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The U.S. military recently spent nearly 3/4 of a million dollars on paint ball guns and sent them to Afghanistan. An M16 is not the best tool to simply disable someone. Load a 10% pepper ball into a toy paint ball gun, and that will stop anyone, including intruders on your boat. Put in a "glass breaker" ball and an intruder will realize he made a bad choice of a boat to invade or steal from. There are a lot of cool ideas in this shop, in a mall, in S. Africa to ward off thieves and lightly armed pirates from a sailboat.
 

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Re: INTRUDERS, PIRATES & THIEVES vs Paintballs, Spray, & other Non-lethal ideas!

I am kinda of the opinion that if trouble comes a-knockin' with a firearm, especially an AK, there's not much one on a sailboat can legally carry that would be of much help. I doubt the West Indian islands I've been to would allow the paint guns, as most don't even allow stun guns or any pepper/mace spray products.
 
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