A ton of responsibilities come with it for sure. Some days I choose to, some I don’t. Most of the time I choose to it’s for other people around me, instead of my own defense. I have a similar “problem” to what Vivi does, apparently. I’m bout 6’3” 230lbs, bald, tattoos up and down my arms... anything can happen, but we don’t fit the “easy target” profile at all.Ankerson wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:54 pmJames Y wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:45 pmNot everyone has the option of carrying a firearm. I know that where I live, I do not qualify for a CCW permit. So for myself, the idea of carrying a gun legally is out of the question. BTW, before anybody says it, I also have no desire or intention to relocate to a state that does allow average citizens to obtain CCW permits easily. My life is here.Gamecock wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:05 pmIf you want to be prepared for it, then carry your pistol. A folding knife would generally be inadequate in what you seem to be envisioning. A pistol is much more useful and much more commonly used effectively if you are speaking to defensive use.Slash wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:37 am
YES IT IS! maybe you been living in a glass house?
You never know when and where someone might choose to target you or someone near you. Better to be prepared for it was my point for bringing it up. EDC was the question and self defense was my answer. Not everyone walks around with a blade just to cut paper and whittle hair...
To the question, PM2/Manix 2 size is the sweet spot for me. Not really noticeable in the pocket, and big enough for most any task.
Now, as I mentioned, I personally do not carry a knife for the purpose of SD. That does not mean I rule it out; just that that’s not my purpose for carrying a knife. That said, I don’t fault anyone else who does, if the purpose is strictly for SD and not for criminal purposes.
A good, stout walking stick makes a great weapon, IF you know how to use it.
The greatest SD weapons are your awareness, and your ability/willingness to follow your intuition, and avoidance, if possible.
In NC they make it a complete total PITA just to BUY a handgun, much more so to get a CCW.
Rifles and shotguns you can just go in and buy...
I can get one, but I choose not to carry a gun, personal choice.
Edit* I’d never choose a knife fight. If I didn’t have a gun on me and I even thought I’d need it, I’d run away or use the SABRE (cs military tear gas/pepper spray combo) gel.