Why Pepper Spray Is an Effective Self-Defense Weapon

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Simply put, pepper spray makes sense as a self-defense weapon. The prevalence of crime is on the increase throughout the United States. In the five minutes or so it takes you to read this article 3 women will fall victim to sexual assault! We are all vulnerable. How will you protect yourself?

Pepper spray is an effective self-defense weapon that is both legal and non-lethal. Many of us are not comfortable carrying a handgun and even if you are, the legal liabilities can be life changing. In every self-defense scenario you will be better off with pepper spray than without.

Pepper spray acts as the “great equalizer” as it provides a smaller, physically weaker person the ability to defend themselves against a larger, stronger attacker. Pepper spray provides the ability to stop an attacker from a distance of 8-12 feet. In a self-defense situation, distance equals safety, so the ability to neutralize a potential attack is priceless.

The effects of pepper spray go to work almost immediately. The most aggressive attacker will feel the effects within seconds. Even individuals under the influence of pain masking drugs are affected. Spraying someone in the face with pepper spray causes the eyes to involuntarily close shut and the capillaries to swell causing temporary blindness. Even if an attacker can’t feel pain, they are much less dangerous if they can’t see.

Pepper spray goes to work on the respiratory system and wreaks havoc on breathing. The active ingredients cause inflammation within the respiratory system which makes breathing difficult. If you can’t breathe you can’t fight. Pepper spray is extremely painful when sprayed into the eyes, nose and mouth. The pain has been compared to having shards of glass in the eyes.

With any self-defense weapon, it’s important to practice and become familiar with your device. Pepper spray is available in different spray patterns and formulas, each with its own set of pro’s and con’s. If you opt for non-lethal self-defense you’ll be much better off in every scenario with pepper spray than without.

Where Are The Best And Least Expensive Self Defense Weapons For Sale?

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Self defense products, a.k.a. self defense weapons, provide a nonlethal alternative to the deadly force of a handgun. Many women do not like the handgun regardless of the fact that it is an effective self-defense option. Users should get training and have the appropriate permits including licenses to use them. Women don’t like the idea of killing someone for stealing her purse, for example.

Self-defense weapons have been used by military and law enforcement personnel for years with great success. As recently as the incident and Ferguson, Missouri all manner of nonlethal self-defense weapons were used for crowd control including teargas, batons and stun grenades.

The effectiveness of self-defense weapons is without question. The most effective of them all is the Taser gun which is nearly 100% successful. Pepper sprays and other stun devices are close to 90% effective.

Part of the reason that self-defense weapons have become so popular is because so many independent distributors have gotten into the business. Each one of them promotes their products and their website. Conservatively we estimate that there are close to 2,000 independent distributors that have self-defense weapons for sale.

The choices are huge not only for which distributor you should purchase from, but also which weapons to get. For most people, customer service, selection and price are the major considerations when they are looking for self defense weapons for sale.

Our online store has been in business for over a decade and has firmly established itself as a trusted source of information on these products with a great selection of the widest variety of manufacturers all at extremely competitive prices.

If you are in the market for nonlethal self-defense products such as stun guns, pepper sprays, self-defense DVDs and other products for home security and personal safety, our store provides the best resource for self-defense weapons for sale. What are you waiting for? Get some today!!

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.

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!

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”!

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”!

New Law To Curtail Campus Sexul Assaults

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Here’s another story about how state legislators in Connecticut are trying to curtail campus sexual assaults. You can read the whole story HERE.

The bill requires institutions to permit anonymous reporting of assaults, promote bystander intervention, establish resource teams to review policies and create links with local crisis centers.

There’s a lot of frustration on college campuses about what appears to be the lack of support from state legislators on this issue. “There is a lot more that needs to be done, but it needs to be done by faculty, students and staff together. Until we change that culture, until we have those young men understand that sexual assault and date rape is unacceptable, we’ll have young women going through that suffering.”

“The new legislation was initiated in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a number of female students (both current and former) who allege that they were raped and/or sexually assaulted, and that they felt that the university violated their rights.”

Legislators agree that it is seriously in charge problem in that something has to be done. There are way too many sexual assaults. This bill creates an impact on a person who commits that sexual assault.

How To Defend Yourself Against A Sexual Assault

The best way to defend yourself against the sexual assault on campus or anywhere for that matter is with a self-defense product such as a pepper spray or stun gun. We specifically recommend a product that’s on a keychain because that way it’s more likely to be with you wherever you go.

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We always recommend that women carry a self-defense product like this
Fox Labs Hard Case Keychain that has 5.3 million Scoville heat units and fires a heavy stream pattern up to 10 feet away. It’s taser/ECD compatible too.

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”!

Sexual Assault As Normal?

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Here’s a story from the Huffington Post about perceptions that young women have about Sexual Assaults.

It raises one potential answer to why so many sexual assault crimes-nearly 250,000 a year ago-go unreported 60% of the time. The answer is many women do not see themselves as victims.

A sociologist at Marquette University analyzed interviews with 100 girls between the ages of three and 17 who may have experienced sexual assault. Overwhelmingly, their accounts indicated sexual violence has been normalized in their communities and they considered harassment an everyday part of life rather than a criminal act.

The same study identified several reasons why these assaults are not reported including; shame fear of retribution and mistrust of authority. “The most alarming conclusion, however, is that young women regard sexual violence against them as normal. Moreover, the girls interviewed believed that men ‘can’t help it’ and perceived ‘everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior.”

“One participant — only 13 years old — said harassment is standard in her school: ‘They grab you, touch your butt and try to, like, touch you in the front, and run away, but it’s OK, I mean… I never think it’s a big thing because they do it to everyone.'”

This study may account for many factors when it comes to sexual assault on women in high school and college and may even be a forerunner to domestic violence.

People in position of authorities like teachers and parents must teach young men and young women that sexual violence is not acceptable before media and community norms give the impression that it is.

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Young teenage girls need to learn how to defend themselves. We recommend a nonlethal self-defense product such as this 2 ounce flip top Fox Labs Spray which contains the 5.3 formula that has made Fox labs the most powerful pepper spray in the world. It fires heavy stream pattern up to 19 feet away and contains 18 half-second bursts. It also contains a UV marking dye for assailant 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”!

Sexual Assaults On Campus-Most Involve Drugs Or Alcohol

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Here’s a story about campus Sexual Assaults where US representative Pat Meehan R-Delaware, convened regional experts on campus safety last month to discuss the issue and come up with policy recommendations on how to narrow the gap between the number of actually assaulted women and the number who choose to report it.

Nearly 20 percent of women attending college are sexually assaulted or victims of an attempted assault, yet only between 5 and 12 percent of them report the attacks.

“That gap is staggering,” he said. “That amount of victims is eye-opening. We have a responsibility to work collaboratively to assure that we not only prevent future sexual assault in an environment like a college setting, but we are able to respond more effectively to those victims.”
Many women are under the influence when the attacks occur, he said, resulting in “incapacitated assault.”

“Incapacitated assault means that there has been alcohol, drugs, some other kind of agent that may have influenced the ability of parties to be appropriately responsive,” Meehan said Monday.

It has been estimated that as much as 70% of all sexual assaults on college campuses involved drugs or alcohol or both.

We recommend that young women everywhere, but especially on a college campus, carry a self-defense product with them. Products that are on keychains are best because they’re more likely to be with you at all times.

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Two of the most popular models are this Mace Triple Action (shoiwn above) and this Sabre Keychain Model. (shown below)

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Pepper sprays can incapacitate an assailant for as long as 45 minutes and are legal everywhere with a few cities and states having some restrictions.

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”!