Easy to Carry, Easy to Use Self Defense Weapons

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  1. kempodisciple

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    The key thing is a horrible idea. You're going to likely end up hurting yourself, and unless you have the grip very tight, its not going to pierce.
     
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    Non firearm/knife options:

    Mini Mag-lite on a clip or D-Ring (for keys, purse, belt, what have you) and a Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel pen. If legal - and trained to do so - pepper spray or mace is good too.

    And training.

    A glove is a bad idea. It doesn't work well in hot climates or seasons, for one.

    Another reason is that women won't generally wear them if they aren't "glove people". I don't wear gloves because it hems in my rings and it feels very uncomfortable. I don't even like it in winter when gloves are a good idea (although I suck it up when I have to, obviously).

    Another reason is that you have to have something easy to carry and deploy in all situations. For example, it would look weird for a woman to go out to a fancy dinner with her date and walk around wearing gloves (one or two - are you selling them in pairs?) that aren't as dressy as the rest of her clothing.

    I agree, the key thing is bad advice.
     
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    And I have told guys I work with if they are coming to help me leave their pepper spray behind.

    I hate that crap. I'd rather the bumps, bruises, and scratches than someone accidentally spraying me.
     
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    Cool how it breaks down.

    But would rather have it in .223.

    What's the price tag on it?
     
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    No idea. It was doing the rounds on facebook
     
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    My wife just bought a pepper spray bracelet today. It sounds like a good idea.

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    The only good thing I really see about those is that you do know which way it's pointing. Pepper spray is generally not a particularly reliable self defense option. It's a useful tool sometimes for cops -- but it's not reliable against a determined attacker, against a drunk or drugged attacker... and it takes several minutes to really take effect if it's going to work. Honestly, in just about every actual use I've been involved in, the violent subject didn't notice it until after he was already in custody and calming down. The few situations it's been effective have been dispersing crowds.
     
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    It is a good idea if you like spraying yourself with pepper spray.

    You couldn't pay me enough to wear one of those.o_O
     
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    NOOOOOooooo...great way to hurt yourself. Rip finger skin and flesh to the bone. Can damage the tendons and ligament in your finger joints.
     
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    You get hit with the buckle, you're a goner.
     
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    I had a fight with a guy who had a similar belt, tripex with a triumph tank badge as a buckle. He was still trying to get it out of his belt loops whilst he was on the floor being kicked
     

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