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If you were heading into a situation that you knew you could very easily end up needing a weapon, what one would you never want to be without and why.

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I would never want to be without my....
 

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"If you need a weapon to go in there...don't go in there."

That having been said, I like the flexibility of a knife--it can be used in-close and is also a useful tool.
 

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I would never want to be without my....friend Lisa's Chew! :uhyeah:


Ok, ok...
I would never want to be without my....folding knife. Since I carry it with me 99% of the time I don't have to worry about NOT having it and needing it.
 

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What arnisador said.

My beloved first Silat teacher B. T. "Blunt Trauma" Bollers loves to quote the wisdom of his grandfather. "Boy, if you need a gun carry two and a big Bowie knife. If you don't need a gun at least carry a .25 automatic. And if you need a gun to go in that bar, don't go into that bar."

If I knew that I would be attacked at a certain time and place and would need a weapon I'd do everything I could to be somewhere else at that particular time. If it were unavoidable my preference would be to show up a couple days early high up and out of sight with cover, concealment, a ghillie suit, a sniper's veil, a scoped bolt-gun and a spotter. If you can't avoid trouble there's no earthly reason to meet it on its own terms. Meet it on yours.
 

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Bushmaster M4 flat-top with CompM4 red dot sight. And 2 steel magazines with self-leveling followers loaded up with 75 gr. BTHP TAP. :uhyeah:
 

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If you were heading into a situation that you knew you could very easily end up needing a weapon, what one would you never want to be without and why.

Finish the sentence:

I would never want to be without my....

Will to act with the necessary blackness of heart to come out alive. All else is supplemental. Worse come to worst, If I'm gonna need a weapon and don't have one, some very thoughtful but very stupid people are about to, most likely, bring me my pick of 'em. :EG:
 
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If you were heading into a situation that you knew you could very easily end up needing a weapon, what one would you never want to be without and why.

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Remember the original post.

If you were heading into a situation that you knew you could very easily end up needing a weapon, what one would you never want to be without and why.

Finish the sentence:

I would never want to be without my....

I hope I meet up with enemies who say brain...hands...etc...kidding, kidding, I know where you are going, but if you knew you were going "into the ****", I would hope you would be packing a weapon that could meet the challenge.

I would be packing a rifle, a pistol and a good knife. Unless I had a tank.
 

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Knowledge and no how is all any one needs and the common sense not to be there in the first place.
 

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My mind set is somewhat akin to Kacey's in that I would chose to have my katana as it's the only weapon I truly have any skill with.

I don't want to gainsay those who have said something akin to 'knowledge' in one form or another as intelligence can indeed be a weapon but I think the OP was aimed with a slant towards the physical.
 
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Remember the original post.



I hope I meet up with enemies who say brain...hands...etc...kidding, kidding, I know where you are going, but if you knew you were going "into the ****", I would hope you would be packing a weapon that could meet the challenge.

I would be packing a rifle, a pistol and a good knife. Unless I had a tank.

What kind of rifle, What kind of pistol, what kind of knife, what kind of tank :D And why that particular kind?
 

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Another thing to consider is what weapon is appropriate for the situation. A hand grenade is useless in close quarters if you are in the same room. An old Chevy pickup is a great weapon if the bad guys are coming at you with a car. It falls short in five feet of water. A rifle is good for long range. A sword is better close up. Empty hands are safer legally. They second best against armed people. Planting kiddie porn on your enemy's computer and calling the police lacks the element of personal violent catharsis but could be a more permanent long term solution to your problem.

The world's best air conditioner is a lousy screwdriver.

My choice of weapon would depend on the situation, the range, the type and number of threats, local laws and many other things.
 

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"If you need a weapon to go in there...don't go in there."

That having been said, I like the flexibility of a knife--it can be used in-close and is also a useful tool.

My friend Jeff stated what I do. If I know it is a bad place I do not go. If it is a possible bad place I try not to go.

I carry a knife with me and also other tools that could be used as impact discussion points.

As to the knowledge point I agree as well. Which is why I usually do not drink a lot when I do not know the place and people. Consuming items that limit my knowledge and reaction are something I do in limitation.



But I always have a pen with me. The Pen can be used to get a phone number, to help explain a point with pictures, or to sign for a bill.
 

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I think the OP was aimed with a slant towards the physical.
OK, if you're going to be spoiled sport about it ;), gimme a good stick any day. Great all around utility, legal deniability, and easy to use as an extension of the hand/arm. Obvious drawbacks against overwhelming bladed- or fire-power. :D

tellner said:
My choice of weapon would depend on the situation, the range, the type and number of threats, local laws and many other things.

The world's best air conditioner is a lousy screwdriver.
:rofl:
 

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