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Old March 19th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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I'm consider getting a marker with some pepper & nylon balls for self defense. I'm a complete noob wrt paintball markers so would appreciate some advice.

So far I've told to look at the Tippmann TPX and A5 as possibilities.

Any other suggestions?

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Old March 19th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #2
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there has been a thread on here about self defence

Basically, using a paintball marker is generally not liked...

If you want defence, get a real gun

if not, then dont do anything, cause i guarantee you an AK-47 will come out tops in a gun fight between it and an A5...

and remember, pepperballs indoors will affect you just as bad as the perps...

so your only choice is plastic/rubber if indoors which can ricochet off walls etc.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #3
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Personally I would suggest the .40 S&W.

IMO when dealing with life or death situations, leave the (albeit dangerous) toys in the cupboard, use tools designed for self defence.

However, here is another thread on the topic of self defence
http://www.paintball.co.za/forum/sho...hlight=defence
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Old March 19th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #4
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I will never own a gun. I don't like them and I will never risk one of my kids finding one in the house.

I'm looking at something other than just pressing the panic button and waiting for the security company to arrive.

Thanks for referring me to the other thread
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run.......it will save u and ur family..........dont be a hero....hero's die
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run.......it will save u and ur family..........dont be a hero....hero's die
I can't run with 2 small kids. Not looking to be hero, thats why I pay a security company to respond in an emergency. Just considering something as an emergency backup while I wait for the cavalry to arrive rather than just sitting and hoping everything will be ok.
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While I don't support using a paintball marker as self defence weapon...

The following needs to be stated...

Avoid nylon and hard plastic because of their nature shooting somebody with one can be construed as culpable homocide or intent to do grevious bodily harm as self protection markers tends to not be chrono'ed and fire at well over 300 fps so imagine a Lamborghini travelling at full tilt +- 380 km/h and then picture it the size of a marble and imagine the impact and damage it will cause...

Suggestion if you not going to be dissuaded use the soft yellow rubber balls then the hard red ones or load it with SafCaps red fill and get a dishka to make it sound like a real fire-arm...:poigneemain:
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Simple answer: NO. - Don't do it.

Take it from Kharnage.... he is a cop, with a few good years experience under his belt... I am sure he has seen the after effects of fail attempts of self preservation, from seemed like a good idea at the time.

Make sure there is no easy way into your house, which will give the ADT boys ample time to wake up, start the car, and eventually get there. (After their donut and coffee from the BP express)

I also used to believe that using a paintball marker was a great way to defend yourself in a house invasion situation..... it's not.
Often, the perps are using horrible tools, which will maim and kill you, if you try to hurt them. (It takes something quite serious to remove burglar bars and pry open deadlocked doors... imagine that tool smashing you in the face... not great!

Make your house more difficult to enter than your neighbours, then they won't consider it as an easy target.

Bottom line though... if they want in, they will get in.

Save the paintballing for the range, and get yourself a decent alarm system with perimeter defense.
If that's not enough... a 12 guage scattergun will do the trick.
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choose the room that is the hardest to get in to for the potential robbers/burglars........replace the door with a solid wood or reinforced door.....in case of break in get ur family in there lock the door and bunker down..........all police precincts now have dedicated cell phone numbers for their complaints vehichles and the vehichles are divided into sectors.....so ull hav a police vehichle thats only patrolling ur area.........
Find out what that nr mis and phone it for a quick response.
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Some very good advice. Thanks
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