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Police using nunchucks
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Posted 10/28/15
Would you challenge a cop who pulled out nunchucks?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/28/california-police-departments-opt-for-nunchucks-over-nightsticks/
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yeah, nunchucks scream badass, even just the psycological impact is important. and id prefer getting beat with nunchucks over getting tasered.
and yea, you can use nunchucks in holds, wrist or feet. necks too.
im all for it.
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It's also difficult to use nunchucks, so if an officer got disarmed you wouldn't have to worry about the suspect being able to fight back with the nunchucks.
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I find this hilarious but not remotely practical. Nunchucks take significantly more skill to use than, say, the standard issue police baton, due to the ease of injuring oneself if not properly trained. A baton is also more versatile in terms of the strikes you can do with it, it can still be used lethally or non-lethally...The expandable baton wins on all fronts, really.
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Posted 10/28/15
But nunchucks...^^
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Posted 10/28/15 , edited 10/28/15
I'd laugh at them. Nunchaku take a lot of training and skill to master. I used them for two years and I'd still prefer to use a non-flexible weapon, like a sword, spear, polearm, or staff. Chain whips, three-section staff, and nunchaku are notorious for hurting their wielders.

I wouldn't call them nonlethal or less than lethal. They are capable of generating much higher impact force than a straight baton and it's harder to control the amount of force you wish to exert. Could easily deal more damage than you intend. Although they can be used for pain compliance techniques and most people don't know how to fight against nunchaku.

The usual straight batons would be better for actual striking in most cases.

Why not just train the police officers to use tonfa? The standard issue baton is based off the tonfa design and it's more practical to teach them two ways to use their weapon.
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Posted 10/28/15 , edited 10/28/15
Batons work fine, thanks. Nunchucks would join rookies in the "portable comedic entertainment" section. . .
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I would be very skeptical because they are so hard to be good with. BUT.. there are a world of cops out there, and I have no doubt that some of them could use them well.
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Posted 10/28/15

TheCrushmaster wrote:

I find this hilarious but not remotely practical. Nunchucks take significantly more skill to use than, say, the standard issue police baton, due to the ease of injuring oneself if not properly trained. A baton is also more versatile in terms of the strikes you can do with it, it can still be used lethally or non-lethally...The expandable baton wins on all fronts, really.


They should make the nun-chucks AVAILIBLE but not standard issue. Because it actually takes skill and training to use nun-chucks properly
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Posted 10/28/15 , edited 10/28/15
Yes, because I wouldnbe aware the cop would more than likely injure himself before he injured me.
Posted 10/28/15
tasers are better
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I'd probably point and laugh until I was out of breath. Also, three days is considered enough training, seriously? How many of the officers that try to adopt them are going to look like idiots as they hit themselves and everyone around them? Finally, putting aside the potential to use them to bind someones arms and legs, they carry far more energy in a full swing than a night stick would, so trying to label them as "less than lethal" is pushing it. Though it's still better than being shot at I guess.

As far as binding goes, why not just teach them the various rope techniques different Asian countries' police forces use?
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Posted 10/29/15
I think I saw this in a movie. If I haven't this needs to be corrected post-haste!
Posted 10/29/15
We all knew police are insane. This isn't news.
Posted 10/29/15 , edited 10/31/15
I can respect nunchucks. Any idiot can pull a gun
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