Best personal defense equipment according to redditors

We found 1,247 Reddit comments discussing the best personal defense equipment. We ranked the 429 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Self defense pepper spray
Tactical flashlights
Stun guns

Top Reddit comments about Personal Defense Equipment:

u/nocookie4u · 401 pointsr/starterpacks

Fuck pepper spray. Pepper blasters homie. That shit gives you range.

40 bucks and you get 13 feet of directed pepper in the face. Plus it looks a hell of a lot more intimidating.

u/CalliopesSong · 162 pointsr/niceguys

VIPERTEK VTS-195 - 53 Billion Heavy Duty Stun Gun - Rechargeable with LED Tactical Flashlight

Rechargeable batteries so unlike Mace you don't have to worry about it expiring..

u/artsyalexis · 122 pointsr/MarchAgainstTrump

Mace carrier here! May have saved me from an assault when two guys started approaching me right next to my college. I recommend Sabre. I got this one here: Pepper Spray,15gr Quik Release

It has a 10 foot range and UV marking dyes. It's used by many police forces.

Don't know if you are serious about getting some but hey, some info is always good (:

Don't forget to call your local police immediately to tell them if you ever used it or threatened to use it. I was only threatening with mine and it was enough to scare them away after a lengthy yelling match. The cops said I did the right thing and patrolled the area a bit more for the next few days.

Stay safe!

u/neomancr · 121 pointsr/IncelTears

Anyone here who doesn't have pepper spray needs to pick one up.

Theres a two pack. Give one to a friend.

Always test it once downwind first. Each cannister has about 20 shots.

If you ever have to use it never pussy foot it, otherwise you'll just escalate the situation and potentially freeze. Unload the thing on the attacker so that you're 100 percent sure it'll incapacitate

They're cheap, it's not like you're wasting gas or something.

There's that thing too. Those are good from close range.

It's good to get brightly colored ones so you can easily find it.

The pepper spray with the plastic shell is better because the grip makes it obvious which way it's pointing.

But again, always test them to make sure they aren't defective. There's always a chance that you have a dud that doesnt spray right.

Wow this thing is so cool.

I want one.

u/ManForReal · 45 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

IANAL. Contact a local attorney and follow their advice BEFORE following the course of action suggested below. Laws differ in different locales. The advice below reflects the law where I live.

Having said that, my suggestion is: Don't leave. Take a stand. As Shanisasha and FastandFuriousMom suggest, put up no trespassing signs and call the police the second she shows up - before she's out of the car or as soon as you see her. Don't wait for her to bang on your door.

A firearm, suggested by another poster, is an unreasonable escalation. Your goal is to deter rather than harm her. Shooting a family member carries huge psychological consequences and displaying a weapon without the intent to use it has legal ramifications (brandishing) in many locales.

Consider pepper spray. The linked version produces a 'heavy stream' reaching 15+ feet.

If she comes on your property you can stay on your porch / just outside your front door IF it's just her or her and FIL. If she has anyone else with her, go back inside, lock the door and wait for the police. Have your phone in one hand with 911 on the line, if possible (911 calls are recorded).

If you remain outside, hold the spray by your side, ready to use (phone in your other hand). Don't mention it or threaten her with it. Loudly tell her the police have been called, 911 is on the line and recording (if so), she cannot take your son, you're afraid for your and his safety and she is to leave immediately. Don't argue, repeat the above regardless of what she says and if she stays on your property.

DON'T ADVANCE ON HER. Stay just outside your front door. If she approaches you, repeat that you're afraid for your safety and to stay away. When she gets to a little more than 2X your height (10-15 feet), spray her face and upper body. Count "Thousandone-thousandtwo" to yourself - at this point your goal is to incapacitate / deter her rather than to scare or warn her.

If you have to spray her the spray linked above will effect her. If she shows up she'll be expecting to intimidate you and the inability to breathe or to see clearly will be unexpected and shocking.

I've had to use this spray against dogs (never people) multiple times. It's instantly stopped large, determined animals, including an untrained, unsocialized pit bull which had entered my yard and attacked and drawn blood from my older and very gentle dog (she was OK after a vet visit).

When authorities arrive, tell them you were afraid for your safety, that she had threatened to take your son and would not leave. That you want her trespassed (formally warned to stay away from your property under penalty of arrest) and that you will cooperate in pressing charges on her for the present instance of trespassing (failure to leave when instructed) and whatever other charges (intimidation, assault) her conduct justifies.

TL;DR: Ivana will continue to attempt to intimidate and control you until you stop her. While cameras are a good idea, they won't do that - although recordings may support legal action. Defending your self and your home against her says "We're serious, bitch. LEAVE US ALONE."

u/HelloGunnit · 43 pointsr/Portland

OK, here's the deal: I'm a cop who has a fair bit of experience with the whole "self-defense" thing. If you want your wife to be able to protect herself from some kind of attack, a knife is an absolutely terrible way to do that. Don't get me wrong, a good pocket knife is something that everyone should carry: they are super useful for opening packages, cutting up snacks, even trimming hangnails in a pinch. But when a bad guy is trying to do you harm, a knife is a really bad way to stop it.

The very best thing your wife can do is to take a good self-defense class and learn some basic situational awareness, because the best way to win a fight is to avoid a fight. If she really wants to be able to protect herself, get her some good strong pepper spray. A good dose of this in the bad guy's face will give her time to run like hell and get help. Another good, but more expensive and less reliable, method is a Taser. Not some shitty stun gun that commonly gets called a "Taser," but and actual "probes shoot out and embed in the bad guy" Taser. Stun guns just cause a little sharp pain where and when they touch, but the taser gives you stand-off distance, and actually locks us the major muscles of the bad guy for 30 seconds (on this model, at least) if it gets a good hit. That said, I've used a Taser X26 on people a number of times, and when it works, it works great, but about a third of the time it doesn't work at all. A gun is a last-ditch choice, and then only if your wife is willing to put an enormous amount of time, effort, and money into instruction, training, and regular practice.

u/MasterChibbs · 34 pointsr/UpliftingNews

Pepper spray/gel is your friend.

I rarely leave the house without it.

Violence can and will come out of nowhere.

I don't want to kill anyone, I don't own a gun. I'll sure as hell put someone into pepper gel hell if someone is at risk because of them though.

If they have eyeballs or lungs, it'll stop them.

Edit: Amazon Link for the kind I daily carry. Its no joke, if you EVER press down the button for any reason, wash your hands as soon as possible and DON'T EVER TOUCH YOUR FACE until you do. Do not EVER think of it as a toy. Not only will this stuff temporarily blind someone, but it'll also cause them to choke and have problems breathing. This is only meant for very serious situations where someone is committing a felony. Use of it outside those situations and your not protected by the law, your committing assault if not something worse. Spraying this on someone with breathing problems could kill them.

u/Make-_-Me-_-Smile · 33 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

>Buying a gun is not a spur of the moment decision, not everyone is cut out to be a gun owner.

Thank you! This cannot be understated! You are more likley to be harmed or killed with your own gun. Every time the gun is loaded and drawn it must be understood that there is a potential for you, the person wielding the weapon, to shoot. If you shoot in self defense you must shoot to kill.

It's not a wishy washy subject, it's a go big or go home you need to be 100% in and make a careful decision and commit to the training, and do it well.

It's easy to forget those details and just make an off the cuff remark when it's something you grew up around and just 'knew'. So thanks again, Notmykl for the reminder.

OP would likley be in close quarters and need to carefully determine caliber, etc to ensure no walls are pierced, innocent bystanders struck. Tons of varyables to consider. Doubly so with a pending adoption.

You bring a good point especially considering that OP is from the UK and most likley didn't grow up around firearms as many of us in the USA and other countries did.

In that case Tactical Pepper Spray Gel is a better option. Gel is much safer than spray. I've had several police officers suggest this as an alternative to a firearm.

u/[deleted] · 26 pointsr/funny

With this, preferably.

u/illeilleille · 25 pointsr/india

Where in India? Because India as a whole is a very big country with every region being a country in itself.

1)Always drink bottled water.

2)Stay with your group. Don't go anywhere alone.

3)If you are into alcohol and stuff (I know you are underage but still), refrain from taking too much and getting sloshed however fun it is.

4)Don't be gullible.

5)Keep [this] ( and this on you all the time.

6)It's generally safe but I have a feeling you might go into ghetto type of areas a lot because of the nature of your trip. Be careful.

7)Don't go around wearing clothes that reveal too much. You will be working in very poor areas and those kind of people are not used to seeing that kind of stuff.

8)People will stare at you a lot. I know it sucks but that's how it is.

9)Read up on common scams that go on. Make sure you dont fall for them.

11)Be wary of everyone. Don't take food or drinks from anyone you meet in your travels.

u/AFascistCorgi · 24 pointsr/guns

Most people will probably recommend an AR-15, a 12-guage pump shotgun, or a 9mm pistol; but I've actually been moving away from those types of guns after I started to learn more about how much permanent damage firearms do to your hearing. If you ever shoot an AR-15 or a shotgun indoors without hearing protection, you'll probably rupture your eardrums and hear an annoying ringing sound for the rest of your life. So, I'd prefer to avoid that if possible. That's why I recently bought a 9mm carbine (a 9mm rifle with a shoulder stock and a 16-inch barrel) as my new primary home defense weapon. Yeah, you lose out on some terminal performance (killing power), but 30-ish rounds of 147-grain 9mm Federal HST should be enough to deal with 99.999% of home invaders.

An AR-15 chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO will create about 167 decibels (anything above 140 decibels will permanently damage your hearing); a rifle chambered in .308 Winchester will create 170+ decibels; a 9mm pistol with a 4-inch barrel will create about 160 decibels; a 9mm carbine with a 10-inch barrel will create about 156 decibels; and a 9mm carbine with a 16-inch barrel will create about 152 decibels. I haven't been able to find reliable information about how many decibels a 12-gauge shotgun creates, but it's probably in the 160s.

152 decibels still isn't hearing safe; but the difference between 152 decibels and 167 decibels is huge since sound doubles in strength every 3 decibels. 152 decibels will still hurt your ears and cause permanent hearing damage if you hear it repeatedly; but it won't completely destroy your ears like a 5.56x45mm rifle or a 12-gauge shotgun will.

And the reason why I went with a 9mm carbine over a 9mm pistol is because carbines are much easier to aim, you get much quicker followup shots, you get a little bit more bullet velocity (and thus foot-pounds of energy and terminal performance), and there's still a large sound difference between 152 decibels and 160 decibels.

As to which specific 9mm carbines I recommend, I'll give you 3 different options to choose from.

The cheapest option: The Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Gen 2 ($500-ish but hard to find). I'm personally not a fan of Kel-Tec quality standards and aesthetics, but the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 is one of the few firearms that Kel-Tec makes that the vast majority of people in the gun community agrees is a good gun. I'd get the version that accepts Glock magazines and stick a 33-round Glock magazine in it. Glock magazines are widely regarded as being the best magazines in the world; and the 33 rounders that they make are widely regarded as being reliable.

The mid-tier option: The CMMG Mk9LE ($900-ish). From the research that I did on AR-15s chambered in 9mm, the ones made by CMMG are highly regarded as being reliable. I recommend using the 32-round Uzi magazines from IWI. Based on your criteria, this would be my top recommendation for you.

The high-tier option: The KRISS Vector GEN II CRB ($1,300-ish). This is the option that I personally went with. I chose it because it's reliable and because it looks amazing.

I also want to go out of my way to rule out a popular option: The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine. The "pistol" version is wildly popular; but I've personally seen way too many horror stories about all-polymer magazines stretching and breaking their own feed lips after being stored loaded for a long period of time (which is what you'd be doing with a home defense weapon). So, until CZ upgrades their polymer magazines with steel-reinforced feed lips (like Glock does), I'd personally stay away from their products that use those types of magazines.

And I know that you said that you didn't want to add accessories, but a light is a mandatory accessory on a home defense firearm in my opinion (so that you can positively identify your target before you shoot and therefore hopefully avoid accidentally shooting a loved one). The Streamlight ProTac 2 and the INFORCE WMLx would be my top 2 recommended lights for long guns.

As to which bullets that I'd recommend, I already mentioned them: 147-grain 9mm Federal HST (standard pressure). The 124-grain 9mm Federal HST (standard pressure) is also extremely good. I wouldn't hesitate buying and using either of them for home defense. This website will help you find them in stock.

I also highly recommend this accessory in order to make loading your pistol magazines much, much easier.

As to bullet overpenetration, all major rounds will zip right through several of the kinds of walls that you'd find in a typical home. The only "safe" option is birdshot (used in shotguns), but birdshot doesn't penetrate deep enough into the human body (you want 12 to 18 inches of penetration according to FBI tests) to reliably stop a home invader (and therefore birdshot obviously shouldn't be an option for home defense in my opinion). Don't listen to the people that will tell you that the 5.56x45mm NATO round is safer to use because it tends to tumble and fragment when it hits a wall. It will still penetrate through several walls. You just have to be careful about how you angle your shots. That's really your only way to avoid hitting innocent people.

And if you're not as worried as I am about permanently damaging your own hearing while defending your home, then the Smith & Wesson M&P15 SPORT II would be my top rifle recommendation (I recommend pairing it up with 30-round magazines from Lancer); the Mossberg 500 series of shotguns would be my top shotgun recommendation; and the full-size Smith & Wesson M&P9 would be my top pistol recommendation. And I'd pair them up with this electronic hearing protection if I was you.

As to ammo recommendations for the 3 options that I listed above, I recommend Hornady 75-grain BTHP T2 TAP (8126N) or Hornady 5.56 NATO 75-grain BTHP Superformance Match (the .223 version that Hornady makes is also fine); this Managed-Recoil 8-pellet 00 buckshot from Remington (it patterns very tightly); and the 147-grain 9mm Federal HST that I already mentioned above, twice.

And if you go with a pistol, then I recommend the Streamlight TLR-1 as a mandatory accessory.

As to lubricant, you can't really go wrong with Break-Free CLP.

u/emma_troika · 23 pointsr/niceguys

oh jesus, he's one of those PLS RESPOND losers. I love/hate those.

this one is legit creepy though. he's outright stalking you. jesus christ. you need to get pepper gel. it's like pepper spray, but better. they sell it on amazon for like 5-10 bucks or something. saber is a good brand.

I've relied on that one for years and it's never let me down.

u/FastandFuriousMom · 23 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I bought my girls theirs off of Amazon, there are tons of different styles and products. This is the one I bought based on reviews and after talking to a local law enforcement officer in my district. Here is their main website that covers all sorts of safety stuff for law enforcement and private individuals.

They come with an expiration date as well, keep in mind, 4 years.

u/PatrickSprayze · 23 pointsr/philadelphia

I saved this lil' gem from u/TippyTopDog for reasons.

Depends what you're willing to do.
In the past I've just repeatedly called the cops.
Over, and over, and over.
It doesn't take more than 5 or 6 times before someone modifies their behavior.
Now of course you have to know their reaction.
You've already confronted them. I'd not have advised that. Because now they'll blame you for any police harassment. Which can turn into a tit for tat.
And their reaction may be unpredictable and undesirable.
Now, there's always option 2.
It takes longer. And since you're known to them, there's still backlash potential.
And you'll have to resign yourself to the fact you're about to get into a cold war.
And other products like them can make living in a location so expensive and/or undesirable they just leave.
It's not like they own it. Making apartment dwellers leave is fairly easy.
But it depends how much you can keep to yourself and how far you're willing to go.
Some people have morals and ethics. I personally was never cursed with this limitation.
And I guess there's always option 3.
But it comes down to how rich you are.
I've had a law firm on retainer for 16 years. And about 5 years ago I decided to launch a blitzkrieg of law suits at someone.
All frivolous mind you. But each one required court appearances and lawyer fees to defend against. The fact they were dismissed was irrelevant. The person was poverty stricken (or at least, very lower middle class). And each day off from work was lost income as they were hourly. Each lawyer was a bill they couldn't immediately cover, etc. The time off from work eventually forced compliance because any more and they'd have been fired.
So ultimately they did what we were trying to get them to do.
Yes, it cost me a lot to execute. But I knew we had vastly more resources than them.
So, am I evil? Sure, I fully accept that societal judgement. But just showing there's a few options to adjust behavior of someone. Just depends on what you're willing to do.

u/ATC_Boilermaker · 22 pointsr/Purdue

Outside of the legal options, may I also suggest you purchase some pepper spray from Amazon for your personal protection? Obviously don't use it unless attacked, but I think it's a good idea for everyone to carry this on their person. You are allowed to carry it. My wife has this on her at all times.

u/0ldblu3 · 22 pointsr/pics

Do you remember all the great Amazon reviews of the pepper spray product? Fantastic social commentary and satire.

u/Case963 · 20 pointsr/loseit

Just make sure you stay safe if you are walking around your neighborhood. I'm a male and the other day I got news through the neighborhood app that some 20 year old guy got assaulted while doing a jog. I myself make sure I have pepper spray on me and a personal gps device that can send a message to law enforcement with my location with a click of a button.


I work in security and want people to be safe especially with Christmas coming around. I walk 5 times a week for 2-6 miles at a time.

u/petula_75 · 19 pointsr/trashy

should have thrown this in too. shit is crazy.

u/Fameiscomin · 19 pointsr/gundeals

Don’t fool us.

Streamlight 69410 TLR-8 500L Gun Light Red Laser, Black - 500 Lumens

The red vs green isn’t worth the $100 difference

u/I_Like_Donuts · 17 pointsr/worldnews

I'm making my calculations from Alibaba and Amazon,

Let's say 18,000 fireworks are about 5$ each? even though the huge fireworks cost up to 20$.

That's about 100k usd in fireworks.

Let's say the commando knives are 16$ each = 83k

Let's say the swords are Katana, and cost between 100$ to 200$ - 100k to 200k

Tasers 24$ - 132k

Flashlight Taser 21$ - 90k

I don't know how much the christmas decorations cost, or what are the "other cold weapons" in thousands. but i don't think it's cheap either.

I'd say this is about 1mil$ sent to harm people instead of food/medicine to he Palestinians.

u/AIDS_Pizza · 17 pointsr/UIUC

This is referred to as the "knockout game" at a national level but apparently specifically in Champaign the people who refer to it call it "polar bear hunting". (1) Here's a post about it in Champaign specifically. (2) Here is an article.

And let's be fucking real here. This is categorically black-on-white crime. Even the term "polar bear" is what the blacks use to refer to their white targets. This is a race crime perpetuated by black people against white people.

A few tips on not becoming the victim of one of these events:

  1. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. You should always be aware of your surroundings. Even if it is 2pm and you are walking to class. I recommend not wearing headphones and avoiding talking to the phone. This is even more true when it is well past midnight and you are walking alone.

  2. Avoid walking late at night period. If you do have to walk late at night, avoid doing it alone.

  3. Carry tools to protect yourself:

  • If you regularly do walk alone at night, you should carry a bright flashlight which you can use to light up dark areas as well as discourage or even temporarily blind an assailant.
  • Carry pepper spray, which can be used to spray a would-be assailant in the face to disable them and give you time to escape.
  • Finally, you can spend the time to get a firearm owner's card and concealed carry license. In some situations a handgun can be the difference between you getting viciously beaten and getting your shit stolen, and you walking away from a situation unharmed (particularly in situations where you are outnumbered). You cannot carry a gun on university-owned property but if you spend most of your time west of Wright St. in the evenings and on weekends, you can carry freely almost everywhere there.

    Remember, the bottom line is that this type of attack is extremely dangerous. Hitting your head on pavement like the guy in the video above can result in brain injury or death. And obviously this does happen right in the middle of campus. Take steps to avoid becoming a victim of what the bottom dwellers of society engage in to amuse themselves.
u/SeafoodDuder · 16 pointsr/Advice

Just sounds like a bunch of weak-minded bullies that have nothing else to do with their time. They probably picked on you because they thought you were alone. Please consider buying some Pepper Spray and keeping it in your purse. There's lots of crazy men and women out there.

u/DerangedDeceiver · 16 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

You can buy pepper spray on amazon. Just saying in case you want a way to defend yourself.

u/delish3 · 16 pointsr/AskTrollX

Pepper spray! I’ve had one on my keys for about a year and even though I’ve luckily never had to use it, I always feel safer knowing I have it.

You can get one like this off amazon for pretty cheap.

I have one from a company called BlingSting, which is a bit more pricey, but I just wanted something cute if it’s gonna be on my keychain (Which is not a great priority, I know). They also have these alarm devices and escape hammers which could be good options for you too!

I hope you find something that works for you!

u/Whoami_77 · 15 pointsr/SeattleWA

>mist or fog sprays can be susceptible to wind and you could end up spraying yourself if you aren't careful.

Gel spray is the better alternative. It's a bit bigger than traditional self defense sprays.

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster

u/Veniabiit · 15 pointsr/de
u/con_moto · 14 pointsr/running

I use a headlamp, reflective vest, and pepper spray that straps to my hand. And I never run outside with earphones because I want to keep aware of my surroundings.

u/blivi · 14 pointsr/LetsNotMeet

A friend bought me one of those small, $10 pepper spray units. The push lever was inconvenient and eventually broke and later the unit leaked all over my bag.

After a local breakin, someone bought me the Kimber Pepperblaster II, because it is easily aimed and has a trigger instead of a lever. I've watched some videos on youtube and it seems pretty effective at a distance of 3-9 feet. That should be your ideal distance from this guy if he shows up again. Any closer an you risk being in arm's reach and getting grabbed or hurt.

Hopefully you'll never have to use one, but if you do, be sure to get out of the area fast, as most deliver a cloud and can cause you to be affected as well. It gives me a sense of protection, when I do carry it, and I think that shift in attitude helps when others are looking to take advantage of someone.

The dog is a great deterrent and gives peace of mind. If you have a cell phone, you should keep it with you when you go outside, simply because this guy doesn't seem the type to back down, even if the police talk to him.

Also, program the police station's number in your phone(s) as "A Cop" so it is at the top of your contacts list. This way, if it isn't a 911 situation, but he is on your property and is making you uncomfortable, you can simply call them. You don't need to tell this guy you are doing so, but definitely report him and ask for a policeman to come by since you feel threatened and this person won't leave.

Sorry for the wall of text, but your situation is frightening. I really hope you keep reporting him until he either stops, leaves or gets arrested. Good luck and please update with the police's response.

u/Awken · 13 pointsr/ainbow

I asked my friend who is a gun/self defense nut what brand of pepper spray I should buy. He recommended Saber Red Gel. Its long range, a gel instead of a spray so you're less likely to get sprayed accidentally when you use it, and has tear gas mixed in for good measure. I bought two cans, one for me and one for my girlfriend.

u/cheesegoat · 13 pointsr/videos

While I sympathize with the officer I'll add that this scares me.

While I'm much younger than the man in the video, and know not to get out of the car, keep my hands visible at all times, etc., I have no idea if there are actions that I could do in the future that could get me in trouble.

What if I have my phone in my hand? It's solid black and rectangular. Could it get mistaken for a tazer? Probably not, but I could easily imagine gesturing (sorry sir, I didn't see the light back there (reaches over shoulder and points out the window with phone in hand)) such that an officer could perceive it as a threat.

u/crazyguyonabike · 13 pointsr/CCW
u/ProximtyCoverageOnly · 13 pointsr/gundeals

Amazon has it for $153.63

no code and free shipping with prime

u/Pterodaryl · 13 pointsr/gundeals

Red one for $163.77 & free shipping from Amazon.

u/treehumper83 · 13 pointsr/NintendoSwitch
u/Dampwaffles1 · 11 pointsr/guns

Nonsense. Virtually all of the points that you made are completely moronic. Lasers do indeed make aiming quicker and easier. They're also not hard to see and they're not hard to turn on. They also don't have to be perfectly zeroed to be effective in a typical self-defense scenario. And they are indeed extremely intimidating. And in order to avoid the batteries dying on you, simply change them every 6 months just like with your weapon light (which use the same battery with a laser/light combo).

Use common sense and your own experience when deciding what to use for self-defense. If you feel that a laser will help you, then ignore the faux-expert forum/reddit idiots and go for it.

Something like this should work great for most people.

Now, I'm not saying that I believe that all firearms should have lasers on them. I really only think that lasers make sense for genuine military and police operators since it allows other members of your team to target a hostile. I also don't really think that lasers are needed for home defense guns, either. A simple light attachment is much more practical. But there's still no real downside to putting a laser on your home dense gun. It's simply a matter of personal preference.

u/infinis · 11 pointsr/funny

> Purple Rain

>Creates a seemingly endless supply of dark purple stain when mixed with water

u/electropop999 · 10 pointsr/UIUC

Feeling unsafe. Just my opinion, buying a pepper spray should be considered by late commuters for self defense. $7 at Amazon

u/KaleAndChickenSalad · 10 pointsr/AskWomen

I used to, back when I had crazy people stalking me. I don't anymore.

I like pepper spray with a hand strap and sprays a dye to identify the person.

Found the link:

u/SupersonicMotivated · 10 pointsr/blackladies

Girl, I roll with this so I can get it into clubs and such.

... Maybe that's why I have so much confidence...

u/Bloodless_ · 10 pointsr/creepyencounters

Be very careful with this. Normal men in their 60s do not sexually pursue teenagers. Normal men listen when you say "no."

Next time don't apologize and blame it on policy or an imaginary boyfriend or that you're busy, because that leads this type on and it makes them think you would otherwise be interested, and they will try to wear you down. Don't say "oh I'm sorry, I can't because..."

Just tell the truth: "I am not interested in that. Please don't ask me again."

The most important thing I learned at that age is that you, yourself, have to be the "reason" you're not giving out your number. That gives them nothing to work with. Also, don't smile, don't be cute or quiet or unsure in any way. Make direct eye contact when you say "don't ask me again."

If he persists, escalates, or gets aggressive with you in any way, call the police. Don't deal with it yourself. They will let him know why it is inappropriate for a man in his 60s to try to force a teenager to have sex with him.

You would also be wise to get some pepper gel and keep it on you at all times at work. Better to have it and never use it, than to arrive at that moment wishing you had it. I speak from experience. Be safe.

u/Epistaxis · 10 pointsr/politics

If that's actually what you want to do, instead of having to pass through blogspam to get there, here's the link.

u/penguin_waddle · 10 pointsr/AskWomen
u/ShammyWoWLoL · 9 pointsr/Ice_Poseidon

"He's tried to buy a tazer multiple times on stream and can't find anywhere that sells one, I believe he's still trying."

You're welcome. TriHarder, same day/1 day shipping btw.

u/Prizz419 · 9 pointsr/ar15

Streamlight ProTac is the best light for the money. I️ use this light on all my rifles and I’ve abused the hell out of them.
Streamlight 88059 ProTac Railmount 2L Dedicated Fixed-Mount Long Gun Light, Black

u/bigchastity · 9 pointsr/chastity

Ok, long time kinkster and electricity enthusiast.

TL;DR Thing 1 and thing 2 But most important is Folsom Electric I can not begin to recommend their products strongly enough. They are expensive, but absolutely and completely worth every penny. My Folsom Bi-polar butt plug when used with a good TENS control box has given more people orgasms than any toy except my Magic Wand. I have tried many of the cheap knock offs, save your money, if you want a butt plug or a vaginal toy, only the Folsum Bi-polar butt plug is worth your money or time.

First off, don't worry about barefeet on concrete, that's now how DC current works. It only goes from the positive terminal to the negative terminal via the path of least resistance. If you lick a grounded metal pole while being shocked by 10 million volt taser, the result will be exactly the same as if you were in a rubber room. It'll suck, but it won't "hurt" you any more cause you are grounded. AC current is different. (Side note, Lightning is DC current, and it works the same as a stun gun, it's just that instead of to little metal electrodes the whole earth becomes one electrode, and the whole sky becomes the other. It's not the electricity that kills you, it's the heat)

  • 1 In the end most of these devices are the same electronics. The big differences will be the range of the signal, the size of the remote, the type of batteries, and the power of the shock. You might check Aliexpress for some less expensive options. If that is in your budget, just know that those button cells can get expensive and will run dry quickly.

  • 2 Absolutely, but make sure it's steel, and not just chrome plated. In theory, the chrome plating could be removed from the cage and transferred to you by the electric current. (This is realistically Not a true concern, but technically possible.)

    Also remember that the strength and type of sensation is inverse to the area of contact. Lets use a strength scale of 1-10, 1 being licking a 9 volt, and 10 being a Stun Gun. A jolt of strength 8 delivered by a stun gun will wake you the fuck up. However take the same strength shock, and instead of delivering it through two small studs, deliver it through a couple big TENS pads, and sure, there will be some involuntary muscle contraction but it's not gonna hurt at all. So when using a cage to deliver the shock, the shock will be delivered by the whole cage evenly, and you will still need a second point of contact. In effect the cage is the positive connection, you still need a negative connection. So you'll need a TENS pad on your balls or something, and if that pad has a smaller surface contact area than the cage, you'll mostly feel the shock there.

  • 3 Buy a freaking stun gun too. I can not tell you what a mind fuck hearing that sound right next to your ear is while you are tied down and blind folded. It literally becomes your whole world. Also, they fucking tickle like a son of a bitch. 10/10 would buy again. The shock callers don't hurt so much as they just surprise you. All those videos you see of guys falling over in pain? Either they are pussies, or they are hams, it just doesn't hurt like that. (or I'm a fucking hopeless masochist...shrug) Getting a stun gun to the big muscles of your thigh? Fucking hilarious, just be sitting down when it happens. It really doesn't "hurt" so much as it completely overwhelms your thought process.

  • 4 Basically, if you can draw a line from the positive connection, to the negative connection, and the line comes close to the heart, spinal cord, brain, or eye balls, don't do that. Again, that is just not how DC current works, and you could probably hold a shock collar to your chest over your heart and trigger it repeatedly without any problems, unless you just happen to have a diagnosed heart issue. But seriously there are so many places that are more fun to put it, I don't know why you would run even the 1 in 1million risk, so just don't. (but at the same time don't worry about one of these things killing/hurting you, it's just REALLY unlikely)

  • 5 Consistancy, consistancy, consistancy. Shock collars are fun as hell, but they are also a training tool. It takes real effort on her part, as she has to be really on the ball to shock you as soon as you do a thing. Examples, "Speak when spoken to" is a fun game, and will fuck with your head something fierce. She only shocks you when you speak without being spoken to. You will quickly learn all sorts of interesting ways to get her attention that don't involve talking. "Stop being so Negative" She shocks you every time you say something negative. This one is subtle but will actually have life altering effects if she is good with the training. "Oops, I dropped something" She "accidentally" drops something subtly in public, then shocks the shit out of you until you find and retrieve it for her.

    Electricity is probably my favorite kink, even over chastity and sounding. Please ask me all the questions.
u/scottocs · 9 pointsr/Chattanooga

If not with a gun, with a portable pepper spray.

u/sandmansleepy · 9 pointsr/knives

It sounds like you want it for personal protection. Get this instead. This is coming from someone who loves knives and carries one always and has used them a ton and trained to use them. A lot more reliable, and will generally keep you safer, and a lot less legal liability if you use it. Yes there was a commando on the front page, but that is offensive use he was talking about anyway.

And a sweet edc knife, currently 52 bucks:

u/Warneral · 9 pointsr/GunFights

Its basically pepper spray, but it comes out much faster and can cover farther distances.

u/jepyang · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

The wilderness is probably where you need self-defense tools the least of anywhere in your life, but if that aspect is important to you, I won’t argue it any further.

That said, it’s a bad knife. Just cheap tacticool crap, not meant for any serious use. It’s liable to fall apart mid-use (one of the reviews even mentioned the locking mechanism failed resulting in injury). Can’t imagine much worse than trying to defend yourself and cutting your hand on your own faulty knife.

Something like a Morakniv is cheap but sturdy and well-made. Would work well for both camping uses and self defense (keep it on your belt and you don’t even have to flip the blade open to use it). Saves an ounce or so and is a massive upgrade to practical capability.

Alternately, a SAK Classic and a small thing of pepper spray is similarly cheap, saves 2-3 ounces, and is probably more effective for self-defense than a cheap flippy knife.

u/smellslikesulfur · 8 pointsr/CCW

Spray doesn't always work. I had a dog get loose and rush me and my dog when we were out on a walk. They got into it instantly. I backed up and emptied my entire can of spray into the faces of both dogs. It did absolutely nothing. Luckily my dog is 150 lbs (compared to the maybe 50lb heeler mix that attacked) and he won that fight for me. Had my dog not been there, and the vicious dog went after me... I would have been up shit creek without my firearm. That spray didn't even phase the dog. I love dogs and I never want to hurt someone pet if I can help it, but if I get attacked I'm going to do what I have to do.
That being said, I'm open to suggestions on a spray that will actually work on dogs. this is the spray I used.

u/vicious_armbar · 8 pointsr/MensRights

Obviously if you can't flush the condom wash it out with hot water and put a squirt of spermicidal lube mixed with clear pepper spray in the condom. A packet of arbies horse radish sauce can be substituted for clear pepper spray in a pinch. It blends right in.

If you catch her don't admit anything! Play dumb and ask her what happened. If she tells you what she did and accuses you feel free to tell her what a psychopathic piece of shit she is. Then tell her that it's gross and risky to pick things out of the garbage to shove up her cooch! Leave without admitting anything!!!

Good luck with her being able to prove what you did!

u/gobuyastick · 8 pointsr/Indiana

maybe pick up some bear mace instead of a gun?

u/kingofwburg · 8 pointsr/guns

Throw the BB gun out. I understand the thought behind it, but it's a really bad idea. It's not the kind of thing you want to bluff about.

This may be a better bet for you if you don't want a gun

It allows you to keep a decent distance and will disable most people long enough for you to retreat.

u/mindfulmu · 8 pointsr/dashcamgifs

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster

u/TheOldKanye · 8 pointsr/chicago

I'm so glad you're alright after shit like that. My laptop bag is my fucking life, I honestly don't know how I would react to someone trying to take it. I know my logic wouldn't be sharp and I would probably try to do something stupid.

Again my friend, happy you're safe!

I highly recommend this military grade "pepper spray" to anyone. This is not normal pepper spray. It shoots out a huge 10ft cloud/mist into the direction of your target, making it nearly impossible to miss. There is no way anybody can continue attacking or focusing on you after being hit with this stuff. It truly feels like some kind of acid:

u/Sam_Vimes_AMCW · 7 pointsr/marchingband

I've used SABRE, they make a gel that's really good too. Personally I carry a knife and a kubaton and pepper spray, but I've seen the gel in action and it's really good.

Or if you wanna go budget, you can buy a 4pack of pepper spray for like 50$, I'll edit with a link

first one

two pack of the same product

u/triplehelix013 · 7 pointsr/homedefense

Alarm systems and Ring doorbells are reactive rather than proactive. They help the bad guys get caught after they break into your home and steal your stuff or injure/kill the occupants.

You want to be proactive. My 2 main focuses would be the following:

  1. Make it difficult for someone to get into your apartment.
  2. Give yourself the means to protect yourself if your apartment is breached.

    Things to think about for Main focus 1 (security):

    As far as making it difficult for someone to get into your apartment, having the appearance of a hard target will help. Beware of dog signs are supposedly effective for homes, I don't know how they work for apartments. May be worth researching.

    How secure is your door? How deep do the screws go into the door frame on the bolt? If it is less than 3 inches replace them. Consider a door jam, I don't have one of these yet but have heard great things about their effectiveness of resisting doors getting kicked in. Obviously won't help while you are out but is great for when you are inside.

    How secure/reachable are your windows? Is it feasible that someone could get to your window with or without a ladder? Secure your windows as best you can. I am a fan of security screens for windows but on an apartment I doubt you are going to want to install those.

    Do you have a balcony? How secure is the door/slider? If it is a door consider a door jam like for the front door. If it is a slider then make sure you have a security bar. Glass is a weakpoint, I like security screens as for windows, but if not an option security film may be.

    Things to think about for Main focus 2 (defense):

    I saw in a previous comment you are not comfortable having a gun in your house. I would suggest you get comfortable with it. A firearm is the most effect tool to use in self defense because it is a distance tool. It can be used to stop a threat before they get within range to do lethal damage. Also it is not uncommon for armed robbers to be equipped with stolen firearms themselves and you will be left at their mercy praying they are just thieves and not murderers. If you do decide to get a firearm to protect yourself and your home get some training. A good instructor will make you comfortable with firearm safety and help you develop good practices early to be safe and effective with a firearm. I realize you might not want to consider this option and it is your right to choose whatever you feel comfortable with but I wanted to mention it anyway.

    Non-firearm defense tools you could utilize is flashlights, pepper spray, blunt objects (as lethal as firearms but not as effective for self defense), sharp objects (also as lethal and less effective), stun guns (can be effective against weak willed opponents).

    Personally I always have a 800 Lumen flashlight, knife, and pepper spray on my body. In my home and car I also keep a 1000 lumen flashlight and large fixed blade knives. Although I would hope to never be in such a fight for my life that I have exhausted all my firearms and have to use them.

    I would highly recommend you get a bright flashlight you are comfortable carrying with you and pepper spray. A bright flashlight can be blinding in low light, if you have to deploy it shine it in their eyes and use that opportunity to see what is in their hands. Pepper spray is not very effective against determined attackers but may be enough to buy you some time to escape.

    You may also want to look into a stun gun to use when walking the dog to deploy if the pepper spray fails to stop your assailant. I have two flashlight/stungun combos for walking the dog.

    You only get one life, when it comes time to act or die; act with everything you got and the tools you have available to yourself at that time. Hopefully you will never have to deploy those defense tools but keeping them handy could be the difference between a long life and one that ends that afternoon.

    Good luck and stay safe
u/Teerlys · 7 pointsr/preppers

Here's a few I snagged from my recently ordered list.

Secure USB Drive - For storing scans of important documents.

Mylar Blankets - Ridiculously thin. Good to keep in the car or every day carry bag for a variety of situations.

Camp Suds - Or alternately hand sanitizer. Both useful to stay healthy in Flu season or another outbreak that spreads via contact.

Emergency Whistle - Small enough to keep on a keychain. Loud enough to get attention when it's needed.

Mylar Bags + Oxygen Absorbers - If you're prepping, putting a hundred pounds or so of white rice in 5 gallon buckets is a great way to get started on a long term food supply without breaking the bank. Put it in these and it will stay fresher longer.

Water BOB - Great little device for if/when you know the water supply may be at risk. It's a cheap way to be able to store 100 gallons in preparation for an emergency.

Pepper Spray - The security product you can take most places.

Starter First Aid Kit - Gotta get that going some how. This one has a hard shell which is nice for tossing it in a pack. You'll have to fill it out with what you're likely to need.

Mainstay 2400 Calorie Bars - They stay good through some pretty extreme highs and lows which makes them ideal for tossing in a car. They last about 5 years or so and don't require any water to make them. They're very handy as they're a purchase and forget about them item (for a few years anyway) that lets you have some immediate food for however long you have them stocked for.

Life Straw - A personal filter for waterborne bacteria. Most water purification methods have some significant cost to them, but this one is a great inexpensive item to get started with.

There's a ton of little things on Amazon that are kind of cool to have on hand, but I'd recommend snagging whatever is most likely to help you in whatever your situation is likely to be. If you live in a wildfire prone area... the usb drive would be a wise start. Earthquakes? The emergency whistle. Bad neighborhood, pepper spray. You get the idea. Good luck!

u/New_High_Score · 7 pointsr/funny

you got the wrong brand, bro.

you meant this one

u/TheMuffinMan91 · 7 pointsr/AskElectronics

You could always buy a stun gun

Or you could disassemble a camera and use the flash circuit

Or you could make your own using a flyback transformer

Obvious disclaimer: high voltage is dangerous. Know what you are doing or find someone who does.

u/freezeman1 · 6 pointsr/wheredidthesodago

So would this be considered a stun gun, concealed as a flashlight or what? (I don't know much about either)

u/netchemica · 6 pointsr/ar15

Depends on your budget.

A Streamlight Protac would be the cheapest I'd be comfortable with on a duty weapon.

If you want to spend a pretty penny, you can pick up any of Arisaka's offerings.

u/LandonSullivan · 6 pointsr/CCW

Far as I can tell, she can legally carry a taser. Do NOT get a stun gun, they are only useful as a deterrent, you have to be literally touching somebody with one to do anything, and pretty much only output voltage. Tasers, on the other hand, can be used from significantly farther away, and deliver a much higher amperage, which is the part that actually drops people. It's not good for very long, maybe 20 seconds at most, so if you end up getting a taser, make absolutely sure that she knows knows KNOWS to immediately seek sanctuary before calling authorities. Don't go miles away, just get somewhere safe but close, otherwise with a good enough lawyer the assailant could catch her on an Assault charge, even if she calls the cops first. No sense risking it.

As for OC spray, try getting OC gel instead, it's outputs an adhesive, cohesive line with a much lower chance of blowback. I think Sabre is what some people use. Haven't touched OC in a while, it's not a good idea to carry both it and a gun at the same time.

A good knife can't hurt long as she knows how to use it. Kershaw assisted open or whatnot.

u/VaguePeeSmell · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

Something with an Emerson Wave like the Kershaw CQC-10K. That being said, you really do want pepper spray instead. C'mon OP, it's only $7 and it's better than being stabbed with your own knife.

u/schwing_it · 6 pointsr/CCW

This is the one I use
SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Advanced Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip, Contains 35 Bursts (5x Other Brands) & 10-Foot (3M) Range

I carry in my front pocket but it may be larger than what you are looking for.

u/SmiffnWessn · 6 pointsr/aznidentity

Ever consider carrying pepper spray? Check your state's laws. In mine it's legal to carry it concealed in your pocket/purse/backpack/whatever. And there's stuff with great range that can be effective against groups, like this: SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray

u/whosdamike · 6 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

>Have you ever taken a self-defense class?

This is great advice. Especially if you're at college, you can likely take self-defense classes for free or for a very low charge.

Since it sounds like both you and your roommate are on the small side, I highly recommend you take something like Brazilian jiu jitsu, which teaches you how to defend yourself without having to be particularly fast, strong, or big.

You can probably look up martial arts courses on your campus web-site. Don't feel intimidated. I've gone to a few different martial arts courses and they're extremely safe.

It's sexist, but because you're a girl, you'll probably be treated with greater "care." That does NOT mean YOU won't learn what you need to defend yourself: feel free to go "all out" when practicing with the men in the course. I understood why sometimes I'd hit the mat hardest when squaring off with the few women there.

>would you consider carrying mace?

Mace is likely to be available at a sporting goods stores. You can also purchase it online from Amazon. If you've signed up for the free Amazon Prime service for students, then you can have it in your hands in two days for no extra charge.

This is the pepper spray I got for my girlfriend. Right now it's less than $8 and comes with a keychain. You can shop around on the site and find something you like.

Good luck.

u/GenericName72 · 6 pointsr/Denver

Pepper spray is totally legal in Colorado if you're using it in self-defense. It's legal to carry and you don't need to warn people around you that you are in possession of it-- in other words, you can conceal carry it legally. I believe it's also legal to brandish it. I carry this with me at all times. Important to use pepper gel and not pepper spray, as it's more wind-resistant and less likely to blow back into your face.

u/Dumpy_Creatures · 6 pointsr/Survival

Bear spray is considered a pesticide by the epa and as such has standards for humane treatment. It is not meant to incpapacitate as pepper spray is. It isn’t as strong as I thought it was though. (In retrospect this makes sense due to a Bears much greater sense of smell than a person) Pepper sprays have more oil making them thicker and harder to remove. Bear sprays are designed to create a cloud for maximum coverage making where as pepper spray is a stream for less splash damage and blow back.

u/BoredDellTechnician · 6 pointsr/CCW

I had to Google this thing to see what the heck you're talking about.

I wouldn't recommend buying a taser that shoots prongs out. If those prongs fail to make proper contact with your target, your taser is now useless. It looks like this model has a stun gun built in as a backup, but at that point you might as well go with a cheap stun gun.

In terms of price and effectiveness, I would rather just purchase several pepper gel canisters and leave them in places such as your back pack, car door pockets, etc.

Whatever you decide to carry on campus, I would argument it with a high-power tactical flashlight. Simply walking around with a lit flashlight at night should be enough to give someone pause if they attempt to approach you while you're alone. A tactical flashlight will be able to switch to enough lumen output that you can blind someone with it well your retreat.

u/vaderj · 6 pointsr/Portland

I don't get anything for mentioning it, but it works on both dogs, and dog owners.

u/ARKnife · 6 pointsr/knives

First of all I don't recommend you get a knife for self defence, first and foremost for legal issues but also for effectiveness and range.

A good quality pepper spray would do a much better job, as you would consider less if to use it or not than to pull out a knife (speaking from experience).

I'd recommend the Sabre Pepper Gel for that task.

As for a good EDC knife - I'd go either with the RAT 1 (was my first serious knife) or the Kershaw Leek/Link if you don't mind it to be assisted.

u/fidelitypdx · 6 pointsr/Portland

Seriously, where are these idiots suggesting bear mace coming from?

If anyone is wondering, this is the one I recommend - $10 - it's the same formula as used by police departments across the country. The key chain attachment makes it easy to tie on a bright colored string lanyard, thus if it's tucked in your purse or pocket you'll easily find it. It's very effective.

If you want to step up in terms of distance, this is the one you want.

These spray a gel like spray, so the likelihood of it blowing in your face is very low.

u/Coffeezilla · 5 pointsr/LetsNotMeet

This is what all my retail coworkers carry.

This is what I carried riding the bus for over 2 years.

u/therealdarkcirc · 5 pointsr/gundeals

Cheaper in black, 5.95 prime

Cheaper in pink, 6.77 prime

Is there some reason you like this color? It's also cheaper, though from a 3rd party.

u/BamBam12612 · 5 pointsr/running

Personally I have never dealt with this experience. However, I think there are a couple things you can do. I always try to not run in the same place two days in a row, not because of paranoia but mainly because it's nice to not run the same way everyday. The other thing I'd suggest is maybe getting pepper spray. I know neither of these options will necessarily help you forget the things you experienced but maybe they'll put your mind at ease a little while running knowing that you are a little safer.

u/faradayyy · 5 pointsr/creepyPMs

Academy sells the kind that you can attach to your keychain. They're also on Amazon

u/kmaschan · 5 pointsr/running

I always run with pepper spray if I'm alone. You can get it on Amazon for $8 ( It comes with a strap so it literally sits on your hand, you don't even have to grasp it.

u/PillarOfWisdom · 5 pointsr/gay

If any of you want advice on this, feel free to ask. If you want to protect yourself but don't want a gun, I recommend one of these Pepper Blaster.

Here's a video of someone doing a demo:

u/th_veteran · 5 pointsr/SexWorkers

Bring a discreet can of mace.

u/huckstah · 5 pointsr/vagabond

Funny your name is Saber, because Sabre is definitely the one I rely on.

The best is the Sabre Red Police-Grade Pepper Gel. It comes out in a wide spray of gel like substance, which is awesome because the first thing people do when they get hit in the face is to try to smear it off their face with both hands. But, the more you smear the gel, the worse it gets. It completely incapacitates them for better than typical spray.

It's only 13 dollars, I highly recommend it for any traveler.

u/Synaesthesiaaa · 5 pointsr/bicycling

This is what I use. I looped the belt strap through one of the straps on my seat pack so I can reach down and grab it quickly.

u/CoffeeNut98 · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

REPORT THIS GUY! As a 19 year old man I can say "Abdul" is a damn creeper, and NOTHING he did could be considered normal or good in the slightest.

Next time someone makes you feel uncomfortable like that, ask them to leave IMMEDIATELY. The safety of you and your wife is not worth a few bucks, people over paper ya know.

Also as other people have said you might want to invest in better security. It's a trust but verify sorta situation, you'd like to think all of your guest are going to be super cool French, hitchhiker, philanthropists, but lets face it, some are going to be like Abdul. You need to prepare yourself for them.

1). Don't ever give them keys, do not give any random asshat with an AirBnB account permanent access to you home. Use something like the reset able combination locks others have suggested.

Also reinforce the hinges and strike plate, it's the most common way exterior doors fail against a home invader. A window reinforcement film is also super useful, it helps prevent windows from shattering when hit with bricks and the like.

2). Get a security system, a fucking loud one. Motion controlled flood lights, sirens, all that shit; messed up fuckers don't like having the whole neighborhoods attention focused on them. Something like this, doesn't require a contract and seems pretty good (Am not endorsing, just found it via Google).

3). If you like dogs, get one. You'll have an amazing furry friend and certain breeds can be intimidating, yet lovable, security puppers

4). Learn how to say no, it's a valuable skill that can be a literal life saver. Maybe go on a ride along with your local PD, see how they deal with belligerent drunks and the like. or you could ask the advice of someone you know is good at resolving this sort of stuff. These aren't the only ideas of course, find what works best for you.

5). A shotgun can be your best friend if perverts decide to take things to the next level. Invest in something like this, a security length barrel, and some self defense ammo (or anything that says "20 gauge, Buckshot, Low recoil, Home Defense," etc. on it).

Also learn how to use it and store it safely, Google around to find local ranges that host intro to shooting/intro to shotgun type classes. You don't have to be Rambo, but getting the basics down pat can turn you into a competent shot-gunner.

Plus trap, skeet, sporting clays, etc. are super fun!

(Tasers, stun guns, collapsible baton and pepper spray are also good alternatives if you don't want to use lethal force)

Hopefully this give you some idea of how to protect you and yours, stay safe!

u/bigpolar70 · 5 pointsr/legaladvice

Bear spray usually has a lower OC content than allowed in regular pepper spray - 1-2% for bear spray vs. 10% for humans.

Human Spray - 10% OC

Bear Spray - 2% OC

The only advantage of bear spray is that is is designed to shoot farther. If you want to use pepper spray get some designed for humans.

u/Rich700000000000 · 5 pointsr/myfriendwantstoknow

Your friend sounds really independent. Tell her that if she honestly wants to do this, she will need:

  • Her Birth Certificate.

  • Her Social Security Number Card.

  • At least $500 USD in the form of Prepaid Visa Cards. They function just like credit cards, except you pay for them with cash and have to activate them online.

  • A Heavy-Duty Bike. Having a bike more than doubles your range of activity, allows you to commute, grants fast-travel, and most importantly keeps you active and healthy.

  • A smartphone w/h detachable SIM card. This is IMPORTANT. Having a means of communication is essential if they're going to be on there own for any length of time. It enable you to have a job, call for help, etc.

  • A laptop. This is REALLY IMPORTANT. Having a computer increases your standard of living exponentially. It lets you assess the internet, and unlike the phone, gives you a larger platform with which to organize.

  • A means to defend themselves. This is REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT. Your friend is only 17, and there are numerous threats if they're alone. You don't have to dual-wield Desert Eagles, a stun gun will suffice.


    EDIT: I like how everyone else is criticizing the life choices of a person they know nothing about.
u/tgsa · 5 pointsr/CCW

Have you thought about carrying mace? Someone takes a swing at me I'm dousing them with it. Causes much more pain than my fist.

Fox Labs 1.5 Ounce 2% OC 5.3-mm Flip Top Stream Pepper Spray

u/Brevick · 5 pointsr/learnprogramming

I thought of this when I saw the title.

Purple Rain Powder

u/abdada · 5 pointsr/keto

Honestly I was able to increase my bacon yields by 100% by investing in this bacon safety product -- your husband won't touch your bacon again!

u/Carfiter · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

As a man, allow me to translate what you see into how we see it.

By dating him, you've shown interest. He has every reason to think you're into him. By being busy and making excuses not to see him, you've shown that it's not that you're not interested (since you would've just said that - you've been dating long enough to know he's not psycho) [again, this is his perspective, not an objective truth] your life is just hectic right now. Solution? Make plans far in advance so you can plan around that [admittedly, he should get the hint when that doesn't work, but if he's even just a bit clueless, he won't].

So as we can see, you've got a slightly clueless guy that is going to feel a bit strung along (don't feel guilty - this happens). Here's how you break up with him. Call him up and say, "I think you're really sweet, but I don't think we can take this relationship any further." Now, I don't want to make it like you SHOULD be sorry, but if you WANT to, you can add a "I'm sorry if you felt I strung you along." to ensure he doesn't try to harm you, if you're genuinely concerned about that. Overall, though, you need to chill. Most people aren't violent so unless he's given you a reason to fear him, you gotta live your life, friend.

If you're REALLY worried someone will attack you, carry a stun gun. I use this one: Decommissioned a road rager when he felt that I cut him off and wouldn't let me walk away. (he's fine, it's not a powerful stun gun)

u/Wish_Whisperer · 5 pointsr/flashlight

I'm been trying to win a flashlight for a couple of years now.

Hopefully, this is my lucky day.

u/EWSTW · 4 pointsr/PublicFreakout

I'd take a Tazer, one of the ones that you have to hold against skin. The sound alone scares the fuck outta every dog I've ever met. I take one to the dog part to break up dog fights.

u/jjfantastic · 4 pointsr/Portland

Arm yourself. That is almost certainly not the only potential dog problem in your neighborhood. Get a stun gun. The sound alone will send a dog flying off. If not, jam it in his mouth. Get two, one for his ribs too.

One dog on my walk liked to charge across his yard and lunge up at the top of his 3 foot fence barking and snapping right at my face, until I lit up the zapper about a foot from HIS face. Yowled and turned tail. Not a peep in the months since.

Another neighbor's dog got loose and kept coming into my yard, I yelled at it and it would head back toward its place, but circle on me as soon as I turned my back (I know that wolf behavior shit.) So grabbed the stun gun and walked out about 20 feet from it and lit up the zapper, same as the other dog- total shock and awe, tail between the legs and gone home at full speed.

Weapon of choice, its a flashlight too:

Looks interesting:

*EDIT: Full Disclosure, I am a cat, and I will eat your fucking dog.

u/preatorian99 · 4 pointsr/SeattleWA

We have a few depending on how we’re gonna transport them. They are close quarters but they are the last resort. When it gets really scary is when there is nowhere to run. We live in Belltown and you could be cornered pretty quickly against a building. The taser is loud AF and a friend who is a cop says 5 seconds will knock you straight to the ground in convulsions. I told my wife, if you gotta use it them no mercy for you shall receive none....

Here’s one

Here’s another one

u/HighSpeedChase762 · 4 pointsr/ar15
u/redavid · 4 pointsr/running

I think you're better suited with a can of pepper spray than a knife.

I have a small can with a hand strap that I like.

I'm not aware of any states that ban it outright, though it's possible some might have limits about strength or size.

u/exador3 · 4 pointsr/childfree
u/someguyfromcanada · 4 pointsr/offbeat

Or you could just go directly to the Amazon reviews.

u/happyscrappy · 4 pointsr/politics

This was pepper spray. The use of chemical mace is rare now except as tear gas. It's still legal though.

This is the actual product used.

edit: Here's the materials safety data sheet for the product.

It contains no tear gas (CN).

It's pepper spray.

u/adrian87camaro · 3 pointsr/running

I have a small pepper spray that I take with me. Had to use it yesterday morning as this chihuahua mix had already made several passes at me. Stopped him real quick. I've used it on another occasion on two pitbulls (great breed, but these had asshole owners). A three second spray also sent them home packing. I use this pepper spray.

u/GlockR15 · 3 pointsr/EDC

From L-R, T-B


u/AlGeee · 3 pointsr/knives

One more time:

Knives are not good for self-defense

Get pepper spray

Or a gun

Pepper spray is cheap:

SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more)

I know I knife might seem like a good idea for self-defense, but is just not…

For one thing, there's a good chance that the attacker will take the knife and hurt you with it.

"The loser of a knife fight dies at the scene… The winner of a knife fight dies in the ambulance…"

So, carrying a knife for self-defense can be worse than carrying nothing at all.

Please get pepper spray.

Learn some practical martial arts.

u/cartoon_gun · 3 pointsr/boston
u/Z4KJ0N3S · 3 pointsr/internetparents

Pepper spray is $7 on Amazon, if that makes you feel safer. :)

u/MilkChugg · 3 pointsr/SeattleWA

Get it if you feel that your life is worth protecting. You don't need to be paranoid, but it's always good to be prepared. If you're in a situation where you feel that your safety or your life is in danger, use it - it is effective. If that time comes, and I hope it doesn't, you are solely responsible for the outcome of that situation and I'm assuming you want it to work out in your favor. The police won't be there to protect you and people on the street will likely not intervene.

This is the one that I bought for myself and my wife. I'd also recommend getting the practice spray to try it out a few times and feel confident using it.

And disregard the people talking about how safe Seattle is and mocking others for being prepared. Your safety and your preparedness is more important than what they think.

u/eventhough · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

I bought my girlfriend pepper spray from Big 5. This model:

Yes, it's pink. She carries it in her hand whenever she is in a scary area of the city (SF). Thankfully she has never had to use it. Before I bought it I watched some YouTube videos to make sure it actually works. Apparently military and police training programs use it for "OC Training". Check it out:

Pepper spray is scary stuff. It works.

u/llmmd · 3 pointsr/C25K

If I ever run at night, I carry pepper spray. Even if I never have to use it, it makes me feel safer. The one I have has a strap so it just sits in the palm of your hand.

u/fuck_im_dead · 3 pointsr/Portland That sabre? I have the one with dye in it as well, hopefully I don't need to use it but I do love the hand strap for when I go running along the swc at dusk.

u/zaphriel · 3 pointsr/creepyPMs

Hi. I agree with all the other posts about looking into monitoring for evidence to stop the stalker using the police.

The only thing I'd add is that everyone seems to have overlooked your personal safety here. Hopefully one of these will be near you.

And I'd also look into to carrying something for your personal safety. Something like this would give you a good bang for your buck.

I don't mean to scare you, but as stated before, you really can't predict crazy and being prepared is better than being sorry.

Best of luck.

u/Whitecastle3315 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I know there are better options out there but I got upgraded to this flashlight on my flight vest from the old light you linked. I can say it can take a beating and it does the job if you were looking something kinda like it.

u/This_Is_A_Robbery · 3 pointsr/BurningMan

-Cheap airbed made sleeping enjoyable not an actual chore

-this light. 100 million times better than a crappy head lamp, I clipped it onto my waistband, my shirt, vest or hoodie, and it has 4 separate light settings ranging from just enough to get by to OH GOD I AM LOOKING DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN. Great purchase for me.

-Inflatable solar powered led lantern like this. Don't remember what brand picked it up at any mountain. It was really amazing. Bright long lasting, easy to recharge, easy to pack up. Not quite as good as the MR12's I ran off our camp scooter battery, but really good in a pinch especially if you need to take a late night bathroom run.

u/Narmotur · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Sure, good pepper spray cans have, you know, safety guards. You can always go with the alternative, though.

u/jxcb345 · 3 pointsr/oakland

Yeah, I would also say to start carrying pepper spray just in case it's needed as a last resort - it's cheap and portable. If you don't have any experience with it, practice using it (NOT into the wind) so you have some muscle memory if you ever have to actually use it. I like this one.

u/relax_its_fine · 3 pointsr/SelfDefense

In his ama Johnny Knoxville said getting sprayed with Sabre red pepper spray was the most painful thing he's ever experienced. I've used it three times (work late nights in a terrible area) and it instantly takes someone out of a fight. It's a lot easier to explain pepper spraying someone to the cops than it is to have to defend why your knuckles are bruised and the other dude is unconscious.

u/_captain-shitacular_ · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

This is a completely valid and understandable reply regarding firearms. Even if it's not a gun, especially if it's not a gun, I still urge you to find a suitable weapon for daily carry.

Sabre pepper gel is reliable, doesn't leak, and because it's a gel as opposed to an aerosolized spray it doesn't atomize in the wind and can't blow back at you. I carry this and a punch dagger (cannot be taken away from you easily because the handle is completely wrapped in your palm).
Stun guns are not generally reliable, but again I recommend Sabre products, they make a stun gun that gets good reviews for reliability and power, and is supposedly effective through up to 3 layers of clothing. Expandable batons and baseball bats also have merits, but I wouldn't recommend either unless your upper body strength is better than average.

The idea is not to attack your ex on sight and it's not to avoid calling the police completely. The idea is to call the police when he shows up and have a last-ditch weapon concealed on your person if his violence escalates to intent to kill (you don't get close to him, but you make damn sure he won't walk away if he gets too close to you).

As I said, guns aren't everyone's cup of tea, and not the best for every situation; however, opting to not have viable self defense options at all is foolish. Please, for your own safety, research some serious self-defense options that will work for your situation. Domestic violence usually escalates over time and I've read too many stories of women that call the cops and try to talk it out every time who are murdered when their abusers finally go off the deep end. Anything is better than nothing, and if you ever have to use it, you're already dead and have nothing to lose.

u/MjrGrangerDanger · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

If this is legal in your area it's what police use and suggest if you aren't comfortable with a firearm.

It's a gel so it doesn't have the blowback issues common with sprays.

u/kevinman8 · 3 pointsr/lasers

You should buy a taser or some pepper spray

u/Floccinaucity · 3 pointsr/news

I think someone took those parodies on Amazon a little too seriously.

u/Szalkow · 3 pointsr/Firearms

The Streamlight TLR-4 fits your bill quite nicely. However, I would advise dropping the laser and getting the TLR-3 instead.

u/dangercdv · 3 pointsr/gundeals
u/gunmedic15 · 3 pointsr/SelfDefense

OK, "mace" really isn't a thing anymore. There is a company called MSI (for Mace Security International) that makes sprays, and makes good ones. All the defense sprays are OC based, what is kown as pepper spray commonly. Some have various tear gas sprays mixed in. You'll see those as OC-CS or OC-CN sprays. Do your research and you'll see what the advantages and disadvantages are. The big, quality brands are MSI, Sabre, Fox, POM, and possibly Kimber. I would start with one of those and see what size you need.

I personally feel that the little canisters where you have to twist a small safety lever like this styleare hard to use under stress. Avoid fine motor skills and get one with a flip top that is easy to use and orients in your hand automatically like this Same company similar size, much easier to use under stress. All the good companies have similar ones. MSI Pom Fox
The Kimber is different, it launches with a blank instead of compressed gas. There's plenty of YouTube videos, on mobile myself but look, easy to find.
There are advantages and disadvantages to the different spray patterns and types. A fog spray is very easy for the target to inhale deeply, and it gets in the eyes and mouth and nose well, but it lacks range and is affected by wind. A narrow liquid stream is longer ranged, but requires more accuracy (fine motor skill under stress) to hit the face, eyes, etc. The gels and foams buck the wind better and the foams get behind glasses and stick, but there have been cases of opponents flicking it back at the victim. What you need depends on where you go, where you figure you're most likely to need it. They're cheap, so maybe plan on getting more than one style to keep in different places. You should also get more than one can so you can train with one of them. You can also find any nuber of YouTube videos about people getting sprayed. Watch a few and notice the limited effects OC has on people. Have a plan in case it fails. If you think someone will react to OC the way Dracula does in the movies when somebody spalshes holy water on him, you're gonna be disapointed.

u/Chase84 · 3 pointsr/FindItOnAmazon

Here's 19,000,000 volts of deterrent for 25 bucks. Also doubles as a flashlight if you have a breakdown somewhere. I got this for my wife, she hasn't had to use it thankfully, but the noise that this thing makes when you activate it is enough to scare off all but the craziest of crazy people. Also if the wrist wrap is removed it will not allow the electrode to engage, so someone else won't be able to use it on you.

u/KazarakOfKar · 3 pointsr/ar15

Here you go only surefire light I have. Someone convinced me it was the best. With the tape switch and the end cap it is more than $300.00.

All of my other rifles have this. The Streamlight product also includes the cap for the tape switch and the tape switch itself. The beam is not as focused at distance but considering most people are going to be in an HD situation at 25 yards and under for the price difference it is a fine light.

u/frontal_robotomy · 3 pointsr/birdcharger

I'm a small girl, 5'3" and 110 pounds. Never been threatened by another charger, but have definitely felt unsafe given amount of homeless and crazies around where I live. I carry a taser - 10 bucks on Amazon, fits in your pocket, has a flashlight and it will let out a warning CRACK that scares the shit out of people without having to actually fire it. Highly recommend. (comes in other colors than pink)

u/ChefJabariD · 3 pointsr/CAguns

lol if the light is just for "messing around with" is that not playing soldier?

regardless i would throw that pos away or return it if you ever plan on having a light or laser on your gun for a practical use. some cheap shit is good but really in the world of guns you should follow the buy once cry once mentality streamlight light laser combo for only $174 and the light only version is $111.

but hey its your life, your money, and your gun so do whatever you like as long as it does not harm others. Have a nice day!

u/Taco_lean · 3 pointsr/guns

Smith and wesson sport 2. Drop in an mlok magpul Hand guard and moe foregrip. Then mount a little mlok rail section and drop a pro tac 2l on that rail section and tape the tape switch to your foregrip.

Stock up on a few mags of 62 grain MSR ammo.

u/artyomivich · 3 pointsr/ar15

Here you go:

Red Dot

Weapon Light

Light Mount

If you're trusting your life to a budget red dot that is the way to go, 50,000 hours of battery life so you never have to turn it off.
I've heard good things about that light as well and own a TLR myself (made by the same company) and its great, that mounting option attaches directly to the front sight post so you don't need a new hand guard, if you do want a quad rail though I recommend this, I have an MI quad rail on my rifle and its rock solid.

u/friendsdontknowme1 · 3 pointsr/ar15

What about this one?

How about this ProTac?


u/Hsoltow · 3 pointsr/ar15

Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2.

625 lumens. It's bright as heck and comes with a pressure plate.

$100 on Amazon. Don't waste your money with other overpriced brands.

u/Thenethiel · 3 pointsr/guns

You talking about something like this? I mean really they all seem to be in the same price range and well-reviewed, might just come down to whatever I find a good deal on first.

u/fluentsyntax · 2 pointsr/Portland

Would this be a better solution? I'm thinking about buying one. Seems more effective than mace.

u/ViviElnora · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

You should consider getting pepper spray and a taser for when you aren't at home, first step is to check if they are legal where you are.

If you decide to get pepper spray, this kind is a gel, so you don't have to worry about where the wind is coming from. As for a taser, this one appealed to me because it is designed to make it difficult for it to be taken from you.

u/moredrinksplease · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

I bought my girl a flashlight/taser

u/Lesol · 2 pointsr/childfree

Let the pudgeball try and grab this from you. "Snatch Prevention - Should an assailant try to snatch the device from you, the shock plates on the side of the unit will also deliver a high voltage shock." Also, "Extremely potent and effective. I am 6'3" 230 lbs and it put me on the ground in half a second." Little pudgey should be what? 190? 200? Close enough!

u/alixx_rose · 2 pointsr/uberdrivers

No problem, wish you the best of luck as well.

Here's a link to the stun gun I carry, definitely keep one of these in your pocket or your door too just in case. It's better than pepper spray in that you won't harm yourself if you need to discharge it.

u/SelfANew · 2 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

I've got this one with a flashlight. I have the light on during my run, and you can make the two points arc with a bright arc and crackle. I've never had to hit anyone with it just make the arc and noise.

It isn't a shooting one, it is handheld and you have to make contact.

The noise is really loud and I once held it and made it go off when I was first trying it out. My cat jumped so high from the surprise sound, I felt so bad I scared her that bad.

u/titstank · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

One of these bad boys. I keep one in my purse. It's fun to make it crackle every now and then when I'm alone.

u/bluepurplegreenx · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I agree with every saying to check the laws in your state. I personally live in the suburbs of a pretty big city in a low crime area. My office is also in a low crime area. I always carry my can of pepper spray and/or a charged taser when I'm walking to my car at night. In my state, you can't conceal-carry a taser, so I'll walk with keys in one hand and taser in the other. So far I've had zero incidents, but you can never be too safe!

Btw this is my taser. It's cheap,, has a flashlight, and it's PINK! :)

u/lionstomper68 · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Amazon has it from 3rd party sellers for $84 and free shipping: linky

u/CallMeNighthawk- · 2 pointsr/ar15

Streamlight railmount 2

The surefire scouts are nice but they're a rip off. I've used both, and have the streamlight on my rifle now. It's 625 lumens and comes with everything needed to mount it to a pic rail with a tape switch. The surefire doesn't come with a switch OR tail cap, they bang you for both of them separately

Pair that with the magpul offset mount which screws directly into the mounting hardware on the streamlight with two screws and mounts directly to your mlok rail and you have an awesome light for $120

Edit: tape switch not rape switch 👀

u/Slippulter · 2 pointsr/unpopularopinion

Something like a tazer gun.

Like this, but more powerful and with a longer range:

u/Peterrv12 · 2 pointsr/camping

As others have stated, tell others where you are going, when you plan to be somewhere.if possible check in with people. The bear spray is good one and a better one that the hornet wasp spray because it has a wider funnel of spray so it is easier to aim. With wasp spray you have to be careful not to get hit yourself, it is a neurotoxic so it can affect you too. And the effects can remain. Another option is a taser like this one

They specifically designed to give you time to get away from the treat. They will zap for 30 seconds and it will take the person at least a minute to get control again over their muscles. If you pull the trigger again it will zap for another 30 seconds. These are allowed in all states after a 2016 Supreme Court decision. But with all means of self defense you have to think about step 2; how do you get away or keep the treat down. You could use these zip tie handcuffs and make sure to tie persons hands behind them

I am sorry that you have to think about this but the best advice is to go with someone else. If you live in an area where you are allowed to protect yourself with a firearm, get one and get training on how to use it correctly. Your life might depend on it.

u/egonpax · 2 pointsr/ar15

If you want that SF (I love Surefire stuff for sure) then that's great.

If you want to save a few bucks check out:
Streamlight Railmount 2L 650 Lumens Rifle Light

I'm going to pick one of these up soon for my current build.

u/Kongap · 2 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Streamlight 88059 Pro Tac Rail Mount 2 625 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/2x CR123A Batteries - 625 Lumens


Weak link is the pressure pad (unfortunately with Streamlight), but that can be remedied with a couple options

u/MightySchwa · 2 pointsr/gundeals
u/Spookyredd · 2 pointsr/LetsNotMeet

Lol. I did think of that. I'm just afraid that if I was able to unbuckle my dog's leather collar, I could open a lock box.

I'm thinking of getting one of these though

Taser Pulse with 2 Cartridges, LED Laser with/2 Cartridges, and Target,Black

u/Cranium_Basher · 2 pointsr/ar15

Streamlight 88059 ProTac Railmount 2L Dedicated Fixed-Mount Long Gun Light, Black

u/Highlifetallboy · 2 pointsr/guns
u/pushbutton55 · 2 pointsr/GetMotivated

I usually hangout by myself and I am a big strong guy and I usually always carry my pepper spray, as I do not always know who or what I might encounter, be safe!

SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more)

u/Cordingly · 2 pointsr/politics

Maybe a lot of people don't live in constant fear of "criminals" that intend to bodily harm us or our families? And maybe we think a hand gun would be fine in this hypothetical situation?

And if we didn't want to own a gun, I'd spend 7 dollars for this and not worry about my kid shooting themselves as much.

u/689430944 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

get yourself some eye spice

u/calacatia · 2 pointsr/beautytalkph

I buy my pepper sprays from NelsonKRX on Facebook. Meron din sa Hahn Manila and some Ace Hardwares.

EDIT: This is what I have.

u/TheSaltyFlipper · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Not sure if serious or concern trolling. When you attend an event carry pepper spray it's really cheap to buy. With all the criminal illegal aliens running around it is a good idea to have some on hand anyway. Order from Amazon if you must but please if possible buy from a locally owned and operated business instead. Spending money in your own community creates jobs and growth in your own community. MAGA!

u/Jewbaccafication · 2 pointsr/ucf

This works well.

u/Claydawg666 · 2 pointsr/NewOrleans

I would advise getting this one. Very user friendly and reliable. I run frequently and use the clip to tuck it in my shorts that don't have pockets. Never moves.

Go to the middle of bum-fuck nowhere and give it some practice shots just so you know what you are dealing with.

u/dnd1980 · 2 pointsr/randomactsofamazon

Ok so $20 total between the two correct? Not $20 each?

For /u/marvelsyrin I say the pepper spray.

/u/MadiAlwaysBe Doesn't have anything that is Prime shipping that is less then $15. She does have an add on item for $4.69. She does have one item for like $8.50 total including shipping but its not prime.

u/EurasianChameleon · 2 pointsr/aznidentity

Skip knife. You bring a knife to a gun fight and you are dead. Only use knife as utility, not defense. Knifes are extremely useful in emergency situations like a car crash cutting seat belts and using the window smasher if it has one. Tons of good knives from China via Aliexpress, Gearbest, Banggood (check r/knives)

Carry an OC Spray. Use that if threat is unarmed and run in defense. I have the Sabre OC spray $10 on Amazon ( Quick Release Keyring ORMD )

The final force multiplier I carry is a the S&W Shield 2.0 9mm, or get the Shield 2.0 380EZ.

I love this guy on YouTube (Active Self Protection)

u/killtheslackers · 2 pointsr/USMC
u/hello-everything · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hmmm, under 10?

u/matches05 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


  1. This is my item because I want to feel safe walking to/from work!

  2. Something interesting I've done recently is that I got to use a very fancy surgery robot and I felt very cool!

  3. Rød grød med fløde (you're Danish, yeah?) :)

  4. Alright! Keep on smiling!!!!! What is your internship about??
u/Vinnyb1322 · 2 pointsr/starterpacks

So, weirdly, these popped up in my Amazon recommended. I am happy to report we're both right. There is a version that supports breast cancer, and a version that doesn't. Lol

u/mzeld · 2 pointsr/Egypt

This is the one I have SABRE RED Pink Pepper Spray Keychain for Women with Quick Release - Maximum Police Strength Pepper Spray, Finger Grip for Aim & Accuracy, 10-Foot (3M) Range, 25 Bursts - Helps Fight Breast Cancer

u/sundowntg · 2 pointsr/UCSantaBarbara
u/morosesarered · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

it would either be this (as a female planning to live in NYC this summer, I need this shit), my climbing gear [1] ( 2 3, or my old spice body spray.

u/MintChapstick · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

They have this $10 one I've seen at Office Depot before. I'm sure Walmart has it too.
Here's the reviews for it on Amazon.

u/kayceelee · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I used to carry this around but agree with /u/Valkes about it being impractical. You never know how you're going to react scared in a situation (hands shaking, freezing up) or if you can/have time to react. The one time I thought I might need to use my pepper spray on someone, I'm glad I didn't because it felt like it took hella long to dig out of my purse and open/have ready.

Probably not a huge concern to some people, but pepper spray/mace is also illegal to carry around in some places.

I recently (because someone got attacked walking the same route I walk home alone from work most nights) switched over to this. It hangs off of the strap of my purse and all I'd have to do is yank it off the key chain for a loud alarm to sound. Personally, I feel better having that on hand than pepper spray I might not even be able to use or could get hurt using.

u/sukithefox · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

My husband maintains that karate is very effective. There are various styles. Researching them for yourself would be most beneficial. I studied Tae Kwon Do and some shotokan, which is good for my body type because I have horrid upper body tone, though i have tried bulking up before, BUT I also have very strong legs. TKD is a lot of kicks, though some is for show. I think the main thing I liked about my husband's school was that they taught what to do when you lose the upper hand and have to grapple, as well as what to do when you have your feet under you. I can't for the life of me remember the style he learned, but the school was Hsin Lu Dao... I'm fairly certain it was shotokan and go ju. He says the grappling was more jiu jitsu... multiple schools tend to cover multiple bases. It isn't exactly comfortable at first, but it does eventually become ingrained as reflexes. Husband says shotokan schools are becoming more and more tournament centered, so it's probably worth shopping around for an academy.

The keychains I picked up at an armory the last time my dad went in for ammo. Mine is black, but it looks like this one

It fits decently in your hand. And it burns like a bitch, because I have had some on my hands and rubbed my face on accident before. I wouldn't recommend that particular experience. The main thing is to make sure that you don't put your finger over the spray when you push. Haven't used, have practiced. I don't think it'd be good for more than a couple of bursts, though the packaging says something like 20.

u/samsterk911 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

All of me, loves all of you

/u/Janiichan you're cool people! hope tomorrow works out better for you ! :D

u/TheBarbarion · 2 pointsr/running

SABRE RED Pepper Gel Spray - Police Strength - Runner with Adjustable Hand Strap (Max Protection - 35 bursts, up to 5x's More)

u/VideUltra · 2 pointsr/uberdrivers

Bad idea. You won't hit him hard enough to take him out of the action, just enough to get him angry. Good way to get yourself killed by a wacko. Get pepper spray, the gel kind so it won't blow back at you, and a gun.


u/missionfbi · 2 pointsr/creepyencounters

I am glad you are okay. Pepper spray helps me feel safer.

u/GreenSkyFish · 2 pointsr/ForeverAlone

Normally id give you a long thought out reply but im really tired right now. Step 1, buy this:

now youre young so you may stil care about gender roles and feel "why would i need to crary papper spray"

The truth is, young kids are dumb. You already know your bullies run in groups. You fought them off once, but what if they catch you by surprise, what if they have weapons, they can really do some damage to you.

No matter what, if you have papper srpay tyou carry with you, it will really amlplefiy your self defense abilities. Its just a good precatuion to have. I would also honestly maybe consiedr tlking to the police officer about your hraassment from these guys. Tell thehead of the church or the main pastor just so he is AWARE of the history between you and these kids so later when something goes wrong, tehy cant try to blame it on you

u/TheOnlyCaveat · 2 pointsr/running

I have this pepper spray I carry if I'm worried I'll be somewhere with loose dogs or sketchy people. I've never had to use it, but it's super light and straps onto your hand so you really don't notice it much.

u/Belo42 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I've found myself in this exact same predicament. You have to be aware of the situation you're in and how vulnerable you are when you're out by yourself. I use to run, at night, alone, in an area where a women was abducted some years prior. Trust me I kept my music low, my eyes open, and mace in hand. The risk is there but that's no reason to live your life in fear. Bad things happen all the time, weather we're ready for them or not.

I would recommend a self defense class, some spray, and reevaluating your options.

u/WarlizardGamingForum · 2 pointsr/running
u/TacticalBirkenstocks · 2 pointsr/ak47

Tactical Tailor TTRAC plate carrier
AR500 Lighweight Level III+ Curved Buildup Coat plates front and back
Tactical Tailor roll up dump bag
AR500 Emergency Personal Injury Kit
Streamlight Sidewinder
Cheap-ass earmuffs
Circle 10 Bulgarian waffle magazines

For those that are not familiar with the mag pouches:
HSG TACO single rifle magazine pouches x3
HSG TACO double rifle magazine pouches
I originally had these:
Tactical Tailor 5.56 triple magazine pouch
Tactical Tailor 5.56 double mag pouch
They were replaced by the TACO pouches because AK mags did not fit well. I did steal their bungee cords to make the retention straps to hold the bottom of the mags from tilting forward.

Not shown:
Tactical Tailor backpack (Comes with attachment points for the vest and shoulder straps)
Tactical Tailor admin pouch (mounted to the back of the backpack)
Tactical Tailor 5.56 double mag pouch (mounted to the side of the bag)


u/Virisenox_ · 2 pointsr/flashlight

The XT11GT would be much more reasonable for EDC. It has a 35mm bezel, whereas the XT12GT has a 45mm bezel. This means that, though the 11 is brighter, the 12 throws twice as far. It would be great for looking across a big field, but it would only light up a small area if you used it for up close work.

When I say the 11 would be "more reasonable for EDC", I only mean more reasonable than the 12. They're both a bit big for my tastes. Do what you want though.

And if you get caught in a situation where you feel threatened, I would just run away rather than trying to use a flashlight to defend yourself. If you really live in a dangerous area, get a pepper blaster or something. The only thing a flashlight can do for you is help you be more aware of your surroundings.

u/JesusOnTheDashboard · 2 pointsr/baltimore

Yeah, but don't mess with the silly canisters, get one of these That plus one of these is on me whenever I'm out at night.

u/Socialyawsomepenguin · 2 pointsr/Portland
u/shutyercornhole · 2 pointsr/SelfDefense

For the most part this was exactly the outcome you could hope for. You are self aware and continually check your surroundings for exactly this purpose. They identified you as a potential target but then you engaged them, identified them, and chose the wisest path of egress. You did not present the easy target they may have been searching for.

IMHO, groups like this are only a threat as long as they're together. While personal alarms (almost as effective as car alarms), and stun guns hold a purpose neither would be effective in this situation. Pepper spray could strike multiple opponents and buy you the time to Get Outta Dodge. Keep doing what you're doing. Consider adding something like this to your daily carry:

Don't be afraid to challenge, appear mentally unstable, or to engage early if you're threatened. Best of luck.

u/StrangerMind · 2 pointsr/bugout
  • Pepper Spray - You can keep 4 legged and 2 legged animals away. I like the foam versions.
  • Crank/Solar Flashlight/Radio/Phone Charger - Lets you get updates on news and weather and allows you to replace your flashlight (keep the headlamp) with this.
  • Whistle - They really weigh a fraction of an ounce so no reason not to have one for emergencies.
  • Small notepad and pen - Writing down notes (like if the news lists a set of roads that are totally blocked or whatever)
  • Cards - if you think you will get bored.
  • Glow Sticks - Fire may not be your friend in a big city. A few 8-12 hour glow sticks could come in handy.

    It did not sound like you were looking at a true SHTF emergency so I left out things like a flat pry bar or silock key or some of the other larger items you would not need just because of a hurricane or something.
u/stolenbikesdc · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

In addition to a bat, I have a couple containers of pepper gel inconspicuously placed around my house in case of a situation like this.

u/cngut5 · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

Buy this one:

I unfortunately had to use it twice - one at an uncollared rottweiler that was running at me and my dog and another on a would-be mugger/whatever at night. They both dropped immediately.

u/ScrewpyNoopers · 2 pointsr/Portland
u/Singletrack_Criminal · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

This one. Gel because it's windy. Apparently it takes 20 seconds to kick in.

u/Dev_Jaime · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

Depending on your State laws (Such as California) its legal to have better forms of OC Pepper Spray range in capsicum concentration, force distance, etc. Other states require licensing or training or make it illegal for consumers to carry. I'm licensed in the State of California for when I worked as a Security Officer to carry law enforcement grade Pepper spray which is 10% oleoresin capsicum (OC). If your state laws allow it, this is the brand I use that has 10 percent and a higher range (5.5 meters): Sabre Red (gel form) Note: I prefer gel form due to its more idiot proof for me personally. This brand has other forms available.

u/Mittimer · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is probably my most "embarrassing" item.

If you knew what I looked like you wouldn't assume that I'd want to carry a weapon with me. I'm kind of a paranoid girly girl sometimes though and that occasionally embarrasses me. >.<

It's more then $5. Feel free to surprise me if I win. :)

u/polychromie · 2 pointsr/occupywallstreet

This is the actual page with the reviews.

u/rspix000 · 2 pointsr/occupywallstreet

Yep, check out the comments and user images, Hilarious.

u/Iamaleafinthewind · 2 pointsr/politics

Yerp. You should check out the MK-9 product reviews on Amazon that cropped up after the UC Davis incident.

u/kefefs · 2 pointsr/guns

Just to fuck around with, right? Try a TLR-4. There's nothing wrong with a laser on a range toy.

u/Schwa142 · 2 pointsr/ar15

Here's a good Streamlight for around $100... They can go for a little more, and a little less. If you're really set on getting a laser, this may be a good option for you.

u/hossmaki1 · 2 pointsr/SigSauer

I am also looking and have done some research into this. Here is link to a green laser with flashlight that seems to be pretty well recommend. I havent ordered mine yet so this recommendation is only based on some quick searching and minimal reading. Streamlight 69270 TLR-6 Tactical Pistol Mount Flashlight

u/cakan4444 · 2 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Check out the pictures and let me know if you're interested in it, people have put it on their rifles on here, the keys will fit all styles of picatinny rails.

I think a streamlight employee messed up the title but it is a TLR4 with red dot light.

Check out the From the manufacturer section

u/PurduePaul · 2 pointsr/CCW

There's also the TLR-4 which is considerably cheaper than the TLR-2.

I have no experience with the TLR-4 but I do have the TLR-3 (One without the laser) and I really like it a lot. Its lightweight and small but still very bright.

Saying that though, I really love the TLR-1s that my dad has. Its more durable and brighter than the TLR-3. Right now on amazon its on sale and I would buy it over the TLR-4. Its strobe function would be more useful than a laser.

u/freebass · 2 pointsr/houston

I recommend FOX Labs 5.3. It's extremely effective against any vermin you may encounter. It's legal and I carry mine everywhere I go. Make sure you get the stream and not the cone/fogger so you minimize the potential for it to blow back in your face. If you're curious about its effectiveness, look it up on YouTube. Drops em like a rock!

u/nemmy25 · 2 pointsr/milwaukee

Have you tried Amazon or Galls? Anyways, buy a 2 oz spray, stream not foam or mist, and something like this

Fox 5.3 is the hottest spray on the market and is absurdly painful. Anything smaller than 2 oz gives you little to no margin of error, great size to fit into a pocket as well.

Seriously this stuff is evil and will incapacitate anyone. I have been sprayed a few times in training and nothing compares to fox 5.3.

u/l0NG57VTk · 2 pointsr/sandiego

Yes, I know about the law. I usually carry a Fox Labs 1.5 ounce on my person. After witnessing a very violent road rage incident at Friars & Fenton in Mission Valley I now carry the 1lb can in the car. A gun, tazer or a super soaking of Fox Labs is the only thing that might have stopped this crazed lunatic. I'd rather be alive with a misdemeanor and $1000 fine than seriously messed up or dead...

Same thing applies to firearms. Lived in National City during the 1992 LA riots, $hit got real there and I carried my Glock 24/7 for about a week...

u/JJMcGee83 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Don't use an airsoft gun. If you point a gun shaped thing at someone it escalates the situation in their mind; i.e. what to them might have just been a robbery now in their mind it becomes necessary to fight for their life because they don't want to die so if they didn't want to fight you before they will now.

I am a gun owner and I was for a time a pistol instructor I have taught hundreds of women how to shoot a gun so understand this when I tell you if you don't have the inclination, time, or money to get some training with a gun (it doesn't take much but it is still recommended) then you should not have a gun. If you aren't willing to live with the idea that you might end up killing someone then you should not have a gun.

Contrary to what anti-gun advocates seem to think almost no gun owner I have ever met wants to kill someone but the by product of shooting someone is that sometimes they will die so if you aren't comfortable living with that as an option you shouldn't have a gun. (Statically about 25% of people shot with a handgun die so unlike the movies generally depict.)

What you should get for yourself as an absolute minimum is some pepper spray and maybe a taser. A taser will stop an intruder for about 30 seconds max but then they are right back in the game, pepper spray will burn their eyes for hours after, they will be fucking miserable. On top of all that most pepper spray has a dye in it that shows up under UV light that is difficult to wash off so the police will be able to identify an intruder easily for the next day or so without much issue. (Hard to lie about not being in your place when you are glowing like christmas tree under black light)

To that end I've been told Fox Labs OC spray is some super serious shit. Get yourself one or both of these

Either buy a few cans and leave them in various rooms of the house or buy one and make sure it's within arms reach of you. As long as it is legal in whatever state you happen to live in anyway.

u/nistjunkie · 2 pointsr/sandiego
u/-reddy · 2 pointsr/CCW

I have this in my on the go backpack and in my vehicle.

u/aquasport_owner · 2 pointsr/houston

Get a handheld stung gun and stun that mf'er. Nothing says I don't take shit from tweaker garbage like 38 million volts. After he is rolling around, zap that mf'er again just to assert your urban dominance!!! If he manages to recover before you get off the train, zap him again, hell, just keep him incapacitated until you get off, and then, make him say uncle and hock a lugie on his face as you leave.

u/rafikidayo91 · 1 pointr/gaybros

In my pocket. It's not a very big bottle. I got it from amazon. I got this kind

u/Kenobi3371 · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Exactly, whenever I'm not at work I'll carry oc or more. Sabre sells some that clip into a pocket well for only 7$. There's also products that can attach to keychains. Or if you want the extra liability Taser sells the pulse for 400$ which you can conceal in a waistband pretty easily (it's very small). Alternatively martial arts is an awesome resource -- if you're smaller in stature check out Wing Chun. Hope this helped.

u/Amanda_Hugnkiss · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

I'd recommend a small cannister of pocket pepper spray. Ultimately harmless and some are accurate up to 8 feet away.

7 bucks and can go on a keychain.

u/NAh2o · 1 pointr/LosAngeles
  1. Stay off the Blue line. It's the worst of all of them. I'm a 40-something old white guy that looks like a retired colonel and I quit taking the Blue Line because it was so fucking shady.
  2. Pepper Spray
  3. Shank
u/xoScreaMxo · 1 pointr/PublicFreakout

> Lmao are you actually trying to say videogames give you a good understanding of weapons?

Yeah, that's exactly what i'm saying.

> A gun can't "just as easily" be disarmed. No fucking way. The great thing about a gun is you don't have to be standing right next to your attacker.

Ever heard of the 21 foot rule? Look it up.

> Just get pepper spray. It's legal and its way way way more effective than a knife.

I don't disagree, I just like something I can easily conceal between my belt if I want to, also the whole intimidation thing. Anyways I just bought This after your last comment, didn't know it's that cheap. I'm still going to carry both though, a knife doesn't run out of ''ammo'' (or spray in this case).


u/WhyInTheHellNot · 1 pointr/CCW

Agreed. Look into this.

u/XIIXOO · 1 pointr/Advice

get a revolver. if guns arent your thing, keep one of these on you and in every room :

u/Hovsky · 1 pointr/AskLE

Not even that much - $6 shipped.

u/SnottyBonko · 1 pointr/SelfDefense

Get this. CS tear gas and pepper spray plus marker agent all in one, military/police grade. It’s a bad day in a can....

u/elephant2701 · 1 pointr/pussypassdenied

naw man, you got that wrong. pepper spray is weaker. This police strength pepper spray is 0.33%

u/Gunsandgoodcoffee · 1 pointr/CCW

For me personally it would be this stuff.

I keep a can in my backpack when I'm at school. I'm sure someone has mentioned it already but having a good awarness of your souroundings will do you wonders. Just remember that spray is not ment to end the fight as much as it is to disorient your attacker so you can flee. That's why most of these sprays come with a uv active agent so your attacker can be identified later. And of course make sure your state and local laws don't restrict you from having self defense spray.

u/JustAddBlu · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Great way to season food and enemies.

u/WUTDO11231235 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Ok. Is Amazon a good place to look? I was looking at this one.

**Edit*** Also is Red Sabre any good compared to Fox? Others said this was also a good brand.

u/jayjay59 · 1 pointr/TwinCities

Make sure you purchase one of these mace pepper spray to keep these criminals out of your hair

u/scottevil · 1 pointr/EDC

I bought a few of these and also one time we went to cabellas they were giving them away for free at the door. I like the key chain quick disconnect thing, we use it for more than just putting pepper spray on our keys.

u/drwhojedi · 1 pointr/EDC

Glock 43

Hornady Hollow Points

Uncle Mike's pocket holster size 4

Toyota Corolla key and Sabre pepper spray

Fossil watch

Glasses and Magicfiber cleaning cloth

S&W knife


Damascus Steel wedding ring

u/hardt0f0rget · 1 pointr/Parenting

I think I'm going to get this one. It's small and unobtrusive so it probably won't get noticed and I like the quick release feature.

Sabre Red Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring - Police Strength - 25 Bursts & 10-Foot (3m) Range with Practice Spray Option

u/kosulli · 1 pointr/Portland

Yeah, I just looked these laws up myself a few weeks ago after seeing so many gutter punks around with large kitchen knives sticking out of their cargo shorts. I'm from a state where the limit is 3" so I found it pretty unnerving. I'll be getting pepper spray, one like this with a comfy handle so it will feel better in my hand to walk/jog/hike around with.

u/emmarose329 · 1 pointr/running

What do you use? My boyfriend gave me [this] ( but the safety on it is crap and it shifts to the unlocked position frequently and I'm uncomfortable carrying it in my bag or otherwise.

u/MadNachos · 1 pointr/progun

You bet. These are as small as I think you should go. Pretty well designed case and a handy key-chain quick release thingie. They have enough sprays in them so you can test it to get a feel for the range although I wouldn't do it more than a few times:

For $9.99 its the way to go.

u/thunderdragon94 · 1 pointr/raisedbynarcissists

Hey, just a word of encouragement; you got this.

You're allowed to change your mind. You're allowed to say "no" and not explain yourself. You're allowed to call the cops on them, or to mace them if they won't leave you alone. My N's are actually a main reason why I carry mace; Nrage is not to be underestimated. You do not owe anyone an explanation. You only owe yourself to do what makes you happy as a person. You can do absolutely whatever you want, you are not beholden to them.

u/suckinonmytitties · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So my boyfriend is moving to NYC this month and I will be traveling up there alone a lot this year into the Brooklyn area on public transportation and I really need this pepper spray just in case. As a girl I know that I need to be prepared to defend myself if needed and this would make me feel very safe. Thanks for the contest you are so sweet <3

u/Independent_Male1980 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

>Hmmm, under 10?

> This Essie top coat that makes all glossy polishes matte.

Sweet Jesus where have I been to not know of these things...

This Too Faced "stuff" that makes eyeshadow a more permanent eyeliner.

Awesome suggestion. Never knew this existed. Perfect as it's impossible to find a good white eyeliner in my area. Plenty of white shadows in my collection plus this item will help greatly XD

> This pepper spray!

I love it. And it's my favorite color. PINK XD

This beautiful hanging lantern.


Had to add that simply because of the prettiness awesome factor.

u/ashley393 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

omg! Perfect.. Pepper Spray Self Defense Key Chain Both totally useful I get nervous going to my car at night in St. Louis!

u/KaNikki · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi there! Many congratulations on your new job! I've spent the week looking for scholarships so I can get myself back to college. I've had some financial and personal issues that stopped me from going, but I'm trying my hardest to get back in without putting myself too far in the red. The schools I'm looking at are mainly public schools in not-so-great parts of NYC, and this would be great.

u/leverhead · 1 pointr/nyc

I bought my girlfriend this because she wanted some. Good reviews and only $7 with free shipping.

u/RobotPigOverlord · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Knives are not a good self defense tool. I train in combat sports and we train in knife fighting and all i can say is EVERYONE in a knife fight gets seriously hurt.

Pepper spray is my self defense tool of choice. Can be used without being in arms reach of an assailant. If u want something by the bed, u can get a roll of industrial velcro from the hardware store and pepper spray and attach a pepper spray to the side of ur bed frame or bed side table.

U can get vibration alarms for the windows to sound the alarm if a window is broken. And/or window alarms meant for opened windows. A good heavy duty lock for the door.

SABRE Window Glass Alarm - 2 Pack

GE Personal Security Window/Door Alarm (2 pack)

SABRE RED Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact, Pink Case with Quick Release Key Ring (Max Protection - 25 shots, up to 5X's more)

VIPERTEK VTS-989 - 19,000,000 V Heavy Duty Stun Gun - Rechargeable with LED Flashlight

u/englishmusic · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pepper spray is an add-on. Also super useful in keeping you safe. I imagine it comes in other colors too, if pink isn't your thing.

u/long_way_home · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A self defense keychain and pepper spray. I walk home from work when it's late quite a bit during the school year, and I would feel SO much more comfortable walking home with these! Seeing as my job is what pays for college... haha

Edit: Where's the asprin

u/frostfromfire · 1 pointr/WTF

If you don't feel like getting your girlfriend a small bottle of pepper spray like this you can make pepper spray at home. Take a cup of water and mix it with a few tablespoons of ground chili pepper, then pour it into a small spray bottle. It won't have the force coming out that a manufactured bottle of mace would have, but it will do the job if sprayed directly into someone's eyes.

u/haleylong10 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The most life changing, or saving, item is this pepper spray. I'm in college and often feel unsafe while walking home sometimes even alone. I think this product could potentially save me. Thank you for the contest :)

u/sighsorry · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I've come into this late and don't know if anyone's suggested these things yet, but just in case they haven't been I'll go ahead.

I'm glad to hear you've called the police and that they'll be patrolling your area more. In the meantime, you can buy a door brace to ensure your door stays shut while you're home, and pepper spray to keep by your bed. I would also recommend purchasing a pepper spray to keep on your key ring so that you have something on your when you are walking to and from your car.

You could also buy a taser gun, but I have no personal experience with them and could not vouch for them personally like I can for a door jam and pepper spray.

I'm sorry you're going through this. It's really scary to not feel safe, especially in your home, which should be a source of comfort for you. Take steps to make yourself feel better protected, and continue to call the police if anything else occurs. Do NOT hesitate to call them. I hope this situation gets taken care of quickly for you.

u/Squishy_Cat · 1 pointr/asktransgender

It might be a good time to mention getting some pepper spray. Sabre Red makes some small ones that are a gel type (much less chance of it blowing back in your own face) and they're only about $9 on Amazon. They have a slightly bigger size for $13 that has a longer range too.

u/friardon · 1 pointr/running

I run with a small can that came with a little wrist strap thing (You can see it here)

Watch a video or two of how to use it. And if you do, run to a safe place and call 9-1-1 afterward (especially if you used it on a human as it can cause an allergic reaction).

u/Vio_ · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

This bad boy. 35 hits, 10 foot range (some will have longer ranges), small enough to carry in a back pocket or small purse pocket. I carry mine in my back pocket whenever I go walking. I'm more worried about loose dogs though (also a good reason to carry it). I personally prefer the one with the key ring.

Collapsable batons are also possible, but they're bulky, can be hard to handle in a fight, and can get lost in a purse. The most important thing to understand is that your weapon can always be used against you. Batons are wicked numbers, because they have physics on their side. The collapsible component adds even more energy than a regular baton/stick, because of the velocity factor in the same way a police door buster often has moving components (sometimes inside itself)

The one, real goal in a confrontation is escape, not escalation. That's why I like the spray. It's long range (6 ft is enough time for an attacker run up to someone and stab them), non-lethal, and surprising. If you or her use it, it WILL get in your eyes through blowback. However, you personally will be expecting it and your attacker will not. When they are writhing in the ground in pain, she will be writhing too, but also escaping as fast as she can.

Tip: Don't attach your spray to your keys. You don't want your keys to get lost in a fight OR become police evidence. Keys can also be used as a weapon, but that's really a last resort.

u/Scyth3 · 1 pointr/running

Here ya go, some folks in my running club carry these (or attach it to their hydration belt):

u/SentimentalSentinels · 1 pointr/running

You can buy a canister with a hand strap to make it harder for it to be grabbed off you.

u/Tahns · 1 pointr/AbandonedPorn

Save yourself the legal hassle and the inevitable media shitstorm if the person happens to be a "photo negative" of you. I would say pepper spray would probably be about as wise as it comes. Completely incapacitates a person in the moment it's needed, but causes no longterm affects or death.

If the person is high, that might make it more of a health problem, idk but I'd still say its the best option.

u/slid3r · 1 pointr/CCW

Pepper spray. It's cheap. Here's two good ones:

SABRE RED Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Runner with Hand Strap (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more)

Pepper Enforcement (Pack of 4) Splatter Stream Police Grade 10% OC Self Defense Pepper Spray - Max Strength Law Enforcement Formula - Pack of Four 2-Ounce Flip Top Canisters - 4 Year Shelf Life Cannot Be Shipped To: AK, HI, MI, NJ, NY, NC, SC, or Foreign Countries

u/HelgaG_Pataki · 1 pointr/FrugalFemaleFashion

I run outside by myself and I’ve found I like having a pepper spray on my wrist like [this](SABRE RED Pepper Gel Spray - Police Strength - Runner with Adjustable Hand Strap (Max Protection - 35 bursts, up to 5x’s More) I wear it on my left wrist to easily access it with my right hand. I like that it’s on display, I feel that it gives the perception that I am going to fight back. If I get into a situation that I feel uneasy about, simply switch the entire unit to your dominate hand to be on alert. The strap makes it harder to drop, which is really useful as a fairly clumsy person.

I also just want to say my heart really goes out to you. That’s a terrifying experience and I really wish you to best. We can be as prepared as possible and sometimes the universe just works against us.

u/nawaJ · 1 pointr/indianapolis

Pepper spray has a usage distance of 10ft or more and cost $5-10. That is much better than having to be close enough to an attacker to use a taser.

A quick google says you can have a taser if you are over 18 in Indiana, so I assume you can use them for self-defense.

I just received The Jogger via Amazon. It contains red dye, effective at ten feet, police-strength, has a hand-strap, and a quick-release trigger for $6 with free shipping on prime. I bought one for me and one for the GF.

u/thorgom · 1 pointr/mbti

This should help

u/SgtBaxter · 1 pointr/bicycling

I'd suggest getting some pepper spray or mace that straps to the back of your hand.

Putting it in a saddle bag or carrying it in your jersey pockets means it's not accessible, and if someone does assault you, then you won't have the time to retrieve it.

Something like this

u/boobers3 · 1 pointr/EnoughTrumpSpam

> have you?

Yes. I even earned an Expert Marksman badge from the USMC.

> yeah, you're also not doing it while holding a flashlight or reloading. Rails make doing that faster or hands free

WTF does this have to do with anything? Regardless of whether the weapon has a rail or not you aren't going to hold a flashlight in your hand while holding a rifle. Are you that afraid of flashlights? Are you going to ban these? You can clip that onto your shirt or helmet, and it can shoot an IR beam to use with NVGs, you don't even need a rail on your rifle for it.

u/HouseAtomic · 1 pointr/SingleParents

SUPER! You have a grandma and an aunt in the picture. Use them. BUT, you are her parent. You make the calls. I have bigger, meaner fights with my mom now than ever in my life and they all revolve around how I expect her to act around or what she can and cannot do around my boy or let him get away with.

Bathing is easy, just get in with her and clean up. Our families rule of thumb is boys can bathe with dads for years, moms until boobs start getting asked about. Girls with moms for years and dads until the first wiener grab. So you have at least a year.

Smart and amazing, of course. Talk to her. Use adult words, explain everything and just jabber away. You actually will improve her vocabulary later in life.

As far as choking, avoid hotdogs & grapes. Cut them horizontally or longitudinally. Ya know, lengthwise. They are designed to choke kids, for real. My cousins are ER nurses and hotdogs can really be dangerous.

Best purchases ever

This tactical flashlight has a dim red setting and you can change a diaper without waking the kid.

This floatie got my kid swimming own his own by 18 months, our favorite trick was having him leap into pools and give old folks heart attacks... We are horrible.

u/andrewphillipf · 1 pointr/ExposurePorn

I used a Streamlight 14032 Sidewinder Military Tactical Flashlight on the low setting.

u/CantExcel · 1 pointr/flying

Navy has been using this bad boy for a decade. Standard issue but it does the job. IR, blue, green, and white with a strobe function and adjustable brightness. Battery life lasts a long time, too. (NVG compatible)

u/AllTheCheesecake · 1 pointr/insanepeoplefacebook here you go. The kimber is flat like a wallet. They also make versions with belt clips.

u/chriskmee · 1 pointr/worldnews

A good middle-ground might be a pepper spray gun. A popular one is the Kimber Pepper Blaster. Similar to a gun in that it shoots a projectile with powdered explosives, but instead of a bullet its pepper spray. Good enough to get an attacker to stop attacking and not lethal.

u/dbadaddy · 1 pointr/homedefense

I did a lot of research on less-than-lethal options last year and might have an answer. my wife carries a kimber guardian angel pepper blaster. it has two shots, CO2 cartridges so there is no chance of blowback on shooter. I carry one when I am in locations that don't allow me to conceal carry my firearm. I have the grey one, she has the red one. You can get them at local gun stores, outdoors'y retail shops or online (amazon, midwayusa, etc.)

u/Kona951 · 1 pointr/CCW

Even though I would recommend properly and legally arming youself, pepper spray is better than nothing. I recently was in Chicago for a week with my wife and family and carried Kimber pepper blaster since I cannot legally carry there. My friend that owns a pawnshop highly recommended them.

u/healfmil · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Good read: "Should You Carry a Gun Outdoors?"


>"...But that’s just the act of carrying a gun. If you ever have to use one, things get much more complicated. It turns out that getting a gun out of a holster and actually hitting stuff with it in an expedient manner and under pressure is really difficult. To be able to do that, you’ll need to pursue professional training and regularly practice what you learn. And when you carry your gun, you’ll be accepting the most significant responsibility possible into your daily life. In the exceedingly rare event that you ever need to use that gun, you’ll have to be absolutely sure you’re making the right decision about ending someone else’s life, because if you get that wrong, it could be the end of yours."


Recommended alternative: Kimber Pepper Blaster


u/HutchOne23 · 1 pointr/knives

As others have said, get some pepper spray. It will at least give you a few seconds to flee if something happens. I deliver food and have one of these. It gives you two shots and is effective up to 13 feet in 1/10th of a second. Buy a spyderco tenacious if you still want to carry a knife.

u/conipto · 1 pointr/bicycling

I carry this in my jersey pocket for this kind of shit:

What you should do, rather than let them chase you on a bike with a car:

Get to ground a car can't get to without seriously damaging it. Up a curb, onto someone's porch, etc.

Pull out your phone and call the police.

Pull the pepper spray out if they exit the car towards you, and fire it at each of them.

Get the hell out of there and run/ride away after that.

u/Omnifox · 1 pointr/guns

Your post, and post history are enough to cause worry.

Please, a gun is not likely what you should be thinking about for self defense if that is what you are actually planning on using it for.

A much cheaper, and more effective alternative would be something like a Kimber Pepper Blaster II.

OC Spray is NOTHING to mess around with. It will stop an attacker, and you will not be able to self harm with it if you end up in a dark place.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Please seek help. Bullets can not be taken back. I am locking this thread, OP Please seek out someone to talk to.

u/Meat_Confetti · 1 pointr/WTF

Get a Kimber Pepperblaster. It's a disposable, two-shot unit that basically addresses all of the flaws inherent with the typical canister-type pepper sprays. The most important being that it has a 3 year shelf life. Those cheap keychain pepper sprays slowly lose pressure and often have been dead for months/years at that critical moment when they're needed.

u/IcouldFuckAnOyster · 1 pointr/todayilearned

A pitbull tried to attack my (then) 10 month old beagle once. Thankfully I was able to pick her up and turn my back in time for it to bounce off me. The owner then came up and pulled it away. It could have been much worse.

This went into my cart shortly afterwards.

u/Rayneworks · 1 pointr/gaming

Fuck that rule. You have the right to protect yourself. They sell many disguised versions of pepper spray.

Lipstick Pepper Spray

Pen Pepper Spray

Stun gun that looks like an iPhone

Personal alarm

The "Women shouldn't have to protect themselves because people shouldn't assault women" argument is dangerous garbage to listen or respond to. Should and shouldn't is irrelevant. Assault, rape, and murder have been around for as long as living things have existed, and they always will be around. It's foolish for anybody, women OR men, to go around unprotected. Take your life into your own hands, get a tool, learn how to use it. If you can't carry a gun, carry a taser. If you can't carry a taser, carry pepper spray. If you can't carry pepper spray, carry it anyway. If you'd like any advice in how to operate or handle anything you may decide to carry, let me know, I'm glad to help.

u/Terminus-the-god · 1 pointr/PercyJacksonRP

For my brother. With a note reading, "Good hunting."
For the only girl.
For the person placed last.

u/turkey_berzerky · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/CorruptProtocol · 1 pointr/martialarts

This is big and clunky?
There are a number of sizes you can choose from. I carry pepper spray in my pocket at all times.. It isnt a pain to carry at all and it can be out in the same amount of time, if quicker, than a knife. Less lethal...

u/TomTheGeek · 1 pointr/madisonwi
u/vehicularmcs · 1 pointr/CCW

This one.

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster

u/jonny-spot · 1 pointr/CCW

Better yet, get the same product with inert contents.

Real pepper gel

inert cannister for practice/training

u/hungabunga · 1 pointr/Seattle

Bears have much more sensitive noses and are typically fended-off from a longer distance. It's a much bigger can and it makes a big cloud. Pepper gel comes in a much smaller canister and is supposed to be safer to use and more effective on humans.

u/Lemon_Invader · 1 pointr/ainbow

Reposting something I submitted earlier this month:

Do not let Trump supporters attack you without a response.


Learn about your local and state laws on gun ownership.

Locate a fire arm retailer

Locate instructors and classes for training this group focuses on educating LGBTQ folks in the safety and usage of firearms for self defense.


Don't let them think they can get away with their attacks and hate. Make LGBTQ and Women the most armed demographics in the country. Make the Republicans hesitate before they think they can subjugate us.

Carry pepper spray. Sabre Red Pepper Gel is a gel-based police strength pepper spray.

Like guns, pepper spray (especially the 'police strength' type) have their own laws and restrictions, which you can read here and here.

While pepper spray is the "more comfortable" option for those unfamiliar with firearms, please remember it has limited range dependent on the size and design of the canister, and factors such as air movement can even end up blowing the spray into your eyes (making yourself vulnerable, although this risk is mitigated by using gel sprays). A gun has more range, and is not stopped by simple barriers. You can read more about using pepper spray in self defense here.

We need to be able to take action immediately, and in such a way that they are deterred from attacking us again.

u/sraperez · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

"Spray" is ok, but that crap can bite you in the ass if the wind is blowing. Look into Pepper "Gel" because it minimizes the chance of cross contamination. You don't want to incapacitate yourself accidentally. Pepper ____ is god awful stuff that makes grown men cry, scream and can cause temporary blindness. The affects can last for 45 minutes, which is a really long time to be in shear agony when you are trying to escape a situation.

u/alangub · 1 pointr/CCW

Dang it!! Fixed

I think I'll go with this

u/barsonme · 1 pointr/CCW

I keep a can of pepper gel in my backpack, and my backpack is always with me during the work week. My SO keeps the same type of pepper spray in her purse (or a smaller little pink one on her keychain—she doesn't have her CPL), so, yeah, I usually have pepper spray with me somehow.

I really only have it in case I run across a neighborhood dog that wants to taste me or if I have to go somewhere I could get arrested for carrying. I also bring it with me to the gym since I'm afraid my old Corolla will get stolen and I don't want to leave my gun in a gym locker.

u/chronodestroyr · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Do you have Force Lightning?

u/quegrawks · 1 pointr/funny

Resubmitted because the link didn't work in original post.

u/Sven_Dufva · 1 pointr/news

One of the problems was that the officer used a pepper spray which he had no right to use. he is authorized and trained to use MK4 but he used MK9.

MK9 is bigger, more potent which requires more training to use (but which to be knowledge works pretty much like MK4 in practice).

I understand the officers choice to use MK9, as MK4 is not designed to be used on so many people, and he would have had to empty several canisters in order to spray all the protestors, but rules and regulatons are there for a reason, and sometimes they are used in order to shitcan someone.

u/drewskit · 1 pointr/politics

Want Internet snark at its finest?

Read the product reviews on amazon.

u/Rjsmith5 · 1 pointr/guns

Yes, it should fit.

How much were you planning? A quick search showed models similar to what you’re describing for about $100. Here’s something similar, but made by Streamlight. It will be infinitely better for about the same price.

u/mchnikola1 · 1 pointr/gundeals

Why not go for the one with the laser?

$111 + prime.

u/ifits2loudyoure2old · 1 pointr/guns

The [Streamlight TLR-4] ( is just over $100 on Amazon right now.

Let the haters hate. If you want a light/laser combo, get one. I like mine. I shoot well, but thought hey, might be fun to have a laser.... and it is fun. It has a toggle so you can select to use just the light, use both, or just the laser. Its bright enough for HD without being too blinding.

I picked mine up for like $90. If you get this now, you'll still have enough $$ for several hundred rounds of training ammo to get familiar with your new laser/light!

u/theoriginalharbinger · 1 pointr/guns

GG&G for the rail. It's about the cheapest non-hokey solution; they make a magazine cap spacer for the 870 that has a sling mount and Picatinny rail on it. I have one (870 mount on a Remington Model 11) and it's great, and puts a light with a tailswitch right where your left hand would need to be to operate it.

Lightwise, Streamlight makes good stuff. Alternately, Surefire mil-surp stuff that ends up on ebay. Specifically, I'd go with this or a used Surefire 951. The 951 is old tech and the bulb doesn't last nearly as long as modern stuff, but for something you're going to function check once a month it's perfectly adequate.

u/4355525 · 1 pointr/guns
u/macqueenpooh · 1 pointr/metaldetecting

San Diego, CA. In the busy summer months I've found arriving around sunset works great. It's much easier to find parking and your the first one to find the days treasures in the prime spots.

I use a Princeton Tec Remix Headlamp which defaults to red light but has a bright white when you need it. Red helps preserve your night vision to maintain situational awareness. I also carry a can of pepper spray just in case of weirdos. I've only had to pull out the spray once, and the guy was to stoned or drunk to really be a threat. He just headed towards me like a moth to a flame...

Edit: spelling

u/AppleThief18 · 1 pointr/pics

Yet another reminder of why I always carry a handgun (loaded with these bullets)and a tactical folding knife (if you want a non-lethal option, this is the pepper spray that most police use). You never think violent crime will happen to you, until it does.

As someone who's studied the psychology of violent criminals, they tend to be sociopaths with low IQs. They simply aren't capable of empathizing with their victims or fully understanding the long term consequences of their actions. That's why they'll literally murder someone for the $20 that they have in their wallet and then laugh about it. Combine that with decades of non-Whites being brainwashed into believing that Whites are brutally oppressing them, and you have a lot of militarized people of color who think that their White victims deserve to be assaulted.

And as someone who's studied race, behavior and demographics, one of the hidden racial truths revealed by violent crime statistics is that blacks and brown-skinned "Hispanics" tend to commit way more violent crime per capita than Whites and Asians. And as White Western countries increasingly get flooded with non-Whites, previously safe White communities are seeing an increase in violent crime. My White best friend unfortunately discovered the joys of our increasing diversity when he was murdered by Mestizo illegal immigrants in supposedly "safe" Fairfax County, Virginia.

u/thatswhatshisaid · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I know I'm late to the game but there's a lot of bad information in this thread. Hopefully you read this. Accidental self-spraying happens if you buy the mist version of pepper spray. Any self-defense instructor worth his/her salt will tell you to NEVER buy mist pepper spray. Buy ones that gives you a concentrated stream output instead of a foggy mist. They shoot farther and give you a lot less chance of collateral damage.

I bought my girlfriend one of these:

u/My_Ex_Got_Fat · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

This stuff is also good, cept it is more equivalent of you're not gonna get it off anything without a lot of work, so not the best for if you don't want stains to catch but def worth it if you do.

u/sylkworm · 1 pointr/videos

I'm assuming you mean something like this, but unfortunately, it's not a great solution. Most stun guns don't work reliably on appendages and as a pain compliance tool, can be resisted by someone with a high pain threshold, thick clothing, or just a shit-load of drugs. I would count it as an improvised weapon, and perhaps if you're able to get it out in time, you may deter someone from attacking you. If you're actually fighting, however, it's a knife-like weapon but far less effective. You have to be square-on in order to hit with both contacts, and hold the stun gun there for maximum effect. Compared to a knife, which can cut very quickly and with glancing cuts, it's very slow and cumbersome.

IMO, pepper spray is probably the most effective, least costly solution. It holds the least legal culpability, can be used safely out of knifing range, can be used against dogs and wild animals, and doesn't require much in the way of training. The typical police-grade pepper spray canister can be purchased for ~$30 or so, and is way more useful.

u/KruseControl01 · 1 pointr/gundeals

Amazon changes prices with some degree of automatization. You can use a price tracker to check the history of any given items and set it so that it notifies you once it reaches your price.

u/bubonis · 1 pointr/geocaching

Whenever I go out caching, I leave a note saying where I intend on going and what caches I intend on pursuing in roughly the order in which I intend to find them in.

While I'm in the field, I carry a walking stick with me. Mine is made of ash, is about 4' long, and tapers from about 1.5" diameter to about 1" diameter with a slight wedge on the 1" end. In addition to allowing me to easily poke around piles of leaves, push away branches, and knock down stray spider webs in my path, I can also hit a pitched baseball without fear of it splitting or cracking, so someone's skull won't be an issue. (Most baseball bats are made of ash, in fact.) That's my first line of defense. My second is a small handheld taser that I carry with me. (Specifically, this one.) It also functions as a flashlight so I can carry it without looking like I'm armed, and hey, it's a flashlight too.

In a serious situation I also carry a Leatherman with me which has two blades that can open at the same time, back to back, effectively giving me a sort of double-edged knife.

u/DanGTG · 1 pointr/gundeals

With all you need is the /dp/ASIN like so:

u/tanafras · 1 pointr/news

Home defense. Ok, sorry missed that, mace would be shit to clean up.
Get a taser gun Taser Pulse with 2 Cartridges, LED Laser with/2 Cartridges, and Target,Black

and get a bat

Cold Steel 92BSBZ Brooklyn Basher Mini Baseball Bat (24-Inch, Black)

But, honestly, a 12 gauge shotgun is best.
Kel-Tec, etc.

It has excellent stopping power and ia simple enough for any novice to use.

The fact of the matter is, if you are in a State that has gun owner and homeowner friendly laws, a shotgun is your best friend.

u/Chasing_Rapture · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

well they make them with taser prongs on them granted its a rechargable battery, but all you would need is a coil across the prongs and you're set

u/The_AntiVillain · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Self defense pens but make sure it looks like a pen or a flashlight with a dna scraper/point/taser

With quick amazon searches:

Practical Tactical Pen


u/moelns12 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Also, this is legal to conceal carry in California:

If you’re willing to shell out the cash, this can be a good alternative.

u/wefearchange · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Might be a good idea to buy one of these

u/LordKilgar · 1 pointr/BDSMcommunity

Alright, First, Stungun not a taser, tasers are way more dangerous (because of how the electricity arcs between the two contact points). Just to help assuage some of your fears.

Second, your girlfriend might need to ease up about it if you qualify as "terrified" (but hey, I love a little terror for my subs, maybe it's your dynamic, just... check that you are really okay with this, I do a lot of work to establish consent, especially with anything this unnerving).

Now, on to your actual questions.

First, yeah, it sounds awful, but it's a real low amperage so it's fairly safe, and while it will HUUUUURT if done right, most of the time it's not that bad.

I have a similar model to the one above, and if you put it against your skin and trigger it, it hurts, but not nearly what you'd expect, for me it's barely enough to distract me. However, we've discovered if you do it through clothes, the intensity goes up about a hundred fold. THAT hurts BAD. However, it's never done any lasting harm. No burns, no internal damage, no palpatations, anything like that. Predominantly what it's doing is causing a painful constriction of the muscle it's in contact with, inlike a T.A.S.E.R., which runs the current through you between the two probes (in which case having your heart in that path can be REALLY F** BAD).

I'd avoid doing it in bondage, or really even in a constrained position. It's going to cause that muscle to tighten up hard, and apart from some people with some pretty intense training, your natural reaction is going to be impossible to control. If you restrict your movement you increase the likelihood of pulling or tearing something.

Electricity is dangerous, you should be careful no matter what people tell you about it. I suggest you look into general electro-play safety before proceeding with this.

In addition, I stepped up pretty slowly from a violet wand (which are great even if they aren't punchy enough for you, though I'll warn you they are the kind of toy that spends a lot of time in the closet). I then picked up This:

and this:

And I was careful with using them. I'm hoping at some point to step up to a full cattle prod, but since they aren't intended to be used on humans I want to do more research first.

The smaller uzi pen stun device is a lot of fun actually. While the Vipertek feels like being hit with an electrified sledge hammer, the pen feels like having a long sharp pin driven suddenly into your body.

u/Treppenwitz_shitz · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

I read a post a while back of a girl with a crazy stalker, she had restraining orders but the police couldn't do much about it legally. She ended up getting a gun and shot him when he broke into her place at night. I don't know where you live or if you'd be comfortable with a gun, but definitely getting some sort of self protection is essential. Also a restraining order type thing if you haven't already.

You could also try a taser, this one is SUPER loud and scary to where if anything happens just the sound might be enough. It also has bars on the sides to where if he tries to grab it it will tase him.

Definitely keep detailed notes and recordings and evidence too.

u/YoureAMigraine · 1 pointr/flashlight

This: Streamlight 88059 ProTac Railmount 2L Dedicated Fixed-Mount Long Gun Light, Black

u/InsaneBASS · 1 pointr/guns

It might be a Streamlight ProTac. They sell them on amazon for cheap with a pressure switch and 2 ways to mount them (rail adapter and sticky tape) also comes with 2 batteries. It’s what i run on my rifle and have had 0 issues over the last 2 years

u/abeardedblacksmith · 1 pointr/ar15
u/Zak · 1 pointr/flashlight

Assuming one of these, that's the best answer. This will outperform LiFePO4 16340s by a significant margin, especially if you use the unprotected Sanyo UR16650ZTA and a 4.35V charger. Of course, it's on you to avoid over-discharging the unprotected battery.

u/Lead_Balloons · 1 pointr/guns

Streamlight ProTac 2L. Just a hair over $100, but is a solid light. Comes with a normal push button and tail that can do strobe, low/high, or high. Only for a rifle or shotgun if you were asking about pistol lights.

u/notaryn · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

NTA. If your getting harassed by a cat caller, introduce them to my little friend.

u/jraychris · 1 pointr/trashy

Fun fact: in America at least anyone can buy a low power taser without any ID or background check or anything. They only cost like $20 or $30 for a good one like this one on Amazon. Nothing that will drop an adult and make them wet themselves, but definitely strong enough to make that filthy Hobbit regret putting they damn toes on your armrest

Edit: fixed link

u/Alfique · 1 pointr/LetsNotMeet

OP, I highly recommend you get something to protect yourself like a [stun gun] ( [This] ( is the one that I have. The little metal bands down the front are electrified too, if someone tried to grab it away from you. Even without having to use it, it makes a very frightening sound. It is a discreet size too and can hang on a belt loop without bringing too much attention to itself, but again, this thing is fierce.

u/She_Zoremet · 1 pointr/actuallesbians

My brother gave me a taser when I moved out of the house but I'm afraid of dealing with someone who's already touching me. Does it not backfire if there's skin to skin contact?

It's looks exactly like this, but a different brand.

u/SoCal_UberX · 0 pointsr/uberdrivers

hey u/supergnat, here's a tip... step out when you arrive & open the rear door for any/all male pax. this way they have no choice, if they say "oh it's cool, i prefer the front" or "oh i get carsick, i need to sit upfront" just tell them "well someone puked on it last week so i've been making sure no one sits here".

but yea i would get it anyway, try this...

be careful out there & make smart choices, no amount of $$$ is worth getting raped or killed

u/MathDoc1960 · 0 pointsr/writing

What about something in between that completely ends their interaction and their relationship, without seeming exploitative?

She reaches for her rape alarm when he's not taking the hint (perhaps the second time he unhooks her bra after she said not to), in case she needs it to get him to stop. This thing is 140 db, a little louder than a .22LR rifle but continuous, and as loud as a jet engine, or

She reaches for the pepper spray she keeps in her own bedroom, for the same reason.

Either way, she accidentally pulls the pin on the alarm and then can't find the pin she dropped, which is the only way to stop the noise, or she accidentally locks/jams the pepper spray in the "spray" mode so it sprays until it's empty, nearly incapacitating both of them and moderately affecting everyone in the extended shared space.

She's unintentionally announcing to her world that he stepped way over the line, when he wasn't that far over the line, and her roommates will all spend half a day cleaning every wall and surface in their apartment, etc. to remove the spray residue, or explaining to several dozen neighbors and the police that the noise was just an accident. He's mortified, and she's traumatized both by someone she trusted not respecting her limits and by the unwanted drama and attention from everyone in her life.

I like the element of her trying to regain control and then making it into a bigger deal than she wanted, by accident, before she was quite ready to take that step. I also like the idea that such an event would certainly end their interaction and make each of them unwilling to be near the other, without either a rape or a fight scene.

Any thoughts?

u/cerebrus21 · 0 pointsr/news

Peper spray may work and you can definitely spray yourself and someone can still fight through being pepper sprayed or even see it coming and cover their face with their arm. Tasers can work depending on their clothing but requires you to make physical contact with the attacker. You're not always surrounded by a group of friends or have your dog everywhere you go. And dogs have to be trained for attack/defense when most are trained to be pets and companions. The reality is that you can use these non-lethal tools, i have Sabre Red pepper spray on my keychain and can stop a group of people, but sometimes immediatly going for the lethal option will make sense and is the reason why I carry two non lethal devices, pepper spray and a 1000 lumen light, and a ccw pistol because I am not a mind reader or a fortune teller.

Japan has a relatively low violent and is considered odd how low it is. Austraila has more guns now than they did before their ban and they are seeing an increase in firearm crimes as well as the UK.

I cant find the exact study at the moment because I am getting ready to close but here is something that you can read.

u/hoanghuy · 0 pointsr/Entrepreneur

Or! You could buy this Police Strength pepper spray for $7 and resell on the location for $16-$18. When people are afraid, they'd buy what you have to keep them safe. This is another way to capitalize the fear of being robbed while playing Pokemon Go that people got lately.

When you sell power bank, they will ask you about the specs/feature. When you sell pepper spray, you sell them a benefit. It always works better.

u/fr0st_bytes · 0 pointsr/homedefense

This is the OC I personally use, but in a smaller canister since I carry it with me. I like this one cause it's one that can be sprayed from any angle, so if a confrontation gets physical, you can spray it upside down if need be. If you're worried about being accurate with your adrenaline pumping, something like this would help that, but it's also gonna cause even more OC to be in the room/area and you'll feel the effects stronger as well. TASER is in fact a brand, but it's basically THE ECW. The TASER Pulse+ is an option, though.

I prefer OC in self defense over the TASER. This is a video showing why. It's a physical confrontation only, not exactly the same situation you're preparing for, but if you ended up having to defend yourself and due to moral or legal obligations, a firearm isn't an option...OC puts baddies on their butt.

Did you say you already had a TASER? Something to keep in mind, some people here suggested gel OC spray...if you spray someone with gel OC, then tase them, there is a chance they catch on fire. Water based OC sprays are the way to go in my opinion. We're not allowed to carry gel based spray for that reason.

u/robotman707 · 0 pointsr/politics

You've clearly never been pepper sprayed with something like the, the capsaicin loaded chemical weapon that Pike was armed with.

If you have, go ahead, tell me your story about how much it tickled. Tell me what it's like. I have been pepper sprayed, and I've had the absolute shit kicked out of me to the point of broken bones, and I've been tased (disclaimer: not enough to shit myself). And I'd avoid them in that order.

u/johndiggity · 0 pointsr/guns
u/TheSynthesizer · -1 pointsr/Portland

Well okay then....but at the same time I ordered it with free shipping no extra costs and it got here in 2 days super cheap, no shipping restrictions. Enough talking wanna spray about it? I think I spent 25 bucks for 3 canisters? You sound poor.

Edit: Here I found you one for 10 bucks, it is pink and has a ribbon.

u/casperrosewater · -1 pointsr/bicycletouring

I use this sabre brand and just hang the elastic strap over my bar grip.

Don't forget it could also be useful against rednecks with guns.

u/TakeMeXenu · -1 pointsr/CCW

I work in the home services field and have been attacked by dogs on 3 occasions.

I used this each time and never ended up with a bite.

I've also used this with same results.

Why the fuck would you shoot a dog if you didn't need to? Why bring that legal shitstorm into your life?

Are you dipshits just chomping at the bit to use your gun in a self defense role? You really need to stop.

I can't imagine pulling my G19 on a stupid dog.

Learn how to use pepper spray. A good pepper spray.

u/letsgetrandy · -1 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

If people steal your food once, you make sure to label it in the future.

If they continue to steal it when it's labeled, you send a polite office-wide email asking for it to stop.

If it continues after that, you put purple rain on your food so that everyone knows who it was.

That should pretty much end it. But if it doesn't, you start injecting diarrhetic into the pudding and make them hate life.

A padlock on a lunch bag is juvenile and passive aggressive.

u/joshwa207 · -1 pointsr/flashlight

Streamlight 88059 ProTac Railmount 2L Dedicated Fixed-Mount Long Gun Light, Black

u/LogicalAmeoba · -2 pointsr/news

Disagree. If you think it's not at all that effective, order this and upload a video of how it feels. I have tried it on my arms, it BURNS, I can't imagine how bad it would be for eyes.

It's so strong that amazon is not allowed to ship it to a handful of states and is used also by Law Enforcement.

u/Cuisinart_Killa · -2 pointsr/homedefense

Clearly op wants someone to tell him to shoot the guy in the face.
Sorry op, you can't shoot the guy over garbage.

Buy a bottle of this:

Fill a bag full of dry paper, print out a lot of fake financial papers.
Write things like "ATM PIN NUMBERS" on the papers.

Sprinkle all over the papers.

Enjoy your purple neighbor.

u/ycgfyn · -5 pointsr/Seattle

Why was he downtown looking at police records. The guy just needs to carry this for whenever some waste of space tries to bother him. It will drop anyone

u/elsydeon666 · -14 pointsr/news

I am saying what happened is so damn easy and obvious that it is likely a false flag operation.
$9 for a MAGA hat.
$8 for some pepper spray

You can literally do this for $20 and keep the media's story of "MAGA = hate" alive. The hardest part if finding a fall guy, but getting some random homeless dude to do it for $100 isn't hard.

There were some assholes in the MAGA camp. Look at Maxine Waters, who explicitly demanded that people harass Trump officials while they were off-duty.

Update: The guy was one of ours, defending himself from a crowd. That crowd, however, is pushing for the installation of Pelosi as POTUS through Klingon promotion.

That said, it is still so damn easy that it can be a false flag operation.

u/catchlight22 · -17 pointsr/rage

This is why I open-carry an Omega Star-Warrior Stun Baton at night. Don't let the 150k Volts fool you - it's the amps that cause pain.

Also, police-strength pepper gel that shoots up to 18 feet away.

Both, legal to open-carry where I am.

Best thing you can do, short of a firearms license.

EDIT: Everyone must watch that last link - it's fucking hilarious.

EDIT2: Wow, fuck ya'll haters.