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Do you have anything next to your bed?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Russinating, 10 Sep 2017.

  1. adolf hamster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2012

    Posts: 8,149

    would likely do a decent job of scaring them off, but i'd hate to have to end up using it, sounds like a legal nightmare if you had to blast their eyes out.

    i do keep my airsoft stash in my room, but for the sake of sensibility i don't bother keeping them loaded, "hand on, these speedloaders can be a bit finnicky" probably isn't something you want to be shouting down the stairs :D :D :D
  2. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,496

    Location: Surrey

    I use the same method of defence.
  3. xxalxx

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,201

    Location: Perth, Australia

    2 Amstaffs, pretty safe here :)
  4. Pigeon_Killer


    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

    Posts: 35,926

    Location: Cornwall

    Maglite 2D.
  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,347

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    It's not loaded, and it's only a spring coil, single shot 0.177. But it's metal built with a walnut handle so it looks real at a glance. Worst case scenario it'll serve as something I can hit them over the head to defend myself more than anything. I am not that good a shot to take their eye out !
  6. stewski


    Joined: 12 Nov 2015

    Posts: 4,010

    *quietly tapes over the webcam :)
  7. robfosters


    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 40,423

    Location: Welling, London

    Never thought of that. If I blinded the intruder in one eye with 3 or 4 well placed pellets, would I be nicked for GBH and prosecuted? I'd like to to think it would come under self defence.
  8. Woden


    Joined: 7 Mar 2011

    Posts: 6,860

    Location: Oldham, Lancashire

    I did ju-jisu until my mid-twenties, I have a few swords under my bed.
  9. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,104

    Location: On the hoods

    If you could place 4 pellets in one eye you'd be getting called up for the olympics.

    Srsly, though, it's all fact and degree. How much danger did you think you were in, did you really need to shoot, etc.

    Anyway, if I heard anything I'd call the police and hunker down. If they want the crap downstairs they can have it, I've got insurance. If they want to come upstairs and take me on then they're probably better equipped than me no matter what I've got.
  10. stewski


    Joined: 12 Nov 2015

    Posts: 4,010

    Seriously though, depending on where you live what's the statistical chances of the threat and or having a weapon helping?

    Even where I grew up (which was about as rough as the UK gets), it's hardly the west bank ffs, statistically you might as well worry about building a meteorite deflector :)
  11. Street


    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 8,152

    Location: Liverpool

    I've got a few ice axes in my room I could use in a push, however when I was actually broken into, I snored my way right through it.
  12. Rannoch


    Joined: 15 Apr 2012

    Posts: 5,957

    Location: Rannoch

    In Edinburgh a small baseball bat and co2 gun, they are handy not really for protection. In the Highlands a very powerful torch that turns night into day, no crime here but any would be assailants would be temporarily blinded for sure as it's pitch black outside and indoors.
  13. mattyg


    Joined: 17 Jun 2007

    Posts: 8,361

    Id rather just lock my bedroom door and call the police.
    I'm insured and would be up if I claimed as I have loads of crap I wouldnt buy again.
  14. ianh


    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 6,105

    Location: Saudi and occasionally Stoke.

    A 32GB memory stick I keep forgetting to take into work, my phone and an alarm clock.

    I'm a 20 stone hairy fat man who sleeps naked so it'd be easy to find the burglars, just look for the poor blokes pouring bleach into their eyes while wailing hypnotically about what can't be unseen! :D
  15. kindai


    Joined: 9 Aug 2013

    Posts: 7,819

    Location: Bromsgrove



    No seriously :D

    Though not a good option as no room to swing it, and its not sharp, maybe the sight of someone with a giant sword would scare them off.
  16. sigma


    Joined: 13 Nov 2006

    Posts: 19,256

    Remember these are all weapons that could easily end up being used on you or your family. I wouldn't use anything sharp...

    I saw a video of a car being stolen off someone's drive (bright security lights were on) and three guys stood around, two with weapons primed (as if playing baseball)...

    A pro boxer nearly died after trying to stop two burglars.
  17. grudas


    Joined: 12 Mar 2008

    Posts: 21,426

    Location: West sussex

    Nothing.. :o used to have bats all over the house when I lived in North London..
  18. norm


    Joined: 21 Jan 2003

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  19. bluesouljah


    Joined: 2 Dec 2004

    Posts: 716

    Location: Essex

    I have something that could be used in every room. Had incidents such as a drunk druggy come in and threaten to stab me in the head if I didn't go to the cash point with him and empty my account. I also study Krav Mags now.
  20. kindai


    Joined: 9 Aug 2013

    Posts: 7,819

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Our plan is actually not to let them in the house, or if they really want in it will make so much noise and take them so long the plod will be tapping them on the shoulder while they are still trying to get in.

    Just waiting on the frame bonded security film for the back living room window to be fitted, once that is in the easiest way in will be up a ladder and through the upstairs windows...