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    Who carries a weapon?

    I've got afriend who always carries a knife.

    Two of my instructors recommnend carrying weapons. One recomends a knife the other recommended one of those telescoping batons.

    I read an article that said carrying a knife is a deterant to a would be attacker.

    So who carries a weapon and why? Have you had to use it? What was the result?

    Don't carry a weapon? Why not?

    I'm considering the telescoping baton. I would rather extend my reach up to 18 inches than be 4 inches away from a blade. What do you think?

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    I don´t carry a weapon. I never really thought about that, but the point is that I never had any weapon training. Also, there are just too many firearms around here to trust a knife or a baton.
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    the only weapon training that I've had is Staff, broadsword and one class of stick or baton training. I would hate to carry a weapon and make the mistake of relying on it too much when I really don't know how to use it.

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    carrying a concealed weapon is a crime in many states. Even if you are successful in deterring an attack, and fending one off, you could wind up with an assortment of charges such as menacing, CCW, assault with the deadly weapons, etc.

    However, a concealed firearms permit is a whole different story....

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    They let us get away with anything here in Colorado. Knife and baton are both legal.

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    I carry pistols, 1911 (Les Baer, TRS) and a Kahr P9. Black Hills ammo in both.

    Carry a knife but mostly use it to open UPS boxes from Potterybarn.:D

    Have been to many shooting schools and knife seminars. We study knives in both types of MA I train in.

    Have had to use them twice. One was against a baseball bat; the other against a dog. Both situations were resolved favorably.

    VM, just make sure Red law has no problem with your carrying a baton. I recommend training. Stay safe.
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    don't carry any weapons, don't plan to. My dumb f'in luck would be me going to jail for using it. I'm also a firm believer of "live by the sword, die by the sword", so I don't go around looking for trouble, but I do carry a pocket knife though I'd be in really dire straits to have to rely on that for self defence
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    I have a baton in my back seat, so I guess I carry a weapon everywhere. I would never consider pulling a weapon unless my attacker had one or I got jumped by multiples.

    I will carry a firearm (with permit) when the inevitable asshole threatens my life, or puts a contract out on me.
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    the uk sucks, you aren't allowed anything here--- a knife can get you two years in prison

    having said that, the times i am most likely to be in a violent confrontation is in bars and nightclubs, when i would have had it taken off me at the door anyway

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    I do, 2 Spyderco clip knives, and a little Pepper Spray canister.

    If and when I eventually get my firearms license, I'll most likely carry a small caliber firearm as well.

    Unlike Mantis, I have quite a bit of weapons training to back me carrying these up. But I'd still rather not use them, unless I had no choice in the matter.

    But, I live by the adage "it's better to be prepared for what you may not need, than need what you're not prepared for."

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