Self-Defense Weapons Compared

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How Do You Choose a Self-Defense Weapon?

1.  Gun

Pro: 

1. Lethal

2. Distance range capability

Con: 

1. May not be accessible when the attack starts.

2. Can be hard to retain. Easy to drop in a fight. If a bad guy gets it from you, he may use it against you.

3. Hard to conceal. If you have it concealed, it may be harder to access. If you have it ready to use, you lose the element of surprise.

4. Requires fine motor skills to aim accurately, and pull the trigger.

5. Requires license and is restricted in some states.

6. Can’t be taken on airplanes.

7. Can be expensive.

8. Requires ongoing practice and training.

9. You have to be ready, willing, and able to pull the trigger and shoot another human.

10. Use may trigger criminal investigation to substantiate a claim of self-defense. This is a massive stress emotionally can financially as you try to defend yourself in court.

2. Knife

Pro: 

1. Lethal

2. Doesn’t require a license

3. Easy to conceal

Cons:

1. Can be hard to retain. Easy to drop in a fight. If a bad guy gets it from you, he may use it against you.

2. May not be accessible when the attack starts.

3. Stabbing someone is about is up close and personal. It’s also very bloody.

4. Can’t be taken on airplanes.

5. Use may trigger criminal investigation to substantiate a claim of self-defense. This is a massive stress emotionally can financially as you try to defend yourself in court.

3. Pepper Spray (Tear gas, MACE etc…)

Pro: 

1. Non-Lethal

2. Doesn’t require a license

3. Easy to conceal

4. Inexpesive

Cons:

1. Restricted in 19 states.

2. Requires fine motor skills to aim accurately, and push the button.

3. Easy to spray yourself.

4. Can be hard to retain. Easy to drop in a fight. If a bad guy gets it from you, he may use it against you.

5. Can’t be taken on airplanes.

6. Affected by the wind.

7. Locking or safety mechanism may slow down response time.

8. Risk of explosion. 

4. Stun Gun (Taser, shocking device)

Pro: 

1. Non-Lethal.

2. Distance range capability in some models, not all.

3. May be easy to conceal depending on the model size.

Cons:

1. Restricted in some states.

2. Further restricted in many cities.

3. Require both electrode barbs to hit to induce shock.

4. Can be expensive

5. Use may trigger criminal investigation to substantiate a claim of self-defense in restricted areas. This is a massive stress emotionally can financially as you try to defend yourself in court.

6. Battery life. A weak or dead battery can’t be changed mid-attack.

Can be hard to retain. Easy to drop in a fight. If a bad guy gets it from you, he may use it against you.

7. Can’t be taken on airplanes.

5. My Defense Tool

Pro: 

1. Non-Lethal.

2. Easy to conceal. It doesn’t look like a weapon.

3. Easy to retain since it’s strapped to your hand.

4. Easy to use under stress. If you can pound a table you can use My Defense Tool.

5. Tip magnifies the impact power of a defensive strike.

6. Tip leaves unique wound pattern to help identify the attacker.

7. Tip scrapes DNA from skin, hair, and fiber and stores it in the body of the tool to aid law enforcement.

8. Inexpensive.

9. Can be taken on airplanes.

10. No batteries, sprays, blades, triggers, or buttons.

11. Nothing to aim or to miss. 

12. Instantly ready in close quarters.

13. No restrictions or license required.

14. Can be worn while you go about your day without getting in the way.

Cons:

1. Range is limited to your arm length.

2. Is not intimidating like a gun or knife.

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