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Gerber Propel Downrange AUTO 3.51" Black S30V Tanto Combo Blade, Tan G10 Handles (30-000695)

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Part Number: GB30000695
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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Description
GB30000695: Gerber Propel Downrange AUTO Knife
Gerber
 
A knife for the modern day soldier, Propel Downrange AUTO is stealthy, fast, and easy to carry. The molded Tan 499 G10 handles match multiple camouflage patterns and feature a multi-position pocket clip, allowing users to carry their knife however they see fit. The ultra-rugged S30V steel blade keeps a sharp edge and is black oxide coated for corrosion resistance and minimizing reflective surfaces. Proudly made in the USA.
Features
  • S30V Steel Blade
  • Tanto Style Partially Serrated Blade
  • Black Oxide Coating for Corrosion Resistance
  • G10 Handle Scales
  • Pommel with Lanyard Hole
  • Automatic Opening
  • Plunge Lock and Safety Switch
  • Two-Position Pocket Clip
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.51"
  • Blade Steel: S30V
  • Overall Length: 8.51"
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Weight: 4.7 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 013658134829

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Jim
New Joisey
Nov 25, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, None
No nonsense knife with aggresive handle scales
Another is a series of 5 minute reviews by Jim, so called because they're only 5 minutes of reading for you (but obviously I put in a heck of a lot more time to create it). Make: Gerber Model: Propel Downrange Price Paid: $150 First Thoughts... Initial Impressions: Serious. This one seems to be aimed at the person who relies on their knife extensively. Packaging: Thin walled box with nothing protecting the knife itself (plastic bag, foam sleeve, etc). Accessories: None. Documentation: None. Observed Quality: Very good. Other then the blade being covered in some type of slimy film, and one serration having a slight ding, there was nothing observed. Blade... Sharpness: Very. Not exactly razor sharp, so it will require some additional work, but it is at least usable out of the box. Speed of Deployment: Quick. The blade deploys like it means business. Solidity of Lockup: Very good. The blade locks into place with authority, and feels secure once there. Blade Wobble When Deployed: Almost nothing. If you're picky like me you might find some movement, but realistically there's none to speak of. Handle... Feel: Somewhat aggressive. G10 is a good choice, and I like the material, but Gerber put an awful lot of texture into this handle. For short term use I was alright with that, especially when it was wet outside, but it did tend to irritate after a while. Size: Close to perfect, for me anyway. It's long enough to fit my hand comfortably, yet almost slim enough to be used as an EDC knife. Impressions: There's a slight index finger choil and thumb ramp, both of which work fine for me. The texture Gerber opted to use is a bit much, and the squared off pommel/lanyard hole creates a terrible hot spot after awhile. Fix those two issues and the handle becomes just about ideal. Convenience... Clip Strength: Excellent. The spring steel used by Gerber has good tension, yet isn't obnoxiously tight. It's not the thickest clip I've ever seen though. Carry Options: Tip up and down for the right side, tip up for the left. Overall... Value: Very good. This is a lot of knife for the money. Buy Again: Most likely. Overall Assessment: The Gerber Propel Downrange is almost the perfect EDC knife for me. The locking mechanism is rock solid, the blade has no movement and the knife feels almost indestructible. Unfortunately the G10 handle has a little too much texture for my liking. Couple that with the hot spots created by the 90 degree edge on the pommel and back of the handles, and you end up with a knife that is thisclose to being perfect.
5 out of 5
Josh
Florida
Apr 30, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Excellent Auto
I previously purchased a Benchmade Auto, but this Gerber gets more use. Premium steel, full auto opening, grippy G-10 handle, fairly light for it's size and opening mechanism, and made in America. I would buy a second one in case it breaks, but Gerber would probably fix it.
4 out of 5
Chuck
Vermont
Jul 16, 2013
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material
Cons: None
Trimming the fat off the 06
The first thing that I noticed after opening the box on the Downrange auto was how much thinner it is than the 06. The second thing was how much grip the G10 handles provide, the best way to explain it is to picture your knife handles dipped in Linex spray on bed liner. I’ve had the knife for about a month now and carry it daily and task it is perfectly suited for. Excellent low profile carry with only the glass brake exposed (showing) out of your pocket. The safety and firing buttons operate smoothly with little effort. The deployment of the blade is faster than the 06, but I believe it could be even faster. Overall I give the Downrange Auto an -A, Gerber clearly improved over the 06 and seems to have a good understanding of what the Military/Law enforcement customer wants out of a daily carry.
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