Self defense is about deterrence. having a self
defense device is intended to help deter a would be attacker, and to be used effectively
and AS A LAST RESORT. Therefore carrying a stun gun, a
or pepper spray does not mean they should be used at the slightest whiff
of a confrontation. Even though they are non lethal devices, they are still weapons
that have the potential of being fatal if not used properly.
When deciding on what non lethal self defense device to buy, there are many factors
to consider. Before even deciding on which device to buy, think whether you are
capable of carrying one. Are you mentally fit? YOU are the first factor. What
self defense product do you realistically
think you can use/handle in a confrontation. There is no point carrying a device
where you will end up chickening out at the critical moment. Obviously training
is a critical part of building confidence and judgment. We recommend that when
you buy one of our
self defense products
you will also embark on training yourself with basic self defense techniques.
Such as knowing where to kick, bite or punch an assailant, just incase they caught
you off guard and you need that split time and space to draw out your weapon.
This is the first thing you need in deciding whether to own a self defense device.
the way you comport yourself in a situation can act as a major deterrent. Anytime
you face an attacker, they size you up and decide within seconds whether you are
game or whether they should leave you alone. They are not dumb (atleast the majority
of them). Similarly you should be able to size them up quickly too. Doing that
allows you to decide within seconds whether verbal self defense is good enough
or whether you need to take out your device and subdue them or simply run.
Always keep in mind the fact that if you ever end up using a taser, a stun gun
or pepper spray to defend yourself, file a police report. This always helps.
Which device for me?
So we get back to the question of which device do I buy? A
a stun gun or pepper spray? It depends. Stun guns have a great advantage in the
sense that not only can they stun the daylights out of a person but even before
getting to that point, just engaging the probes infront of an attacker can act
as a powerful deterrent. Some people have asked whether the shock will pass on
to the stunner (as opposed to the stunned) incase the stunned person touches you.
The answer is no. You will not be affected.And the shock goes right through their
A taser on the other hand has a bit more of an advantage over a stun gun because
you can engage your attacker from a distance. There is not need for close proximity.
A taser with a laser is even better as it allows you to aim and then shoot.
Pepper spray on the other hand has an advantage in the sense that instead of shock,
it blinds an attacker and can take a longer time for them to recover to any reasonable
ability to do any harm. Giving you enough time to escape and call for help.