What’s your trigger?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DangerZone98, Aug 29, 2020.

What’s your trigger?

  1. I see something online and I go “I want that.”

  2. Buddy recommended it to me.

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  3. I buy a knife based on my needs.

  4. Everyone’s got one so I gotta have one too.

  5. Already got 75 million of this same model but it’s in LC200N now!

  6. Got it since the GF/wife wasn’t looking.

    0 vote(s)
  7. Most or all of the above.

  8. Others? Share ‘em below.

  1. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Just a fun (hopefully) casual thread. Curious how you guys zero in on the next prey. I’ve been looking at some Beckers lately and they’re looking more and more attractive.
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  2. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    I see something online (usually while inebriated) and go, I want that.
  3. Lack_of_Response


    Aug 8, 2020
    definitely the "I want that!"

    I've noticed I am more susceptible to it after a rough day or three at work, buying stuff to cheer myself up and have an incoming package to look forward to. also as a treat on holidays and my birthday. i sometimes wonder if i should stop, but then... I want that!
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  4. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    My trigger? Competition trigger group.


    It's also got a competition cam block and solid metal guide rod.

    Eventually I'll put a metal trigger on it.
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  5. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Hell yeah, I-want-that squad.
  6. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    A Beretta man I see. Nice blaster you got there. My gramps also purchased a Px4 compact late last year I think. The ergonomics are topnotch. We’ve yet to test it at the range unfortunately.

    Hope you got better accuracy than them Stormtroopers. :D
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  7. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2020
    "I want that".

    I become all Gollum-y when I spot a pretty design.
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  8. wayben

    wayben Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2015
    Definitely an "I want that" kind of guy.
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  9. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    “I NEED that”
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  10. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    A knife with Tolkien Elvish engravings on the blade (or scales) actually sounds pretty awesome. The precious!
  11. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Usually see something online that I want, OOOH the LC200N version is nice too!

    My other trigger is a CMC 3.5lb flat blade.
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  12. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    "It's a knife that I would make if I could", is my Poll answer.
  13. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Well I can massively out shoot my cousin, who went to the naval academy, 8 years as a captain in the Marines, and an FBI agent for 12 years. That should suffice.

    The Beretta is impressively accurate. The upgrades make it stellar, though I wish it was a 9mm and not a .40.

    It's a range and home defense gun. My carry (when Illinois finally gets around to mailing my CC permit) will be a Sig P365SAS and a Steyr M9-A1.
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  14. SteveNo

    SteveNo Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 12, 2020
    I haven't found the perfect knife for me yet. I've got a couple that come damn near close to being perfect for me... but they aren't so I keep looking online I guess... And while I'm looking I find lots of other models I like and get.
  15. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I am first zeroing at some brands
    CRK, Koenig, RHK, Emerson, TRM, Spyderco, ProTech, ZT, BM, etc... I have +/-10 brands that I like and that I follow
    If something new comes from them I check if I have some interest in it.

    After some time I realise I like some designs more than others
    As usual for me I have 2 different categories that I like : sub. 3” and 3.5” range
    Depending of the category I with have some designs that appeals me more than others
    I guess that all of us build their personal preferences based on taste and experience of previous knives ...
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  16. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    That's pretty much me. Always looking for the perfect knife (see quote in sig line).
    But on occasion, I just see something I want to own, even though I have no actual use for it. Most of my fixed blades fall into that category.

    I only need one knife. But it has to be the right one. And how do I know that a knife is not the right one if I've not tried it? So the number of knives in my knife drawer keep increasing as first I try one, then another. They all have been carried and used. Many are still carried from time to time.
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  17. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Perfect knife? The DEK1 should do it.
  18. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint DOES Go Chasing Waterfalls Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    I see a knife and go "I MUST HAVE THAT!", but I also buy based on my needs (#3). In that case I see a knife and go "I want that" and then twist my logic so that it fits those needs ;)
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  19. JTR357

    JTR357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    I go in on "I buy a knife based on my needs" but it usually boils down to "I want that"
  20. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I justify it the same way lol.
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