There was a Mayberry post about a home invasion and it got me thinking about the effectiveness of a Fire Extinguisher. I have one in my kitchen which is there for fires (and I also keep firearms loaded with modern hollow-points). My brother in law keeps a fire extinguisher near his bed to use on an intruder. What is the wisdom in this? With a fire extinguisher, you can blast them with it (let’s assume it’s a standard ABC class). Is this debilitating? I’ve never had to use one yet. After discharging, you have a metal blunt weapon, less idea than a baseball bat, but better than nothing. My thoughts are while better than nothing, I don’t like it as a defensive weapon. It doesn’t have that “Freeze or you’re dead” intimidation factor, nor does it cause immediate debilitating damage. It’s also a two handed weapon, limiting your ability to call 911 or use a flashlight. What do you guys think? Am I missing something?