Using Weapons

Discussion in 'Guns, Knives, Tools, Etc.' started by ThePriest, Apr 28, 2016.

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  1. ThePriest

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    When a weapon is being used usually the person behind it is doing harm or trying to defend themselves. There are two different ways weapons are used such as shooting ranges or as outdoor entertainment. But any weapon you use there is always a certain way you should handle it. For example, if you are handling a firearm you should always be very cautious of where your aiming. And if you are shooting a firearm you should shoot very sternly, so you do not injure your wrists or end up getting hit with a gun.
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    With a knife or machete, you should always be careful of your swinging radius which is how far you can reach. You will also want to be very stern when holding knifes just in case you happen to fall you can direct it in the right way, so you do not injure yourself. A knife involves a lot of slashing actions and quick movement for deflecting. While a firearm lets, you have a bit of distance and the ability to take cover. There are weapons that are apart of many armors that are not used to inflict damage but to protect yourself from damage.
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    Body armor such as bullet proof vests and ballistic vest can stop a bullet or a knife but not the damage from the impact. The same with brass knuckles or anything you used to shield yourself with. If the impact is too great you could injure yourself. Plus there's a good chance that you're going to hurt your hands with brass knuckles. You should only use weapons when it becomes a last resort but if you do find yourself in danger make sure you know how to handle yourself.
     
  2. Para173

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    What The Priest says is interesting and can be understood in another way: Use the right tactics for whatever weapon you use. This also applies to the caliber of firearms you opt to use as well. While The Priest is talking about edged weapons, you need to study developing the right tactics for properly using edged weapons the same as you would a handgun, rifle or shotgun. As you develop your plans learn to make back-up plans in case your primary plan fails so you can immediately go to Plan B. That's why in an attack formation many paratroopers will make their attacks with bayonets fixed on the ends of their rifles. The Plan B of the paratroopers will be to shoot the enemy unless something happens to their rifles. If something happens a paratrooper's rifle, the user then automatically uses his bayonet until he can fix his rifle.

    A good example of using the right tactics with firearms is how the SEALs and American SWAT Teams use their handguns and other firearms in hostage rescue situations. When it comes to rescue work, elite fighting personnel do several things with their guns: #1. They get close to the target. #2. They use multiple bullets fired in quick succession. #3. They use shot placement to their advantage. So all these tactics come together to be effective as a complete package. This is what The Priest is suggesting in his own way too. Know your weapon, study it well and think about how you plan to use it to make it effective.
     
  3. lonewolf

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    there is a heck of a lot more to survival than just using weapons.
     
  4. Tom Williams

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    tatics yes are good to learn self defence is great to learn but to survive one must be able to deal with confusion chaos and fear that happens in a fight. in a fight to survive things can go bad quick it your abilty to adjust and overcome that keeps you alive. to survive after the shtf surrender is not a way to survive
     
  5. Arkane

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    Yep so much more, but without physical security not much else matters!
     
  6. lonewolf

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    it will only be a small portion of the overall picture. a miniscule part. unless of course someone is in the middle of a major city then its a real problem, as in the peasants are revolting.
     
  7. Arkane

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    the peasants are always revolting esp downwind!

    But regardless of your location, security/weapons/defence is paramount, without it you are only one encounter away from oblivion!
    If you go several years without an encounter that is good but you should still have security/weapons/defence as your prime goal!
    A dawn/dusk stand too a 24/7 sentry and some form of secure control is needed even if it is only you by yourself!
     
  8. lonewolf

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    oh sure, security is paramount but its not the be all and end all.
    depending on ones location, we could go weeks, months even years without even seeing someone post SHTF never mind having an encounter with them.
    if we start off from a low population area in the good times, post SHTF, post Die Off, the numbers will be even less, so the interaction will be even less.
    be aware but don't be paranoid.
     
  9. Arkane

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    be aware but don't be paranoid.

    But you won't see if your not looking!
    and in a hostile PA world one who gets surprised also gets knackered!:oops:
     
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  10. lonewolf

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    the hostile bit will be short lived, any survivors will soon come to realise its far easier to work with someone else than fight them.
     
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  11. MKprepper

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    im in the UK and there are atleast 8-10 guys were i live(in a village) who own multiple fire arms and arnt the most friendly of people.
    this worries me.
     
  12. Para173

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    Don't ever be afraid of the weapon, worry about the person behind the weapon. Keep in mind that if the guy behind the weapon is a total moron, then YOU have just inherited a new weapon because you can outmaneuver or outfight the moron. If you sneak up behind a guy with a crossbow and he has a multiple shot firearm, guess what? The guy with the multiple shot firearm just lost the fight. See what I mean?

    Your weapons are important. Knowing how to use your weapons are also important. Knowing the right tactics to make your weapons even more efficient are as equally important as the weapons. It is a complete package where an item and knowledge come together to be effective.
     
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