I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

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I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by Captain O » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:09 pm

From BudK in Georgia. At $39.99 it seems as if it will be a reasonably useful "walking stick" and it isn't viewed as an "impact weapon". No LEO will even look twice at a man of my age carrying a cane. (Granted, the crook horn is rather sharp). A man with a bald spot on top of his head that's graying at the temples, wearing either a dress or Panama hat won't attract much attention. :wink:

When I was working as an Armed Security Officer years ago, I had some Modern Arnis (Fillipino Stick Fighting) instruction. (I could use a "refresher" course). I think this will work as a perfect "traveling companion". ::tu:: This is really what I need to carry as I travel into Tijuana.

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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by kootenay joe » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:59 am

Captain, please, we need a picture !
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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by Captain O » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:27 am

I'm sorry, I can't post a picture (don't have the capability). If you go to BudK and check out "walking sticks" you can see it. There's also a video of how it impacts melons, how well the pointed crook penetrates them and a liquid-filled boat fender. Trust me, it is an excellent value for the money, and nearly indestructible. (I did my "homework"). ::tu::

Go to BudK and see for yourself.
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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:34 am

Thanks, will do.
I use a cane, have a few, my main one is old: iron rod covered by stacked leather washers same as a knife handle. It has enough weight to knock somebody out. But i'm going to take a look at your super-duper self defense stick.
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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:55 am

Is this what you're talking about?

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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by Captain O » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:17 am

No, that isn't it. Go to, www,budk.com/United-Defense-Premium-Adjustable-Walking-Cane-3902 There you will find it. It has a crook with a point. I'm going to wind up cutting off at least eight inches off the shaft to get it to fit me. The upside is that it is nearly indestructible. It isn't a "quaint" as the "pseudo-Blackthorn" but it is less conspicuous. The point is blending into the background until it is needed. I just want to be viewed as a mature man with nothing to hide. The cane's polymer construction will withstand extreme temperatures and won't set off metal detectors. I can walk onto Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses without drawing any attention at all.

No one will care... this is the general objective.
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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by deo-pa » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:40 pm

Captain's link has an error; this one will take you there: http://www.budk.com/United-Defense-Prem ... Cane-32902.

For most of us it might not be very useful as a defensive weapon (other than to just clobber someone) without some training. Here is a cane fighting primer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3qX_BeTNUk.

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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:51 pm

Well, what the hey? I remember typing out a post on that one, link, picture and everything. Did I get sidetracked and accidently delete it before I hit submit? It sucks to get old.
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Post by Captain O » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:43 pm

I hooked into the "free shipping" and was glad of it. It cost me $39.99 and I'll have the cane within a week. This is a great accouterment. It is sturdy and well worth the price of admission. This cane can, in the words of the late John Cameron Swayze "Take a lickin' and keep on tickin'." ::sotb:: The solid polypropylene construction allows me to beat the belaboring daylights out of someone/something and walk away passively as if nothing had happened. ::smirk:: A few dents and scratches may appear on the unit, but I can live with that. At $39.99 it is always replaceable. ::mdm:: 8)

You have to admit, it isn't a bad idea. An impact weapon you can carry anytime, anywhere without arousing suspicion. ::hmm:: ::tu:: (That, my friends, is always a positive attribute). I can waltz into a courtroom, onto an Amtrak train, onto a Greyhound bus, and probably onto an airliner, without anyone raising an eyebrow. ::sneaky:: :wink:

Convenient, isn't it? ::sneaky::
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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by montemojo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:14 pm

Captain, I think you made a good choice. ::tu::

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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by FRJ » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:46 pm

Captain O wrote: The solid polypropylene construction allows me to beat the belaboring daylights out of someone/something and walk away passively as if nothing had happened.
::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: Hey Cap ... ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: Hey Captain ... ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol::
If I were you ... ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: I'd get some dancin' lessons first ... ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol::

Yeah, else you gonna wear that thing, son.
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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by Captain O » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:43 am

FRJ wrote:
Captain O wrote: The solid polypropylene construction allows me to beat the belaboring daylights out of someone/something and walk away passively as if nothing had happened.
::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: Hey Cap ... ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: Hey Captain ... ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol::
If I were you ... ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: I'd get some dancin' lessons first ... ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol:: ::rotflol::

Yeah, else you gonna wear that thing, son.
Did you read my first post, or have you been taking braying lessons from the Democrat Party symbol? I have had Modern Arnis training. I simply could use a refresher course. (There is a martial arts school about 6/10 of a mile from me). This is not beyond the realm of reality.

I think I'm probably a little old for you to be calling 'son".

Perhaps you should look into having your ears trimmed... your heritage is showing. :roll:
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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by FRJ » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:51 am

6/10 of a mile! You don't say.

Well, carry on then, Captain. Seems like you have everything in order. ::nod::
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Re: I just ordered a United Defense Adjustable Self Defense Cane...

Post by Captain O » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:02 pm

I walk everywhere I go, as I have no car. My ankles begin to swell after a couple of miles. Other than that, I'm in decent physical condition. I have also been studying a few online videos illustrating cane use by both able-bodied and elderly persons. This is just a beginning approach for a "workout regimen" so that I can get out of a sticky situation.

Frankly, I feel in much greater jeopardy in Chicago or Los Angeles than I do in the Tijuana Tourist districts as well the Plaza de Toros Monumental. In Tijuana, they have the "Tourist Police". (They are real police officers that have been trained in San Diego). These began in 2008 as a response to the perceived threat to the tourist trade from the drug cartels. Believe me, half of the city's lifeblood is tourism, and they don't want that cash cow threatened. They've had enough trouble as it is. There are signs in many shop windows advising against harassing or otherwise annoying the tourists. The city police have been advised that if they see any badgering of tourists, to clamp down on it. The Tourist Police already do. This is why I won't hesitate to go to my favorite "haunts" in Tijuana. It has changed for the better.

P.S. The old "La Ocho" (Tijuana Jail) (the old jail that lived in ignominy thanks to the song performed by the Kingston Trio) no longer exists. It had been built in the 1950's and was both closed and torn down in 2002. The filthy, deteriorating cells and rats the size of cats are now little more than a nightmarish memory. The new city jail is in the eastern Tijuana suburb of Otay Mesa. The "Old Tijuana" of filthy, unsanitary streets exists primarily in the slums. Don't get me wrong, Mexico is still a "third world" country (thanks to their Socialist Government) but it isn't anywhere near the rathole it once was.

Time marches on.
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Post by Captain O » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:32 am

I just finished reading an article dated 3/12/17 about the Tijuana City Police... They are now donning body cameras. This points out how the Police Cheif is trying to clamp down on those attempting to bribe their officers. "La Mordida" (the bite) is beginning to cost citizens, as well as tourists, more in fines, and dismissals (for the officers) that engage in taking them. "The times, they are a changin'".
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