This is a discussion on A baseball bat for home defense within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Landric We seem to be making a lot of assumptions here. Lets reverse the situation. You are a guy who carries all ...
Years ago, when I was healthy, before I ever even thought of owning a gun, I had a break in. I was asleep with my girl friend when we heard a crashing from the living room. I had her dial 911 and I ran out with my HD protection at the time a bat.
I ran out out to the living room with the bat, in my underware screaming. Let me add I'm a big boy. I scared the bleep out of two kids standing in my kitchen (don't know who was more scared). They ran, a few minutes later the cops showed up.
That was also 15 years ago in quiet neighborhood, way before home invasions were the norm.
If I tried to do the same thing now, I'd probably be dead. Glad now I have a 9 mm by the bed and a 12 gauge under it.
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Actually a bat is ideal for home defense if the intruder is armed with baseballs.
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The defense against a bat is to get close up, real close. Shoot them before they do.
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Bats are OK as long as there 12Gauge. After you run out of shells , SWING AWAY!!!
During the Dark Days, when I lived in CA, I had an aluminum bat and a K-Bar next to the bed for SD; happily, I never had to try to protect us with them. After somebody got murdered around the corner, I got a Mossberg 500 and that was the end of my baseball career. Now that I'm home in Texas, I still have the bat and the knife -- in a box in the garage. In their place is a Springer 1911 ...
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Baseball bat- The original home defense weapon: A descendent of the cavemans club.
Seriously though, my wife's cousin has a baseball bat for home defense. Although, he has expressed interest in buying a pistol when I took him to a gun show earlier this year. He said he wanted to buy a piece to go shooting with me more often. Like was mentioned earlier, baseball bat with a plan, is better than nothing at all.
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We might make light of it folks and sure it's not the ideal weapon for defense, but as that say goes "Any Port in a Storm" folks.
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If nothing else were in the house or affordable, I too would likely have one around. But the "fine print" would have to include caveats about its limited ability to effectively deal with what criminals very often bring to crimes of violence: firearms. Hard to get around that except with a plan, tactics and tools that can surmount an attack involving firearms.
I'd say the only upside of a bat is that it's easy to get and easy to "conceal" .... if I were to toss one in my truck tomorrow, the cops wouldn't ask me for a license to have it.
Nobody's ever raised an eyebrow about my multitude of tire tools *cough cough* but I wouldn't want to face a gunfight with a lug wrench, ya know?
Me thinks baseball bat toting homeowner has never really THOUGHT his plan through. Or perhaps he's just never had someone break in while his wife/daughter was home alone --- that'll change your gun opinions really quick!
Rather than a baseball bat, I would just quickly don my armor...
....then take a swing with the handy dandy Charvel!
See? Problem solved!
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As the saying goes: "Don't bring a bat to a gun fight."
I don't know how Grady can walk and sit without and metallic clangs or clunks,I remember on the movie "The Cowboys" all the kids show up and the little guy pulled out a pistol that had a barrel a foot long,I think it might of been Grady in his younger days
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