bearfacedkiller wrote:This thread is about the Police4, not about image hosting.
You kidding me? You made a longer post about image hosting than I did. Then followed it up with another off-topic post.
ZrowsN1s wrote:How would you compare ease of drawing opening/closing the Police 4 as compared to the military? What about forward and reverse grips compared to millie?
Can only comment on P3 VS Millie.
I've never carried the P3 tip down, but have carried Millie tip up. The clip is a bit stiffer on the Police 3, otherwise they draw with similar ease. My P3 is heavily used so the G10 is worn down pretty smooth, so it draws faster than my fresher CTS204P Military, but that's apples to oranges.
The P3 is the largest knife I can carry tip up and draw it in the same grip I use to open it. Anything larger like my Szabo or the Tatanka requires some grip adjustment, so the P3 hits a sweet spot for me. YMMV, I do have large hands.
As far as opening and closing, the Military has a slight edge. The Police 3 took a little breaking in to get as smooth as it is now, which is pretty common with lockbacks. Lockbacks will also have more resistance to opening due to the self close. Finally, the opening hole on the P3 is a bit smaller than on the Millie, might be different on the P4. I find both the Police 3 and Military incredibly easy to draw, open, cut, close and put back in my pocket with one hand. Military is easier to open with thick gloves on due to the larger hole, something to keep in mind.
Reverse grip is superior on the Police 3 than the Military for me. The Military is ridiculously ergonomic except for the cut-out for the liner lock. In reverse grip the liner digs into my pinky and feels terrible.
If ease of deployment is your primary concern the Millie does win, but the difference is not substantial in my eyes. I prefer the Police 3 due to tip up clip from factory, 3mm thick spine for superior cutting, less belly, better choil, stronger self close for safer IWB carry, and it carries better due to how thin it is. I also like that it's essentially the same handle design as the other knife I EDC with my larger PE folders, a SE Pacific Salt.
For EDC it's tough to go wrong with either if you like larger knives. As long as you're ok with the steel, lock-type etc. each model features, I can't imagine being disappointed. The P4 is even lighter than the P3, and looks very comfortable.