Tactical Shield - Using a Pistol
Did you know that there are two distinctly different types of self defense weapons? One type is your standard, everyday, common-place, pocket-sized pepper spray; the second is a more special-sized, concealable tactical shield. Both contain similar chemical ingredients, but their effects are very different. This article describes each type and why it is important to understand your choice before choosing a personal defense product.
A standard tactical shield, also called a personal protection device (PPDI), is a small, lightweight, movable stun gun that you can carry in one hand and use to fend off attacks against you while you are not in immediate physical danger. This can be used as an edged weapon, to defend yourself from a knife attack, or as an unbending baton for containing and protecting yourself during an altercation. A small hand wielding a standard tactical shield could also hold another object, be used as a baton or otherwise be used to defend yourself during an attack, but it just can't wield other handheld or mounted weapons. A tactical shield, on the other hand, is primarily intended as an offensive weapon.
Tactical shields are made to be kept concealed, either by being buried under your dress or behind your back, or by having a thin nylon garment (leather or some other flexible, yet durable material) attached to the shield itself. They are then carried on the individual by a backpack, belt, shoulder holster, or pouch. The most common scenario for which a tactical shield may be deployed involves an attacker approaching you with a weapon in one hand and a shield in the other. You might be at home, shopping or even just hanging out with friends when this occurs. If the shield is within range of your body (a few feet or so) it will have sufficient stopping power to subdue any attacker at close range, allowing you to escape from harm.
Two of the most common situations requiring tactical shields are offensive and defensive situations. Offensive shields are designed to be thrown at an attacker. This requires much more strength than a shield bonus. The throw itself is an offensive action, as is using the throw as a club to strike the person who is throwing the shield. A defensive shield bonus is usually less than a tactical one because it's more for protection than to throw at an attacker.
Some shields are multi-functional. For instance, a shield that offers defense as well as attack at the same time is called a multi-function shield. These devices are typically offered by most serious game security companies. These multi-function shields can also be found at lower levels of gaming available, such as online casinos. When purchasing multi-function tactical shields make sure they can resist both attacks; the lower the level of defense the less damage the defender can withstand.
Bots have become increasingly popular with lower level players. Bots are basically automated systems which are used to simulate tactical situations. Bots basically allow players to prepare for a battle before actually going to battle by equipping them with armor and weaponry. Bots can also be programmed to attack certain areas and to defend certain locations, depending on the requirements of the situation. Bots can even stay concealed until the last moment, waiting for an opportunity to attack and defend itself.
However, even with the use of tactical shields, players can have their own strategies. One tactic is for a player to ambush his opponent with a pistol. A player can either shoot the other guy at close range using the pistol or he can sneakily shoot the other guy at a distance using a long range weapon such as a sniper rifle. Both of these strategies work equally well, so if you're looking to become a better tactical shield user than just shooting off random people, then you should consider using a pistol. You can practice on enemy bots, as stated earlier, but if you really want to hone your skills, go head to head with another human being and see how you fair against him!