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    Quote Originally Posted by dwkfym View Post
    Just wanted to chime in on how difficult its to stop someone with edged weapons. Definitely not pointed towards Permalost though, permalost owns and knows how to use 'stopping power' type edged weapons, aka will chop off a limb or head type edged weapons.
    I figure an edged weapon for home defense should be as robust as possible but not encumbered by narrow spaces. So, the hidden blades I've got lying around are mostly less than 2 feet long, even though I've got stouter stuff like a 2 handed sword. One handed is also preferable so I can use a flashlight too. I figure a defensive blade should be able to drive the point home at close range if someone tries to wrestle it away, so I prefer a fairly straight medium sized blade. If I was asked to design something, it'd be between a smatchet or gladius, with a grippy handle.

    Oh, and there's a Fairbairn Sykes knife in the bathroom. No room for chopping in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwkfym View Post
    But really, my only credentials are like, 0 firefights and 0 guns ever pointed at me on purpose, so take it with a grain of salt (maybe Lord Skeletor, Rock Ape, Vorpal, Tgace, Diesel etc with professional experience and training can chime in)


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    Eh, I don't see much of a need. Seems to me that you're pretty much correct. Only thing I might argue is that you still need to not suck at shooting with long guns, even shotguns. I also deviate from the norm that I don't really prefer short versions of long arms for home defense. A rifle makes a pretty mean club when someone surprises you coming around a blind corner. I'm also a big fan of barrel taps, but when I hear a weird sound in the middle of the night and the dogs go ape, I still go for the pistol nine times out of ten simply because I keep weird hours and will likely be sitting at the desk it lives in working.

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    I live in a country where I can't own a gun so I guess I'm unprotected.
    Then again I also live somewhere where I've never even heard of a home invasion happening. Maybe the best action is pre action, move somewhere that isn't infested with gangsters and crackheads.

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    While we aren't allowed firearms here, I do have some pretty realistic looking airsoft guns. Non-lethal but sting like hell and could probably put an eye out. Apart from that, a really bright torch can be used as a club and for dazzling. Unfortunately while I keep my sword downstairs, I do have a couple of Sai upstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dork Angel View Post
    Unfortunately while I keep my sword downstairs, I do have a couple of Sai upstairs.
    I also keep a sigh in case of karate weapon attacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    I also keep a sigh in case of karate weapon attacks.
    Well they might attack me with my own sword... ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dork Angel View Post
    Well they might attack me with my own sword... ;)
    He just used his sigh on you.
    "Your body must be like a stone, your mind... like a meatloaf."

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    What we did- Windows hard to see IN, dog barks at visitors, had an alarm she could pull, call 911, exit or hide, then I had a bat behind door, bar across all doors when alone, have a short easy plan- ie feel a problem, get phone-call 911 be calm and LEAVE Phone ON during any issue ie- just drop phone on counter etc. so 911 can hear-

    I have guns in several places BUT my wife is half the size of that woman. Our kids are grown, but in those days, I was THE biggest ass in the neighborhood, and made it very hard for someone to just kick a door in. No sliding glass doors etc.

    We (our city) has been having this happen allot lately, and my passive love everyone wife now believes she could shoot someone- so her and my daughter now shoot.

    * Make house look hard to gain entrance
    * Barking Dog
    * Alarm one can pull
    * Phone call to 911
    * Run away

    * Fight back, any weapon- and kill if have to.

    Martial arts against these type of drugged up psychotic criminals? Most of them are on drugs- hard to say other than confidence and fighting back just may have gotten her hurt worse. For me, also having weapons in plain view- gives dirtbags access to them as well.

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    My college's judo/self defense coach also recommended keeping noise-making trinkets on windowsills so someone sneaking in will make more noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ermghoti View Post
    He just used his sigh on you.
    Everything in combinations: no sigh without a facepalm.

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