What Are The Favorite Female Self Defense Weapons?

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Female Self Defense Weapons

By the time you finish reading this article an average of 8 violent crimes will have taken place throughout the United States. Every 19 seconds in America, a violent crime is committed. The majority of crimes are perpetrated against women. You have likely seen some of the statistics. College coeds have a 20% likelihood of becoming the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault during their college career. Nearly one in four women involved in a domestic relationship are abused physically. Overall, 20% of all women, will be the target of violence at some point in their lifetime. We are very sorry about that, but it is just a fact!

That is why so many self-defense weapon manufacturers such as Taser International, Streetwise, Guard Dog, Stun Master and many others all manufacture female self defense weapons.

One of the most popular female self-defense weapons are Mace brand pepper sprays. Mace brand has been around for over 30 years making defensive sprays that set the industry standard. Mace brand pepper sprays have perhaps the widest assortment of spray patterns and formulas in the marketplace today and our online store carries them all.

Mace defensive sprays were one of the first to have a flip top safety cap that has been copied by many other manufacturers since then. They are still one of the few that has the unique contoured grip that assures that you are firing in the right direction. Each Mace pepper spray is submersed in water to test for leaks before it’s packaged to ensure quality control and 100% guaranteed firing the first and every time.

If you are in the market for female self-defense weapons, our online store has one of the best selections of not only Mace brand but many other top line manufacturers.

You owe it to yourself and to the women in your life to make sure that they are protected with one of our female self-defense weapons. An assault can occur anywhere and at any time, so it’s necessary to be ready! Female self-defense weapons such as pepper sprays and stun guns are a good start.

Why Are Self Defense Weapons For Women So Important?

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The answer to that question “why are self defense weapons for women so important?” is relatively easy to answer. If you know that women are assaulted so many more times than men are you begin to see why women need self-defense weapons so much.

Just take for example the recent White House report on sexual assaults on women. That report revealed that nearly one in five women or nearly 22,000,000 have been raped in their lifetimes. The report went on to say that women of all races are targeted but some are more vulnerable than others with 33.5% of all multiracial women having been raped.

College women are particularly vulnerable with one in five women having been sexually assaulted while in college.

But the place where women are assaulted more often than any other is in the home with domestic violence. Over 25% of all women in a domestic relationship, either married or not, will be subjected to domestic abuse assault. We learned just the other day that this figure also applies to teen domestic violence.

We find these figures shocking but they help explain why self defense weapons for women have become so popular. Almost every manufacturer of self-defense products including Streetwise, Stun Master, Guard Dog and others including Taser International have been manufacturing self-defense weapons for women for years.

The female market is the largest market for self defense weapons, so it is no wonder that these manufacturers cater to them.

We have always recommended that women carry a self defense weapon with them wherever they go. These pepper spray self defense weapons for women offer a great opportunity to do that because they are small, inexpensive, easy to carry and legal in just about all jurisdictions with just a few cities and states having restrictions.

Why Self Defense Products For Young Women Are So Popular

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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
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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.

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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.

What Is The Best Police Pepper Spray?

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In today’s blog post we are discussing the best police pepper sprays on the market. You may already know that every police officer in the country carries a defensive spray on his utility belt as his primary nonlethal defense against criminals and in aiding his job of criminal apprehension.

Wikipedia tells us that “pepper spray, also known as OC spray from ‘oleoresin capsicum’, is a lachrymatory agent-a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness-used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears.”

The inflammatory effects of police pepper spray make the eyes involuntarily close shut. Additionally, the capillaries in the eye become inflamed, causing temporary blindness. The mucus membranes become swollen and irritated making it difficult to breathe. These are some of the nearly instant effects that allow police officers to more easily restrain subjects and for private citizens an opportunity to escape a potentially dangerous situation.

1. There is a police pepper spray grenade model by Fox labs that is meant for crowd control. Unlike other police model pepper sprays this one is activated by depressing the pop top and throwing into a crowd where it spins in a 360 degree disbursement circle in 10 seconds or less. This is the same model used by law enforcement agencies worldwide. It contains the famous 5.3 million SHU formula-one of the hottest available.

2. The Mace brand PepperGard is one of the original models used by law enforcement for over 20 years. It contains a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum with .66% major capsaicinoids. It has a Velcro attachment that can be used to secure it to a bike or car. It has the flip top safety cap that was invented by Mace to help prevent accidental firing.

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3. The Mace brand triple action Police Pepper Spray is one of the best on the market. It contains a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum pepper spray, CS tear gas and a UV marking dye to aid in assailant identification. It has a stream spray pattern which holds up better in outdoor conditions and has enough spray for 20 half-second bursts up to 12 feet away, more than enough for most confrontations with an assailant. This is the largest keychain model available and has the unique contoured finger grip to assure proper aiming. This combination of OC and CS tear gas produce an extremely effective ally, that will take the “fight” out of an attacker!

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.

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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.

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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!

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”!

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”!

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”!

Teen Dating Violence-An Epidemic?

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Nationally, 32 percent of college-aged women — and one in five girls age 12 to 15 — experience dating violence, officials said at the announcement.

But one survey showed that 81 percent of parents didn’t think teen dating violence was a problem or didn’t know if it was, said Cheryl Pytel, a member of the Interval House board.

You can read the rest of the story on Teen Dating Violence right here.

Teen dating should be discussed “the way you talk about alcohol, tobacco, texting and driving,” she said. “It should be that type of a conversation with parents, teachers, coaches, anyone who is involved with youth.”

Research also shows that children who grow up with domestic violence in their homes are more likely to abuse or to be the victims of such abuse later in life.

One of the best ways that young women can defend themselves against dating violence is with one of our Mace Pepper Sprays which can disable an assailant for as much as 45 minutes.

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”!

Best Zap Stun Guns-The Top Two

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In today’s blog post we are introducing you to the top two best Zap stun guns that we carry. Zap brand is a little-known producer of stun guns it is famous for its unique designs. These two stun guns that were talking about today are good examples.

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The first one is the Double Trouble Stunner that is 1.2 million volts conducted by two sets of contacts that are 5 inches apart instead of the normal 1.5 inches on most stun devices. It has an easy grip contoured soft grip coating with the safety switch on top and LED indicator to let you know the stun gun is ready to fire.

The second one is the 950,000 volt Knuckle Blaster Stunner that has a contour grip to assure full control and makes the stun gun easy to hold onto with the soft rubber coating. It uses two lithium batteries that are included and comes with a free holster made out of leather. The safety can be turned off and stun gun fired with the same hand.

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 Is An Equal Opportunity Destroyer

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A recent study conducted by the American Psychological Association contradicted stereotypes that domestic violence is more prevalent in low-income or minority households. You can read the whole story HERE.

Basically it showed violent incidents crossed economic lines with near equal percentages in all income brackets. Families of all races and ethnicities were also affected and three of every four perpetrators were male. “Family violence definitely cuts across all society’s segments and income levels and has a serious impact on children, the nationwide study indicates.

“The study interviewed children who had witnessed domestic violence. Three in four children saw the violence, 21 percent heard it and 3 percent saw the injuries later. The violence included beating, hitting and kicking a parent or caregiver. One in 75 cases reported the child was physically hurt during a violent attack on their abused parent. All experienced fear and anxiety, and more than half said they were afraid someone would be hurt badly. The children indicated the violence was one of their scariest experiences ever, according to the study published online April 7 in the APA journal Psychology of Violence.”

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One of the best ways that women can defend themselves and domestic abuse situation is with a self-defense product such as this Wildfire Pepper Spray that has an 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum, comes in a variety of colors and has a keychain attachment so it is more likely to be with you when you need it.

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”!

Tips For Assault Prevention

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Here is an interesting story and video about a self-defense instructor who teaches Assault Avoidance Tips. The main thing that he teaches women in his class is to act fast not think. The reason for this is simple: when you’re in a life or death situation, reaction times are critical. A few seconds lost thinking about what to do instead of reacting may cost you your life.

He has some simple tactics and tips to keep women safe in any kind of situation

• “Wear a purse that goes across your body, not over your shoulder.
• Keep pepper spray or a small pocket knife on your keys, and hold them as though you’re ready to attack.
• Walk with your hand inside your purse, so you can grab that spray as fast as possible.
• Other simple weapons to keep in your purse: A screwdriver, scissors, or even a pencil.
• Walk with scissors dangling in your hands, no one will think anything but the potential attacker.
• Buy a small gun, one that can clip to your bra and aim for the groin area.”

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Women are the subject and target of assaults nine times more often than men so they need to be a specially prepared. We have always recommended a self-defense course for all women to learn some basic tips on how to protect yourself. But we have also recommended that women carry with them at all times a self-defense product such as this new Fashion Keychain Spray by Wildfire brand which is nearly twice as hot as most pepper sprays.

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”!