- Apr 8, 2012
Just curious. Like batons or pepper spray. Why or why not?
Sometimes I carry my .40 S&W.
All of the things that I carry can be lethal.
The weapon is between the ears. The other stuff is merely hardware.
I carry spray when I am biking or running for the dogs I have had good luck with it. Haven't had to shoot a god yet sprayed a few.
I have carried some improvised weapons in gun free zone that no one ever has questioned but would be effective if need be.
And have any of them lashed out in revenge yet?:uhoh:
I am considering carrying some pepper spray as well, just in case.
The only problem (or "fear") I have is that someone (prosecutor, media, et al.) might try to pull the "you should have just pepper sprayed him (the BG) since you aren't a good enough shot to shoot him in the leg".:banghead: Might just be me.
The problem with pepper spray for a threat on two legs is it's very short range.If a attacker is coming full bore pepper spray will not stop them. Then it is too late to go to the sidearm.
Pepper spray is more effective as a compliance tool, but it works well for dogs that are not in a full charge.
One other thing to consider about pepper spray: If you're downwind you're likely to get as much spray on you as your target is.
the BG would have to get kinda close for me to use the spray which could mean i somehow (heavens forbid), i lost control of the situation as i lost my SAwareness.
naw'llll i stick to my sidearm, w/o extra mag, for the defence, at about 15-20 feet or so, of myself and those i hold near and dear ...
I've started to carry a wooden cane on trips to the walking park lately as my lung capacity and endurance have been reduced.
It's not carried because I need a cane to walk with, let's just say that. And no, the line 1/3 of the way from the end is just where the carved handle meets the carved hard wood 'blade'. There are canes with actual hidden edges, but the one I carry is the same one I practiced with in Okinawa 30 years ago.But it's not carried as a "less lethal" weapon so it does not count.
And you might want to Google cane fighting to see some of the decorative embellishments you can make.
And that line roughly 1/3 the way up from the bottom - is that what my evil mind thinks it is? It does make that stick look pretty sharp.