Being a Credible Threat: new on CTD blog

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13 Responses to Being a Credible Threat: new on CTD blog

  1. Weston Moss says:

    A good pic.

    I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to that, when asked how they might defend themselves from a home invasion, answer their golf club, or their baseball bat, or a big knife, etc. Me, I’ll take a gun!

    • Pyrotek85 says:

      Yeah, those might make acceptable improvised weapons, but why settle for an improvised weapon if you don’t have to? Those should be your last choice, not your first.

  2. Henry says:

    Sometimes ya run what’cha brung.

  3. docjim505 says:

    In looking at the pic, it occurs to me that some designs, though they may be very old, really can’t be improved on to any significant degree.

  4. Lyle says:

    Excellent article. If you have a gun though, you should be ready and able to use, it. Relying purely on the intimidation factor could be a mistake.

  5. Will says:

    I’m thinking a wakazashi (sp) might have been a better choice of blade. Not just for proportion to the model, but also as equivalent to the carbine in size and close-in utility.

  6. anonymous says:

    > Quaint and unusual lethal weapons, such as swords, spears and bows
    > get little respect because today’s thugs are unused to their effects,
    > and also because violent criminals do not expect the ferocity necessary
    > for melee fighting from their victims.”

    Is that statement based on empirical data, or did you just make up a factoid to support your position?

    Like Neal Stephenson, I think more people have been cut than shot…

    “Since then the Deliverator has kept the gun in the glove compartment and relied, instead, on a matched set of samurai swords, which have always been his weapon of choice anyhow. The punks in Gila Highlands weren’t afraid of the gun, so the Deliverator was forced to use it. But swords need no demonstrations.”

    …and thus have at least some personal experience of what a sharp object can do; although I doubt that he had any empirical data to support the assertion made in “Snowcrash”.

    • Pyrotek85 says:

      Yeah knives can be pretty scary. I know if I was a bad guy and I was confronted with a katana or something, I’d get the heck out of there. I haven’t been shot before (thankfully), but I almost think I’d prefer it to getting slashed with a blade that large and sharp.

  7. Lanius says:

    Is that a hobbit of the eastern persuasion?
    The sword seems too large..

    • Jackie says:

      You’re not the first to call me a hobbit, sir. I’m always known as “The tiny Asian girl.” 🙂

      • Lanius says:

        Must be weird and somewhat intimidating, not looking down on everyone. I’ve been almost 6’5″ for a decade, and I don’t even remember what it’s like not being able to see over everyone’s head..

  8. Henry says:

    Lanius:tell HER that!

  9. tad stratton says:

    First, she’s too pretty to be a hobbit. Second, a longer blade gives the cut more range and power. Third, shorter people don’t have to duck as much.

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