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Are airguns any good for self defense? real or psychological?

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markl32:

If you believe you can defend yourself by bluffing with an air gun you are a danger to yourself, to others, and in desperate need of some self defense training and mind set adjustment. 

Look up "shootout" and "Armed Robbery" on Google / youtube.  You will be sick.  But at least at after seeing a few real life shoot outs you'll no longer have this dangerous and nieve notion. 

pokeshell:
Any way to make a air gun go BANG!? I like to hunt the small critters with nice scoped air guns. Very accurate, and deadly. Many are more powerful than a .22, and no noise, so you can drop one, then his buddy sitting next to him.

But for self defense, this is just foolish. Just get the iphone app that make the sound of you racking a shotgun and plug it into your stereo. Then run.

You could easily kill someone with a well placed round from a very nice air gun. But, you would have the time to retreat if you had the time to make the shot.

Scottman:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDqs2GSaCXs The caselman air machine gun

RPZ:
Better than absolutely nothing. Better would be one of the more powerful airguns that can equal or exceed a .22 rimfire. Better still would be a .22 rimfire autoloader.

If you can not have or do not want a firearm perhaps the best would be a croosbow or conventional bow.

bdhutier:

--- Quote from: RPZ on June 21, 2012, 05:59:19 AM ---Better than absolutely nothing. Better would be one of the more powerful airguns that can equal or exceed a .22 rimfire. Better still would be a .22 rimfire autoloader.

If you can not have or do not want a firearm perhaps the best would be a croosbow or conventional bow.

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IMO, better would be a stun gun or tazer, versus an airgun.  At least those could buy you some time to get some distance between yourself and the threat!

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