right on with the hand trap at the same time I would opt for multiple head butts, a person's natural reaction is for the head to go backward making the arm in the pocket more available, followed by trying to disarm what he was bringing out. thank god it was just a dream.
.357 was my home defense weapon. My wife was very comfortable with the simplicity of the 'wheel gun'. I put what were called 'safetly slugs" in it, that is what the predecessor to your magsafe ammo was called. It won't go through a standard home type drywall installation which made it very practical for home use too. You didn't have to worry about killing your family member or a neighbor if you fired your weapon in self defense in your home.
I would check out the Walther PPK II. Nice gun, small, very dependable. Even in .380 with hollow points it has good stopping power. Any small handgun is a close range weapon anyway. Although I am a .45 man, the .380 with hollow points at close range distributes all its enery in the target and doesn't tend to blow through it like a 9mm or a .357. I have a friend who was shot muzzle to belly with a .357 and survived. But then I worked with a man who was shot while on guard duty in the army by accident with .45. He has serious problems but survived. If they had not been using military issue ball ammo he would not have survived. I also think Glock's are fine weapons. The Walther is worth looking at because you can even carry it in your pocket and never have it noticed.
Its a great knife, traditionally used in reverse grip but can be used in forward grip as well. The 'wave' opening feature is excellent, it is razor sharp and with either your index finger through the hole for reverse grip, or your little finger through the hole for forward grip it is practically impossible to disarm the weapon.
I have retired my Spyderco Police Special and replaced it with the Emerson Combat karambit. Love the knife. Of course having had extensive training in its use is a major plus. I am in love with this weapon. It is without a doubt the fastest opening non automatic knife I have ever seen. I would even put it up against autos. The chisel edge is sharp beyond belief. Hard to find but an excellent weapon.
Addtionally, I have my protection trained American Bulldog
I love training dogs. Here I am working an American Bulldog named Diego that belongs to a friend.
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I have carried a Spyderco Police Special for over 12 years. I no longer own handguns but when living in MS I carried a .45 auto rigged out for competition. laws there were much like AZ. You could carry it open on the seat and not get in trouble. I also had a Ruger 357 security six SS 4" barrel that I loved too. I miss shooting.
Here is a brief clip of Mike knocking out a golden glove competitor in four seconds. A state record. Also two other knockdowns against another guy. Then some sub wrestling action. He is concentrating on golden gloves for another year and then plans to enter the MMA game. He is an incredibly talented grappler but he has been training with boxing professionals since he was 13. He also holds four NY state olympic lifting records. I forsee a great champion. He moves like a lightweight and is a heavyweight. I am proud to call him my friend. We have trained together and learned a lot from each other. He is also my dog training buddy and the reason I have 'Lefty'. A lot of natural talent and he is the most dedicated at training I have ever seen. Good luck buddy. captainmma.com/
This was on another forum. Some good stuff in there. lots of intensity and focus. I liked some of the training I saw in there too. Lots of people do not train countering kicks with punches and how to do it. Most just back up or try to block the kick. You will see Kid training it and then see it in action in the ring. He drills the distance, zoning and timing and then it is reaction in the ring and very effective. I think this is one area that is lacking in a lot of fighter's training. Even if you don't kick worth a nuts you need to train your reactions to possible incomings so you can capitalize with a punch, throw or cut kick.
Captains of Crush are the best. Mine still has the best of me I used to use the plastic handle cheapo models. Kept it in the car and could do it about 100 tmes with each hand. I got the COC at Bill's recommendation and was like holy nuts! I am trying to build my grip strength back up after my surgery. An interesting thing about grippers is that they will really increase your heart rate. I kept mine in the car because I drive so much that when I got sleepy I would use my gripper in both hands and then be wide awake. Bill has a very strong grip. I used to from years of FMA training. It helped in my grappling and Sombo to have great grip strength. Wrist control in wrestling and gi control in jacket arts is paramount. There is nothing quite like that look on someone's face when you grab them and they feel like they have been bitten by a gator. Or when you shake hands and they put the squeeze on you trying to impress you... until you squeeze back.