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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.

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  1. ScottieG59

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    I would hold one of my snarling and snapping purse dogs in each hand and throw them at the intruder's jugular and groin regions. :eek:
     
  2. Fiv3r

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    I have a lot of khukuris. I've used them for pretty much every outdoor activity over the last decade+. They outnumber my guns 5:1, and I feel very confident using one if I have my back to the wall.

    Of course I would much, much, much rather hole up with my .45. However, a home invader expecting a Louisville Slugger might applebutter his britches when a guy clad in nothing but boxer shorts rushes him with 2 pounds of flashing Nepali Steel wailing "Ayo Gorkhali!!" as he thunders down the hall:evil:
     
  3. Arkansas Paul

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    What the hell is a "VCR tape"? :)
     
  4. joeschmoe

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    Usually stored with those large black CD's'.
     
  5. bubba in ca

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    a sharp stick, preferably one made of metal. think of all the money you will save!
     
  6. readyeddy

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    half empty bottle of Dewar's
     
  7. crazyjennyblack

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    It's almost inconceivable that I wouldn't be able to get to a gun of some sort. Yet, it happened to me once when I was faced in my front yard by a large snarling dog. A crowbar made a very handy doggie-deterrent!

    In the house, I would probably have access to a kitchen knife, or maybe I could use a towel and a large marshmallow fork like an ancient retiarius gladiator!
     
  8. JShirley

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    Software, not hardware. Each of us should think about making ourselves as capable as possible. It's the Indian, not the arrow.

    While I was stationed at Fort Lewis some years ago, there was a serial rapist hitting the Tacoma area. He was driven off by a 13 year old girl he assaulted as she walked home from school...with her violin case! It was the determination in that girl's heart to defend herself that won the day.

    Be determined.
     
  9. PRM

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    if I'm without a gun - I must not have my pants on - so I'd look for them, to retrieve my knife...LOL

    Got plenty of knives, tomahawks, machetes, bow and arrows, and club like devices. Defensive tools are not an issue.
     
  10. Creature

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    I will beat them with my wife.
     
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    Really, the only time I'm not physically carrying a gun is when I'm working out or asleep.

    If I'm asleep, my gun is by my bed, so if I can't get to it, the BG must have come into my bedroom, and is trying to pass my guard for the good ol "ground and pound." In that case, I've got a few sharp and pointy things and a screw driver laying around that could work nicely. There's a lamp that would make a decent club for one, maybe two strikes, but then it would most likely break...

    If I'm working out, then dumb-bells, billiard balls, and pool cues are within grabbing distance.
     
  12. hso

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    Odds are that even the wits here could put a little effort into looking around with the right mindset and see expedient weapons that would be most effective and think about what might be added that would appear just to be decorative, but serve better than some other dust catcher.

    John and some others can tell you that there is probably something deadly within 3 paces of wherever you are in my house (including my daughter's room) because all 3 of us collect knives/swords/impact weapons. That wouldn't matter though because we all 3 have the mindset to consider what is at hand as a weapon and look for what best at hand makes the best defensive tool if we need it.
     
  13. readyeddy

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    Sitting on my desk I got scissors, a letter opener, heavy coffee mug and a USB cable.
     
  14. Sam Cade

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    'twould be more effective without the boxer shorts methinks.


    ..and maybe a proper southern caterwaul.
     
  15. JShirley

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    Blood for ****, we're here has seemed to work pretty well for the Gurkhas. Their weapons routine is simple, and uses a heavy chopping blade.

    Huh. That's K-A-L-I
     
  16. Gordon

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    Let's pray it NEVER gets down to this because I am getting too old for this ....
    The ultimate fighting blade for me is , ta ta
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    the original Proto type Mad Dog Saxon short sword. 19" 1/4" stock 1.75" wide stock. This kife has the "combat " finish unlike all other Saxons. The sword has been proven in dreadful testing, clowning getting crazy where I don't think it's re razored by the maker blade will fail me on anything but stone !:neener: I swung it around in excercise for a couple years but hells bells getting too old for sword fighting! It would be doing my best to defend my self fo sho :D
     
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    Don' t assume just buy more guns and store them with in arms reach around the house. Shoot I got one even the John.
     
  18. Buckeye

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    Can of Wasp and Hornet spray in the LR
     
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    Considering I wear one at home, it would be an odd situation for me not to be able to get to a gun. My next choice would be a Wakizashi. A short Gladiator sword would be a second choice.
     
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    Throw the cat. Lazy thing is always nearby. 4 sets of furiously raking claws and teeth.
     
  21. zorro45

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    Many cans of wasp spray for access by children under age 18,
    Also red "practice bat" which is just an Aluminium baton about 30" long sold with a couple of whiffle balls, inside front closet. It can get going extremely fast at the tip. Courtesy of Walmart, first learned of it on this forum.
     
  22. Stainz

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    Hmmm, since I never could find a a neck sheath for it anyway, perhaps I should keep the Benchmade 171 'BladeSport' Chopper at bedside. Hmmm, there is an image.... a fat grey-haired guy in his drawers chasing a bg around the house with that knife screaming, 'Hai Karate', 'AquaVelva', 'Old Spice'... perchance 'Brut!'. A wayward slash and I'd become my own half brother...

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    Seriously, 'situational awareness' is the key. The proper mindset is paramount. Use your surroundings as efficiently as you can. If our bed is suddenly devoid of cats at night - and hissing is heard from under the bed or in the closet - someone is coming up the front steps. Keep a flashlight, cellphone, and car keys by you - watching TV, sleeping, or anywhere in the house - or doing yard work. The 'Panic' button most modern car keys have can be a life saver - gripped between the fingers, any key becomes a weapon. It's all in the mindset. 'Think' you are a survivor and you'll likely be one. Of course, a nearby handgun helps.

    Stainz
     
  23. rodinal220

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    Extruded aircraft aluminum in the form of a 3-5 cell kel-lite still works.Various Estwing framing hammers,nice old carbon steel meat cleaver stashed in the cooking area.
     
  24. Certaindeaf

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    I just reach over and pull the electrical wiring out of the wall. That'll instantly cut anybody in two that's inside of the building. If I'm just feeling mean I'll flail Bob with my newly gotten electric bolas. true story
     
  25. Baba Louie

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    As John pointed out, its the software and determination more than the hardware.

    Having said that, I see:
    Wasp Spray (check) wait a minute. Isn't this stuff a neurotoxin?
    Sports Implements (check)
    Fire Extinguisher (check)
    Cowboy Buckled belt (I didn't see that but they can come in handy if buckle is firmly anchored)
    Cane or stick (check)
    Shreiking Cockatiels in cage (didn't see that one listed but other pets apply so.... check)
    Martin Guitar... wait a minute, maybe the Taylor? :(
    Rolled up magazine
    Laptop computer
    ... and on and on...

    Gawd, the entire house, auto and office are full of implements of death and destructon as long as I don't freeze up.

    Tools are gadgets, the mind is the weapon.
     
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