Tazers and batons

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    Tazers and batons

    Just wondering how many members carry or have any thoughts on tazers, stun guns, batons, and other less lethal weapons?
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    Impact weapons and OC. Personally, I don't feel anything else is a legitimately combative tool. Tasers and stunguns may work against an agressive unarmed individual, or the Taser against someone with a wepon if you have armed backup yourself, but in any other circumstance they are pretty "inadequate".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Impact weapons and OC. Personally, I don't feel anything else is a legitimately combative tool. Tasers and stunguns may work against an agressive unarmed individual, or the Taser against someone with a wepon if you have armed backup yourself, but in any other circumstance they are pretty "inadequate".
    ...especially if you hit someone like me with it...(used to play with them in college - I can take a 300k hit and keep on coming), but all that discussion is in an older thread somewhere. I don't believe tasers and/or stun guns are an adequate combative tool (at least not one I would bet my life on 100% of the time).
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    I think every tool has its place, and some are more effective than others in certain scenarios. Sometimes less-lethal tools are necessary when/where you can't legally carry a firearm, or if it's too dangerous to use a firearm (heavy crowd, poor backstop, etc). I'm ASP certified, but I rarely carry my baton.
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    have a baton, take it in the car when we go camping or on long road trips in case I need to bust out a window or some other use
    (currently in Texas we can only have a club/baton in vehicle while traveling since they fall under the same weapons restrictions as handguns w/o a CHL, that is until Sep 1st new law takes affect and we can have batons and handguns in our cars at anytime w/o a permit)

    my bro has thought about getting a taser for his wife (school teacher) since she could keep one with her at school, I just wish the state legislature would let CHLs carry in schools and that we could not worry about baton and blade length restrictions, if they would require us to take baton cert I'd do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Impact weapons and OC. Personally, I don't feel anything else is a legitimately combative tool. Tasers and stunguns may work against an agressive unarmed individual, or the Taser against someone with a wepon if you have armed backup yourself, but in any other circumstance they are pretty "inadequate".
    Exactly! Tasers are control devices, not weapons. Stun guns are not even worth consideration.


    (oh, and batons stop being "less lethal" when you strike a "non-approved" target )
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    right on Kempo, nice addition
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    I generally carry an ASP in my bag.

    Being 6'4" 250lbs it would be very difficult for me to prove I was in fear for my life from an unarmed attacker. The ASP gives me the advantage in such an attack without going to far up the force continuum. If the ASP comes out and the attacker goes for a weapon all bets are off.
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    My carry flashlight doubles as a Kubaton and I sometimes carry OC spray but currently I am out of OC. Need to replace that.

    While I do carry a tactical folding knife, it is more often used as a utility tool.

    I certainly wouldn't use it as a weapon except if I was unable to use my pistol. Bringing the knife to bear is only reserved for deadly force situations and in that case the firearm is a much better choice.
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