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Nightstand Armory

Post by nicklefish » Tue May 25, 2004 10:10 pm

There was a severe thunderstorm last night, and as the lightning flashed, I saw what appeared to be a human figure lumbering around outside my window. Frightened, I reached for my combat gurkhi. I'm pretty sure what I saw was something more along the lines of a trash can, or something similar, and my imagination ran away with me. Then it occured to me. I sleep with weapons well within reach of my bed. I don't belive this is strange behavior, do you? I have two combat gurkhis, one on either side of my bed, and an aluminum baseball bat just a little farther out. What do you people sleep with under your pillow?
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Post by jamoni » Tue May 25, 2004 10:16 pm

You probably don't want to know :D
But I do have a sword and a pistol handy.

Oh, and the reason you don't think it's odd is that you are a guy. It's like sitting with your back to a wall so you can see the door. Women think it's nuts, guys don't even need it explained.
JoergS wrote:Realistically, I think I can launch a nine pound chain saw at 50 fps from a shoulder mounted rubber powered bazooka...
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Post by raptorman » Tue May 25, 2004 11:25 pm

Glock 17 w/ 15 in the mag, and one in the hole.
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Post by Jeff » Tue May 25, 2004 11:29 pm

Oh man, I'm a twitch about seeing exits. Myself? I sleep well within reach of a plethora of melee weapons. A nice club fashioned out of the better half of a shovel's handle and a two foot wrench being the ones I would reach for first.
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Post by Joe Ghoul » Wed May 26, 2004 1:03 am

I sleep with my 9mm and a flashlight within reach. I also keep a shotgun loaded with 7 1/2 shot, buck and slugs under the bed. That should be suffiently devastating in extemely close ranges.

Alanta has a real big problem with armed, violent home invasions. They usually are after drugs, but seem to hit the wrong houses more times than not. 6 feet away is the closet where I keep my guns and ammo. I keep a loaded 40 round mag in my AK, just in case. If I ever hear my door crash in, and hear several voices, I'm grabbing that.

Some people just take the fact that I have guns next to my bed in stride. Others seem very disturbed by it.
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Post by outkast » Wed May 26, 2004 4:24 pm

Well, I'm a kid so I don't have any guns next to my bed, but I do keep a battle axe in arms reach. My dad has a safe, but he keeps one pistol in his night stand.
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Post by badseed » Wed May 26, 2004 4:30 pm

my husband keeps a bat by the front door, a metal bar by the back door, a tire iron next to the driver's seat in our car & a few other clubs & what not stashed under our furniture.

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Post by Red Panda » Wed May 26, 2004 9:57 pm

All I have is a 3-C Maglite at the side of my bed.

Good for illumination during blackouts & also quite handy for bludgeoning!

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Post by *Mike* » Wed May 26, 2004 10:02 pm

My bare hands, a small buck knife, and a noose(just learned how the tie them, and I have been practicin', something from useful from scouts).

Don't think I will suffice to well from a nightly zombie attack in my room.
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Post by jamoni » Wed May 26, 2004 10:20 pm

I think you could forego the noose. I don't think the phrase "Well, then I slipped a noose over his head and strangled him" Would qualify you for a self-defense plea :D
In other news, here's a tip for your car. Keep an open toolbox on the passenger side floorboard. With, you know, a B.F. Wrench, a B.F. Hammer, a B.F. Screwdriver... etc. etc. Perfectly legal to have tools in the car, ain't it? :twisted:
JoergS wrote:Realistically, I think I can launch a nine pound chain saw at 50 fps from a shoulder mounted rubber powered bazooka...
squinty wrote:I reserve the right to yell "Dookyhole!" - or it's Hebrew equivalent if such a thing exists - whilst dispensing a barrage of palm strikes at my opponent.

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Post by *Mike* » Wed May 26, 2004 11:13 pm

Yeah the noose won't help to much, unless I plan to wrangle the bugger for show and tell. :)
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Post by nicklefish » Wed May 26, 2004 11:22 pm

You could tie it to a stake in some skeptics front yard with a sign hanging from it saying "I told you so."
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Post by nicklefish » Wed May 26, 2004 11:24 pm

You could tie it to a stake in some skeptics front yard with a sign hanging from it saying "I told you so."
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Post by Aminator » Wed May 26, 2004 11:35 pm

i have my trusty golfclub that has come in handy in a couple of late night situations and an oak walking stick leaning against the headboard. i also have two small pocketknives (newly sharpened) less than two feet away. it isn't just the men who think ahead. i never sit where i can't see an exit (preferably all of them) and i HATE having people i don't know, and some i do, behind me. most people, even my closest friends, think i'm just paranoid, insecure, untrusting, and just generally cold and hateful. and they are pretty much right. i don't really trust anyone anymore and i wish i had stayed that way all along.

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Post by Jeff » Thu May 27, 2004 12:35 am

Yeah. I hate not being able to see exits. I get antsy, especially if it is in a public place. In my home i'm usually fine, but I can be really jumpy if I'm not facing a door. When not in school I usually carry my knife around too. It's small but I sure wouldn't want to mess with someone weilding it. I severely dislike not having something I can use to defend myself around at all times.
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Post by breech ct5 » Thu May 27, 2004 2:27 am

i have a bed sheet under my pillow
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Post by Sam » Thu May 27, 2004 11:43 am

You could combat a zombie quite well with a bedsheet. Just throw it around him and tie it up, itll hold for at least long enough for you to run away or deliver a re-killing blow.

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Post by jamoni » Thu May 27, 2004 1:02 pm

I saw a guy get his ass kicked with a Green-girl (Blanket) in the army. One guy threw it over the others head, and then just wailed on him through it. It was effective and strangely hilarious.
JoergS wrote:Realistically, I think I can launch a nine pound chain saw at 50 fps from a shoulder mounted rubber powered bazooka...
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Post by ProZombieHunter » Thu May 27, 2004 3:29 pm

My nightstand armory:

One folding knife that I have loosened up so's I can operate it with just my thumb.

Mini-magLite (for to see things in the dark)

I normally keep my .357 within easy reach, but I don't keep it loaded. Would come in handy for some pistol-whippin' action.

Also: Any number of wooden items that I can shatter and turn into Shanks, shivs, etc...
If you drop a zombie, does that count as a kill?

...Think about it.

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Post by Sam » Thu May 27, 2004 4:33 pm

Theres a crowbar that I found in an alley in my room right now for no apparent reason, I guess it counts as a weapon.

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Post by Jeff » Thu May 27, 2004 4:37 pm

Sam wrote:Theres a crowbar that I found in an alley in my room right now for no apparent reason, I guess it counts as a weapon.
You could always strangle them in that titanic Swiss flag.
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Post by ProZombieHunter » Thu May 27, 2004 5:29 pm

Strangled with a Swiss flag... What a horrible way to go.

Is it hanging on the wall, or could you beat them with a flagpole?
If you drop a zombie, does that count as a kill?

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Post by Jeff » Thu May 27, 2004 7:55 pm

Hanging. A perfect trap.
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Post by Methos » Thu May 27, 2004 8:08 pm

Depends on where I am. Father's house, a blackened machete, mother's, a one peice steel hatchet that doubles as a 3lb sledge (on the back of the axeblade). Downstairs two katanas sit by my front door.
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