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JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 18,147 Senior Member
https://youtu.be/CTPso-yCkzw

Holy Crap! A self defense app! I think it would work better if she had a gun in her other hand....because threatening language from an official looking character on a phone is so much more effective than 230 grains at 900 fps....
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  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,150 Senior Member
    I needed a good chuckle after a 12 hr day.....

    Denny
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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    :spittingcoffee:

    How long before California and New York ban that app as being too dangerous for the common citizen to carry? :rotflmao:
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    I feel stupider for watching that.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,055 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    I think someone wearing a lab coat and saying, "Stop, this person has AIDS, leave now or they will do their best to infect you" would work better.
    Unless you're in California!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,746 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    https://youtu.be/CTPso-yCkzw

    Holy Crap! A self defense app! I think it would work better if she had a gun in her other hand....because threatening language from an official looking character on a phone is so much more effective than 230 grains at 900 fps....

    I'd stick with the 207 pf of deterrence instead.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,055 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    I wouldn't want to risk being infected, even there

    yea - that's the point. Its not illegal to neglect to inform your partner that you have AIDS. Crazy.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,591 Senior Member
    Oh my............somebody; no SEVERAL somebodies think that is a good idea......
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    I need an app that says....

    “Stop, your height and weight have been calculated. A casket has been put on hold in your size and a mortuary has been notified. Leave now and save your life “

    LOL
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
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  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    It's a FREE app. You get what you pay for.

    It wouldn't hurt to have that app AND a concealed weapon.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    If the situation escalates you can the use the app that sounds like you are racking the slide on your shotgun!!!
    Hmmmmm.......OK Uncle Joe, :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Good Lord! Did you see her stance? She couldn't aim that phone worth crap. I bet she recorded the fire extinguisher in the distance.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,521 Senior Member
    I think a Nun with a yard stick would be a little more intimidating!!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,197 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    I think a Nun with a yard stick would be a little more intimidating!!

    The pointer is even worse
    Her phone better be top notch, or she might get killed for not having one worth stealing.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • DanoobieDanoobie Member Posts: 95 Member
    If you've got that app, you're probably texting or playing on your phone, anyway.
    Maybe the bad guy will be laughing so hard, he'll only take your valuables, and
    go away? Course, it might just piss him off...
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    It's a FREE app. You get what you pay for.

    It wouldn't hurt to have that app AND a concealed weapon.

    I agree, but for those who will not use or carry a gun...............it just may be a good idy. I think women should use something like that before gettin in an Uber and send to friends and family members too and lots of other situations.

    Face it, so many have their eyes glued to an I-Phone/Cell Phone anyway and are unaware of their surroundings, why not use that which is already there and in use/carried.

    First dates or Craig's List meets ups to buy/sell ...................sure something like that to let them know up front they have been recorded and their/cars image sent to family or friends just in case.

    We are lookin at this from our CCW/ gun owners/we will fight back even with a knife or whatever perspective...sad as it is many will not and are perfect victims.

    Just sayin....................it is better than nothing for SOME folks.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    And what if they are under 21 and can't legally own a handgun?

    Anything they can use should be added to their toolbox.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Actually, the stupidest things I've seen all day were on TV, and a bunch of even stupider people voted for them! They're called "politicians"!
    :angry:
    Jerry
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,435 Senior Member
    Alex, I'll take "things less effective than a pointy stick" for $200
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,147 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    And what if they are under 21 and can't legally own a handgun?

    Anything they can use should be added to their toolbox.

    BC...in no way, no how is brandishing a cell phone a viable option to defend one's self.....running away, screaming like a little girl is far more effective.
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    BC...in no way, no how is brandishing a cell phone a viable option to defend one's self.....running away, screaming like a little girl is far more effective.

    It is better than nuthin for those who will not use or try anything else, at least, the cops may get a pic of the rapist/killer/robber from that App to help solve the case...............I'm assuming it automatically sends an SOS/pic to an I-cloud or whatever that can be retrieved when that app icon is pressed???? If not, the attacker can steal and destroy the phone.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Yes, I agree it will give them a false sense of security, but try and think like they do.......................
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Yes, I agree it will give them a false sense of security, but try and think like they do.......................

    I somewhat agree Chief, but I would put it at the lowest point of better than nothing. Actually, if a woman doesn't feel comfy with a gun, get her a taser or a can of mace or both.

    I believe that a real hardened sicko isn't going to be put off that easy. A good shot of mace or pepper to the face followed by a good proper tasing might get his attention though. But the bottom line is a gun is the best along with some lessons and practice.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    There's a difference between "defense" and "deterrence."
    And some things do neither...

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,618 Senior Member
    I don't know. Realizing that up to the point she I-phoned him, he'd done nothing wrong except act menacing manner. Not a shooting situation, but getting to a point where some action is called for. I seriously doubt it would deter a mugger or rapist, he'd just take the phone and do a Hillary Clinton on it with a clawhammer.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    How about an app that automatically begins recording audio, video, and GPS coordinates to a 'cloud' when a one push 911 call is made. Give it a catchy name and advertise it heavily, so that the phone can broadcast it in a short, loud message that most perps will understand. Sure, it will not work for a fairly high percentage of situations. But if it works 10% of the time for prevention, and 50% of the time for identifying perps after the fact, it might save a life occasionally. It might be the best chance some folks would ever have.

    Of course, too many people would place too high of an expectation on it actually working, and get some people hurt or killed unnecessarily, but it's a crap shoot, anyway, for those who won't prepare for a more logical defense. For others, like me, I could start pumping lead while my wife was giving the perp a shiny object to focus on. :tooth:
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    My wife and I have a better plan......move in opposite directions and catch the perp in the crossfire. :guns:
    :guns:.......................................................... :yikes:.......................................................
  • Squawk BoxSquawk Box New Member Posts: 93 Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    https://youtu.be/CTPso-yCkzw

    Holy Crap! A self defense app! I think it would work better if she had a gun in her other hand....because threatening language from an official looking character on a phone is so much more effective than 230 grains at 900 fps....

    Yeah that was pretty stupid, and I would go with a .45 FMJ every time, over that simple-minded method. There will be women who get killed when they do that, instead of shooting the creep.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,632 Senior Member
    Here's how I see this: 

    This deters no one, save for (possibly) some amped up punk looking for nothing more than to score a quick buck through a purse snatching.  For the rest, the point of their attack is pretty much to catch their victim unawares... which they pretty much do.  Most smart device cameras don't record fast action to video all that well, so, even if you manage to frame the suspect, the image will almost certainly be an unrecognizable blur.  The problem with the "if it saves just one life/ even just 10% mindset is that, unless I'm one of those lives saved, I won't care much... not to mention that this video portrayed the app as STOPPING the crime altogether, NOT as "making it easier to identify the perp" after the crime has been committed.

    No thanks.  I'm more of a "make the dirtbag work (bleed) for it" kind of guy. 
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    A BIG cannister of bear OC spray would be more useful. Or a squirt bottle filled with a high concentration ammonia solution and set on stream. If ya can't carry a firearm legally, then going to chemical deterrent would be the next logical step.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Here's how I see this: 

    This deters no one, save for (possibly) some amped up punk looking for nothing more than to score a quick buck through a purse snatching.  For the rest, the point of their attack is pretty much to catch their victim unawares... which they pretty much do.  Most smart device cameras don't record fast action to video all that well, so, even if you manage to frame the suspect, the image will almost certainly be an unrecognizable blur.  The problem with the "if it saves just one life/ even just 10% mindset is that, unless I'm one of those lives saved, I won't care much... not to mention that this video portrayed the app as STOPPING the crime altogether, NOT as "making it easier to identify the perp" after the crime has been committed.

    No thanks.  I'm more of a "make the dirtbag work (bleed) for it" kind of guy. 
    OK, you're right. I was just trying to think of something besides acting like a big coward to distract him while I was waiting for a chance to shoot, while he wasn't looking.
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