Common Self-Defense Weapons

Knowing the best self-defense techniques alone is not enough in the uncertain world. You also need to be smart enough to make use of some weapons for your self-protection. There may be situations where you may not get a chance to use the weapon you carry. However, it is still advisable to always carry some of the simple self-defense weapons along with you.

You need to be very clear that making use of any self-defense weapon should be only for your protection and does not mean you should harm your enemy deeply to escape the situation. Therefore, be smart in using the self-protection weapons that you. The big question is what sort of items you can use for self-protection. Here are some of the most common weapons when picking a weapon for self defense.

Pepper Sprays

person using pepper spray

These are an excellent self-defense weapon. The chemical heat generated from the sprays works well at stoppingĀ attackers. They cause an almost instantaneous inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, lungs, throat, and eyes of the attacker, causing a lot of pain and inability to open their eyes allowing you to get away. The average spray has a range of between 8 and 20 feet which allows you to use the device for a distance.


These are possibly the most popular of all the self-defense weapons. One of the reasons why they are effective pressure point weapon which is considered legal and non-lethal. They are popular because they are very easy to carry. Whereas there are various styles of kubotans, the average one is about 6 inches long and one inch in diameter. You can easily carry them in the pocket, and some of them have a key ring attached to them making them readily available whenever you are taking your keys along.

Stun Guns

hand holding stungunStun guns are also perfect when it comes to self-defense. They use electrical voltage to disrupt the muscle functions of the attacker. The voltage that the gun produces causes some pain and interferes with the neurological impulses from the brain to the muscles making the attacker unable to control their muscle function. The attacker, however, has to be in your face before you use this weapon as the electrodes must come in contact with the target.

Folding Knives

These are small, simple knives which you can keep easily in your pocket. It may be used for self-protection whenever there is a need. Few people are however prepared to stab or cut another person, but this weapon can still make a perfect weapon for self-defense.

There are many simple weapons that you can use when in such situations. Remember to handle these weapons smartly and escape from the situation you are in.…

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