GUN Automatic Knives.

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  1. lt1_kid

    lt1_kid OT Supporter

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    A few questions. I am thinking of buying an OTF (out the front) automatic knife.

    Anyone own one? Do you like it? What auto knives do you like/suggest?

    Anyone know a site with a good reputation that sells them?

    Thank you for you time and awnsers. :hs:
     
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    Can you tell me more about them Sir.

    I know they are like $400 a pop. Is the buil quality good, do you own one?....etc. etc. etc.

    ty :hs:
     
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    OTF is a fad and not that cool :o

    I also don't feel that they are very "sturdy" compared to other folders.

    It's more novelty than anything...

    Benchmade does make a new OTF called the infidel.

    If you want a good auto knife that is SOLID Benchmade 9050 is honestly the best out there.
     
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    I don't own one, but i've used one (our store sells them). I like it a lot - just not the price tag. :o



    Also, i don't know about your state, but only law enforcement/military can buy them. If you somehow manage to get your hands on one then kiss any chance at a warranty goodbye.
     
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    I've got a Microtech Halo II OTF w/ serrations. Damned nice knife, and no, I didn't pay $400 for it; I actually got it on trade (and a sweet one at that).

    The lock-up is solid, the action is fast. It's sturdy and deploys quickly. My only complaint is that there's no pocket clip. For that reason, I usually carry my Benchmade 9500 serrated tanto auto.
     
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    if anyone doesnt want thier OLID Benchmade 9050 ill buy it from em
     
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    Yeah I got to admit I kinds like OTSs because of the "wow" factor. I will look into that Benchmade 9050.

    Any others that you guys would suggest?
     
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    520SBK, 523SBK, Mini-grip or full size grip, 6150SBK
     
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    It must suck to live in a commie state. I 'm glad I live in a free state that let's me buy what ever I want.
     
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    I live in a damn free state and I still can't buy them locally. Every store I've been to that has them only sells to LEO :dunno:

    They aren't illegal to own here, just to carry/purchase if you're not leo/mil/ems. My girlfriend may be joining the AF if she tests into their nursing program, so I'll be able to use her to buy them and get discounts on other shit :big grin:
     
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    :rofl: That sucks I can buy auto and OTF knives all day long down here. Plus I can carry them as well..
     
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    Eh whatever, I prefer an Assisted open anyways. Cheaper to replace and I can open it just as fast :dunno:

    Autos are cool to have, but kind of impractical IMO.
     
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    For an OTF, Microtech is the predominent name in the business. I have a Microtech troodon and carry it every chance I get. I found it online for $295. There are similar deals all over the net. As far as it being practical, I would have to say that it is. Mine has a double edge combo(smooth/serrated) and a glass breaker on the back. It is also a little smaller than the average OTF, which makes it easy to put in a front pocket. The one thing to remember about OTFs, is that when the blade is extended, the lockup wont be as precisely tight as an OTS. This is due to the fact that if it were really tight, everytime you shoot the blade out it would be dulled. The other nice thing about Microtech's, is that most of the new ones have nice safety features which prevent the blade from shooting out into your thigh. If the blade impacts something while it is opening, the spring stops pushing the blade out. Resetting it is as simple as pulling it out manually. In regards to self defense, it is very useful due to complete one hand operation and swiftness of opening. The only drawback that I have come across occurs everytime I pull it out for an everyday use. People generally dont look at an OTF in a friendly way, and will start spouting off how its illegal...etc. Needless to say, they dont know what they are talking about.
     
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    I do like the glass break - very beneficial.
     
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    Benchmade Autos are cool, but i'm too cheap to spend that much on a knife.
     
  18. Sailor Jerry

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    I've been wanting a Benchmade 5000 and 6150 for some time now.

    OTF knives seem cool, but I've had the chance to handle a Microtech Scarab on a few occasions and I honestly wasn't very impressed. I'll stick to side-opening.
     

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