What Is The Best Nonlethal Self Defense Weapon?


As a major distributor of products for personal and home security, we have tens of thousands customers who ask us a lot of questions. One of the most frequently asked questions is “what is the best nonlethal self defense weapon?”

We could complicate the answer by saying it depends on the situation, but that is really not necessary. For many reasons, the best nonlethal self-defense weapon overall is pepper spray. Here are some of the reasons why.

  • It is close to 95% effective. The only times when it is ineffective is in windy or rainy conditions when it gets blown off course.
  • It is the least expensive of all self-defense products. Many of them are available for less than $10.
  • It is legal everywhere, with only a few cities and states having restrictions.

They are small which makes them easy to hide and carry. Many pepper sprays even have keychain attachment so they can be with you wherever you go.

We carry the major brands of defensive sprays such as Fox Labs, Mace, Def-Tec, Sabre, Pepper Shot, Wildfire and Kimber with the same models and sizes used by law enforcement agencies. Ancient Oriental warriors threw bags of hot spices at their enemies thousands of years ago. Not until the 1990′s were pepper sprays used by law enforcement in the United States.

Pepper spray uses the resin of one of the hottest peppers in the world. When the spray hits your face it causes excruciating pain, shortness of breath and excessive tearing in the eyes.

Every law enforcement officer in the country carries pepper spray on his utility belt. And you want to know what the best nonlethal self-defense weapon is? Need we say more?

We have an outstanding selection of the best nonlethal self defense weapon pepper sprays in all price ranges, colors and styles. See which one is best for you!

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Why You Need Nonlethal Self Defense Weapons


When you get right down to it, there are very few instances that would justify the use of deadly force in your self defense protecting your home, your loved ones or yourself. Those instances do exist and in several states for example, so-called “stand your ground” laws or the “Castle doctrine” give you the right to use deadly force legally.

But that authority aside, many people, especially women, have a hard time shooting someone with a handgun when another alternative is available. That alternative is nonlethal self-defense weapons.

They offer many choices but the main ones are pepper sprays, stun devices, personal alarms, batons and other assorted personal defense products. They are all effective in their own way. Pepper sprays and stun guns for example are 90% effective on average.

Pepper sprays are legal everywhere with just a few cities and states having restrictions on them. A shot in the face with a pepper spray can provide immediate pain for the assailant, immediate relief from an attack, considerable tearing of the eyes and makes breathing very difficult for the bad guy.

Every law enforcement officer in the country carries some nonlethal self-defense weapons on his utility belt for use in the performance of his duties. They are part of his continuum of force that he employs in pursuing and catching suspects in a crime. Police officers rely on pepper sprays for crowd control and suspect apprehension.

Every letter carrier with the USPS is issued a pepper spray for defense against dog attacks. They provide a first-line defense against dog attacks letter carriers who are attacked by dogs a regular basis around the country.

nonlethal self-defense weapons

We have a why variety of pepper spray nonlethal self defense weapons for you to choose from. They are effective tool for your self-defense and provide a cost-effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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What Are The Most Powerful Stun Guns?


What are the most powerful stun guns? Of the thousands of stun guns in the marketplace today from hundreds of different manufacturers around the world, several of them stand out as being the most powerful. The Streetwise “small fry” has 11 million volts while the “SamStun” model cell stun gun has 6 million volts. A Stun Master product called the “runt”, has 20 million volts which makes it one of the most powerful stun guns.

As recently as ten years ago, a stun gun that had 1,000,000 volts was considered to be a powerful stun gun. Today you can still find stun guns with 1,000,000 volts and they are still effective. But due to advances in technology and demands of customers it is not uncommon today to find stun guns consistently in the 3,000,000 to 5,000,000 volt range and indeed much more powerful stun guns.

With acts of violence against women an ever-increasing threat, stun gun manufacturers like Streetwise, Stun Master, Guard Dog and others have made huge strides in developing smaller, more powerful stun guns. And believe it or not they are actually cheaper than they were even five years ago.

Stun Master brand has been making stun guns for the last 30 years and this 20,000,000 volt model called the “runt” is one of the most powerful stun guns as of this writing. It is rechargeable with a built-in slide out charger is only 3 ½ inches tall and 2 inches wide which is why it is called the “runt.”

Like all other Stun Master products it has a lifetime warranty. It has the popular disable pin wrist strap which when used properly disables the stun gun should be taken away from you in a struggle. As a bonus it has a built-in 120 lumen LED flashlight.

Technology is changing all the time and what is the most powerful stun gun today may be out gunned tomorrow.

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The Many Uses Of Covert Spy Cameras


Covert spy cameras, a.k.a. hidden cameras, are small pinhole cameras hidden inside objects that people see every day around a home, office or business. Some of the more common of these are hidden inside wall clocks, alarm clocks, radios and other household products or electronic gadgets. Many of these cameras also have a DVR inside to record activity on a motion activated basis.

The purpose of these covert spy cameras is simply to catch people doing things that they shouldn’t be doing. In many cases a hidden camera is the only way to prove or catch their wrongdoing in the act.

Here Are Some Examples

The most common use is as a nanny camera-to keep an eye on the babysitter or nanny to help catch or prevent child abuse.

Lately another use is to catch elder abuse in the act. Several states have legalized the use of hidden cameras specifically for this purpose-to stem the flood of elder abuse cases that occur in nursing homes and home healthcare situations.

Business owners can keep an eye on their employees to prevent employee theft from afar, when they are not there by using a spy camera. Many of these cameras have remote viewing capability so you can watch what the camera sees on your smartphone.

Marital infidelity is an old problem going back to biblical times. It is one of the more difficult cases to prove which is why so many private investigators stay in business. A husband cheating on his wife or vice versa can be documented with a hidden camera.

Home security is another use of covert spy cameras. If you place one by your front door, you may be surprised that what you see. Many a burglar has been caught by the use of covert spy camera.



This is just an example of what covert spy cameras look like. You would never suspect that you are being recorded by this Sony “dream machine” high quality alarm clock with all its bells and whistles.

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Why You Should Use A Hidden Diversion Safe


Here are some very good reasons why you should use a hidden diversion safe. The biggest reasons are they are just as effective as and a lot less expensive than a regular floor or wall safe.

The facts are that a burglar will spend 10 minutes or less, on average, according to a Chicago Police Department study, inside your home looking for items of value. They are primarily looking for smaller items that can be quickly and easily pawned for cash.

Yes, occasionally you will hear about burglars walking out with big-screen TVs and other larger items, but since most burglars work by themselves those items are too bulky for one person to carry. So they are looking for cash, credit cards, small collectibles, jewelry and even handguns-all items that are easy to carry, easy to pawn and convert into quick cash.

A hidden diversion safe is nothing more than a common household product-usually a kitchen or bathroom product-which everyone is used to seeing. The only difference is that it has a hollowed out interior to hide these small valuable items. The top or the bottom usually is a screw on apparatus and the product is weighted to make it feel like the real thing.

The whole idea behind a hidden diversion safe is to “hide things in plain sight.” Knowing that a burglar can only spend a minimal amount of time inside a home, he cannot look everywhere. As a matter of fact, one of the last places he looks is in the kitchen or bathroom. Who would think that mama’s jewelry would be hidden inside a can of Ajax?

There are several ways you can improve your home security to prevent burglary. But if you want to protect your small valuables from the prying eyes and hands of a burglar, hide them in plain sight using one of our hidden safes

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Why Do You Need Dog Attack Protection?


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta Georgia monitors dog bite and dog attack statistics in the United States. In 2012 the CDC noted that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year with one out of every five, or close to 900,000, requiring medical attention for dog bite related injuries. Of that number requiring medical attention nearly half of those were children, most of them in the 5 to 9 year old category.

The next most common category for dog attacks are adult males. And yes, you guessed it, letter carriers that work for the U.S.P.S. are attacked by dogs much more frequently than any group of adult males.

So what does that mean for you? If you walk, jog or cycle outdoors you need dog attack protection pure and simple. If you have never been attacked by a dog, ask anyone who has been and they will tell you it is one of the most terrifying experiences you can go through. It leaves nightmares for decades.

We also recommend that you learn some dog body language that will send you signals if you are in imminent danger.



If you are in that category of outdoor enthusiasts, dog attack protection is easy to get with a quality dog pepper spray such as this one from Sabre brand maker of quality pepper sprays for over 35 years.

This 1.8 ounce canister supplies you with 25 bursts up to 15 feet away and is potent enough to protect you against dog attacks from just about any breed allowing you to walk confidently with peace of mind. It comes with a handy belt clip that allows you to have fast, simple access. It is one of the best ways to provide you with dog attack protection when you are outdoors.

Like the old American Express commercial used to say “don’t leave home without it.”

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Fox Defensive Pepper Sprays-Powerful Personal Protection


Fox Labs was established in 1992 to manufacture and market the best less than lethal self-defense spray products available to the civilian market. In 1998 they introduced a 2% OC formula that measures 5.3 million SHU’s making it the hottest pepper spray anywhere. They quickly realized that with a new formula they could market them to law enforcement agencies.

As of this writing, Fox defensive pepper sprays are used by more law enforcement agencies in the United States and throughout the world than any other brand. The same high quality potent defensive sprays are available to civilians and are among the most effective pepper sprays for personal protection.

Fox Labs do not offer the variety of products that other manufacturers do. Instead they concentrate on quality and potency. They offer the best and most powerful personal protection of any defensive spray on the market.

Their sprays are famous for having a much longer range than their competitors. They are the only brand that markets their product as Taser/ECD compatible. And as you may know, almost every law enforcement officer on city streets these days carries a Taser.

Fox defensive pepper sprays use the Scoville heat unit (SHU) rating system and also measure the CRC (capsaicin and related capsaicinoids) strength in the basic formula. The CRC is really the true measure of the effectiveness of a defensive spray, while SHU’s are only a relative measure of hotness.

Defensive pepper sprays continued to be the largest selling and the most popular nonlethal self-defense product in the United States. Only a few cities and states have restrictions on their use. Check with your local police department before you buy and use one. Remember that misuse of a nonlethal weapon is a crime.

When you are looking for an excellent defensive spray for your personal safety and personal protection Fox defensive pepper sprays are what you’re looking for. They may be a little bit more expensive, but when your life is on the line you want police grade defensive sprays that work.

Hotness, potency, range, Taser compatible: with Fox defensive pepper sprays you get it all.

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Civilian Sabre Defensive Sprays Are They The Best?


Sabre brand defensive sprays is a name that may not be familiar to you. One of the reasons for that may be because most of their customers are law enforcement organizations both in the United States and foreign countries. The United States Federal Bureau of Prisons, the NYPD, the Department of Defense, the New Zealand National Police, Scandinavian Police forces and other top organizations of law enforcers around the globe are all customers.

The 39 year-old company’s slogan is “making grown men cry since 1975.” The family owned company specializes in pepper sprays and safety products. Their stated goal is to provide the safest and most effective personal pepper sprays. Civilian Sabre defensive sprays are the same ones that law enforcement officials buy. That should give you an indication of the effectiveness of the civilian Sabre defensive sprays. Are they the best?

Let’s take a look at why we think they might be. When you are in the market to purchase a defensive spray, you want the one that is the most effective-usually a measure of the hotness of the spray. The problem is almost everyone uses a different measure of hotness.

Most companies use Scoville heat units or SHUs as a standard while others use a percentage of oleoresin capsicum. Those measurements are relative but can be misleading. Sabre brand defensive sprays are the only manufacturer that we know of that uses “major capsaicinoids as their standard for hotness. Major Capsaicinoids (MC) are the true heat bearing and pain producing components which measure the strength of the entire pepper spray formulation. The MCs are the only true measure of pepper spray pungency.”

Thus civilian Sabre defensive sprays, in our humble opinion, are the best for the simple reason that they are the hottest and come in a wide variety of disbursement methods including pepper gel and colors including pink which women love.

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The Best Way To Detect Child Abuse Covert Spy Camera


How big of a problem is child abuse in the United States? According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) four children die every day as a result of child abuse and a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. From the same source, approximately 70% of the children that die from abuse are under the age of four.

“Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.” In many respects that is so similar to the characteristics of domestic violence which is what we call ‘an equal opportunity destroyer of lives.’

Once children get into school, child abuse is easier to detect by teachers and other personnel at the school. But as long as children are in a home situation the abuse is easier to hide. So what is the best way to detect child abuse? It is one of the most difficult crimes to detect-often because the perpetrators are outside help, such as nannies or babysitters that are left alone with their young charges.

As you know, children are subject to exaggeration and are not reliable first hand witnesses. Of course the perpetrator will not own up to any abuse. So you end up with suspicions and perhaps some visible physical evidence such as bruising, but no first-hand evidence. That is why child abuse in many instances is so difficult to prove.

The best way to detect child abuse is with a hidden camera also known as a covert camera. A good example of one is the Sony “Dream Machine” alarm clock hidden camera.

Take a high quality Sony Dream Machine Alarm Clock and hide a pinhole spy camera and DVR inside and you have the most popular Covert Spy Camera that can be used as a nanny camera and is the best way to catch child abuse. Plug in the alarm clock’s power cord to power the alarm clock, DVR and the camera. It has great features such as motion activated recording and area masking. Everything is recorded to an included 8 GB SD card which can be upgraded to a 32 GB card for more recording capability.

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Guard Dog Special Ops Stun Flashlight Three Way Protection


The Guard Dog Special Ops Flashlight can protect you in three ways. It isn’t every day that a product comes along that can protect you in so many ways.



1. First as a stun device, it is 8,000,000 volts powered by a rechargeable battery. Normal stun guns have one set of prongs on the end that are visible. Guard dog brand is the only brand that we know of that uses concealed inner stun technology that hides the prongs. That helps with the disguise-ability of this special ops stun flashlight. It has an on-off switch that helps prevent accidental discharge. A few seconds application of a stun device to an assailant can immobilize him for as long as 45 minutes. The electrical current that is generated by the rechargeable battery through the prongs on one end of the device causes the body to work very rapidly depleting all the blood sugars so he has no energy left to harm you.

2. As a tactical flashlight it is 360 lumens with three light functions: high, low and emergency strobe. It has a bulb life of 100,000 hours. The flashlight is so bright that it can temporarily blind an assailant and/or highlight a target.

3. The product itself has an all metal Type III aircraft grade aluminum alloy body and it is only 9 ½ inches long. This premium defense device is designed to meet the needs of intensive military and special operation units. The bezel is so sturdy that it can be used as an emergency glass breaking tool or a striking device.

That is three way protection in one device. If you are going to carry a self-defense product in your car, we always recommended that it be a stun flashlight. The Guard Dog special ops stun flashlight would be a perfect choice.

The Guard Dog special ops stun flashlight has a metal belt clip and comes with a recharging cable which makes recharging a snap. Guard Dog stands behind all of their products with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

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Why Pepper Gel For Safety Is Your Best Bet


“Pepper Gel is a stronger capsaicinoid concentration suspended in a sticky substance, rather than the liquid of regular pepper sprays. The gel can spray up to 20 feet and because the gel formula sticks like glue to the face of an assailant, it is less contaminating to the surrounding area, making it ideal for indoor use.”

The fact that it is stronger than most other sprays, has a more concentrated stream with a greater range and can be used indoors because it eliminates cross contamination all are reasons why pepper gel for safety is your best bet.

Pepper spray that is dispersed in a mist or fog can be affected by windy outdoor conditions. Indoors the risk of cross-contamination is huge simply because of the disbursement method. Pepper gel eliminates wind blow-back and cross-contamination. It is one of the few pepper sprays that is safe to be used indoors.

When someone gets targeted with a gel, it sticks to his face like glue. When the assailant tries to remove the gel from his face, he grinds it in, making the pain much worse.

Maybe that is why women, especially college age women, prefer pepper gel for safety by a huge margin over other pepper sprays.



Sabre Pepper Gel is the number one pepper gel for safety on college campuses and it has 3rd generation technology which allows canisters to deploy continuously from any position which gives you the added benefits of flexibility and speed.

It has a five year shelf life and comes with a holster. It has a flip top safety device to prevent accidental discharge. The range of 20 feet is nearly twice that of the normal pepper spray.

When you are in the market for a defensive spray for yourself or your daughter going off to college, remember why pepper gel for safety is by far the preferred product for civilians. Pepper spray continues to be the number one selling self-defense product worldwide. More law enforcement officers carry Sabre pepper sprays than any other brand.

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What Is Oleoresin Capsicum?



What is oleoresin capsicum? It is a funny sounding name; actually two words that comprise the essence of pepper spray. The two words are; oleoresin which means an oil holding resin in solution, and capsaicin which is the active ingredient in peppers that makes them hot. Capsaicin is the major ingredient in creams and lotions “commonly marketed to relieve muscle and joint pain.”

To rephrase it, oleoresin capsicum is the resin of one of the hottest peppers in the world, the cayenne-combined with water, glycol and a propellant such as nitrogen to make it usable as a defense spray in a canister.

According to Wikipedia “Pepper spray, also known as OC spray, OC gas, and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (meaning it can cause teary eyes and a runny nose) used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears.”

Pepper spray is widely recognized as the largest selling, most popular self defense product in the world. In the United States it is legal in all 50 states with a few cities and states having restrictions.

It makes the eyes swell up and inflames the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract; it causes temporary blindness and a great deal of pain.

It is used for protection against human assailants and animal attacks, specifically dogs and bears. Every law enforcement officer in the country carries oleoresin capsicum on his utility belt as his first nonlethal protection tool. The U.S.P.S. issues defensive sprays to all of their letter carriers as their first line of defense against dog attacks.

For civilians, oleoresin capsicum is a favorite among both women and men because it is so effective, so inexpensive and so easy to use. It is over to 95% effective on average.


We carry a very extensive line of oleoresin capsicum products from several different manufacturers in all price ranges.

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Why Self Defense Products For Young Women Are So Popular


Is there any doubt in your mind why self-defense products for young women are so popular? All you have to do really is look at a police blotter to see the number of times women have been assaulted, robbed, raped, murdered or otherwise as victims of crime. Statistics tell us that women are assaulted nine times more often than men. Are you beginning to get the idea now why self defense products for young women are so popular?

The most common places that women are assaulted are: at home in domestic violence situations; in parking lots, especially those that are poorly lit; and at places of employment or study.

Colleges and Universities that were once dominated by male students are now predominantly female. It has been estimated in study after study that as many as 20 to 25% of all female students have been sexually assaulted in their four years at a University.

Industries that are heavily dependent upon female workers, such as teaching and healthcare have high rates of assault against women.

And unfortunately, domestic violence has an extremely high rate of assault against women with nearly 25% of all women in the United States reporting intimate partner violence.

Manufacturers of self-defense products for young women are keenly aware of these statistics and know full well who their targeted market is. That is why manufacturers of stun guns and pepper sprays-the two most predominant self-defense products in the world-have so many products geared towards young women.

Two excellent examples of self-defense products for young women and what we have been talking about are:

Disguised Pepper Spray

Disguised Pepper Spray-click for more info

1. The Sabre Red SmartGuard Spray that has 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum and a concentration of 1.33% major capsaicinoids, making it eight times stronger than normal pepper spray. It comes in a fashionable Smart phone case and can fire as many as six shots up to 10 feet away.

Disguised Stun  Gun

Disguised Stun Gun-click for more details

2. The second example (seen above) is this Stun Master Lipstick Stun Gun that is 3,000,000 V in a tube that looks just like a lipstick container.

Both of these products are disguised giving you the added advantage of surprise in an attack. They are the perfect self-defense products for young women.

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Fake Security Cameras Effective Yet Cheaper Home Security


It is a well-established fact that criminals will avoid a home that has security cameras when they’re looking for places to burglarize. It is one of the best two or three deterrents to home burglary. But for reasons of cost-home security cameras can be expensive, instead many homeowners opt for fake security cameras instead.

Fake security cameras offer some of the same physical characteristics of real security cameras including real housing; 24/7 blinking, flashing red LED lights; motion activated movement and realistic looking wiring. As a matter of fact, they are so realistic looking that no one can tell the difference unless they are a trained professional or an untrained burglar from two or 3 feet away.

For those reasons these fake security cameras offer effective yet cheaper home security and an inexpensive way to prevent home burglary.

Here are two examples of what we’re talking about:

Fake Dome Security Camera

Fake Dome Security Camera-more details here

1. This Flashing Dome Camera looks just like a real high-tech security camera with a flashing red LED light that draws attention like a magnet. The camera can be installed with a simple screwdriver and comes with adjustable mounting brackets for wall or ceiling installation. The LED light operates on two AA batteries. An instruction manual comes with the product. This camera is completely weatherproof and is designed for outdoor use.

The dome camera is the most common security camera in the world. They are commonly used indoors or outdoors.

Fake Bullet Security Camera

Fake Bullet Security Camera-more details here

2. This Flashing Bullet Camera is a 7 inch infrared outdoor dummy camera with rain shield and has a solar powered, motion activated, flashing LED strobe light. It is completely weatherproof and is meant for outdoor use. It can be used for residential or small businesses. You can install the camera using the included mounting brackets and screws with a simple screwdriver. How easy is that?

When you are looking for an effective and inexpensive way to prevent burglary and improve your home security, fake security cameras are the answer.

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Sabre Dog Pepper Spray A Must For Walkers, Joggers and Cyclists


Every week we read about dog attacks. It is true that most dog attacks and dog bites happen in the home against small children. That’s hard to believe, but true. And the stories you hear about letter carriers getting bitten by dogs in the course of their duties are also true. That is not a myth that has gotten blown out of proportion.

dog chasing letter carrier

As a matter of fact, letter carriers are the second biggest group of victims of dog attacks which is why the U.S.P.S. issues pepper sprays to all letter carriers for their self-defense. Pepper spray that is specifically designed as a defense against dog attacks has a little different formulation than other sprays which makes it particularly effective.

Every year in the United States, close to 1 million victims get hospitalized from dog attacks and dog bites. That is only 20% of the total 5 million who actually get attacked.


Sabre Dog Pepper Spray is an absolute must for people who love to exercise outdoors-for walkers, joggers and cyclists. It provides kind of serious protection from dog attacks that consumers demand. It comes in a 1.8 ounce canister that can provide 25 short bursts up to 15 feet away. It has a convenient clip which you can use to secure it to your belt, pocket or purse.

While we would recommend that you always carry Sabre dog pepper spray with you when you’re walking jogging or cycling outdoors, you should also learn to read a dog’s body language for some self-defense.

From WebMD “Your dog will also raise his ears up and forward when he’s feeling aggressive. If your dog has his ears pulled back slightly, he’s signalling his intention to be friendly. If his ears are completely flattened or stuck out to the sides of his head, he’s signalling that he’s frightened or feeling submissive.”

If a dog approaches you with a loping gait, he wants to play. If you smile at a dog he sees that as a sign of aggression.

Learn more about a dog’s body language to help you prevent dog bites and dog attacks, but always carry your Sabre dog pepper spray with you when you’re outdoors.

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