Edged Weapons & Firearms
Note: All owners, of any lethal weapon should recieve
proper training in their use.
Even a small-blade knife can be devastatingly effective at
close quarters, especially if you have some training. The advantage
to edged weapons includes, low cost and availability. Knives are
also available in smaller, and generally lighter packages than
are most impact weapons and are easier to carry and conceal. Even
a small person can be lethal with a knife. Another advantage is
that edged weapons can slice the muscles, tendons and vascular
system of your assailant. This will render what ever part you
cut useless as knife wounds can be physically disabling. Some
of my favorites are pictured below.
"Cold steels" 4 inch tanto
& 6 inch serrated tanto
This is generally the most effective choice you can
make in a self defense tool. The firearm is capable of reaching
out at a distance and striking your assailant hard enough to disable
or kill him. Firearms cause destruction shock and blood loss in
order to physically stop an assault. The primary advantages of
fireams for self defense include effectiveness and range. When
used properly, they are the most effective way to stop an attack.
You don't have to get close to your assailant. In many cases,
simply presenting the firearm will stymie the attack. But don't
count on it. Below are again some of my favorites.
Berreta model 92 small caliber
My favorite, Ruger's
SP101 38 caliber revolver /stainless steel (no rust)