This is a discussion on Makeshift weapons. within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Feel free to give me some of your experiences dealing with whatever makeshift weapons you have had to use.
Even if you dont have an ...
October 21st, 2010 05:42 PM
Feel free to give me some of your experiences dealing with whatever makeshift weapons you have had to use.
Even if you dont have an experience where you had to use a normal something as a weapon,feel free to leave us some ideas as to what would be the preference to grab when there are no options left with a carry gun,whatever the reason may be for that happening.
I had something happen at work a few months ago.I walked into the office (i work at a junkyard) carrying a big turbo.A guy was standing just inside the door holding a knife at my bosses neck.The perp turned around at me,and i hit him in the head with the turbo.
October 21st, 2010 05:58 PM
These are the makeshift weapons that I can quickly think about:
- You Car/Home Keys placed in between your fingers to be used as brass knuckles
- A Pen used as a knife/poking weapon (better if it's a tactical pen)
- A Baseball Bat
- A Golf Club
- A Crowbar
- A Tire Iron
- An Umbrella
- A Cane
- A rock
- A brick
- A pipe
- A Flashlight (best if it has a striking bezel)
- A sock full of spare change or a billiard ball
- A folded magazine/car rug
- A billiard cue
- A glass bottle
- A frying pan
- A tow chain
But most importantly, the deadliest make shift weapons are your hands, your knuckles, your feet, your arms, your elbows, your knees, your legs, your head and your teeth. If you learn how to use your body for self-defense (Krav Maga, Karate, Boxing, etc.) you can inflict a lot of damage to an attacker (of course, unless he is armed with a handgun or a knife).
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]
October 21st, 2010 06:13 PM
A strong belt with a big heavy buckle.
"I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".
October 21st, 2010 09:54 PM
Everything is a weapon that you can put your hands on. The one that I have had to use in a pinch is a tightly rolled up magazine. It gets very hard and can be used for striking or jabbing. The best weapon is a prepared brain.
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October 21st, 2010 10:20 PM
I forget which movie, I think it was a Bourne movie, he was in a hand to hand fight and grabbed a rolled up magazine and used it for a few strikes. I was like "wait... wut?" Use what you can, I guess :)
Originally Posted by CPTMO
October 21st, 2010 10:52 PM
Anything can be used as a weapon of some sort. If you throw a box of kleenx at someone they will more than likely blink. That gives you just a little time to make a move.
Originally Posted by alachner
I think the willingness to do harm to someone in order to protect yourself is one of the best weapons we can have.
Don't do things you don't want to explain to the Paramedics!
Stupidity should be painful.
October 21st, 2010 11:32 PM
Some years ago I saw an article stating that the average room had 246 potential weapons in it.
War to the knife, knife to the hilt.
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October 22nd, 2010 02:13 AM
Army E-tool has a thousand and one uses ..lol Weapon, toilet and o yea a shovel
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October 22nd, 2010 06:45 AM
Even an empty room has at least 5. Four walls and a floor.
Originally Posted by fudo
October 22nd, 2010 06:57 AM
Just about anything can be a weapon. I watched an attack at a company I worked at, in a data center, and in it the assailant pulled a knife and started advancing. The defender ran, knocking things over behind him, creating obstacles for the pursuer. Worked rather well.
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
October 22nd, 2010 08:21 AM
dont forget the door...a good multiple crushing blows behind a door can change an attitude in a hurry...
Originally Posted by Sergeant Mac
books....an office stapler is heavy and long when opened...chairs can be kicked into someones legs and then used to pull them over it and to the ground before beating them to death with a keyboard...
i snapped a badminton racket in half once and left a 3" harry potter scar on another kids head with the sharp end...i was prepared for more but he surrendered rather quickly when the blood started running into his eyes...
anything you can grab has the potential to do harm....ask my mother in laws dog what happens when you bite my hand and the closest object is a blanket on the end of the sofa...the dog still wont approach me and its usually quite aggressive with people...apparently wrapping its head up and striking it a few times was enough for it to understand although it thinks its teeth are an effective weapon its brain needs to think things through a bit...my mother in law hasnt even commented on it to this day but she seems to have found a respect for my reaction time and my disdain for poorly trained dogs...that and i told her that the next time it happens i'll be digging a hole...
October 22nd, 2010 07:33 PM
I bet that spun him up...
Originally Posted by Glocksin
I would think anything that could give you an advantage and not be easily broken or taken away from you would work.
October 22nd, 2010 07:44 PM
I personally like pens. Look harmless to those who dont know.
October 22nd, 2010 07:49 PM
Yeah I think it was the 2nd one, The Bourne Supremacy, I just watched it the other day!
Originally Posted by RKM
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October 23rd, 2010 01:07 PM
Originally Posted by TomEgun
LOL. A pair of them makes a two cheek toilet seat. You just have to have a good buddy to borrow the second one from
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