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What are some weapons that are good for distance

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by azhunter122, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. azhunter122

    azhunter122 New Member

    Alright, lately I have been really big into knives as a back up but really those are an up close a personal type of deal, what are some ideas for weapons that can be used from somewhat of a distance however this excludes OC spray and tasers I can't think of anything at all.
  2. mossberg

    mossberg New Member

    Maybe you should ask in a handgun section...

    Other than that I'm not sure. Maybe a baseball bat or a bullwhip.
  3. RyanM

    RyanM New Member

  4. ScareyH22A

    ScareyH22A New Member

    Sling shot and pellets from Walmart? Hahah. If you need to draw a weapon, you really should do it as a last resort. If the assailant is at a distance and can't harm you, you shouldn't attack either. If they have something that can reach you ie gun, you need to respond in return with a gun. Don't bring a knife to a gun fight. Hahaah. Really though, I have no idea what you could use for long distance that you could carry with you everyday.
  5. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff New Member

    frozen paintballs?
  6. A Pilum? (Spelling?)

    Yer in Handgun territory and then beyond that is shotgun territory followed by carbines and rifles and lastly artillery.
  7. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    If you're asking in a practical sense, there aren't many, if any, after Taser and sprays are excluded. Anything that you can carry from a practical standpoint runs contact weapons, sprays/shock then firearms.

    If you were a good enough baseball/softball pitcher you could consider a hand thrown impact weapon like a baseball or harder something to carry around. Manriki is a little into the fantasy weapon category, but it might be possible to make a version that could be carried practically.

    If you're asking from the standpoint of throughout history, there's tons.
  8. sm

    sm member

    Good Footwear.

    Personally, I am in the Tennis Shoe Camp.
  9. loandr.

    loandr. New Member

    I don't know if it qualifies as "Distance"....BUT a Thick leather belt with heavy Buckle just may do the trick for you?

  10. Macmac

    Macmac New Member

    Not being any too sure what is meant by weapons and distance, Atlatals are fun to practice with, but you will get some odd looks if you take it to town.

    With some practice you should be able to throw a dart the size of a short spear over 100 yards. Some bows can do better than that, and might get less odd looks since people will know what you have.

    If you mean Self Defence I am not your guy, since i use a gun for that, and only a gun for that. Before i would hit someone with a stick i would shoot them. before i shot them, I would say Stop!. I will never say stop and hit someone with a stick if they don't.
  11. Todd A

    Todd A New Member

    Me neither....

    I'll be yelling "Please Please Don't Hurt Me!"....

    Then hit them with the stick.;)
  12. Macmac

    Macmac New Member

    Well I guess i could go that far, but then there would be a relitively large sounding BOOM.

    Now I might hit a living thing with a stick, like maybe someone's bad mutt humping my leg if a newspaper wasn't handy, and from the looks of things a newspaper isn't going to be handy.

    I might hit someone with a stick i suppose after i ran out of bullets, but I work hard at not running out of bullets.
    And with that said it has been some time, since I bought many bullets, but then I just don't need to.
  13. Bennyb747

    Bennyb747 New Member

    Throwing knives work great but you'll need a good set and about a years practice.
  14. JTW Jr.

    JTW Jr. New Member

    ahh Run-Foo , I practice that one as well.

    If that fails , Gun-Foo or Cha-Ching-Pow .
  15. tunnug

    tunnug New Member

    A pike will keep them from 8' to 10' away from you, also usable as a javelin if it's only one bad guy, gives you time to employ your Run-Foo.
  16. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member


    Welcome to THR. I've seen a lot of people train with thrown blades. Only two were reliably dangerous- one of those two has been featured on numerous Black Belt Magazine covers. The other is a moderator here. A much more likely candidate is something that always hits point first, like a 1" ball bearing, or a large nut.

  17. PRE 64 JOE

    PRE 64 JOE New Member

    My ex wife and her attorney.:D
  18. maskedman504

    maskedman504 New Member

  19. 22LRFan

    22LRFan New Member

    Ninja stars.
  20. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    I hope that's a joke. Not only are they illegal to use, and to even carry in most states, they just aren't effective for SD.

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