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Cheap effective last minute weapons for close quarter self defence?

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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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Hey OP. Take a basic self defense course. A few lessons there will put you above 70% of the population in regards to hand to hand combat. After that, take Aikido or Jiujitsu. If you really want to learn weapons, especially improvised weapons, study Arnis.
Modern Arnis




posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Your Keys, your belt, your shirt wrapped around your arm for defense. A pen or pencil. Your Wits.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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A baseball bat... or a walking stick/cane. I-e-e-e-e-e... thump!!!
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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I keep a three foot long, one inch thick steel bar in the trunk of my car. It's not very long but it's long enough, it's strong enough and it doesn't have to be lethal like a knife. I'm a pacifist, I've never once been in a real fight and I don't plan on being in a fight. But I will do my best to stop an attacker with the least amount of violence necessary. Violence is never a positive thing. It no longer servers humanity a useful purpose. It is only detrimental to modern man. A 3-4 foot long pole of a durable material is a good close quarters weapon. If you want to spend money just get a tazer. Mace or similar sprays are useful on most targets but you have to remember it's just as easy to mace yourself as you mace your enemy, and people can train themselves to be resistant to the effects of mace. Your attacker *could* be one of those people.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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I once made a taser out of a disposable camera. it works pretty well. i should know, i accidentally shocked my self with it.

www.youtube.com...



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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A water pistol filled with chilli sauce, made so it would actually squirt.
That in the face would be cheap and nasty, plus you would get the jump
on them because they would be laughing at your blue and green gun.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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Originally posted by Gwampo
defence is spelled defenSe.

Really tired of seeing the ignorant ones here spell things incorrectly. Thought this site was supposed to deny ignorance.

Go away dumb-dumbs!



Actually, it can be used with a C or an S. The only reason there is the spelling with the S, is because you "dumb-dumbs" on the other side of the Atlantic can't spell properly!



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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But a bottle full of lye? I don't think so.

was thinking the same thing...



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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Lol this sounds like a zombie home defence manual



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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The greatest weapon you have is your brain, and its free. Use it wisely to know what kind of situation you are in. Dont try to be a hero. If needed, call the cops, dont risk your life for something silly or for material items.

With all of that said. The next greatest advantage is your enviroment. Most people will not know the outlay of your house/apartment. Take advantage of that fact. Use it. Again, all of this you do not have to pay a dime for.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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I carry a short Dagger in a holster on my belt. It's cheap, and if I lose it, I am only out a few bucks. Holds an edge pretty good as long as I don't use it to cut things, and makes for a wicked close defence weapon. Easily hidden under a long tee shirt, only the last 2" of the black fabric holster sticks out.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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A little FYI for all the weekend commando's.


There is a thing called training, or knowing how to defend yourself with your bare-hands.

Any weapon, meaning knife, fork, stick, hammer, gun or whatever you pick up is an extension of your hands, if you do not know how to use your hands in defense, then a suggestion would be to get some professional training.

In situations of violence, or extreme duress there is a thing called "Muscle Memory", this reflex is instilled after countless repetition and training, unless muscle memory is learned a weekend of martial arts training, at the local YMCA isn't going to cut it.

I hope no one ever gets in a situation like this.

Peace out,

RT
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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No flag no star.
There is no such animal as a cheap effective last minute weapon.
First off lemme say that if you use any of the chemicals some suggest, wasp spray, gasoline, Etc.
Not only they are NOT effective and will enrage your target, but in the US will get you prison time.
So cheap is out.
Many things can be effective but require many years of training.
Yes you may get a "lucky shot" but that is something you should not bet your life on, or the lives of your loved ones.
Now for effective, a gun works as well as bows and blades.
Some areas guns are not available, bows are a bit slow and space is a concern, ie no close quarters combat, now we look at blades, NOBODY wins a knife fight.
Even if you won, the winner generally got cut a few times.
Last minute is no option, you posted the article, you know there is time to prepare.
If you can get a 22 rifle if not, move to where you can have them.
Otherwise live knowing that the enemy will always be the one with a gun and most generally the winner in a conflict.
Some will call me a wuss or whatever for suggesting to go guns so quick but all I have to say is, "Where have the unarmed EVER won a conflict in history"?
That's right, there are 2 kinds of people the unarmed dead and the armed alive.
All other angles are invalid.
Get a gun and practice practice practice.
Just remember that no matter how good you ever get, "Even monkeys fall out of trees".
Hope it helps



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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From reading the first page,

I'm surprised no one has mentioned pepper spray.

Fire extinguisher followed by a bat beating works well too.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by Gwampo
defence is spelled defenSe.

Really tired of seeing the ignorant ones here spell things incorrectly. Thought this site was supposed to deny ignorance.

Go away dumb-dumbs!


in America yes, in UK, no. God, you think you rule the world. Wait you do, now i think of it.

Anyways, id say learn a martial art, something like krav maga incase you happen to have no weapon, organising weapons on carry them around sounds a little like you are expecting trouble my friend



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Fists are a good bet... or elbows if they are REAL close =)



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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double post
edit on 28-9-2011 by fatdad because: youtube like wont work to the youtube video of irish blackthorne stick fighting.......www.youtube.com...
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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blackthorne stick..i carry a good thick one nearly always and cops ignore it...

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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Not cheap but best weapon ever japanese katana.

i wasn't aware that quentin tarantino had an account on ATS.

knives take a measure of skill to use effectively, but a longer bladed weapon like a machete or a decent kukri take little more skill than a baseball bat, and will do more damage.

if you have a lot of chairs, you can also do some damage. VOLLY!!!

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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by visualmiscreant
If you can have a dog in your home, this will deter most intruders.
The dog doesn't have to be a bada**. i've got the biggest coward and skittish clown I've ever seen in my idiot of a dog. But she has the big basso profundo bark, and likes to growl at things, so any time someone comes to the door, she sounds like death on wheels. You come after her, and she's going to run until cornered. Most useless creature, I swear.




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