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Cheap effective last minute weapons for close quarter self defence?

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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:23 AM
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Will they really stop a fully grown man charging at you though? I have shot air pistols but have never been sure if they would disable a person though. An old neighter used to manually screw screws through pellets to make them more viscious but just have never been sure of their lethality vs say a large dagger or a slapjack or something.




posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:24 AM
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No, but it will buy you time.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:26 AM
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:28 AM
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A knife.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:28 AM
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Simple
super soaker and some ammonia
If that doesn't work a baseball bat sure would



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:32 AM
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I suppose an airgun in one hand will distract them enough for them to forget the danger of the knife in your other hand



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:35 AM
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Originally posted by clintdelicious
reply to post by TheLoneArcher
 


Will they really stop a fully grown man charging at you though? I have shot air pistols but have never been sure if they would disable a person though. An old neighter used to manually screw screws through pellets to make them more viscious but just have never been sure of their lethality vs say a large dagger or a slapjack or something.


well you aim at the face and keep firing. don't forget these guys are in YOUR space and uncomfortable.

not gonna bring anyone down with a heart shot with an air gun, through clothing. but an eye lid is a piece of cake.

had a friend that lost his eye like that. no kidding!


then when he covers his face, if the air gun is metal, just start pistol whipping.

or run.


mess em' up fast and furious.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:36 AM
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Ignorance is only in the mind of the beholder.
Don't go bashing on everyone here because he made a human error

Robot...



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 05:59 AM
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Darkness and a nice piece of bamboo. Nothing like knowing where you are and the perpetrator not knowing where they are.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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i like blades but, would prefer a handgun if only i could afford one



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 06:25 AM
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There are many little things in your home that you can use as a weapon ... i guess pen in the neck is the best one

Just a little advice from Chuck : In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Chuck Norris could use to kill you, including the room itself.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 06:37 AM
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Yeah, true, but Chuck Norris has 1,242 guns in his living room.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 06:47 AM
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Fists, knees, teeth, whatever solid objects I can find to bash with. Use the door, when they try to enter slam it on their head or hands as hard as you can, kick them in the groin, bash them in the kneecap with something and stomp them when they are on the ground. Always place yourself at the top of stairs if you can, make them come up to you and boot them down again, laugh at them, repeat. Be ruthless, as you won't be extended any courtesy either.

There is a dull (but heavy) decorative sword hanging on the wall that would probably mess up someones day, however in any case I would prefer a shotty loaded with pellets.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 06:55 AM
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As someone who teaches close quarters combat, it makes sense to carry legal items on your person for self defense. You can't always carry a machete or brass knuckles or a huge knife, a firearm. If a SHTF scenario hits just out of the blue, you may be in line at Starbucks or walking in the grocery store and you can't carry obvious weapons. Also, if you get stopped by the police and there's no SHTF scenario happening, try explaining to the officer why you are carrying that Katana sword or sawed-off shotgun under your seat. Instead, for starters, anything can be used as a weapon. If a SHTF scenario does hit and you're without your handy molitov coctail, look for other things you can use, think shank-like weapons, and melee. Learn to recognize what objects you can use and how anytime you walk into a room or a new enviroment. To stay legal, carry simple things like a pen. A pen to the throat is a violent attack and if you want to take it down a notch and keep it non-lethal, turn it around to the blunt end. Another option is a simple comb. It can be used to slit throats, scrape across the eyes ect...a very, very violent attack! Thats why they are banned in prisons. Another option is you wallet, the thicker, the better. You can ram one corner into the attackers throat. Not fun for him I promise you. Also, your cell phone in the same mannor...see a pattern here? These are all legal items. The key here is learn to use your common sense. Think about things ahead of time...the what ifs. Even a big rock, anything you can pick up you can use somehow even if it's just for a distraction such as a handful of gravel, hot coffee, both can be thrown into the eyes. Think about what you can use if you were trapped in your bathroom by a bunch a crazies....hairspray, bug spray, air freshener, toothbrush. Train yourself to be more aware. Hope that helps.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 06:59 AM
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God you have been playing too much Dead island.. 8b
where did you find the schematics?...



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 06:59 AM
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Billiard balls (8 balls same thing) in a long sock, basic brute force weapon, simple legal weapon is a baton, extendable prefffered they do some damage and are cheap, or a piece of sturdy heavy timber carved into a bludgeoning device
if you have hung picture frames etc, the glass on those will cause slashing damage when used to hit, or prefil plastic or glass bottles with chlorine/draino add some water and foil and you have a chemical skin burning eye blinding bomb
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best bet, a life size cut out of chuck norris in your garden will halt any burglar, infact they might even beat them selves up


also a piece of timber with nails go's along way!
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 07:12 AM
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In the US I think most of you lot own pit-bull don’t you? Just set them onto any intruders, unfortunately my chocolate Labrador would lick them to death...
I do however sleep with a Stanley blade in my bedside cabinet draw so that would be my first weapon..
Not a long range but everyone knows how sharp they are and I would hope it would scare them to leave if not id have to calve them a new one!!



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 07:19 AM
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Nah mate im in Australia lol, hence the blunt force object's and no guns! if i were in the US im sure id be comfortable with a glock under my pillow



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 07:38 AM
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It really depends on what you mean as "close quarter" . If your talking keeping someone out of your home. The most effective and in the end cost effective. A cheap shotgun. around $150.00 depends on where you live.

I myself prefer Glock 40 cal. 16 rounds that say's "stop right there". If your talking "real close quarters". Get you a baggie. Fill it with fine grain salt, keep it in your pocket. It's easily broken within the pocket and if you've ever got some salt in your eye's you know that burn. Another is pool chemicals. Powder chlorine, just go ahead & blind em.

Really anything that irritates the eyes . Ammonia, Clorox, Nail Polish Remover. etc,etc. If your attacker can't see you, the upper hand now lies with you. Unless your getting on a plane, all of these are legal to carry on your person. Thankfully I live in US. and the 2nd Amend. Allows me to " embrace that 2nd amend" And embrace I have!!!
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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A simple claw hammer is quite the effective close range weapon. They are cheap, and most people already have one in the house.



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