View Poll Results: What would you do?

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  • Draw or grab a firearm that is immediately next to you

    28 28.57%
  • Grab a clubbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Golf club, baseball bat, etc)

    7 7.14%
  • Grab a stabbing weapon that is immediately next to you (ex. Kitchen knife, pocket knife, etc)

    6 6.12%
  • Run to another room to grab a locked up or hidden firearm and confront the home invaders

    11 11.22%
  • Run to another room to grab a stabbing or clubbing weapon and confront the home invaders

    3 3.06%
  • Run to another room and attempt to hide while dialing 911

    2 2.04%
  • Run out the backdoor of the house and attempt to escape

    6 6.12%
  • Freeze like a deer in the headlights

    6 6.12%
  • Rush the bad guys barehanded

    6 6.12%
  • Other (explain)

    23 23.47%
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Thread: Self defense: How prepared are you?

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I sure hope he as a tax stamp for that M16. what made them jam was the army disregarding Gene Stoner's instructions for gun powder. the DoD bought cheaper stuff with the wrong power and it fouled up the direct impingement gas tube. that is why many claim the Piston driven AR's are more reliable though with proper ammo the normal M16 is fairly reliable



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    one problem in that logic. the single most effective handgun load (anything heavier does not increase stopping power but decreases hit potential) is a 357 magnum. that is why lots of people who do entry team work are carrying 8 shot Smith and Wesson 357 (and i have one with a flashlight for some situations) the 357 SIG is as an effective a caliber for a semi auto as a 45 and the guns are smaller and hold more rounds

    Evan Marshall's studies prove that claim about the 357 as does Massad Ayoob's
    Personally in regards CQB, 357 is good and better handling than a 40 cal on up, although I would prefer a shot gun with 12 gauge slugs or buck shot..

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I sure hope he as a tax stamp for that M16. what made them jam was the army disregarding Gene Stoner's instructions for gun powder. the DoD bought cheaper stuff with the wrong power and it fouled up the direct impingement gas tube. that is why many claim the Piston driven AR's are more reliable though with proper ammo the normal M16 is fairly reliable
    Never knew that... I just know all the stories he told me of soldiers ditching their M16s for AKs, etc. I will ask him about a tax stamp though, and find out about those marksmanship awards this weekend.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    I usually have my butterfly knife within arms reach. I'd grab that, and then calmly explain why there are better people to try and rob.
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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    I usually have my butterfly knife within arms reach. I'd grab that, and then calmly explain why there are better people to try and rob.
    can you believe its a felony to have one of those knives in california when anyone with 5 minutes of training can open a spyderco faster than even top Filipino knife guys can open a balisong



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    can you believe its a felony to have one of those knives in california when anyone with 5 minutes of training can open a spyderco faster than even top Filipino knife guys can open a balisong
    Yes I can.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Yes I can.
    if I wrote a book of stupid laws that would be on the top

    sort of like the bans on fireworks or hunting on sunda



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    can you believe its a felony to have one of those knives in california when anyone with 5 minutes of training can open a spyderco faster than even top Filipino knife guys can open a balisong
    I think it's a old Turkish Proverb that states, that one should never draw his sword unless he intends on drawing blood.

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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    I think it's a old Turkish Proverb that states, that one should never draw his sword unless he intends on drawing blood.
    in some societies if you drew a blade you then cut yourself before re-sheathing it

    Gurkhas come to mind



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    Re: Self defense: How prepared are you?

    Im a knife guy, i also have a real katana(sharpened and everything) in my room. I often use that to scout my home or apartment.

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