OpinionGerber Model 06 Folding Knife
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Security Story,” from a friend and student:
“We were visiting family in a ‘nice’ suburban area in New England on Monday.
With me was my eleven-month-old grandson (secured in car seat), and his father.
As we exited our car, we were greeted by a neighbor who was with her two-year-old boy and their small dog (on a short leash).
With no warning, I heard an undefined commotion behind me. I turned my head casually.
What I saw, to my surprise, was two full-size, adult pit bulls, unleashed, and racing toward me!
In the passage of less than two more seconds, the dogs roughly jumped over my grandson (still secured in his car seat), struck head-on and bowled-over the neighbor’s year-old-boy, knocking him to the pavement, and then jumped aggressively onto the small dog the neighbor had on a leash.
Here’s where my self-critique may perhaps be of help to other serious Operators:
1) The pit bulls were not impressed with my S&W 638 revolver, as it never came into play! It was resting within a leather pocket-holster inside a cargo-pocket that was snapped closed.
Speed of the attack rendered the little pistol irrelevant!
2) The pit bulls were similarly unimpressed with my two HKS speed-loaders, containing high-performance, HP ammunition, secured inside the same pocket!
Again, all irrelevant!
3) Likewise unimpressed and unresponsive were the dogs with the torrent of anger-filled commands and vulgar expletives that were screamed at them by all three adults present!
Neither dog paid any attention to us!
What I did do was draw my instantly-accessible Gerber Model 06 Folding Knife that was secured by clip along the seam of my right-side, front pocket.