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Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:52 pm
by Keith
Learning from history is a good way to go. Modern arms are all very well if 1) you can afford them, & 2) you are legally able to obtain them. I have carried many modern handguns in my time, but now I have to pay for pistol club membership in order to own one, & I have to travel to the club on a regular basis in order to keep my H class licence. Frankly I can not justify the expense of club membership, & being attacked by feral dogs & wild boar when I am working on my property is apparently not a good reason for owning a pistol according to the government desk jockies!!!
So, I make do with what is legal & consider myself lucky to have what I have in a country with a government dictatorship.
Keith.

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My hunting sword.
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My tools of the trade.
The only changes I have made to the usual tools I carry with me is the clasp knife. The one shown above I made myself, but I have always wished that I had made it a little larger. Then one on my sons gave me a #10 Opinel clasp knife & that is the one I carry now.
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Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:42 pm
by StealthHunter
haha, I do believe that Australian laws need a good redo on most of them. since EDC or "wearing weapons" in public places is illegal I have been studying zen do kai martial arts and other types of mixed martial arts to try and turn myself into a metaphorical weapon, but I think it is stupid that you can't use a firearm for your line of work.

Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:17 pm
by Keith
StealthHunter wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:42 pm
haha, I do believe that Australian laws need a good redo on most of them. since EDC or "wearing weapons" in public places is illegal I have been studying zen do kai martial arts and other types of mixed martial arts to try and turn myself into a metaphorical weapon, but I think it is stupid that you can't use a firearm for your line of work.
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Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:57 pm
by Oz judge
Well I'm getting older & lazier (40) but I'm still fairly confident of being a reasonably hard target. But my go to edc first strike would be my safe key which is always sticking out of my fingers everywhere I go. A nice pointy pen is also a good idea to always have on you. A lighter in you hand is better than nothing , it could also accidently light there hair on fire or clothing ect. My best of all time ( & need a new one ) was a American civil war round steel water bottle , it has a grey wool cover & long strap to sling around your neck. Made in two halves it has a inconspicuous seem the whole way around it . Filled about 1.25lt of water + the weight of the steel, when swung around like a mace or heavy club I'm sure one hit to the side of the head would accidently kill a oxygen thief . I put it through a interior door , took chunks outa trees . It would break anybody's arms & most probably legs. Matter of fact I should make one part of my edc kit again. I haven't really thought about that water bottle in over 10 years, best of all it flys under the radar. WOW EVERYBODY GET ONE.

Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:06 pm
by Grumpy
For hand to hand defence I just carry two hands, one on the end of each arm.
Oh and a very bad attitude

Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:41 am
by Stealth
Reflexes. Straight and simple. Doesn't matter what's in your hand if you're unable to apply it effectively because you haven't practiced with it. I'm probably far more effective with a keyring of splayed car keys than a knife because that's what I've had to protect myself every time I've been walking to my car alone late at night.
Knives might slow an attacker down if they think you know what you're up to with it, but if you're presented with someone that's just as desperate as you are that might not mean anything.
Reflexes and muscle memory.

Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:15 pm
by Sir Eoin O'Fada
"...& being attacked by feral dogs & wild boar when I am working on my property is apparently not a good reason for owning a pistol according to the government desk jockies!!!"

What's wrong with having a shotgun?

Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:55 am
by Keith
Maybe I should rephrase this question.
What would you carry for defence in a survival scenario at your retreat or when having to bug out from the city?

Keith.

Re: Hand to hand defence. What do you carry?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 am
by Grumpy
A single barrel 12g shotty with open hammer trimmed to minimum length,
Slung from a strong side lanyard with extra ammo on weak side front hip.
Very much like an olde flintlock pistol but no delay or smoke and a faster reload.
Chambered round 7 or 9 shot.