Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by 357smallbore, May 22, 2021.
Better than hoppes for gun cleaning.
That's what glocks are for.
I see it the same way.
Three handguns hidden in various locations in the house, a wall rack with a SxS 12 ga, an AK with a 40 rd. mag, and a .357 GP-100 hanging from it next to the bed, plus some "non-firearm" weapons available for - - -.
My pistol stays on me.
I do have customers with multiple quick access safes mounted around their homes. Seems pretty common and I do know one guy that has 8.
really like this pic ...
... it just feels, um, comfortable to me.
How do you manage the keyboard with your paws?
Otherwise, I'm never more than a few feet away from something.
Well thought out.
But you plays your odds as you sees 'em.
Let me put it this way. The intimidation factor of not having a knife in your hand is zero. The intimidation factor of having a knife in your hand is not zero, regardless of the armament of the attacker.
As a crippled, but armed, poster on another board has said, "I may not win, but I'm going to be a real pain in the ass for a minute or so."
I'm not recommending a knife for defense. I'm saying, like others have said, in extremis, use anything that comes to hand as a weapon... a letter opener, a stapler, a ball point pen, a frying pan, whatever.
Better, it should be a 10" kitchen knife. And at less than two bucks apiece, I could afford to salt a bunch of them around the house. (Some on high, for the "hands up" situation..)
"I would never put myself in a situation where I was relying on a knife as a self-defense weapon over a handgun."
That sounds like a conclusion to refute my argument, when that was not my argument.
Edited for housekeeping.
I take anticoagulants. A slight cut would be fatal.
I am sorry to hear that, Kleanbore. A number of my older patients come in to the hearing clinic covered with bruises and band-aids, and of course we know why. I am sure the thought of fighting with a knife must be even more horrifying for you than it is for me.
God also gives grace. I need it a lot.
I have been struck by lightning so that argument is meaningless to me. Got a gun next to me or on me.
I agree that a knife defense is preferable to a bare-handed defense and that a knife will be more intimidating than having no knife.
Ok, I went back and re-read your initial post again to see if I had jumped the track somehow.
What got me thinking you were advocating knives over firearms was this comment:
It’s worthwhile to note that defensive encounters don’t seem to frequently involve “weapon upgrades”. Usually a non-LE defender ends up using the first weapon available, rather than fighting to a better one, then maybe to an even better one, etc.
So does it make sense to set up a defensive situation so that a knife is the first weapon will likely be available instead of a handgun? I certainly wouldn’t do that if I had a choice. Rather than stashing knives for use in self-defense, stashing handguns would be a superior strategy. Carrying a handgun would be even better yet—it’s always within reach, always in exactly the same place, and you only need one, (or maybe one plus a spare in the safe in case something happens to the one you're carrying and you don't want to have to wait while you buy another one).
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