Feel free to do so. So you have said two things. One, what would we (men) recommend for a woman in our lives for self-protection, and two, you live in a safe area. OK, so good for you, glad to hear it. I live in a safe area too. But people have been shot to death mere miles from me, and I'm close enough to Pontiac, Flint, and Detroit that a short car trip could put myself or anyone I know in extreme danger. What would I recommend? A gun. As I said. I do not train in martial arts for self-defense. It's a side-effect. But everyone is different. And no self-defense techniques that I am aware of stop bullets. A gun. Was I not clear?