The ''sock''!!

The ''sock''!!

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    The ''sock''!!

    Never used this myself in anger - but an old buddy did once - in UK - heck, he had few other options in that hell hole of zero self defence! It supposedly had ''significant'' deterrant effect - that's all I recall.

    Longish sock - fill with a good handful of loose change. Whirl about head and swing at BG - whack - ouch!! Sounds to me potentially effective - plus I guess you'd say easy to conceal.

    But - any thoughts? Effective? I rather think it could be.
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    Soap bar in the sock worked well in boot camp... That was the "Old Corps" though. :)

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    I would be afraid if there was to much coinige to get a good weight it would split the sock at the toe seam.. now maybe 3-4 rolls of quaters in it might hold up but i dont ... The old bar of soap sound like a winner though one solid item and thats it

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    That must be considered to be heavy weaponry in the UK where folks can't carry at all.
    They will probably ban socks there next.
    I would think that a solid, heavy, "walking stick" would be a bit more effective & versatile.
    That reminds me of the old "FLAT SAP"
    The leather filled with powdered lead or bird shot that LEOs and mobsters usta carry...way back when.
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    Sock and a bar of soap is where it's at. Also great option for an airplane. No security is going to prevent a person from carrying a bar of soap in their carry on especially if its in a shower bag or something. If someone would have had one of those rigs on the 9/11 planes I think the outcome could have been different. Also along the same lines a western belt with a large beltbuckle is always worn by myself and is plane worthy. I'm no Bruce Lee but if I connect with this belt and buckly whoever I'm aiming at is going to be hurting.

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    try paracord on the keychain. It not only hits hard, but lacerates.

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    Paracord? I have a monkey's fist knot I made wrapped around a marble, and it's attached to my keychain. I guess you could clobber people with either end.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty
    My wacky brother whacks his buddies in the buttocks with his monkey's fist.
    There a line from the next Adam Sandler movie.
    Seek safety at the heart of danger.

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    [deep_thoughts]Hmm. That line can be taken any number of ways.[/deep_thoughts]

    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa

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    [gasp...wretch...ralph]paracord[/gasp...wretch...ralph]

    You guys bought stock in some third world thread factory and didn't tell the old Gumba, didn't ya?

    'Scuse me, will you. I have to leave now. Me and the 101st are having our nails done. Then we're going to wrap my trailor hitch in paracord for that 'mercenary look' the chicks really crave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_Linch
    Soap bar in the sock worked well in boot camp... That was the "Old Corps" though. :)
    Worked just as good in the Army too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    That reminds me of the old "FLAT SAP"
    The leather filled with powdered lead or bird shot that LEOs and mobsters usta carry...way back when.
    Way back when? I carry one in the door compartment of my car every day....

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    Worked just as good in the Army too.
    Yes, it did!
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    Hey, it was the first weapon ever used by the brand new vigilante character in the FIRST "Death Wish" movie. Decked the mugger and split apart as the BG took off. Just imagine going from the "sock" to a .30 cal belt fed machinegun in "Death Wish 3!"
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    Question The Flat Sap

    I was going to try to make one of those as a "leather project" ~ I have lots of old fine lead shot around.
    Maybe by sometime next year I'll get around to making one.
    Wasn't the whole idea behind the "Flat Sap" that you could knock the Bad Guys lights out ...without doing any physical damage to his stupid skull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    I was going to try to make one of those as a "leather project" ~ I have lots of old fine lead shot around.
    Maybe by sometime next year I'll get around to making one.
    Wasn't the whole idea behind the "Flat Sap" that you could knock the Bad Guys lights out ...without doing any physical damage to his stupid skull?
    I forgot I had a picture of mine in the gallery. And, yup, that was exactly what they were very effective for. If you learn just how to hit someone you can knock them out almost every time with one hit. They wake up with one hell of a lump and a headache but normally without any blood or permanent damage. Rent the movie Mulholland Falls and watch Nick Nolte use a sap to whup just about everyone he runs into....

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