How much of a role (if any) do weapons, that are not firearms, play in your personal defense?
By personal, I mean “you” singular as well as those around you (including family).
For me they play a small role but it is there. Inside about seven feet is where blades and impact weapons come in. I very much love blades, but if I am starring down an attacker at that range then a whole set of somethings has gone terribly wrong (which sometimes happens).
At really close distances, against one attacker, I can reasonably see batons, knives, swords, etc. being effective. That is just me. I am in relatively good shape and I am still relatively young. Not everybody is in that boat.
Again, I love “other” weapons, both modern and historical, but I am a realist who very much recognizes (and loves) the effectiveness of modern firearms. I am also cognizant of the fact not everyone has the same physical abilities. Some people have more money and some don’t. Due to age, location, or other legalities not everyone can own a firearm. Some (many) TTAK readers are not from the good Ol’ USA. Your thoughts and experiences matter too.
So there is the question. We would love to here from you!