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The Shootout is a Benchmade OTF automatic knife with some seriously great attributes. It features a lightweight CF-Elite handle with a reversible pocket clip, and a CRU-WAER super steel blade with a PVD finish.
While it's not an issue for all, for others, symmetry is a must. We're happy to report that the Benchmade Shootout has a centered blade, not offset like many OTF knives.
Loving the look, but not feeling the OTF automatic? Check out the Benchmade Bailout! It bears a striking resemblance.
Not the first blade I pack but the first one I reach for. it's got a robustly delicate blade design that is both tactical and practical. [have had no problems other than having to bang it up after too much locktite was liberally applied to the holes while messing with different clips, only to return to stock...] overall I enjoy this knife, use it daily and the blade shows it, with stains but overall it stays plenty sharp plenty long. Id love to see what people do with customizing it! overall id buy it over most otf's for daily use(much more practical than the "stiletto otf like the tactical 'only' infidel. This is like the station knife of pocket knives. (some may take points off for there is NO lanyard hole... also if you believe in weight over tech, this may not be your choice, the presidio is plenty heavy if that's what you consider a sign of reliability.)
This is my first OTF I've bought for myself and let me say I love this knife. Super snappy action! I've fired this knife... a lot and it has never failed to deploy. Good lock up. The blade is still pretty sharp after a week of use and it's still holding a good edge. Super light ide forget it was in my pocket if I didn't fidget with it so much. So if you are on the fence about buying this OTF let me make it easy for you, buy it! you will not regret it.
I own several OTF knives, including the infidel, which is a great tactical blade but not a working blade at all. I have 2 Pro -Tech OTF. and while sturdy, not an everyday working knife in mho. And, several other OTFs, including, ATC and. Boken. This knife, while lighter in weight, is fast, and locks up well. Has very little play at all when deployed, it’s super sharp, and strops to a razor edge, after use. I have many everyday carry favorites, and this has now become my favorite. I carry it in a horizontal cross draw. It’s light and fast.
For a $280 something with taxes, it's pretty good, feels pretty solid, really light, and crazy fast. Don't know if it's because it's just brand new, but the pocket clip left a stain/residue on my pants when I carried it, also it was incredibly stiff, I had to lift up the clip to put it on my pants. There's not a lot to compete with it but that being said, don't think it's really worth 280, maybe like 200 even tho after taxes, blade had a lot of wiggle, and the handle feels just like plastic, I know it's carbon reinforced, but it feels like just plastic.
I wish I would have… Polymer handle material, ie. plastic. Upon first opening I was worried a comb might fire out. Honestly feels like a toy, not a tool. Other models with CF-Elite handles have steel liners. Don’t think this one does. Was going to swap out my EDC, but have reservations. My current blade is a 25 yr old Benchmade Pardue 3550SBK that still locks open like a fixed blade. This one is not as solid. Pros: It’s a Benchmade. It’s sharp and light. It’s ok, but: Cons: Feels fragile. For the price, feels cheap. Blade is tanto “styled”(specs again), not a true, hardy tanto. When open, the blade has more play than I like. Only one blade type offered. I give my EDC a light to medium workout daily and I’m afraid this knife won’t hold up. Plus, I know I’ll miss a partially serrated edge, but I knew that prior to purchase. This is just another auto to add to my non-working collection. This knife would have been perfect if it had an aluminum handle, locked open like the Infidel and had a true tanto SBK blade offering. Considering returning it for a worker, like the 9400…