Poorfag here don't have money for gun, at sports authority now, gettin' baseball bat weapon for home defense
What should I look for in a bat?
Remember a bat will only go so far fir you and you'll be getting close enough for a person to grapple with you to swing. A group could just decide fuck it and rush you.
People can be more scared by knives but they're less visable. Are you a hungry skeleton as well, because a bat might not be for you.
Maybe grab pepper spray or mace instead, or both.
Go to Harbor Freight / discount tool store in your area.
Buy a small hatchet for 12 bucks, or a firemans axe for 20 bucks.
If it worked for your dipshit ancestors, whose struggle for survival over the past millenia culminated in your poorfag ass, it'll work for you.
First of all remember that stopping power is the most important, so go with the bat that's the biggest. Don't listen to the pussy assholes that tell you that a smaller bat is ok for home defense. In a stressful situation you want a bat that can knock a Badguy off his feet in one blow. Also I'm a traditionalist so go with wood, because I wouldn't trust my life to that space age bullshit aluminum.
go with a Louisville slugger wooden baseball bat, and find a size that fits YOU.
> a small bat might not have enough bang to knock down a 250 pound guy coming at you.
> a large bat in tight corners could be useless because you cant get a good swing in.
also when you buy your bat make sure you at least get use to swinging it around, so train like you would with a firearm or knife.
>not going to a thrift store to buy a shitty aluminum kids' bat, saving your meager money for a real weapon
nigga you can build a pipe shotgun for less than you can buy that bat for. Or you can buy a 20 dollar machete.
give us a budget and what you are protecting yourself from and we will give you better options
Get a short sword or something like pic related. maybe something other than cold steel but its better than nothing.
Nice and maneuverable for indoors, devastating thrusts.
plus who wouldn't think twice if you saw someone with a gladius running at them
4winds shotgun/tumbera. keep it legal length and you're golden.
whittle one end to a point, harden it with fire then varnish the whole thing as raw wood is *shudder*.
Adding stuff to your bat like bolts and spikes can actually make you go to jail if you beat someone to death with it in a home invasion. Bats are tricky. You have to at one point stop and say is the threat over and am I just killing this person for fun? It's a messy and touchy topic for lawyers. With a firearm, you shoot and it's over most times and you didn't have any other choice because you can't stop the bullet mid air and you were in fear of losing your life. With a bat, you can't just keep hitting and hitting and hitting plus it's much more personal of a weapon and the likelihood of you beating someone to death unless you get some good swings in right away with luck are pretty slim. You will end up with a mentally retarded criminal taking all your shit anyways when they sue you and on top of that, you will be in jail for attempted 3rd degree manslaughter.
Seriously, don't do any of this. Go to your local hardware store and purchase a $12 machete. Its a lot more intimidating and effective if you really have to use it. It has a flat profile so its a lot more concealable to. El Salvadorians have been doing this for ages, you never see them with ball bats.
>Louisville Slugger TPX FUNGO
fungo-bat is optimum niggerbeater. Long thin shaft with more (relatively) concentrated mass on the end. Choice of wood or aluminum (go with aluminum, it's stronger). Lighter/shorter than most adult bats, better for close quaters one handed swings. Hits more like a hammer/mace. Very well balanced. Bat was literally designed to be swung one handed by baseball coaches self-pitching to teach flyball drills. Seriously these things are easy to swing and easy to swing hard, always keep mine in the backseat floorboards
First if your poor go to the thrift shop and spend $10 on a bat.
This is much better. >>28670914
Especially with this >>28672558
Someone should make a guide for the ultimate poorfag loadout including diy stab/flack vest. Bet it could be done for less than one of those bats and put together even by bongs.
Screw a bat, get a machete. I've got mine right next to my bed, shit is great
Build your own gun fag. It's not fucking hard and it won't cost you much even without any expensive tools. A single shot 9mm would probaly be the suitable for home defense, but if you don't like the idea of having only one shot there are plenty of simple designs online for bolt actions or semiautos. You can also go for a even cheaper slam fire shotgun but slam fire is for teenagers with free time and a YouTube channel.
I'm pretty tempted to compile one, the only issue is all body armor is fucking illegal here so construction may get a bit iffy.
Would rather go above board if possible than get an unwanted prostate exam from Tyrone after I'm caught
Tbh it's not difficult to do; just convert a fishing vest or motocross pads & boil some leather panels til they're rock-hard, then alternate layering with salvaged sheet metal.
It's shitty but it's better than nothing.
Indeed. I have a friend who was assaulted, he picked up a bat to defend himself (he was with his brother, they were at a house where his brother was picking some shit up and the guy had some meth-freakout). He ended up dying but the guy got off because my friend picked up the bat.
Not in a place that doesn't have cuck laws
People in the USA can defend themselves.
Op even a single barrel shotgun would be better and costs like twenty bucks more. Get that and a five dollar she'll sleeve at the very least
Yes of course, but not every place in the world has laws like you do.
I'm pretty sure I could get into serious shit if I attack an intruder that has entered my home at night with a bat if I keep it next to my bed.
I keep a maglite next to my bed, because that would make more sense in the eyes of the court if I tell them I keep it there to not wake up my wife with the big light if I wake up early.
Just get a carbon steel sword from trueswords and convince them you're a weeb that "hung it for decoration and happened to grab it". Don a fedora, fingerless gloves and trenchcoat as your " battle garb" and keep a modest collection of movie posters, obscure anime DVDs, and a moderately stained waifu pillow case in your bedroom. Have a fewcold steel catalogs laying around with a YouTube subscription to lindybeige. You won't be convicted of anything except to a lifetime of memehood and it is much deadlier than a pussy little flashlight.
Stab/impact armor is easier than that. Replace insulation fluff in a jacket with layers of cloth to the same thickness. Padded cloth armor has been the primary form of human armor since forever. I got a pad I made from 9 pairs of workpants legs stuffed inside each other. That makes a pad 18 layers thick, then I took an old rain fly from a tent, I cut that in half, rolled it up wide and put that in the middle. (Worked for flack jackets) I had to use a nail and hammer to make the holes to quilt it together.
A NAIL AND HAMMER TO PUNCH HOLES IN IT!
Next time im quilting two layers at a time.
Soft and squishy stab proof padding. No one is going to disassemble your coat to find illegal layers of denim and nylon.
Pads in a vest made from old workpants (cheap tough material) replacing fluff. Heavier than fluff but takes a beating.
Perhaps I will make a thread with pictures after my vacation to spell it out with puppets and crayons.