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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 Member

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    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

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    Maybe you should ask in a handgun section...

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

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    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.
     
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    76shuvlinoff Senior Member

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    frozen paintballs?
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    Good Footwear.

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

    LD
     
  10. Macmac

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    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

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    Me neither....

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

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

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    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.
     
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    Throwing knives work great but you'll need a good set and about a years practice.
     
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    ahh Run-Foo , I practice that one as well.

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

    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.

    John
     
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    My ex wife and her attorney.:D
     
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    Ninja stars.
     
  20. JShirley

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    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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    Bow & Arrow; You said you want some effectiveness at a distance. :)
     
  22. JShirley

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    We really have two different aspects that can be addressed. This thread is about concealable/low profile items that could be use for self-defense at distance. No-one is going to carry a bow around in their back pocket for SD.

    On the other hand, items that can be used for survival without firearms do include spears and bows.
     
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    Sorry. Of course it was a joke if concealment or low profile are issues.

    Added: How about a high intensity flashlight for defense after dark? There are many models available.
     
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    If we're trying to provide help with concealable day to day items try not to give advice that is impractical or that will end up getting your fellow member put in jail.

    If we're trying to speak in more general non-concealed terms it certainly doesn't have to be limited to anything that has to be concealed or even easily carried.

    If you're trying to be funny, please use the available smileys so folks don't think your serious. :neener:;):p
     
  25. JShirley

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    Yeah. Some folks really don't know the difference.

    And, um, some of us can go from 0 to serious in no time flat. :eek: :D
     

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