do you carry 65 replies, 14736 views

uthoughtuknewme
12/16/2009 1:19:00 PM
a weapon? if so what is it and why? as a female living in the city i think about this often. i never felt that i couldn't protect myself if i was faced with some type of hand to hand struggle but the more violent things become i am def. rethinking this.
ass nipples
12/16/2009 1:24:00 PM
have Hymen make you a can of his pepper spray.
John Barlow
12/16/2009 1:26:00 PM
I used to carry an assisted-open Gerber hand knife everywhere. After misplacing 2 of them, I decided not to make the investment in a third. I probably should have.

Get some OC spray if you're concerned about your safety. You should never carry anything with you that an attacker could easily use against you and cause permanent or fatal damage.
uthoughtuknewme
12/16/2009 1:37:00 PM
barlow, that's why ian has forbidden me to get knuckles or carry a knife...he does want me to get a tiny gun and suggests it often but i am all about the OC spray
Ace of Spades
12/16/2009 1:38:00 PM
when i get my permit i will. my neighborhood is lousy. i cant walk my dog around the block without getting propositioned to fight him or bantered... so i don't anymore, which sucks. i have 2 automatic switchblades in my purse and a louisville in my car for the time being.
Dianana
12/16/2009 1:41:00 PM
I think about this as well, especially after going over Matt & Nicole's and seeing weapons hidden in areas around their home.
Ace of Spades
12/16/2009 1:44:00 PM
pepper spray is some evil stuff. i've been in a bar in the proximity to it before and was coughing the rest of the night and my lungs were messed up for a good day or 2. definitely not bad to have handy.
John Barlow
12/16/2009 1:50:00 PM
Originally posted by:Jack Bauer - CTU

I want to start carrying pepper spray. I just don't even know where to go about getting it.


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uthoughtuknewme
12/16/2009 1:50:00 PM
lauren, i see it in army navy stores...i want one that attaches to my keychain on a zip line so i can easily grab it...especially if i am carrying the baby. when i leave in the morning it's dark.
John Barlow
12/16/2009 1:55:00 PM
You should also be really careful if you're going to be carrying the spray around the kids. If you wind up using it in a pinch, the overspray may wind up hitting the baby; and as you can imagine, that can be devestating to a young person's developing respiratory system. Train yourself how to use it outside where wind is a factor.
uthoughtuknewme
12/16/2009 1:57:00 PM
i thought about this too but obviously i'd only use it in a situation where handing over my material possessions was not enough for someone and they wanted to take it a step further.
Ace of Spades
12/16/2009 2:04:00 PM
Originally posted by: uthoughtuknewme

lauren, i see it in army navy stores...i want one that attaches to my keychain on a zip line so i can easily grab it...especially if i am carrying the baby. when i leave in the morning it's dark.

i'd be surprised if AN didn't have the keychain. my girl has one and i'm pretty sure her fiance got it there.
yantastic
12/16/2009 2:11:00 PM
knives don't work that well if you think about it--you're looking at about 4 inches of edge and striking ability so you would have to close the distance with the other person and if that person is wearing any clothing it'll reduce your ability to get a cut that would deter them (try stabbing a steak with a towel over it to get an idea of the amount of force you'd need to really hurt the other person).

get that gnarly pepper spray--good distance and even if you miss it still works to cause them to gag.
Hills
12/16/2009 2:24:00 PM
Pepper spray is definitely your best bet. They also sell canisters of it in the form of kubatons that can double as an impact weapon should you need it.
Captain Ahab
12/16/2009 2:30:00 PM



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Ace of Spades
12/16/2009 2:32:00 PM
i never think of it when we're at army navy and husband is ogling guns, but i wouldn't mind having some pepper spray.
i can't imagine knives would be really effective, i just happen to have them in there. if i had nothing else, i'd give it a whirl... right to the ding dong.

what kind of "safety features" do those things have? i can foresee reaching for my garage door opener and wacking myself right in the face with that stuff.
Otzi
12/16/2009 2:58:00 PM
Mine has a little flip up piece of plastic of the top of the button so you can't accidentally press it.



You can see that plastic part on the top, it's not the button its the cover. Also, check out the legality of those switch blades.
Otzi
12/16/2009 2:59:00 PM
Also

Originally posted by: FireBeerMidgets





Carry that kimber instead
talking shit
12/16/2009 3:10:00 PM
Originally posted by: Ace of Spades

when i get my permit i will. my neighborhood is lousy. i cant walk my dog around the block without getting propositioned to fight him or bantered... so i don't anymore, which sucks. i have 2 automatic switchblades in my purse and a louisville in my car for the time being.

your a bad bitch!
Captain Ahab
12/16/2009 3:20:00 PM
Originally posted by: Ace of Spades

what kind of "safety features" do those things have? i can foresee reaching for my garage door opener and wacking myself right in the face with that stuff.

theres a tab over the trigger you have to remove before it will go off
JessiSnow
12/16/2009 3:31:00 PM
Where do you guys live? This just made me so sad, not scared though, more confused. I live is West Philadelphia and I walk all over my neighborhood (54th Street and East, Springfield up to Lancaster, sometimes). My boyfriend lives in the Art Museum Area and I walk up to his house from center city around 3 am very, very often. Old city, Northern Liberties, "Portfishington," I've been scared maybe twice in the last eight years of these adventures. I've never been hurt, approached or even near an incident. Aside from my brother's Discman being stolen from him on the el in 1999 and my neighbor being jumped for $40 in 2002, I've never even heard of anyone I know getting robbed or accosted in any way in Philadelphia. Good karma? Or exaggeration on the parts of outsiders?
Dan Conner
12/16/2009 3:31:00 PM
I make my woman carry OC. The OC she carries was actually given to me by a buddy who is Military Police in the Marine Corps.
Dan Conner
12/16/2009 3:34:00 PM
Originally posted by: JessiSnow
I live is West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days. Chillin out maxin relaxin all cool, shootin some b-ball outside of the school, when a couple of guys who were up to no good, started makin trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared, said you're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air...

Ace of Spades
12/16/2009 3:41:00 PM
Originally posted by: talking shit

Originally posted by: Ace of Spades


your a bad bitch!


hur hur


Originally posted by: FireBeerMidgets

Originally posted by: Ace of Spades

theres a tab over the trigger you have to remove before it will go off




that's good. i'm accident prone as hell.


also, my town for the most part, is pretty nice. just not the part i live in. all the hoods think this is brooklyn or something and it's not uncommon to see shady happenins and hear a few shots on a late summer night. hopefully buying a house soon and getting the hell out of here. big money big money! no whammies! no whammies!!!!
pahulkster
12/16/2009 3:46:00 PM
All girls should carry OC, and able to get at it and use it quickly. Not to sound like a sexist dick, but it's unlikely that you'll fight off a man who wants hurt you. I can handle myself and I still carry OC.
Dan Conner
12/16/2009 3:46:00 PM
Also, a knife can be a great weapon if you are trained on how to use it. If not, it can easily be taken from you and used against you by somebody who knows what they're doing.

If you ever have to use a knife against somebody and you haven't taken any knife combat classes, go for the face. If you do that, hold your weapon in a reverse grip (shown below). You can throw blows, and even if one of your punches misses, chances are your blade won't. One solid punch to the face followed by a quick stab into the neck should disable your attacker.