The Recon 040 hits like a truck when fired, but is silky smooth to actuate. Compared to my Microtech Combat Troodons, the actuation on the GT Recon 040 is superior. I like my CT Bounty Hunter, but I love my new GT 040. And you don't have to practice finger pushups to be able to fire and retract the blade. Also, razor sharp out of the box. Much sharper out of the box than any of the MT's I've purchased. My new EDC for Beast Mode.....
This is my second Recon 040 from Northwest Knives. Absolutely superb construction and ergonomics on the knife…much better than Microtech’s Combat Troodon…especially no button rattle and easier/smoother deployment on the 040.
Extremely fast shipping and great customer service from Northwest. Would definitely buy from them again!
I have a few of the smaller Guardian Tactical Recon 035 models and always wanted to experience a 040. Harder to find than the 035. Folks, the 040 is a much bigger super size up from the 035. Fit and finish is excellent, the Elmax blade has a great super sharp edge out of the box. It also has the smoothest button to deploy and retract bar none. It’s a beast but I like it very much and give it 5 stars out of 5. Good buy!