Thanks Maldek for the reply. Indeed, if you guys are in Germany, make the extra effort and get the gun. If all you have to do is join a hunting club take it as a bonus! I'll learning some good skills as well as working your way towards true security independance.
is it possible (your name) you are living in the german speaking part of europe per chance?
If this is the case i may know exactly where you come from :P
I too found it once
c) overly bureaucraty and a general pain in the back side to apply for a gun permission.
(NOT a carry permit mind you just so you can have the gun in your own house AND bureaucrats may come to your home - without notice - to inspect if your gun is kept in a proper gun save and seperated from amno. Never mind loaded! Faiure to do so will have the gun(s) confiscated right away!
So i went ahead and bought a fine x-bow. Did buy hunting arrow heads as well, razor sharp bladed type. However these are illegal so...well...be careful.
Here is my experience with the weapon:
1) Range is good.
2) Point blank shot works
Even without scope you will be able to hit what you target. Needs only minor training at close to medium range. BUT
The reload is a PAIN. I am a male, perhaps a tiny bit stronger than you...and getting a damn arrow into this bow wasn't easy. Now if a girl tries this, chances are you wont be able to do it at all.
So you need a "reload helper". Nothing bad with that but they have their own problems. Reloading a handgun is about 1000 times easier and 50 times faster...
Next the x-bow is clumsy. If you are inside a house getting around corners can be a problem.
The hunting club FerFal suggest might indeed be the best solution.
If thats not an option try a teaser (electro) or an inexpensive pepper spray (works well).
Even a sharp knife (my wife carries one too) would be much more effective than a bow/x-bow at close range. When it comes to knifes FerFal made some excellent (!) postings esp. for women and your smaller hands/different needs, you may want to use the search function.
All in all nice to see a woman taking responsibility for her own security! Thumbs up!
Guys, unless specifically told not to, I'll post the reply here in the blog so everyone can read it. I'll just leave the first name, and remove the last name, email or any other specific information for privacy reasons. Thanks
Leatherman Charge Ti
I love this light. Runs on a single AAA and is capable of big boy lumen output (80 lumens) in a keychain package. Also has low and mid mode for longer runtime.
Single CR123 cell. 6 modes including 180 lumen turbo mode.
General Mode: 9 lumens (35hrs) -> 47 lumens (6.5hrs) -> 94 lumens (2.6hrs) -> SOS
Turbo Mode: 180 lumens (1hrs) -> Strobe
15 days of survival use (2 continuous hours per day on the lowest setting)
Thanks for the Positive Reviews!
Energency gadget... on steroids.
Asus Eee 1005HA
Basic Door/Window Alarm
Both tool and weapon, just the right size
Straight edge makes it easier to sharpen, + tougher tip
By all accounts and reviews I’ve read so far, it truly is “The toughest Tape on the Planet”
I talked about these some time ago in an article, remember someone asked where to get one.
Just found one reasonably priced and with excellent reviews in Amazon.
Emergency blankets. I Have several of these around.
Katadyn water filter
for the kits
and food ...
Got to have water: Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel
Moleskine, the ultimate little black cover notebook :)
Fenix L0D-CE. Perfect keychain light. 80 Lumens in a single AAA
Nice combo. The Soldier is an excellent product.
Sabre Red OC spray
Made in USA
This is the brand I use and always have one in my bag and car. ( same brand used by NYPD)
My wife keeps one in her purse too.
Sabre Red Tear Gas
Sabre Red for ladies
You guys have the coolest stuff up there.:)
Jack Bauer’s bag.:) I’d like to get one of these and try it out.
Fox OC Spray
Don’t have this one but it’s the hottest OC spray out there.
Someone once called it “bottled lava”
Pick your poison people, but do carry OC
1) Even if you carry a gun
2) SPECIALLY if you don’t carry a gun
Classic, and one of the few things I’d call a “must have” I own two of these.
My EDC bag: M1936 Musette Bag
Victorinox I bought recently. Most excellent tool, review coming up soon.
Make that "potable" water
And a more pricey alternative by Tikka
Just added one of these to my EDC bag, mostly for smoke, dust and debris