Homemade Weapons: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

It’s hard to look at the news nowadays and feel safe.  Every time we switch to the evening news, they’re always about someone hacking someone to death, a pothead raping a girl before killing her or a desperate robber killing a family because they caught him robbing their house.  The news doesn’t paint a pretty picture, but they paint reality.

Of course, there’s also the possibility of a massive tragedy happening and there’s total chaos.  With the rate tragedies are happening around the world, this is not a far-fetched possibility.  Imagine a country so messed up that everything’s in shambles.  There’s no police, no doctors, no everything.  Surrounded by people desperate for survival and no police or military to help you, there’s only one person who can defend you and your family – you.

This is the reason why there are some people who are stocking up on weapons.  They may look paranoid, but they’ll get the last laugh once there’s a valid need for weapons.  As they always say, it’s better to have weapons and not need them, than need weapons and not have them.

Unfortunately, stocking up on weapons can be really expensive.  This is why more and more people are looking into the possibility of making homemade weapons.  But if you’re like most people, you don’t know if it’s a good idea to do so.  In that case, you need to know the good, the bad, and the ugly things about them.

The Good

This one is pretty obvious.  Let’s say that just like any good survivalist, you have a survival kit at home that can help you and your family survive.

There’s a tragedy of epic proportions like a terrorist attack and everything’s down in the dumps.  Some looters decide to take your survival kit no matter what it takes.  Remember, it has become a dog eat dog world and they just want to survive.  They storm your house ready to kill you and there’s no police that can help you.  This is a classic case of “kill or get killed”.

Another scenario happens more commonly.  Looking at the news will tell you that there are a lot of instances wherein you’d have to defend yourself or your family.  A pothead can suddenly decide that it would be fun to break into your home, kill your family and grab a snack.

Again, some of you may say that there’s a slim chance of that happening.  But why take the risk?  The good thing about homemade weapons is you can actually fight back!  You will have the weapons needed to defend yourself and your family when no one else will.    You’ll have the element of surprise when they step on your homemade booby traps and you start shooting from a crossbow that you made.

Another great thing about them is you can easily make them.  You usually wouldn’t need any power tools.  You can also make them out of common household items.  This is why it’s always good to arm yourself with the knowledge on how to make these weapons.  Some people choose not to stock them but with their knowledge, they can easily make them out of items around the house when needed.

It also goes without saying that they’re very cheap.  Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for a crossbow, you can make one for just a few dollars.  You can even make one for free with items around your home.

The Bad

A lot of people are apprehensive about making and using them for legal reasons.  This is a valid concern because some of these weapons are illegal.  This is why it’s really important that you check local laws first.  But sometimes, people still make them at their own risk because they think that “The Good” greatly outweighs “The Bad”.  But again, it’s always good to know information on how to make them for future reference and you should check your laws to make sure that you’re not breaking any.

Besides, you have a lot of options on the weapons that you can do – most of them legal.  So don’t do anything illegal and there’s no reason for you not the take advantage of their benefits without any problems.

The Ugly

Obviously, making them can be really dangerous.  This is especially true if you plan on making the dangerous ones like booby traps, flamethrowers and the likes.  If you really want to arm yourself with the information, don’t rely on YouTube.  Get your information from reliable sources.  Remember, a blown off hand is an ugly picture.

Now that you know the good, the bad and the ugly about homemade weapons, it’s up to you to decide if you should make them.  But there’s no reason for you not to read about them for information purposes.  You’ll never know when you’ll need these information.