More on Small Impact Tools
By Chris Fry
Utica, NY --(Ammoland.com)- For years, I’ve carried one form or other of small impact tool as part of my everyday carry gear.
A number of excellent, highly concealable handheld tools that can be readily utilized for proactive or reactive personal protection are available today.
Small impact tools (SIT) offer the user another force option and are an effective force multiplier.
Most importantly, SITs are an excellent option for carry in non-permissive environments such as municipal facilities, hospitals and airports — places we may want to carry a more effective or devastating tool such as our handgun or tactical folding knife but cannot.
SITs share common movements with many practical empty-hand combatives skills, systems and point-driven edged weapon applications. SITs can provide the user with an alternative force option depending upon the circumstances of the situation.
Pulling a folding knife out of your pocket and striking with the closed folder are viable applications of non-lethal force, but in some jurisdictions may still be construed as you pulling a lethal-force tool. Some individuals are simply not comfortable carrying or deploying an edged weapon, but embrace the suggestion of a small handheld impact tool without hesitation.
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Chris Fry is the owner and director of training and curriculum development for Modern Defensive Training Systems in Utica, N.Y. where he conducts courses in reality driven practical combatives skills, extreme close quarters physical defense, tactical folding knife and edged weapon combatives and combative pistol, carbine and shotgun skills. MDTS offers a variety of courses for responsible citizens, corporations, law enforcement and the U.S. Military with a singular goal of providing up to date, realistic and practical personal protection training. Visit: www.mdtstraining.com