The self-defense industry has come a long way over the last decade.
There are many different items that can be purchased by men and women to allow for personal safety.
As crime rates have gone up in many areas around the country and the world, it’s important to have some kind of self-defense items that can protect you in the event of an attack.
The great thing about many of these new self-defense items is that they are concealed in such a way as to look like a typical item when in fact they are a self protection product.
Stun gun self defense has become one very popular method of self protection over the last several years.
One sought after item is the flashlight with built-in stun gun.
Created to look like a typical flashlight, and about the size of an electric shaver, these items are great especially for women.
Because they fit in smaller hands comfortably, these stun gun flashlights are great for women who are walking to their car late at night or like to jog on their own. Most predators would not assume that the typical flashlight might actually be a stun gun.
Another unique personal protection product is the cell phone stun gun.
It looks exactly like a typical cell phone, however it has quite a powerful punch if an attacker decides to make their move. It looks exactly like a harmless cell phone, so it’s much easier to surprise an attacker.
The whole point of using a stun gun is to use nonlethal force to allow you time to escape. Once the attacker is on the ground, it’s crucial to run to safety.
Another interesting stun gun option actually fits over your knuckles. It has a built-in safety switch so it’s accessible by just using your thumb. Because if it’s in smaller hands, women can use this kind of stun gun too.
In fact, the safety can be flipped off and fired with the same hand.
Most criminals would not notice that you’re carrying this kind of stun gun as you’re walking to your car as it is tucked securely inside of your fist. Some models have about 950,000 volts.
Stun gun self defense is becoming more and more popular as people realize that these nonlethal self protection devices are very inexpensive and easy to conceal.
The whole idea is to give you enough time to escape while your attacker is on the ground. You definitely don’t want to stand around and see if they get back up. Just take off running, find help and be glad that you took the time to own a safety device.
Also published on Medium.