What Is The Best Nonlethal Self Defense Weapon?

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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!

Why You Need Nonlethal Self Defense Weapons

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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.

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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.

Fox Defensive Pepper Sprays-Powerful Personal Protection

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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.

Civilian Sabre Defensive Sprays Are They The Best?

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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.

Women’s Favorite Mini Stun Guns

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In the days when we first got started in this business some 10 years ago, the rule of thumb was the bigger the stun gun, the more powerful it was. Those days are long gone! Stun guns today are smaller than ever and more powerful than ever before. This is why mini stun guns have become favorites of women for their personal safety and self-defense.

Two good examples of mini stun guns is the “hot shot” and “runt” stun guns. They are both made by Stun Master, a long recognized leader in the self-defense products industry. The “hot shot” stun gun is the smallest stun gun we know of as of this writing. It is only 3″ x 2″ x 1″ but packs a powerful 11,000,000 volt punch. It uses long life lithium batteries and comes with stainless steel belt clip and free nylon holster to make carrying easy.

RUNT MINI STUN GUN

The overall women’s favorite is this Runt Stun Gun that comes in pink or black and sells for $22.99. It is only slightly bigger than the hot shot stun gun at 3.5″x2″x1.” It has a built-in slide out wall charger for recharging batteries so you never have to buy batteries again. The stun device has a protective rubberized coating to help ensure a firm grip in all weather conditions and has the popular disable pin wrist strap. And, oh yes, did we mention that it has 20,000,000 volts of power? As an added benefit in has a 120 lumen LED flashlight built-in.

Both of these high quality mini stun guns have lifetime warranties which is a testament to the quality of their workmanship and another reason why they are women’s favorite self-defense items. Make sure that you use them properly for self-defense only. Misuse may be grounds for criminal prosecution.

Check out all of our other Mini Stun Guns to see which one will suit you best.

Pepper Spray For Runners – How To Protect Yourself Outdoors

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Winter seemed to last forever. It was a brutal season for many people around the country with record snowfalls in the east, southeast and northern states. Temperatures in many parts of the country hit all-time lows. The general malaise created by the weather caused countless cases of “cabin fever”. As temperatures heat up, so does the desire to get out and about. People of all ages return to the great outdoors and resume activities like running, walking and biking.

With this new found freedom comes the reality that danger could be lurking around the corner. Often exercise enthusiasts get so focused on the activity that they neglect the things going on around them. That’s when you become most susceptible to an attack. To counter, it is always best to run with a friend on a familiar and well-lit path.

The threat of a dog attack is also all too common. Over 5 million people are attacked and bitten by dogs every year. According to the CDC, every 75 seconds in the United States a dog bite occurs. Every day, over 1,000 people need require emergency care to treat these injuries. Wherever you go, whether it’s a city park or your neighborhood street, dogs can be a constant threat.

Pepper Spray For Runners
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One of the most valuable products a runner can possess during an attack is a self defense spray like the Mace Brand Sport Jogger. It is manufactured by Mace Security International, the foremost manufacturer of defensive sprays in the country. This particular model attaches to your hand with an elastic strap or you can attach it to your key ring with a handy key chain attachment. The spray pattern is a stream spray, which means it is less likely to get blown off course outdoors. This jogger model contains 20 half-second shots and is effective at up to 12 feet away.

Pepper spray for runners is an absolute essential for personal safety outdoors. Get some today!

Best Cell Phone Stun Guns

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In today’s blog post we’re discussing the two best cell phone stun guns that we carry.

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First one is this Samstun Cell Stun Gun that is 6,000,000 volts and is only 4 ½ inches tall and a half inch thick. It comes in black or pink. It weighs only 8 ounces. It is manufactured with a built-in LED flashlight and comes with the deluxe holster with clip for easy carrying. It is fully rechargeable so no batteries are needed. It also has the popular disable pin wrist strap. When worn correctly around your wrist, if the stun gun should be taken away from you in a confrontation the disable pin is disengaged preventing it from working. Many women find this feature absolutely essential.

The next best cell phone stun gun is the Immobilizer that is 5.5 million volts and also has a built-in LED flashlight. It is less than 4 inches tall with two levels of safety built-in. It is fully rechargeable with a built-in slide out charger. It weighs only 9 ounces and comes in pink or black.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Domestic Violence Plan Announced

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This is a news story about how government officials, community partners courts, law enforcement and local communities and team together to announce the implementation of a comprehensive Domestic Violence Plan.

Domestic Violence is a growing problem across the nation. It is the leading cause of injury to women-more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined and the 7th leading cause of death. Over one in four women are victims of domestic violence.

The purpose of the plan is to “reduce the incidence of domestic violence and eliminate domestic violence homicides is based on a plan modeled after the successful practices of other communities where domestic homicides have been reduced to near zero.”

The plan is intended to improve communication and a clear focus on the mission to send a message that domestic violence is not tolerated. “The plan also includes the use of electronic monitoring that can track the offender 24/7 and alert the victim and law enforcement if the offender goes near the victim, allowing the victim time to implement her safety plan.”

Ankle bracelets have been standard practice in many communities with great success.

Women who are in a domestic abuse relationship should have an escape plan formulated as part of your exit strategy and all women should carry a self-defense product with them such as a pepper spray or stun gun.

One of the best ways to defend against assaults even domestic abuse assaults is with a self-defense product such as our Crossfire Gel Spray. which has an effective range of 20 feet and because the spray is concentrated gel there is less likely contamination when used indoors as in a domestic violence situation

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Women Joggers At Risk

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This is a story from Australia where a sexual predator has been assaulting Women Joggers.

The perpetrator attacks from behind in the dark and has worn a hood in each incident.

“Officers are have increased patrols in the Newport and Yarraville areas after three women were grabbed from behind and indecently assaulted while jogging between 6am and 8am over the past two weeks.

All three were wearing headphones at the time and are aged between 20 and 30, police say.

Detective Sergeant Kerr said in each case the woman’s scream had scared the attacker off.

Police believe there may be other people out there who have been approached by this man.

Detective Sergeant Kerr encouraged women to keep jogging, but urged caution when jogging with headphones in.

Women are particularly vulnerable when they’re out jogging, walking or cycling because usually they are by themselves and are distracted which makes them perfect targets for perverts.

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This Sabre pepper spray Dual Athlete attaches to your arm for easy access and has a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum and enough spray for 65 half second shots up to 15 feet away. It uses a stream spray pattern which reduces blowback.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

U.S. News & World Report College Rankings And Sexual Assaults on Campus

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Here is an op-ed piece on Campus Sexual Assaults and U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

Several weeks ago a question was raised about U.S. News & World Report college rankings and whether or not they should include campus sexual assaults.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are a hugely influential factor in how millions of people make college decisions every year.

“Brian Kelly, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, just announced that U.S. News will not include campus sexual-assault data in it’s annual college ranking this year, despite pleas from 12 members of Congress, citing the “unreliable” and “inconsistent” nature of the data. Moreover, even if better data were available, U.S. News would not include sexual assault information because:

Campus safety is not among the factors that U.S. News believes is directly tied to academic quality.”

This decision upset millions of readers.

The best way to defend yourself against any kind of assault anywhere is with a self-defense product such as a stun gun or a pepper spray. We always recommend pepper sprays that are on keychains because that way it is with you all the time.

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The Mace Triple Action Spray as shown here has pepper, tear gas and a UV marking dye.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Aussie Epidemic In Domestic Violence

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Here’s a story out of ABC news in Australia concerning what many are calling a Domestic Violence Epidemic.

The story goes on to say that domestic violence is it epidemic proportions and that it is reached the point where it is time to clear a national emergency.

“I think it’s about saying for once we are going to pull together all our resources and treat this in the way we would if it was a national disaster of any kind, like a flood or a bushfire, and deal with it head on.”

In Australia, domestic violence is the leading cause of death and injury in women under 45, with more than one woman murdered by her current or former partner every week.

There are young victims too, with more than one million children affected by domestic violence.

It accounts for 40 per cent of police time, the cost to the economy is $13.6 billion per year.

“Domestic and family violence is common. It’s [an] epidemic and it’s a national disgrace.”

Men need to wake up to the fact that it is a men’s problem … until they wake up to that fact, nothing’s going to change.

“What we now need to do is have that conversation with men, about how they can change that culture.”

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The best way that women can protect themselves in a domestic violence situation is with a self-defense product such as a pepper spray or this Small Fry Stunner that is 11 million volts and 3.5″ T x 2″ W x 0.8″ D. It weighs only 9 ounces.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

What Is The Best Weapon For Your Self Defense?

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If you could choose one weapon for self-defense, which would it be?

For women the ability to defend themselves from a distance is very appealing. Most pepper sprays have a range of at least 8 feet some as high as 18 feet. Women have more opportunities to use a self-defense weapon because they are assaulted nine times more often than men.

And if you need any more convincing consider this. Every law enforcement officer in the country carries a pepper spray on his utility belt. It is a key component in their continuum of force that all law enforcement officers use in the apprehension and control of suspects in a criminal case. It is often their first nonlethal choice in the performance of their duties.

Additionally, all letter carriers with the U.S. Postal Service are issued, pepper sprays as a first line of defense against dog attacks.

So my question to you is, if it is good enough for law enforcement officers and good enough for letter carriers shouldn’t it be good enough for you and your self-defense?

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Check out our great assortment of Pepper Sprays. One of them will be just right for you.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

White House Weighs In On Campus Sexual Assaults

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This is a story from Reuters news service about campus Sexual Assaults and how the White House is pressing U.S. Colleges and Universities to do more to curb these assaults.

Part of the national effort is to establish new website NotAlone.gov to help victims find resources and report crimes. This comes after a three-month study on how to curb sexual assaults on college campuses.

“Colleges and universities need to face the facts about sexual assault. No more turning a blind eye or pretending it doesn’t exist,” Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement released on Monday evening.

The White House said one in five women is sexually assaulted while attending college, most often in her first or second year of study. Usually the perpetrator is known to her and more often than not the assault goes unreported.

The new recommendations include encouraging schools to conduct a “climate survey” to identify the scope of the problem on their respective campuses, creating confidential places for victims to seek support, and initiating training programs for school officials who work with victims.

The website will provide resources for students including hotline numbers for mental health services and data on how to file complaints of abuse.

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One of the best ways that young women on a college campus can defend themselves is with a self-defense product such as this Pepper Shot brand Quick Release Spray that is small enough to take almost anywhere. Half ounce canister contains 10 half-second shots and fires a stream spray pattern up to 8 feet away.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

TIME: Campuses Called Hazardous Places

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In a recent cover story in Time.com on The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses they labeled America’s campuses as hazardous places.

The truth is, for young women, particularly those who are 18 or 19 years old, just beginning their college experience, America’s campuses are hazardous places. Recent research shows that 1 in 5 women is the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault during college.

That shocking number has students, parents and politicians questioning the way schools protect students and adjudicate the cases of sexual assault.

Many people are wondering why so few of these sexual assaults are even reported. It has been estimated that as few as one out of every 10 of these crimes is ever reported.

One of the contributing factors to this lack of reporting is the fact that the young women who were the victims have been drunk or high on drugs. That means they couldn’t remember what happened or give enough accurate details to make the report credible.

One thing is for sure that the best way young women can protect themselves anywhere but especially in a college environment is with a pepper spray that’s on a keychain.

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This Mace brand PepperGard contains 20 half second shots of a stream spray pattern up to 12 feet away. It has the Mace contour grip and built-in keychain with the fliptop safety cap to prevent accidental firing. The UV dye that’s included in the spray aids in attacker identification.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Pickpocket Safety Tips

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Here is a valuable safety tip from ABC’s Good Morning America on how to avoid Pickpockets.

“It can happen in a split second. A shopper leaves a purse open in a shopping cart and turns away for a moment, perhaps to browse the shelves or try a free sample, or maybe she’s distracted by her phone, but that’s all a pickpocket needs to reach into her purse and snag her wallet.

The distracted, rushed world we live in makes shoppers easy prey, said Bob Arno, an expert in pickpocketing who advises law enforcement on how to catch crooks red-handed.

“The thieves analyze you very well,” he said. “They are like a school of fish swimming and they’ll subtly watch for the weakest victim. … The one who is not paying attention.”

Another classic pickpocket move, Arno said, is to work in pairs, where one person distracts the victim, while the other swoops in and does the stealing.

In surveillance video a man is seen getting the clerk’s attention, and while the clerk’s back is turned, the man’s partner, standing in line behind a woman, waits for her to look away from her purse and swipes her wallet.

Arno offered a few tips to prevent people from becoming pickpocketing victims.

1. Don’t Be Distracted Just Because Someone Appears Trustworthy

Most pickpocketing instances are crimes of opportunity, Arno said.
“It’s more about [people] not paying attention. … Victims make it easy for the thief,” he said. “[Thieves] all say they love the person who is lackadaisical. They can practically smell them.”

2. If It’s Easy for You to Get Into, It’s Easy for Thieves Too

Instead of leaving your purse or backpack in the cart or hanging off a chair at a restaurant, Arno suggested carrying it under your arm or keeping it in front of you.

“If I’m feeling at all threatened I have it up front,” he said.

3. Keep Everything in Your Line of Sight

Never, ever leave your purse or bag in the shopping cart and walk away from it, Arno said. It will make you a prime target.”

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Carry a fast deploying pepper spray with you at all times. This Sabre Spitfire is the smallest and fastest deploying pepper spray available. It can fire at any angle up to 10 feet away.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!