Alternative [Non-lethal] Weapons for Self-Defense

Alternative [Non-lethal] Weapons for Self-Defense


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  • Robert “FireLion” Winkler Reply

    Baseball bat wrapped with barbed wire? LOL

    January 7, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  • Gun Enthusiast Reply

    Great points .. 🖒

    January 7, 2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Tactical Cats Reply

    Great options Morgan. You could also use a carabiner as a set of brass knuckles and body spray/breath freshening spray as pepper spray.

    January 7, 2017 at 2:24 pm
  • shovelhead8 Reply

    touchy subject up here in Canada. The law is just as stupid up here. Thank you for the video, Morgan

    January 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm
  • Girls Like Guns, Too Reply

    It's funny that some non-lethal options are actually illegal, even though concealed carry of a firearm is legal. Laws have not been updated and non-lethal options have not been included in the carry laws.

    January 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  • Boodieman72 Reply

    I like the idea of a bright flashlight. Both for blinding reasons and they are useful all the time. I wonder about Tasers as well.

    January 7, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Central Oregon Survival Network Reply

    Excellent, and true… Non-lethal options can be important, great video

    January 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm
  • Self Reliance Tactics Reply

    That first flashlight is nuts!! LOL! I love my Schrade pen, great defensive weapon!

    January 7, 2017 at 5:08 pm
  • saradreaming Reply

    IMHO Proper and consistent training with kubatans/koppo sticks/pocket sticks are the best option for nonlethal personal defense. The extendable batons are a better option but not always legal in all areas or on airlines. The tactical pens and flashlights are OK as long as they don't have pointy parts on both ends (one end needs to be supported by the thumb). I have had some of them come apart when I trained with them though so you need to get the good expensive ones. I have tried the things you stick your fingers in and they always hurt too much when I strike a bag or wall with maximum force. Plus they can twist or get caught in fabric which can trap or break a finger. The idea is to inflict max pain and soft tissue damage with a small Hard object. Not cut someone up with shallow cuts. I don't like anything with keys either. Hitting a bag or wall really hard with keys in my hand (between the fingers) has really hurt my hand. getting whacked with my own keys by swinging them around really hurts too. Of course we do what we have to in a pinch, but this is about prepping and choosing the best options.
    These are just my personal observations based on trial and error training. Your mileage may very. 🙂 Great topic!!

    January 7, 2017 at 5:29 pm
  • TAC-HILL Reply

    its a good subject to touch on.. think you chose some nice items to talk about.

    January 7, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Suyog Sonowale Reply

    Thanks for the vid!

    January 7, 2017 at 6:29 pm
  • Flint and Steel Survival Reply

    Good tips! Mace always worries me too! haha

    January 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm
  • The Bohemian Hunting Club Reply

    I like the spiked light, cool vid!!

    January 7, 2017 at 8:10 pm
  • DriveShaft Drew Reply

    whatever works in a pinch good video

    January 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • Richard Sabo Reply

    When it comes to less lethal options, I favor electroshock compliance weapons over defensive chemical agents, especially in the medical environment. Unfortunately, my favorite electroshock compliance weapon is not legal in my state because it's a knuckleduster that discharges upon strike. Chemical agents can aggravate the respiratory conditions of patients in the surrounding areas, and contaminate surfaces. Out in the general public, defensive chemical agents really only have one advantage over electroshock compliance weapons, in that you can hit multiple targets at once. Still, there's blowback from it and a pretty reasonable possibility of some of it coming back at you. At home, you have another unconventional defensive chemical agent: wasp & hornet spray. It's got a good bit more distance that it can spray compared to other improvised aerosol products.

    When it comes to striking weapons, the ones you mentioned are good. Having an EDC flashlight that can be used as a striking weapon is a plus. It's not very "tactical", but I still carry my LED Mini Mag because it can be used in similar fashion as a kubaton, and it can take the hits and keep on working. At home, there are any number of hand-to-hand weapons you can probably have that you can't legally carry in public. I like the Cold Steel winged spear/boar spear because it gives you additional reach, it can stab or cut, and you could throw it if you had to. A spear used correctly in a confined space is hard for an attacker to get past.

    January 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • George Smith Reply

    if hand-to-hand is your only option, PLEASE get martial arts training.

    January 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • SkulpTools SkulpterAz Reply

    Excellent info – as always Morgan! We've discussed using rubber rounds in a paintball gun for home defense also. The paintball pepper rounds have the same drawback as pepper sprays though. There are pepper GEL paintball rounds that might be a safer option. There are also lots of new gun-type-devices out for non-lethal defense. As Morgan said, CHECK LOCAL LAWS TO PREVENT BEING SUED FOR INJURY. [yes, ridiculous I agree]

    January 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm
  • Shiny Knife Reply

    Yup all good stuff.. But I might would just run them over if I wasn't carrying

    January 7, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I like the idea of a flashlight for self defense.

    January 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm
  • live4wild Reply

    Michigan, you can carry mace. I always carry a blade. When I out in the wood I have bear spray with me. It is like Mace on steroids. I have been thinking about getting small compact mace units

    January 7, 2017 at 11:10 pm

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