not end the fight, then I may go knife, but will more likely try and take the fight to the ground immediately. If I cannot get it there, I want distance. Created however it can be created. Knee to groin / off-hand elbow to face / headbutt / biting...whatever is presented which will allow me an opportunity to create the distance I need from the aggressor.
The notion of drawing a folder with off-hand is a good one, and I am not being critical of the thinking. It is just that in real time, fights move extremely fast...blink of an eye fast. If at all possible, I want both hands on the gun we are fighting for until I either regain control of the gun, or have enough control to put fire into the aggressor. In addition, training the mind to make the off-hand go to pocket for folder...as opposed to instantly grab for the gun, will be immense...our natural reaction is to grab onto whatever somene is trying to take from us. Next time you are playing with your young kids, especially a toddler, grab ahold of the bottle he / she is carrying with one hand :smile: Instantly, they will scream and clutch it with both hands...if they still want it at all.
Good thinking though! Thanks.