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Remaining safe requires preparation. One of the best ways to protect yourself, whether at home or on the go, is to carry a self-defense weapon on you. While a firearm might be the first thought that comes to mind, it can increase the likelihood of you being involved in a dangerous situation. Instead, consider carrying a non-lethal self-defense weapon.
Here are some of our favorite non-lethal weapons available through The Home Security Superstore, each offering its own unique characteristics that can help you remain safe in any scenario.
Taser guns are some of the foremost non-lethal self-defense weapons. Law enforcement and security agencies around the globe rely on Taser guns for their effectiveness in incapacitating and immobilizing aggressive individuals, while allowing them to maintain their distance from assailants.
Tasers tend to have the appearance of firearms, making them an intimidating weapon on their own. Moreover, when engaged, a Taser will make a loud crackling noise, created by the electrodes forming a serious spark.
The device works by firing numerous electrodes up to an accurate distance of fifteen feet or more, which will emit tens of millions of volts of electricity when coming in contact with a person’s skin. This large amount of electricity will temporarily paralyze the muscle function of an assailant, stopping them in their tracks, no matter how aggressive they are.
The effectiveness of this weapon, matched with it allowing users to keep their distance, makes it a great non-lethal weapon for professionals, women, college students, and more. Its compact, stealthy design allows it to be carried and used with ease.
Similar to a Taser, stun guns work by emitting millions of volts of electricity into assailants to incapacitate them. Attacking the nervous system, the electric shock throughout their body will cause muscle functions to temporarily halt, causing severe pain that will last after the fact.
The only difference from a Taser is that a stun gun is a handheld device that will have to be pressed into a person’s skin to cause them harm, rather than being shot. Thus, this is a more physical, close-quarters weapon in comparison. But that doesn’t make it any less effective.
Stun guns are an easy-to-hide weapon that can be legally carried in most states, providing you with a self-defense gadget that can be instantaneously engaged for ultimate safety.
Maybe you’re on an early-morning walk or you’re looking for your car in the parking garage after work. In both cases, there are dark, hidden areas where an assailant could be hiding, waiting to assault or rob you. Rather than allowing them to have the upper hand, you can have a safety tool in hand all along.
Keychain weapons pack a serious punch at a moment’s notice, allowing you to intimidate or fend off an assailant in a matter of seconds. Keychain weapons can include small stun guns, pepper spray canisters, or cat ear weapons. While keychain stun guns and pepper sprays will be smaller than their normal counterparts, that doesn’t mean they’re any less effective. Both still emit a harmful amount of electricity and Scoville Heat Units (SHU) to immobilize an attacker while giving you enough time to safely escape.
Moreover, cat ear weapons provide you with a sharp handheld tool that can be used to attack an assailant’s pressure points, causing serious physical pain which can instantaneously incapacitate or pierce the skin, helping you respond in self-defense as needed.
Another excellent weapon that allows you to maintain distance between you and an assailant is an expandable baton. Especially compact when contracted, making it easy to store in a bag, on your hip, or in your vehicle, these batons can instantaneously be expanded as far as 31” with the flick of a wrist. When swung, they can divert assailants through intimidation or physical pain. Available in numerous styles and materials, these are excellent weapons designed to keep you safe at all times.
Self-defense weapons make it easy for you to remain safe, but you need to use them wisely. Legal precedent has it that you must be threatened to legally use a self-defense weapon—such that you are acting in self-defense.
Thus, you shouldn’t be seeking to use the above tools; rather, you should maintain a low profile whenever possible in public, acting only when the situation calls for it. More simply put: Keep to yourself, remain prepared, and act if needed for personal safety or the safety of others.
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Interested in protecting yourself? Consider taking a look at the inventory available at The Home Security Superstore. You’re bound to find a self-defense tool that fits your needs and budget.
What is a non-lethal tactical weapon?
A weapon that is designed to be non-lethal or less-than-lethal, provides a user with immediate tactics in self-defense scenarios. In most cases, they are designed to incapacitate or immobilize assailants.
What are some reliable non-lethal tactical weapons?
While there are many products available on the market, some of the most reliable non-lethal tactical weapons include: Tasers, stun guns, handheld keychain weapons, and expandable batons.