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My roommate got this for me – and it’s PINK!!!

I feel like a mini Ann Barnhardt!

We would prefer a gun and I’ve been to the gun shop a few times, but finances are tight. This baton is the next best thing, tho! It’s heavy and will really hurt – and I’m not a chicken shit who wouldn’t use it either. Just try it, punk!

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  1. Diann

    December 19th, 2012

    So, can I call you Tonya Harding from now on?
    _______

    YEAH! But I promise I won’t ball my eyes out and beg for sympathy when I fall on my butt on the ice! – c

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  2. jeckelmyhyde

    December 19th, 2012

    Wow, you could be like the little Hitgirl on Kick Ass.

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  3. hanoverfist

    December 19th, 2012

    I’v got a 16in strip of rebar wrapped in duct tape
    in the door well of my truck.
    I nick named it “Thumper”

    (It holds the hood up);-)

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  4. jenny

    December 19th, 2012

    Totally off topic and sorry – but the display view of this website just changed in one click from white on white to black on white which doesn’t allow me to read the text and I can’t figure out how to change it. Can someone please help my dumb ass? : /
    _______

    Me, too. But it’s back to normal now. Admin Girl must have been on the job and fixed it even before I sent her an email! Atta girl, AG! – c

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  5. Doc

    December 19th, 2012

    I know someone that has one of those from the Hello Kitty Collection!

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  6. Tom Mannis

    December 19th, 2012

    I just use my wit, charm and fists of steel.

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  7. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 19th, 2012

    I’m glad that you showed a picture of the fully extended baton, because without it, ummm, uuhhh, well you know, I wouldn’t have guessed that that’s what it was. Ya know?

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  8. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 19th, 2012

    I want one! All I have now is a vicious set of knitting needles and an iron skillet.

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  9. old_oaks

    December 19th, 2012

    It is too big, too heavy and not much longer than a grade school ruler. If you’re going to get up close and personal with your attacker, I prefer my Kershaw Ken Onion. It weighs 3 ounces and is always clipped inside my right pocket, it can be retrieved just as quick or quicker than a baton and with spring assisted opening as fast if not faster than a switch blade.

    http://images.outdoorpros.com/images/prod/5/Kershaw-1660-rw-10598-5400.jpg

    http://www.outdoorpros.com/Prod/Kershaw-1660-Ken-Onion-Leek-Stainless-Handle-Blade-Plain-Blade/10598/Cat/16

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  10. Tim

    December 19th, 2012

    My truck is equipped with a 1″ black pipe, 16″ long, with a union on the end.

    Just in case someone needs an emergency gas repair.

    And NO, it’s not black cause I’m a racist …

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  11. squatch

    December 19th, 2012

    Not that I’d ever want you to have to use it, but if you’re forced to use it, beat them with the pink end. That’ll hurt just as much plus it’ll destroy all of that self-esteem they done got in school.

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  12. jeckelmyhyde

    December 19th, 2012

    @tim
    My truck is equipped with a quatro-cinco, and I don’t mean 4 mexicans stuck in quicksand.

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  13. Kairn

    December 19th, 2012

    Speaking of Anne Barnhardt, where is she? Her website has had no activity for 9 days. Not even any Tweets.

    Anne Barnhardt, please let us know you are ok!!!!

    I had the black background business too for awhile. Couldn’t read any text or comments here at iotw. I emailed the admin. All fixed now. Thank you.

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  14. grayscape

    December 19th, 2012

    Claudia – I didn’t think were the dildo kind. Oh wait…a baton? Nevermind.
    _______

    Hahahahahahahaha – c

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  15. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 19th, 2012

    @grayscape — You need to get a girlfriend.

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  16. grayscape

    December 19th, 2012

    My girlfriend was last seen with “longhorn” tanlines on her backside.

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  17. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 19th, 2012

    @grayscape — You wish.

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  18. grayscape

    December 19th, 2012

    Why would you take a picture of that?

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  19. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 19th, 2012

    Why would anyone take a picture of that!

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  20. grayscape

    December 19th, 2012

    I guess it has a certain car-wreck appeal…

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  21. Kairn

    December 19th, 2012

    I want to ask some serious questions about how this baton thingy works, but I’m worried you guys will start snickering. But here goes:

    Does it extend more than the picture shows? How does it extend? Does it extend by push button or by hand? How quickly do you think you can whip this puppy out when you are truly being threatened by some thug?

    Consider also having a graphite Nordic walking pole (normally you have two for fitness walking. Not the collapsible kind). I always have one when I walk anywhere. This pole has come in handy to convince aggressive dogs not to get near me or my dog. I also note that ALL people will give me wide berth when I have my walking pole. They are lightweight, but very sturdy. The rubber tip pulls off easily in the event you might actually have to use the end of the pole as a stabbing device. Plus hitting someone with this pole would hurt something terrible. The handle end is heavier and could clobber rather hard too.

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  22. Well Controlled Gun

    December 19th, 2012

    MAGLITE® LED 3-Cell D Flashlight Specifications:
    Length: 12-11/32″ (313 mm)
    Barrel Diameter: 1-9/16″ (39.67 mm)
    Head Diameter: 2-1/4″ (57.00 mm)
    Weight with batteries: 30 oz. (856 g)

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  23. Noelegy

    December 19th, 2012

    Hit like a girl! I love it!

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  24. Bad Brad

    December 19th, 2012

    Kairn: Those sound like questions a girl might ask right before she gets married. Well on her first date now a days.

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  25. MNP

    December 19th, 2012

    extend.
    snicker, snicker.

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  26. CrustyB

    December 19th, 2012

    When you whip it out don’t forget to yell “By the Power of Grayskull… I HAVE THE POWER!!!”

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  27. Jethro

    December 19th, 2012

    @Kairn – You asked for it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYlDbv7MqE8
    snicker….

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  28. MNP

    December 19th, 2012

    One word of caution Claudia. If you carry that in your purse or concealed in any way you could get crossed up with the law.

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  29. Kairn

    December 19th, 2012

    I know, I know. I was trying to ask serious questions without sounding too Mel Brooks-ian.

    And another plus about the Nordic walking pole is that it is right there, no rustling around in a purse for it, or fumbling around to extend it while a menacing person or dog is waiting patiently. You don’t need a carry permit for it. And it tucks conveniently under an arm when you need to do other tasks, like blowing your nose (ladies use a tissue please) or using your cell phone. Not to mention they are just plain nice for making one steady when walking on iffy surfaces.

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  30. Jethro

    December 19th, 2012

    While in high school woodshop I made a blackjack on the lathe. The teacher was out that day and we had a substitute. I started out making a table leg to give the impression I was doing something legitimate. When the sub wasn’t looking I quickly turned it down to size and made the handle grip. Then I snuck it into my backpack. When I got home I drilled out the end and filled it with lead shot. I still have it 34 years later under my driver’s seat.

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  31. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 19th, 2012

    Sooo… Next Sunday bright and early we’ll be seeing an assortment of two-legged “critters” bruised and bleeding?

    You go girl.

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  32. MNP

    December 19th, 2012

    One other thing, you have to be dangerously close to your attacker to use it. That thing is best suited for fending off dogs. A maniac bent on hurting you might just take it away and use it on you. Please be careful.

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  33. Plain Jane

    December 19th, 2012

    @ jeckelmyhyde

    Oh my goodness that’s funny.

    “My truck is equipped with a quatro-cinco, and I don’t mean 4 mexicans stuck in quicksand.”

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  34. Roadmaster

    December 19th, 2012

    My wife and I have 2, his and hers, except they’re black. It’s her second favorite extendable, telescoping rod.

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  35. Kairn

    December 19th, 2012

    @CrustyB,
    Ssshhhh…your wife doesn’t want everyone to know your bedroom secrets!

    @Jethro,
    That is too funny. Even I jumped when he whipped that piece of paper out.

    @Claudia
    So sorry. My questions were posed with good intent. But I must admit, this topic is too good to resist ” whipping out” double entrendes. All in good fun.

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  36. conservative cowgirl

    December 19th, 2012

    Oh, Claudia! That’s so pretty! Bejewel it, please! Just one sparkly jewel at the tip would make it fabulous!! ;)

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  37. Xavier

    December 19th, 2012

    I’m sure all this advice is meant with the best of intentions. While I’m not a close quarters weapons expert, it seems to me that anything is better than nothing, particularly for a lady. The only thing I’d suggest would be not to rely entirely on one item for protection; pepper spray, an high intensity flashlight, or a self defense knife (I carry a $12 Smith & Wesson flick blade) are all small, fairly inexpensive items that can save your life. And may you never need any of them. ;)

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  38. Claudia

    December 19th, 2012

    Karin, I love all the ‘whipping out’ jokes! It DOES look like a dildo … um, oh, not that I would know what one looks like. hehehe

    This one just ‘whips out’ when you swing it. Like if you were carrying it and a zombie is coming at you; you raise it up with your hand and when your hand comes down to hit, it slides out. It’s pretty heavy and solid steel so it will crack open a skull if it’s within reach.

    MNP, I will only carry it when I’m walking to and from my car and visible in my hand. Of course, no one will know it’s a baton until I crack someone. Also, I know I would have to be close to an attacker, but it’s better than nothing which is what I had until now.

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  39. Claudia

    December 19th, 2012

    Xavier, my roommate also got one for herself plus a stun gun. She has to walk to her car in the dark in downtown big city. She now has her baton in one pocket and the stun gun in the other. It has a pin that is on a wristband that will disable the gun if grabbed out of her hand.

    We test fired the gun and it is pretty scary.

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  40. Gracie

    December 19th, 2012

    I keep wasp spray under the seat of my car. It has a nice direct spray and reaches far enough to keep the bad asses back. Aim for the eyes.

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  41. Carlos The Jackal

    December 19th, 2012

    What size batteries does it use?
    _______

    It’s nuclear powered. Oh shit, did I say that out loud? – c

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  42. Kairn

    December 19th, 2012

    Ok, if we all get one of these things, pink for girls, blue for boys can we use them to storm the capital soon and take back the nation from the stinkin’ commies?

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  43. J Galt

    December 19th, 2012

    We need to take up a collection for Claudia so she can get a real gun and training if she needs it.

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  44. Aunt Liz

    December 19th, 2012

    Claudia – you remind me so mmuch of my sis that lives in upstate New York. She’d LOVE to get a gun. She was home for a visit – and even went to the local gun store with my other sis while I was a work. The result was a stun gun. Okay for now – but now I see I have two ladies to nag! ;) Very cute weapon though!!

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  45. Jerry Manderin

    December 19th, 2012

    Works great on the 99%!

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  46. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 19th, 2012

    TASER sells pink C2′s. Keep your options varied.
    ;-)

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  47. Weldor

    December 19th, 2012

    I have one of those, but it’s boring black.

    I’m more fonderer of my 1911 though.

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  48. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    December 19th, 2012

    Ummm…., the wife wants to know if it comes with a crash helmet in case you fall off?

    (old Jay Hickman joke)
    _______

    Hahahahahahahaha – c

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