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Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by ms6852, Apr 1, 2019.
I know what you mean. My wife started calling me "Jiffy" as in Jiffy Popcorn because I pop a lot.
I want to add a little something to this thread. There are books, and videos, as well as personal classes that you can use to learn how to defend yourself with a walking stick, or cane. But don't waste your time, and money. Most of this stuff is not defensive, but offensive. Police, and military train to use a stick for holding, or trapping a BG. This is offensive, not defensive. You do need to practice, but practice hitting or jabbing pressure points. Pressure points, and bones that don't have much muscle or flesh to protect them should be your only targets. Sure a sharp stick to the eye is a good way to stop a threat, but under duress, that's a mighty small, moving target! What is the purpose of a hand gun? To stop a threat. This should also be the purpose of carrying a walking stick, or cane. They will kill when used properly. What you get from the books, videos, and personal training is mostly Martial Arts. You don't have to be a Navy Seal to protect yourself.
Living here in San Antonio I find myself unarmed more frequently than I care for because of medical appointments on the military installations or the wife want to shop at the BX or PX. Afterwards if she does not find anything she wants to go somewhere else and than she wants to grab something to eat. Since I can not take my firearms onto base and I do not want to drive another 20 minutes to go home and pickup my gun, I don't have anything but my wits to deal with in a bad situation. I just figured a cane would provide some advantage over nothing. In reality I know my chances against a gun is zero but its like when some newby wants to carry a 22lr for self defense, something is better than nothing.
Lackland AFB has a visitor center, as well as a reception center. Why not give them a call? I've been told, but do not know for a fact, that some of these type facilities has a place/way to store personal firearms for you while you visit the base. I have carried on military installations in the past, and probably will in the future. Most bases will run sporadic checks at the gate, but I've not been caught in one yet. I was directed to pull over for an inspection once, but when no one showed up to do the inspecting, I was cut loose. While I don't shop on base, I do utilize their camping facilities anytime I need to camp out. Just about every military base offers camping facilities, as well as boat rentals if they have a lake to fish on. Check em out, it won't hurt, and you might find a way to carry more often.
I've done it a couple of times in Corpus Christi at the naval base and the guys do ask all the time if you are carrying. I fessed up twice and both times I was told to pull over while security took the gun to their armory. Problem I had was the wait time. I had to wait over an hour both times to have some one escort me to the gate and another time waiting because no one was available as they were out on a call. Have not tried Lackland yet or Randolph or Ft Sam Houston but maybe I should. Thanks for the suggestion.
At Fort Gordon, you hold your ID card up to some sort of scanner at the gate and you are waved through the gate. I carry all the time and have never been stopped.
I have told the story before of me taking a ride with a friend over to Fort Bragg, NC. The idiot stops at the gate and tells them he is armed, they told him to pull over to the side and put it in an area not easily accessible. I don't remember exactly where he put it but I think it was put in his suitcase which was in the back of his pickup. I said nothing and was asked nothing and the whole time I had my pistol in my pocket.
I have two cane's.Needed one with a knee that was replaced and bought a junk one, couldn't find a good one. The other was my grand father's, hickory. When he died it went to an Aunt and when she died I got it. Only problem with it is it had to be shortened for her and is to short for me. Also have a walking stick. Cut off shovel handle. Originally I used it for playing stick ball but it's really handy. You could hit a guy pretty hard in the head with it without breaking it. Built like a baseball bat! But for defense I carry a gun all the time. I have not the slightest interest in attempting to defend myself with a cane, Defense to me means thing's have got'en pretty serious and that's when shooting start's. I do not kid myself that I'm all that good with a cake. Now give the cane to Chuck Norris and your gonna get your butt whipped, I'll just shoot you and call it a day!
Find a dojo where you can learn Escrima.
Very effective, Escrima.
I'm over 70; although I am still limber and very fast etc.
IMO, the real problem as we get older, it takes longer to heal. So, a cane is an excellent tool and even better, it isn't considered a weapon.
IMO if you need help walking get a cane, if you are looking for self defense (other than a gun) get a can of Mace.
Hit someone with a cane, he will probably take it from you and use it on you, spray someone in the eyes with mace and they will be crying like a baby.
I get what you are saying, and I don't need a cane for walking as a matter of fact just walked 5 miles around the lake by my house. I want something inconspicuous that will keep people at bay and away from me that doest not look like a club or baton and a cane answers my calling. I don't mind breaking bones.
At this point it`s all about surprise and area hit.....SURPRISE!!!
I can't carry Mace everywhere and I can carry a cane everywhere.
Any weapon has its limitations. My grandson is a deputy sheriff, another deputy sheriff had his Glock .40 shoved back into battery. Grandson said his bud commented it made a great club.
Why not spray them in the eyes and then hit 'em with the cane?
1 reason, they will take that mace away from you in a lot of jurisdictions.
A cain is one of the best tools for killing. In fact a well known murder by a cain has been the most talked about murder throughout history. Look of the the case of Able.