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Assuming you can't get to your gun, home defense alternative?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Yelovitz_503, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Yelovitz_503

    Yelovitz_503 Well-Known Member

    I know, I know we all keep our HD pistol in arms reach but let's just play with the idea that for some reason you cannot access your home defense weapon in time. What other weapons, tools, objects, or skills would you use to protect yourself.

    I know for my part I would go for my SOG Seal Pup, I know a bit about knife fighting and probably wouldn't have any choice but to adapt and improvise based on the situation I found myself in. I don't know any martial arts so that's out the window, but other than the knife I guess I'd just try to bash the intruders face in with my MagLite! And I suppose the worst case scenario I'd have to use my pen as a stabber.

    So there's mine, what about you? How would you adapt to that situation, and what would you bring to the fight assuming that the best option isn't an option?
  2. MCK0704

    MCK0704 Member

    I'd say run away or hide, but if you have to fight, there are a few options.

    If you had a crossbow and there was only one attacker, that could be an option.

    Maybe a Louisville Slugger, golf club, hammer (my family has a big mallet for driving tent stakes) or hatchet if you didn't have a bow. Most people probably have at least one of these items around.
  3. Chevelle SS

    Chevelle SS Well-Known Member

    I have a Slugger in my room. Knives I guess, maybe I could throw some VCR tapes!! :D
  4. MCK0704

    MCK0704 Member

    Yeah, if you played pitcher in Little League and have some baseballs around, those could be used as weapons. :D
  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    This is nonfirearms after all so you'll find plenty of threads on this very question.

    It depends upon whether you think about weapons or you're just limited to thinking of a firearm as the defensive tool. You're not going to do very well in real defensive situation if you're mindset is that the gun is your only option. So, the first thing to do is to alter your mindset and not cripple yourself making a gun a crutch.

    Next is to start looking around the room for what would serve as a good defensive tool. Is that a large enough flashlight for an impact tool?
    Is that lamp going to come apart in my hands or can I use it more than once to strike my attacker?
    Am I carrying a knife? Do I know what to do with it to be able to be effective with it?
    Is the stapler a flimsy plastic piece of junk or did I keep a full sized heavy steel Swingline from dad's desk?
    Is there a baseball bat in the corner or have I stored it neatly away in the garage where it won't do you much good? Pool cue? Ax?
    Heavy crystal ashtray holding spare change and keys?
    Magic Helmet?
  6. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    First you must learn to use your "tools"; Hands, feet, elbows, knees, headbutt, grapling, wrestling, locks, throws and how to hold and use basic weapons; sticks, knives, rocks.

    Everything else is just an extension of these basic principles.

  7. ObsceneJesster

    ObsceneJesster Well-Known Member

    If I could make it to my office across the hall, I would grab one of my many Samurai Swords.
  8. Double_J

    Double_J Well-Known Member

    Spear and Magic Helmet!!!! No, I would use whatever I can grab, or use my fist/foot/elbow/knee. I have a large butcher block of knives in the kitchen, and usually have a few odds/ends laying on the coffee table. My bathroom has a can of shaving cream (think spaceballs for the use), a towel, and the top to the toilet tank.

    My bedroom has a few options, such as the souvenir rock from when I went to Canada years ago, or the lamp, or the clothes iron. I can use those to get to the 12 ga. or one of the pistols in the bedroom. I used to keep a small wood bat by the bed when I was in high school, but I broke it playing ball and never replaced it.

    The garage has PLENTY of choices. I almost always have a rake/shovel/mop/broom within reach. I also have a full set of golf clubs, and several hammers/large ratchets. Those are in addition to the wd-40, wasp spray, carb. cleaner type fluids that abound in my garage area.

    I have put thought into what to do if I need to improvise, and I have no problem doing whatever it takes to win. I heard from an old marine Gunnery Sergeant "always improvise, cheat, adapt, and WIN AT ALL COSTS." I take those words to heart.
  9. Sleasys14

    Sleasys14 Active Member

    Big screen thrown down the stairs after I blind them with my surefire.

    Sent from my MiPhone !
  10. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

    Right now, I'm sitting in a kitchen chair at a small kitchen table. There is a glass bowl next to me with a fork in it. There is a pen on the table. There is a lamp within arms reach.

    Make my day. :neener:
  11. wep45

    wep45 Well-Known Member

    Louisville slugger and a bayonet:cool:
  12. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    I guess it depends on where I am in my house, but anything from knives to a bat to fists.
  13. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    Saber, cutlass, Bowies, Khukuris, tomahawk, wrist rockets, 4 pound straight peen hammer.
  14. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    In my house I could pick up a number of things: baseball bat, cane, solid cherry whomping club, various hammers, a slingshot, knives of various descriptions. Add to those anything I can pick up and throw, break to create a sharp edge, or use as a shield....

    But the primary goal of self defense is to stop the attack; a firearm is probably the most reliable means of doing that against all comers.
  15. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    Forgot to mention the telescoping baton. That sumbeach hurts.
  16. Browning

    Browning Well-Known Member

    I always have a pocket knife on me, even when I'm sleeping. Only time it's not on me is when I'm in the shower. I guess if I couldn't walk over 10 feet and grab a gun for whatever reason I'd go to that and try to fight my way to my gun.

  17. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    I suppose I could throw cases of ammunition at the BG, that ought to hurt.
  18. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

    The truth is that EVERYTHING can be a weapon if you take a few minutes to think about it.

    Triggering a Fire extinguisher is a great distraction and you can hit someone really hard with them as well.
  19. chipcom

    chipcom member

    People who know better don't depend on their firearm always being within reach.(that's not living free, that's a prison, IMO). Almost any situation presents potential weapons of opportunity that can be used to effectively defend yourself. While having your trusty firearm at hand is optimal, your brains and mindset are the best weapons you have because they not only can prevent trouble in the first place...they also aide you in creating weapons out of just about anything.
  20. GP100Wii

    GP100Wii Well-Known Member

    Baseball bat, KA-Bar, and Crowbar all all within reach for me.

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