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Old 08-27-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Home defense without a firearm

The scenario, you are unable for whatever reason to have a firearm of any sort, no pistol, shotgun, rifle, blunderbuss, flint lock, musket in the house. You have 0 access to anything considered a firearm. What do you choose for home defense?

An obvious choice would be a knife or taser maybe a crossbow or compound bow. What do you choose as your home defense weapon? Personally I would take my dog (90lb Doberman Pinscher to some training classes). What would you choose?

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Old 08-27-2010, 10:04 PM   #2
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Baseball Bat...worked for the mob.

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Some people calls it a slingblade; some people calls it a kaiserblade; i just call it my binky.

Seriously, though, i have a nice machete and a ~20lb cat that HATES strangers.

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darn it....I was going to say a Blunderbuss....LOL

I think I'm with you. I have a 100 pound dog that could probably be trained to whoop up on an intruder.

My second choice would probably be a baseball bat or crow bar.

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Your choices are Edged Weapons (machete, sword, hatchet, knife, chain saw, lawn mower) blunt instrument (ball bat, cane, metal pipe, 3 iron, crowbar, 4 rolls of nickels in a sock) Chemical (ammonia, hot sauce, drain cleaner, hornet jet spray) Pyro - ziplock bag filled with kerosene or unleaded- (Here- CATCH!) Bola- rope, socks, flashlight batteries, garrote (steel fishing leader, 2 oz sinkers)

Or just wait for you to trip over the damned cat and break your neck.

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Your choices are Edged Weapons (machete, sword, hatchet, knife, chain saw, lawn mower) blunt instrument (ball bat, cane, metal pipe, 3 iron, crowbar, 4 rolls of nickels in a sock) Chemical (ammonia, hot sauce, drain cleaner, hornet jet spray) Pyro - ziplock bag filled with kerosene or unleaded- (Here- CATCH!) Bola- rope, socks, flashlight batteries, garrote (steel fishing leader, 2 oz sinkers)

Or just wait for you to trip over the damned cat and break your neck.
Jeez, remind me not to break into your house. That's a hell of a list you got there. I imagine a criminal walking into your house and getting hit with a sock full of nickels followed by some kerosene to the face. All this before you even choose to pull a gun on them.
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My machete or hatchet.

As much as I love the hatchet...I was told I am pretty good with the machete by an ex-marine neighbor. Maybe because I've been using one since 5 yo but a lot less now.

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either the bat or this,

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I just picked up a stoopid-sharp katana (my fingers have healed up nicely, thanks) a couple weeks back that became my new favorite bladed weapon (and that's saying something because I've got a bunch of them around here). A good katana, kukri, or machete would be high on my list. A tomahawk, bat or club would be a close second.

And a good watchdog is a must...preferably one that is intimidating and which could do some damage.

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