Baseball caps as weapons

Baseball caps may not seem like dangerous weapons, but several caps are available for purchase that advertise their potential for combat.

The BudK Night Watchman Sap Cap Extreme contains "a pocket of unique impact material that is 100% the density of lead and which is sewn into the cap." So you take off the cap and smash someone over the head with it.

The FAB DEFENSE "GOTCHA" Cap has a ninja weapon hidden inside it so that you will "never be caught empty handed."

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 29, 2014
     Category: Headgear | Weapons

I'm reminded of Oddjob, the henchman from the novel and movie "Goldfinger."
Posted by KDP on 08/29/14 at 11:42 AM
But you've got to have a head to use these as weapons.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/29/14 at 12:37 PM
In the 50's TV series Yancy Derringer kept a a four-barrel Sharps Derringer gun in his hat.
Posted by tadchem on 08/29/14 at 02:00 PM
I'd prefer the weight in the top not the bill which probably tends to fall forward and down over your eyes from the weight. Then the bill could be used as the handle. By the way, 100% as heavy as lead, sounds pretty much like it is lead.
Posted by Muddy Valley on 08/29/14 at 04:35 PM
@ Muddy Valley:
That's just market speak. 4 ounces of lead is the same as 4 ounces of steel, or even 4 ounces of feathers!
Posted by Captain DaFt on 08/29/14 at 06:49 PM
Density is unit of weight per unit of volume.
Posted by BMN on 08/29/14 at 07:15 PM
According to the reviews, it's lead shot. I wonder why they sidestep actually calling it lead. A legal thing?

My guess is it has shock value -- someone thinks you're frantic to try to hit them with a cap, and then it actually has a bit of a slap to it. Might give you enough of an opening so you can do something useful, like a punch to the carotid sinus.

Even more effective -- put that lead shot into a .410 shell and blow their kneecap off!
Posted by Phideaux on 08/29/14 at 09:56 PM
Shipping weight: 1 lb? A regular hat weighs 3-5 ounces. This would be like getting hit with a rather large cheeseburger.
Posted by BHicks on 08/29/14 at 10:14 PM
Cheese burgers fall apart on impact, lead does not. How hard it is swung would have something to do with the impact as well. That said, a can of pepper spray would work better if you just want to get away.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/31/14 at 12:25 AM
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