But I don't carry a weapon. If I did, it would be my handgun. So better served by training to retain and use a handgun. This would require me actually strapping on a toy gun of some type, and having people try to take it away from me while I try to "shoot" them. Something not done in my aikido class. We usually work from wrist grabs, lunge punches, and overhead chops.
Don, isn't it loud when stuff goes over your head like that?
Phil, I could be misreading your post, but it sounds like you agree with me.