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New Home Defense Weapon ???!!!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by WALKERs210, Jul 4, 2013.

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  1. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    Ok I know its not exactly a home defense weapon but I am having a great time with this, and I did think "GOD I would not want to get hit by it". Its a 68cal paintball gun that I picked up at a pawn shop for next to nothing. I have seen these in the last several years and some of my nephews have engaged in war games using them but I myself never had any interest in them. But today I got the CO2 cylinders along with box of PB's and commenced painting the base of a pine tree. This one can fire single shot, 3rd burst or full auto, which lead me to think it could be used to scare the crap out of someone, of course if it was a serious home invasion I would never even think of it until after the dust settled.
    Just thought I'd share the fun I had for Cheap....
  2. Black Butte

    Black Butte Well-Known Member

    A paintball gun would simply make a home invader angry.
  3. rjrivero

    rjrivero Well-Known Member

  4. scramasax

    scramasax Well-Known Member

    :DMy paintballs are filled with meat tenderizer. Makes it easier for the dogs to digest.
  5. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    No way in heck would I ever shoot these in the house. I have survived close to 45 yrs of marriage by NOT making momma unhappy, and that would definitely be a negative in her eyes. But I had no idea that you could get pepper spray type balls for these, I could see possible uses but again not in my wifes house ( No not Hen Pecked, Just Hen House Ways)
  6. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Paint balls HURT. I would never expect to "scare" anyone away, but driving them away is possible...and then, you could tell the police to look for the guy covered in bright yellow paint!
  7. Il Duca

    Il Duca Well-Known Member

    To say they hurt can be an understatement. I have seen people lose teeth when a stray ball sneaks under their mask, usually it destroys a lip in the process. Most fields make you turn your marker down to around 285 fps but most markers are capable of shooting up to around 400. On our private field one of our only rules is keep it around 300. Some of the worst pain I've felt was a shot to the inner thigh from a hot running Tippman from roughly 15'. A face full of paint to an unmasked burglar could do more than deter them. That being said I would never rely on a pb marker as a real defensive 'weapon'. Compressed air guns are finnicky enough, C02 guns can be downright unreliable even if you keep up with maintenance.

    This is that shot to the thigh. It took over a month to heal and I still have a scar from it.
  8. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, pb markers are better anti-riot than home defense.
  9. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    I honestly meant this to be more of a joke than a real serious Home Defense weapon. I have never been hit by one of the Paint Balls but I did get hit with 6mm plastic bb from a spring operated pistol. Yes it hurt like heck, I have several of these from spring powered, electric powered and CO2, do I want to be hit NO, would I ever depend on these to protect my wife and myself NO. As I said this was more to get a little humor.
  10. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    They are a serious crowd dispersal tool. They might be a "weapon of first resort" to encourage a crowd of looters to find another block to ransack.
  11. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    No, paintball guns are not home defense weapons in any sense of the word. Even if you had access to the pepper balls for riot control they still shouldn't be considered in that role.
  12. Deus Machina

    Deus Machina Well-Known Member

    I used to play paintball for fun. Yeah, it sucks to get hit on bare skin from close range.

    Yes, they make pepperballs and even solid paintballs (for tech support or low-velocity reusable play), but one will blind anyone that walks down that hall and the other just leaves less of a mess.

    Short of blinding someone, the only thing you can possibly do is bruise someone. No one will be scared off that you can't do by yelling.
  13. Double_J

    Double_J Well-Known Member

    I have played paintball, and while it does hurt like the dickens to get hit by one they are not a good choice for home defense. This is including using pepper-balls or other riot type ammo. I would use one for crowd control a.k.a. a group of people coming towards my house with the intent of looting/pillaging/rioting but I trust my mossberg shotgun much more to deter them. They do work well for stray dogs, as long as the velocity is set WAY LOW, as the picture above shows they can and do leave quite the mark. My brother used one paintball on a very angry dog one evening and the dog made the choice to leave the area.

    They are a great way to do basic force on force training, and even more fun to just let loose with when you need to get the stress out, but they are not a viable home defense choice.
  14. p35

    p35 Well-Known Member

    Just had a case cross my desk where some yahoo used one in a dispute over a drug deal. Apparently he kept his paintballs in the freezer to make it hurt more. Then another participant came up with a .22 revolver, and guess who ended up on Life Flight?
  15. 3212

    3212 Well-Known Member

    Someone suggested wasp spray.The kind with the big nozzle that shoots 30 feet.
  16. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Before any more absurd ideas pop up this one might as well close.
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