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  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    I built a tool steel belt buckle once that was capable of firing two .22 LR rounds. The firing mechanism was hidden under two decorative agate cabochons.No rifling, but up close and personal, it would have been deadly.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I've been watching this thread with some amusement. Like Wambli, I too looked into alternative SD weapon options after 9/11 and the resulting lockdown of carry-on items.

    What I found is that anything and everything is a weapon. Someone gave me a "tactical pen" as a gift; it's black, pointy, and has blood grooves in the barrel. I also have a Cross rollerball pen that has more metal, more mass, and an equally pointy barrel, and it's all shiny and pretty. Guess which one I travel with?

    For my personal 2¢, if you want to use alternative weapons (other than firearms), you need to get some training in close-quarters combat using alternative weapons; otherwise, you'll go to use your tactical pen on someone and they'll stick it in your ear.

    Schools such as Ki-Aikido and Hap-ki-do, both of which I studied in my younger days, teach the use of items such as short sticks (pens?), medium sticks (shovels, canes?), and long sticks (well, I got nothing for that!), and ingrain in the student that everything within reach is a potential weapon, and should be viewed as such.

    Soapbox off.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • mkk41mkk41 Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    I remember gunshops selling mini-Kubaton keyrings. People bought them , but few knew how to use one.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I had a kubotan/flashlight on my keyring until I showed up at the courthouse to testify in a case. The deputy took it out of the x-ray tray, grinned, and said "Seriously?"

    They kept it until I was done for the day.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,747 Senior Member
    There are 2 on sale in the latest Midway flyer. Smith $ Wesson tactical and M$P tactical pen. 26.99 and 21.99

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    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • rallykidrallykid Posts: 657 Senior Member
    I used to carry a small kubotan like this
    and took a hand to hand course with it that was developed by Takayuki Kubota. Interesting little weapon in the right hands.
    No, I do not have a pink fuzzy bunny fetish but apparently my Facebook hacking wife does.
  • Fat BillyFat Billy Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Any round 6 inch metal, wood or hard plastic item held in your hand can stop an attack when brought against the temple of the attacker and strike with all your force. The item needs to be approx. one inch diameter. A full force strike with the smalled diameter impact bears more force than can be applied by the hand alone. You attacker will not be ready for the impact and getting away will be easier. Strike as many times as you can untill you can escape or get your carry gun. Then it's pop goes the weasel. :up: Later,
    Fat Billy

    Recoil is how you know primer ignition is complete.
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Roll up a magazine.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
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