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The Distance Your Holstered Gun Is Useless Against A Knife-Wielding Attacker

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The Distance Your Holstered Gun Is Useless Against A Knife-Wielding Attacker

The following is a syndicated article by author Bob Campbell that first appeared in USCCA’s Concealed Carry Magazine Volume 12, Issue 7 October 2015 under the title, “Cutting Distance: Knife Attacks and the Tueller Drill.”  For many years, police trainers considered the knife a second-rate tool and, perhaps more to the point, a second-rate threat. These trainers ignored the experience of officers in high-risk districts, not to mention the many knife scars borne by those officers. The truth is that an edged weapon is as deadly a weapon as any at contact range. Knife attacks are different than your standard...

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