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Alternative home defense.

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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby Gravlore » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:44 am

Bulletproof is about 1' of earth in the wall cavity 2' to be sure.

Lateral berms separate contiguous ranges within a complex or provide containment at the
perimeter. Like the range floor, they rarely receive direct fire and typically collect ricochets and
the occasional stray round, which results from cross fire across lanes. The typical penetration
depth is 1 foot. These berms may also be used on shotgun ranges.

http://www.itrcweb.org/documents/SMART-1.pdf
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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby ranger2012 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:26 pm

Rose bush as barbed wire.

Reaching 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide, it is grown as a specimen plant especially to display its distinguished thorns, the small, white single blossoms appearing only briefly in early spring. The individual thorns take up 2 inches each of vertical cane length, and stand more than 1 inch out from the cane.

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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby Hadestouch » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:01 am

For illusion... Laser pointer coupled with firecrackers for "warning shots" .. There is something decidedly intimidating about a red dot on your chest when things have just gone bang.. Years of movie conditioning I guess. How about hanging fish hooks at various heights... Could be tyed back, cut one piece of line to "arm" your system.. Imagine moving through that in the dark
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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby Gravlore » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:35 am

WOW LOVE THE FISH HOOK THING! YES I KNOW MY CAPS ARE ON!
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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby Faraday » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:17 pm

I got this as an email tip from a prepper who preps covertly, the vulcan pain stick. You take an old wooden broom handle and nail two nails into the tip, nip off the heads with wire cutters. Now strip the female end of an extention cord and wrap the wires around the nails. If you need it, it's like a plug in tazer. Of course this is for entertainment purposes and never intended to be used ever, certainly not on people.
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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby BelowTheRadar » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:02 pm

I just picked up 'ye olde' trusty aluminum baseball bat for $20 (on sale). In close range it is formidable but less than lethal when not aimed at a scull. When not facing a firearm it's pretty handy at disarming as well. Sitting in an in obvious corner it can be a 'silent sentry' until needed. God's gift? No. Bloody handy? Hell yes!
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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby gunnerdog » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:01 pm

I've always been a fan of the pickaxe handle. They are usually made of hickory or ash, which makes them very durable. Aluminum bats vibrate, which hurts the hands. If I'm gonna crown somebody, I want them to hurt, not me too..lol

As far as bulletproofing. You're gonna need more than a foot of dirt. I've done many penetration demonstrations at the Canadian Forces Infantry School showing candidates how far our, and our enemies weapons, will go through sandbag walls and shit like that. I've seen a 7.62mm(.308) rip down cinder block walls, as well as a sandbag wall 3ft thick. Just letting you all know that 1 foot of dirt won't do shit.
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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby Perfesser » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:57 am

Of all the alternate defense things I've heard of the only thing that really strikes me as really effective is a fire extinguisher. But I don't really think there IS an alternative to a firearm.
If the bad guy has one either:
1. you do too or
2. you're screwed.
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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby Gravlore » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:47 am

Perfesser wrote: I don't really think there IS an alternative to a firearm.


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Re: Alternative home defense.

Postby BelowTheRadar » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:30 am

One item I have been thinking about (read: trying to find the right components) is a sling bow. Basically it's a slingshot that fires arrows. From what I have seen it would appear to have about the same lethality as a 40 lb. bow (the minimum allowed to hunt big game in Alberta during bow season). It's quite compact, easy to master and while I don't know about you but I would hate to be on the receiving end of an arrow shot from a 40 lb. bow. This may not sound like much energy but it's still about 2/3 of the draw weight of a modern long bow. That's enough to make me believe I really wouldn't like to be the target.

The second use for a sling bow would be the ability of being able to hunt small to medium sized game in the bush without having to maneuver the dimensions of a bow. If you are really stealthy a deer would not be out of the question during SHTF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6LxKfpAPYA

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