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What's your favorite Self Defense weapon for home? --no guns

Discussion in 'Personal Security Devices & Self-Defense' started by Shelby, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Moco

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    12" tramontina machete, i managed to put a razor sharp convex edge on it. its 12inches for close quarters the trade off is leverage of an 18inch
     
  2. Iragon

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    I got a 18" machete by the porch door, a 9" chopper by the room door, with a 12 ga but since you say no guns so it's a air soft. And a ka bar in the drawer, [​IMG]
    Noted: the G19 and the shells are all air soft too, play by the rules.
     
  3. Serena

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    A frying pan?
     
  4. IThinkTooMuch

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    No! It's *my* snake, I trained it, I'm going to eat it!
     
  5. Karmakanic

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    This thread makes interesting reading, maybe out of morbid curiosity if nothing else.
    I'd be really interested to know how many proponents of deadly weapons, knives, axes, swords and so on, have actually encountered someone in their home and used such a weapon and what the outcome was. Did you kill or maim anyone? What happened in the resulting legal fallout, did you successfully avoid arrest, prosecution, conviction or even incarceration?
     
  6. Inner Prop

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    You know I cringe every time I watch "Tangled" and she uses that thing on Flynn. I think the NFL would require a concussion evaluation after just the first.
     
  7. les snyder

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    1700's utility tool

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  8. Ok Cowboy

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    A Ka Bar fighting knife, SOG fast hawk, and a mean red headed wife.
     
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  9. Viper101

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    what a bout a spear? Basically a knife on the end of a long stick. You could lay it down next to your bed, head towards the door. Any one comes busting in, you raise it and they impale themselves.
     
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  10. khawk3

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    Hockey stick :)


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  11. smokingfish

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    Ah let's see.

    11" MLL gobi under the pillow, it's 4.5 mm thick.
    15" kukri under the other pillow, sirupati version at 6 mm thick.
    They're both heavy knives, i couldn't imagine being struck by either one.

    Also it's nice to have a few dogs in the house, 1 sleeps on my bed, thinking she's human.. but they are great alerting machines, even if it's only the wind haha.
     
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  12. baldenwonder

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    A banana skin.
    Works a treat on a wooden floor ;)


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  13. IThinkTooMuch

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    Speaking of.... What's everybodies thoughts on area denial, i.e. nail boards, slippery gel, clear legos, ect. for non-gun home defense. I'm not sure how it would interact with the "booby trap" prohibition laws.
     
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  14. earthman

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    Interesting thread this, being in the UK myself, guns are a no go any how.
     
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  15. BlueTrain

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    My goodness! There are weapons (I guess they're weapons) mentioned here that I've never heard of. Statistics are available on just about anything if you look hard enough. One problem with the statistics is selecting the geographical location. Of course, lots of people don't believe the statistics because they don't say what they want to hear. In any event, there are no statistics for "home invasions" because that's not a legal term. There is burglary as well as breaking and entering but I guess those don't convey the same drama. While actual gunfights in connection with a breaking and entering where I live are not unheard of, actual incidents of quite rare. The local paper does carry crime reports once a week but there's little to get excited over.

    "Hardening" your domicile is naturally a good idea but unless you live in a concrete and brick house with steel doors and no windows, it won't be easy.
     
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  16. IThinkTooMuch

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    It's actually pretty cheap to harden your home against anybody not willing to shatter 30 square feet of tempered glass (only slightly quiter then the crack of creation) to get in. I did it, including tools, for less then a hundred USD.
    *Deadbolts, door wraps, and heavy duty strike plates on all external doors and garage to house door. The dead bolts were the must expensive item.
    *Anti-lift screws driven into the top of the window panes. (2) #10 cap head screws per pane if it matters
    *Dowels backing up the casement locks on the windows.
    *Fisheye lens'

    Security screen doors, window bars, and unpleasant flora under access points and at potential hiding spots, while more expensive, can also make access difficult and/or painfull. External sirens and strobes can shorten the duration of an attack. It's a little difficult to spend 4 hours raping and murdering someone if the house is going off like a pinball machine.
     
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  17. Sriracha

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    I have collapsible Asp batons and SOG Vietnam hatchet and an authentic aluminum NYC hydrant wrench... The hydrant wrench is my fave. I wish I could post pics.... Soon... Its so medevil looking, like a mace with two pentagonal openings on each ends. Each with lots of points for "force concentration" or whatever. Also its aluminum, so one could swing it mighty fast. Its so bad @$$
     
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  19. BlueTrain

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    I imagine that anyone willing to break into your home is not going to worry about making some noise and breaking some glass. It won't take four hours to do everything they want to do and if they're really professional about it and well organized, five or ten minutes is enough. On the other hand, there are a lot of amateurs out there.
     
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    A 75 pound German shorthair pointer that never sleeps.