Airsoft as Personal Defense

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    Airsoft as Personal Defense

    Alright I normally don't like to post links to other gun boards
    but, this post just struck me as plain funny.

    A guy over at The Highroad posted about airsoft for
    defending his home..at first I thought it was some kid
    or a troll but, he said that he also had a real full size
    1911 as well. Then why does he want a toy?

    Airsoft as Personal Defense - THR

    OK, here's the scenario: Its dark and you awaken to the sounds of a bad guy(s) opening your backdoor. You reach over to your nightstand and pull out your surefire, your 1911with 6+1 .45acp rounds, and your 1911 gas blow back airsoft gun loaded with 20 airsoft 6mm bbs and a fresh load of green gas. How would you go about incorporating the airsoft gun as a part of your self defense system?

    The main purpose of this topic is to think outside the box. That's right, I'm not (necessarily) advocating airsoft for self defense. As an owner of an airsoft gun, its hard not to wonder about the potential of it as a less than lethal weapon. I can see many advantages and possibly more disadvantages... if it was part of your kit how would you employ it? Let's be constructive here... don't bother with a quick put down.

    For those of you who still can't wrap their minds around the idea, lets change the equation:

    You reach into your nightstand and pull out a surfire, a single shot .45acp derringer, and a airsoft 1911 with 20 rounds of bb's.
    Remember folks...don't do drugs

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    As an owner of an airsoft gun, its hard not to wonder about the potential of it as a less than lethal weapon.
    I think we all wonder about the limitations of our airsoft guns

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    "A guy over at The Highroad posted about airsoft for
    defending his home.."

    Defending his home...From WHAT ?

    I cannot come up with one reason that anyone would even consider a 6mm. .12gram plastic pellet moving at around 300fps to be of any defensive use.

    Maybe you could slip it into a sock and use it as a barracks billy.

    OMO

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    How would you go about incorporating the airsoft gun as a part of your self defense system?
    That statement is an oxymoron.

    "Self defense" isn't what I would call a display being made with a non-lethal object, since so much can defeat it in the real-life game of "rock/paper/scissors." When criminals play this game, you can't afford to lose. What ... you're going to risk the lives of your two children and spouse by relying on a couple of Airsoft fakes at home?

    I agree: don't do drugs. It can't help.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    That statement is an oxymoron.

    "Self defense" isn't what I would call a display being made with a non-lethal object, since so much can defeat it in the real-life game of "rock/paper/scissors." When criminals play this game, you can't afford to lose. What ... you're going to risk the lives of your two children and spouse by relying on a couple of Airsoft fakes at home?

    I agree: don't do drugs. It can't help.
    I think rocks or scissors would be more effective than an Airsoft gun.
    Cheers,
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    The best way, and quite possibly the only way to incorporate an Air Soft pistol into your Self Defense System is for training purposes!

    They are an awesome tool for use in FoF scenarios to get the adrenaline flowing and to practice tactics, technique and to hone your skills.

    To use one against a real life adversary is foolhardy at best and at worst, a lethal mistake on your part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post



    Maybe you could slip it into a sock and use it as a barracks billy.



    bosco

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!... That is good,.. And about all you could do with one,..

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    I know these aren't even in the same ballpark as a airsoft gun; a kids toy designed to not break the skin during combat games. Have you guys seen these big bore air rifles though? This is right where my mind went when I read the article, before I realized he said airsoft, not airgun.

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    Could put a eye out ;-)
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    As long as it's HIS "self" that he's defending I don't care if he defends himself with Vlasic sweet pickle slices fired from a slingshot.

    The guy is an idiot. Nuf said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    The best way, and quite possibly the only way to incorporate an Air Soft pistol into your Self Defense System is for training purposes!

    To use one against a real life adversary is foolhardy at best and at worst, a lethal mistake on your part.
    That's what I'm thinking.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    I notice you didn't post this in "defensive scenarios".
    eschew obfuscation

    The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD

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    maybe this guys CC is a sling shot, it will do a lot more damage than the airsoft. lol.
    Gun control is two hands on a 500 Smith/Wesson

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    I notice you didn't post this in "defensive scenarios".
    That and the comment about "don't do drugs" were clear give-aways.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    As long as it's HIS "self" that he's defending I don't care if he defends himself with Vlasic sweet pickle slices fired from a slingshot.

    The guy is an idiot. Nuf said.
    Best possible answer.. Love it..

    bosco

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