Extension Baton / Mace Gun

zoomydave

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This question is a little off topic but I'm not always able to keep a weapon (firearm) in my vehicle but I wanted to consider keeping an extension baton and/or a mace gun within reach inside my vehicle. I've heard conflicting stories that extension batons are/are not allowed inside the vehicle and the same conflicting stories about have a mace gun inside your vehicle. It would be nice to have another option in those times I can't have my weapon but I want to follow the law of the land and do it right, instead of guessing.
Thanks,
Dave
 

texasnurse

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Big Maglight totally legal and functional, I broke the ribs of a drunk guy who pulled a Bowie on me once.


Sent with my IPhone with electronics and fuzzy logic...
 

Nightwatch

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I wouldn't and wouldn't let my rookies have Mace in the car. You inevitably get some splashed or rubbed on you and it blinds/disorients you just like the attacker. I read early on of a lady in FL who had 2 kids out shopping-a guy tried to carjack her-she hit him in the face with a shot of Mace and he shot her twice in center mass...DRT. It is legal, however, to have a small, personal protection size tear gas, Mace, or pepper spray in the car.

My personal feeling is if you are attacked, vigorously defend yourself...with superior force. The first step outside the car, you're armed with an illegal weapon in TX if you have a club(UCW), and you can't swing one inside the car very well. Sam Colt had the right idea for an equalizer. I don't believe that all the other weapons that the police have are for us citizens. They have to enforce the law...we just have to get the threat stopped NOW.

The only nonlethal weapon I keep close in the truck is a scratch awl in the headliner near my head. If someone reaches in the window and grabs me, I'll imbed that into their face/neck so that they turn loose and I can get to my defensive weapon in my holster.
 
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majormadmax

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Pepper spray is your best bet in a vehicle if you can't have a gun (and with the Motorist Protection Act allowing non-licensed individuals to carry within within their vehicles since 2007, that should be your first option).

But, given that I work on a military base that prohibits personally-owned firearms in our vehicles, I understand that can be the case.

And, as texasnurse said, a big MagLite is a second good option.
 

45tex

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Gave the wife an electrical stun device. One of those cheap ones that doubles as a flashlight. It sat in the door of her car for months. She seemed to not want to recharge it. In a McDonalds parking lot one morning she was accosted by a homeless guy wanting money. She was getting in at the time and he tried to push her out of door area and was reaching in to rifle for change. She grabbed the stunner and said to him, "look at the light." He said "what" and looked at the light. They were so close she was able to apply the contact points to his shoulder about 3" from his neck. He was on the ground immediately and she followed him giving him the juice so to speak. Those things make an awful noise when tested. In actual application however they are silent. The 2 cops that watched from inside the store decided to come outside. She did not need to hold him down as he was unable to rise for about 5 minutes. Plenty of time for the policemen to cuff and stuff him. She told me the cops were a bit disappointed since they thought she had stabbed the guy. I recharged it for her, she put it back in the door where from it disappeared. Sure worked well once anyway.
No advice on brands. We gave them to friends for Christmas. They were no name Chinese off brands from Amazon. All of them broke, or were dropped, or just quit working after a couple of months. They cost around $15-$30. So plan on spending more than that.
 

txinvestigator

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Gave the wife an electrical stun device. One of those cheap ones that doubles as a flashlight. It sat in the door of her car for months. She seemed to not want to recharge it. In a McDonalds parking lot one morning she was accosted by a homeless guy wanting money. She was getting in at the time and he tried to push her out of door area and was reaching in to rifle for change. She grabbed the stunner and said to him, "look at the light." He said "what" and looked at the light. They were so close she was able to apply the contact points to his shoulder about 3" from his neck. He was on the ground immediately and she followed him giving him the juice so to speak. Those things make an awful noise when tested. In actual application however they are silent. The 2 cops that watched from inside the store decided to come outside. She did not need to hold him down as he was unable to rise for about 5 minutes. Plenty of time for the policemen to cuff and stuff him. She told me the cops were a bit disappointed since they thought she had stabbed the guy. I recharged it for her, she put it back in the door where from it disappeared. Sure worked well once anyway.
No advice on brands. We gave them to friends for Christmas. They were no name Chinese off brands from Amazon. All of them broke, or were dropped, or just quit working after a couple of months. They cost around $15-$30. So plan on spending more than that.

Those "stun guns" do not work like you and your wife think they do. It was surprise that caused your homeless guy to fall. Those things do not work like TASERs. They only cause local pain, and it isn't that bad. I have tested many of them of myself and my goofy friends. It DOES make you want to knock the crap out of the person who is administering it, and all you have to do is pull away and the pain stops. These devices do not cause the muscle constriction that TASERs cause.

And the electric shock on the guy did not cause him to stay down. Even TASERs cannot pull that off. Your wife was lucky. She'd be better with pepper spray in the future.
 

Hoji

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Those "stun guns" do not work like you and your wife think they do. It was surprise that caused your homeless guy to fall. Those things do not work like TASERs. They only cause local pain, and it isn't that bad. I have tested many of them of myself and my goofy friends. It DOES make you want to knock the crap out of the person who is administering it, and all you have to do is pull away and the pain stops. These devices do not cause the muscle constriction that TASERs cause.

And the electric shock on the guy did not cause him to stay down. Even TASERs cannot pull that off. Your wife was lucky. She'd be better with pepper spray in the future.
This.
 

ZX9RCAM

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But the concern is that it also could have gone bad, really bad... :boxing:
True, but what if she hadn't had it....
 

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