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Great Defensive Tools For The Average Consumer

Aug 6, 2008
There are a certain amount of costs associated with being criminalized and even assaulted. If one is injured, they will need to provide insurance and even pay medical bills. Those who get items stolen can lose family heirlooms and other valuables. But as long as the right self defense equipment is obtained, this isn't going to threaten the average consumer.

The most common type of self defense used today is pepper spray. Pepper spray is going to make the victim blinded temporarily, thanks to the effect they have on the blood vessels in the eye. Pepper spray will also make it difficult for the victim to breathe, which can also help subdue an attacker. Either way, a good shot of pepper spray is going to give a perfect chance for a getaway.

One of the more expensive types of self defense is the stun gun. Stun guns are well worth the money for those who don't want to rely on pepper spray, or for those who want a more disabling effect. Stun guns will bring down even the most unruly criminals, no matter what their size or stature. A stun gun will even be able to shoot farther than most pepper spray solutions, so it can be used quickly and without delay.

Even more lethal force will come as a result of the knife- which most will avoid because they cause a mess or are harder to use. While they are messier, they can be more effective in keeping an attacker away from a victim in close range fighting. Knives can be concealed in everyday objects such as pens- making them a great tool for tight areas or even for getting the element of surprise.

Hand batons are another option for consumers, although we commonly see them in use by the police more than the average consumer. Just like knives, the baton isn't as familiar to most people, and thus, less used. But the baton is a great tool for those with upper body strength and those who don't want to exert lethal force in keeping an attacker at bay.

Air guns are another solution for consumers who want the power of a gun, but in a non-lethal force. Police commonly use air pistols and rifles to help bring riots under control and in other intense situations where lethal force is not a good idea. Air guns are harder to conceal, however, and will require practice to use correctly.

In Conclusion

Self defense is incredibly important- especially in city life where crime is at an all time high. Consult the Internet and local self defense shops for more information, and consider getting a few videos for tips on how to properly escape a crime scene when things get too dangerous for a consumer.
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