True. I think as sojourner stated, we're basically agreeing. The improvisation is what you grab, as a mechanical advantage (since you're already behind the curve). If I fear for my life, I can beat you till you are "no longer a threat" with a soda can; given my preference, however, I could finish things more efficiently with a staff (cane, baton), knife, or pistol.Originally Posted by acparmed
The "dedicated" weapon is your full-on choice. As in, can the "SD" pen I carry be used to stab repeatedly, possibly hitting bone, without breaking; am I confident enough in my physical ability to go bare-hand, and to what degree; can I access numerous "items" from a pin, on the ground, in a choke, etc.. We need to have a "battery" available, not a "single barrel", and we need to have the mindset, and physical ability, to move through the continuium.