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Old 09-05-2020, 1:32pm   #1
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Default Idea for handling Antifa/BLM rioters surrounding your vehicle [train horns]

Those extremely loud train horns that were popular a few years ago are apparently still being sold. Some of them are rated at 150 dB (the threshold of pain is 126 dB). I'm thinking most jurisdictions made them illegal a while back, as they were literally ear-piercingly loud.

However in this day and age, making the wrong turn down a street could turn deadly for any one of us. Sure, situational awareness is paramount, but it can still happen.

So when they start to surround my truck and begin beating/pounding on it... and maybe someone's heading in to slash my tires to prevent my easy escape... if I hit the 5 train-horn unit at 150 psi, it's so loud the first instinct would be for the protesters to stop hitting my car and put their fingers in their ears. This would make it extremely difficult for anyone to continue hitting my truck with instruments or their bare hands, and make it more difficult for anyone to damage/deflate my tires.

If I kept laying on the horn, the sheer pain would probably make some of them run away from my vehicle. If someone was trying to use a firearm to get a good sight pattern on me or my truck, I would think the unbearable and painful noise would interfere to a degree, especially if they weren't expecting it and were unprepared.

Sure, there would be likely permanent hearing damage on the part of many people, but that's better than them getting shot by me, or run over as I try to get away from them.

This isn't a sure thing but I bet for a few hundred dollars it could turn the odds I would escape more in my favor.

Your thoughts?
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I kinda like the idea and I have access to train horns.
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I kinda like the idea and I have access to train horns.




How about valves and compressors? I'd like an electrically actuated valve so I can trigger it by a switch inside the cab.
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Val, I was looking at the Nathan P5 horns if you have a source.
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How about valves and compressors? I'd like an electrically actuated valve so I can trigger it by a switch inside the cab.
Issue is that mine need massive air compressors. Lemme work on it a bit.
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They sell complete new and refurbished (rebuilt and powder coated) systems with valves and compressors online.

A Nathan P3 (3 horn unit) is about $1200.

There are cheaper knock-off copies for $200 and up.

For something like this, it has to work every time you need to throw that switch; so I would probably cough up the big bones for something new or refurbished by someone I knew I could trust.
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I have seen smaller compressor/pressure tank units installed inside a truck toolbox. I'm thinking they could still get up to the operating pressure ranges but they can't deliver air nearly as long as a real train with a larger tank.

So it would operate, just not as long... or you'd have to use it intermittently, which could be nearly as effective.
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how about one that plays Dixie. paint your truck orange. put a 01 on the roof....c'mon man.
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how about one that plays Dixie. paint your truck orange. put a 01 on the roof....c'mon man.
01 is on the doors... Stars and Bars is on the roof...

C'mon, man...
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01 is on the doors... Stars and Bars is on the roof...

C'mon, man...
so reverse things.
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so JUST DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
Ok, ok.


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I'd rather have the circular saws from the Mach 5.
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Go big or go home!


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Just play the national anthem on your stereo loudly and tell them to kneel on the ground.
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A machine gun would do the trick.
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My two older stepsons have the train horns. The oldest on his F250 diesel, the other on his wrangler. I wasn't paying attention to traffic and the Jeep came past my house one day while I was cutting the yard. He hit the horn and I just about had to go in and change my step ins.
Loud ain't the word.
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Hope the link works...me wants.

http://https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/dnjhy7/car_horn_that_sounds_like_a_gun/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
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Ok, buy this and download a file recorded from local gun range

https://www.boomblasters.com/product...able-car-horn/
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My two older stepsons have the train horns. The oldest on his F250 diesel, the other on his wrangler. I wasn't paying attention to traffic and the Jeep came past my house one day while I was cutting the yard. He hit the horn and I just about had to go in and change my step ins.
Loud ain't the word.
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Having heard this horn in person, what is your opinion of what would happen if this was used on a vehicle surrounded by rioters beating on the vehicle?
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Having heard this horn in person, what is your opinion of what would happen if this was used on a vehicle surrounded by rioters beating on the vehicle?
Well, I was 15/20 yards away when Andrew hit his. He just hit his for a second in passing. I jumped and my heart rate did, too. I would say that there would have to be an involuntary reaction of some sort. A sustained blast of several seconds would have to at least make anyone nearby cover their ears.
It's loud. Really loud.
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