Which Weapon to Carry for Self Defence

Discussion in 'Self Defence' started by SWC Sifu Ben, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

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  2. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    I had 17500 thanks, more than anyone else and this is because I'm kind, considerate, helpful and the man all men want to be.

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  3. Martinroy

    Martinroy Valued Member

    Hello
    Guys....I would like to add something...
    Many countries allow to carry legal weapons for self protection...In those countries anyone may carry a pistol,gun...but with license and permit...
    And most of countries do not allow to carry weapons...In those countries there are some other which can be carried for self defense.... here i have something which is legal and easy to use for self defense...
    Blitz Sport Kubotan Key Ring
    it costs about 6 Uk pounds....
     
  4. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    You sure about that?

    Travess
     
  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    It is situationally dependent on legality to be honest - over the years it has been viewed more sternly because it is not "just a keyring" anymore because the advertising hype for kubotans was always as a weapon of defense (ergo "made" on the offensive weapon scale) - the grey area was around the main function. If it spent most of it's time carrying keys was it still a weapon?

    It's not cut and dry, but to be honest it's also an overrated tool and a solid flashlight (maglite or similar) is every bit as good and far easier to articulate
     
  6. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    This is where my query came in - I have been informed that it is illegal to carry, (and had it confiscated) regardless of whether or not I had keys attached. I have also been told that it is fine to carry, so long as you make sure that there are keys attached and that you will have a use for those keys whilst you are out... Both times the information came from police personnel.

    I have also spoken with a few doormen/women, and security personnel, who say that they are big no no, but that obviously had nothing to do with the legalities of it...

    a Maglite is something that we'd always recommend now too, in favour of an actual Kubotan.

    Travess
     
  7. Old bloke

    Old bloke Active Member

    A metal comb, even though I have a crew cut
     
  8. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Difficult to justify then if you ever get caught using it.
     
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  9. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Probably less useful than a good right hander too
     
  10. Old bloke

    Old bloke Active Member

    It is very uncomfortable run across someone's
     
  11. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    I'm sure it is, but that isn't necessarily going to be the correct course of action against an attacker.

    It will however really cheese someone off and more than likely get them to escalate their level of violence.

    It will though leave them with a nice centre parting. :D
     
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  12. Old bloke

    Old bloke Active Member

    Oh sorry missed out the word septum, lol centre parting
     
  13. EdiSco

    EdiSco Likes his anonymity

    I've often wondered about carrying a gum shield....it would look premeditated? However, nothing wrong with having one in the car's glove box. Of course one needs time to get it and pop it in but there may be instances it could come in very handy. Besides, my confidence would shoot through the roof if I had a gum shield in and my attacker didn't!
     
  14. Old bloke

    Old bloke Active Member

  15. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.


    If you got time to put a gum shield on, then your situ-awareness is pointing in the wrong direction
     
  16. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Geoff Thompson tells a story about a bouncer that used to carry a gumshield in his pocket.
    Would get it out when faced with aggro, put in and then invariably the aggro person would become a clumsy milkman, drop their bottle and do one. :)
     
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  17. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I would argue that the Bouncer cant really move away from the situation. And 90% of the people giving the aggro to Bouncers dont really want it, theyre peacocking. Also big respect to Geoff but chances are that story was during the wild west days of bouncing.

    Imagine a cop turns up to a disturbance today, and you see them put on mouth guard. We dont even allow them to raise their voices without someone with a smart phone pointing that way.

    It wouldnt affect the final outcome but there'll be plenty of questions.
     
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  18. Latikos

    Latikos Valued Member

    How, on Earth, is it possible, that I constantly read "gun" shield?
    And kept wondering, what a gun shield is?
    I pretend the reason lay in just be awake for a few minutes, but I see the lie jumping right into my face o_O:confused::D
     
  19. EdiSco

    EdiSco Likes his anonymity

    Just out of interest, when did the wild west days of bouncing end in the UK? I also do believe that UK is FAR less violent than it used to be in the 90's and even mid 000's esp. Scotland
     
  20. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Door supervisor licences became a requirement in 2005.
     

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