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  1. The Pros and Cons of Pepper Spray
    When it comes to defending yourself with pepper spray, it is important to understand the pros and cons of the substance in order to store and use it properly. Failure to do so may result in the substance being less effective.
    Storage
    One of the main pros about pepper spray is that it is portable and discrete. Whilst it can come in a variety of aerosols, they are all generally small enough to fit in a bag or pocket discreetly. Many also come in disguised forms (such as pens) to make them less noticeable and give make the user less inconspicuous. However, because they are packed into high pressure canisters this means there is always the possibility of them exploding in high temperature. For this reason try and keep them at room temperature where possible and do not leave them in direct sunlight.
    Ease of use
    Pepper spray is considered to be one of the more ‘user friendly’ methods of precautionary weapon with no formal training required before purchasing. Because pepper spray can be effective from as far away as 20 feet, there is no need for the user to get any closer to the potential attacker than necessary in order to defend themselves. However, it does come with a safety lock mechanism to prevent it going off unexpectedly and the user will need to become familiar with this device in order to be prepared for quick disabling in the event of an attack.
    Effectiveness
    Pepper spray is thought to be highly effective in warding off attackers – including dangerous animals. It contains a substance called Oleoresin capsicum – the compound responsible for giving peppers and chilies their fiery flavor and is used by the police for detaining and temporarily disabling violent protesters. Oleoresin capsicum can cause pain, temporary blindness and breathing difficulties. However one of the main problems with using pepper spray outdoors is that in high winds its effects can be drastically reduced and it can even blow back in the face of the user making them more vulnerable. It can also be ineffective if the attacker is wearing protective clothing such as a balaclava or glasses.
    Ethical
    For most people there is a balance between wanting to stay safe and feeling a moral obligation of not causing permanent damage to someone – even a potential attacker. Pepper spray meets this criteria because while it will debilitate the attacker for a period of up to 20 minutes, it is reported to be non-toxic and the effects of blindness, breathing problems, runny nose and pain will eventually wear off. However there have been cases in which the effects have been longer lasting and rare cases where they have been fatal. Some reports suggest that pepper spray can have much more serious effects such as hypothermia, miscarriage, corneal abrasions on the eyes and for people with lung disease or asthma, it can even be fatal. For these reasons many organizations are campaigning for the use of pepper spray by the police on nonviolent protesters to be banned. From a personal perspective it is the individual’s responsibility to decide how threatened they feel and whether they feel the use of pepper spray and the risks it carries are appropriate.
     
    The Pros and Cons of Stun Guns
     
    Stun guns are also a non-lethal method of precautionary protection and are carried by a number of civilians as well as the police. However, like pepper spray, they do have limitations. Here are some guidelines on these.
    Battery life
    Most stun guns work on batteries – the circuitry system within the gun takes the voltage of the batteries and multiplies it several times in order to product a high electrical charge. However, this means that if the battery life is low, the weapon becomes less effective. If they run out completely then it simply won’t work. The best (and cheapest) way to overcome this drawback is to buy rechargeable batteries or a chargeable gun. That way you can always be prepared in advance of using the device to prevent any nasty surprises.
    Effectiveness
    An average stun gun carries a volt of between 100,000 V – 300,000 V, which, when administered properly, will immobilize the muscles and scramble neurological signals to the brain thus rendering the attacker temporarily disabled for up to 20 minutes. Some stun guns have a higher or lower voltage meaning that the effects of this can be more or less pronounced. In any case, the gun can be administered to any part of the body and is not likely be effected by weather or other environmental factors. One of the main drawbacks with this, however, is that it is a ‘close quarter’ weapon -   you have to be within touching distance of the attacker to use it and ensure that both electrodes make contact with them for it to be effective. Whereas pepper spray can be used at a distance and used as a precaution or threat, a stun gun would be more likely to be used during a physical attack. This may mean that the user could be overpowered or have the gun removed from them or even used on them.
    Cheap and legal…mostly
    The term ‘gun’ automatically rings bells with some people but in many states you can legally own, carry and use a stun gun with no licence. They can also be picked up cheaply – often for as little as around $50. However, there are states and countries where stun guns are only legal with a licence and sometimes completely illegal (New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Hawaii). In these places carrying one is an offence, but using one could see you in jail on assault charges – even if you are the one being assaulted in the first place. You should also bear in mind that while it is legal to carry stun guns in checked baggage when flying, if you are travelling to a place where carrying them is illegal, you could see yourself in trouble again. Always check local rules before buying or travelling with a stun gun.
  2. With the 45th President of the United States soon to be elected who would you choose? I know the circles I run in would vote for neither.   As good Americans we normally try to choose the best of the worse. The choices this time around are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, who will you choose? This may help to make up your mind.

    From Greg Sargent: When Republicans attack public workers, they often take care to exempt cops and firefighters, because they are culturally sympathetic figures, and muddle the message that government workers are parasites who are destroying the economic conditions of ordinary Americans. But today Mitt Romney got a good deal more specific, claiming we do not need to hire more cops or firefighters specifically, which would, he said, cut against the interests of the American people. He also specifically named teachers. Romney said of Obama, "he wants another stimulus; he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, and more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people."

    Mitt where the hell you been ???????

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  3. Have you ever wondered what keywords on the internet triggers The Department of Homeland Security keep an eye on?

    Well wonder no more, The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S. The list includes obvious choices such as attack, Al Qaeda, terrorism and dirty bomb alongside dozens of seemingly innocent words like pork, cloud, team and Mexico.

    The department was forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organizations for comments that "reflect adversely" on the government.

    I wonder if out of control gas prices, high unemployment, or ridiculous credit card rates raise eyebrows on any governmental department’s keyword watch list? For some reason I believe these keywords make the government departments pull the covers over their heads and go back to sleep.

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  4. Today it has become imperative to protect yourself where ever your are. This includes self defense ability, hidden self defense weapons and strategies. Although self defense is important for everyone, women are targets in society and should assume that at some point in their life, they will be the victim of an assault. There have been estimates that in any given year, two out of five women are assaulted. A woman has a one in four chance of being sexually assaulted in her lifetime. These numbers are alarmingly high and a woman has to be prepared.

    One of the best ways to protect yourself is with pepper spray. These spray cans are available in various sizes and can be taken with you everywhere you go. They also have clips so that they can be carried on a purse or belt and quickly grabbed to be used against an assailant. These sprays are extremely effective and will disable an attacker, giving you enough time to escape.


  5. In listening to my customers I receive the question how does a stun gun work?how a stun gun works

    Stun guns work because our systems have electrical systems inside them. Your entire neurological system communicates through tiny electrical signals which are sent from your brain and delivered over the nerves. This communication system is often disrupted using a high-voltage, low-amperage charge. This is just what stun guns deliver. The amperage is low enough these self-defense products will not likely damage the central nervous system of the attacker, however , will confuse the central nervous system for just a short period of time, thus incapacitating the attacker and assisting you to flee.

    The consequence of a stun gun charge may be temporary paralysis or temporary muscle weakness. In any event, you'll be able to leave.Now you comprehend the basic mechanics of stun guns, you should look at how you will would actually utilize one. Because the stun gun works whenever it's in touch with muscles, you could touch the attacker on any portion of the body, and the product will be effective. To have the best effectiveness, you'll probably should zap the attacker not less than three seconds. However, following the|first second or two the attacker can become disoriented, that will permit you to continue to administer the charge.If you'd like for something which can incapacitate an attacker for sufficient time for you to get to safety, a stun gun fits this description perfectly.
  6. Not many people know this but there are thousands of stun devices on the market today with as many as 100 different manufacturers. You don't see a lot of them marketed in this country because quite frankly they are junk. Yes that's a fact. There's a lot of junk out there. So the first thing is when you see a stun tool on a website marketed in the United States even though it is probably made in China or Taiwan it has passed the scrutiny of an importer. That alone tells you that it's more reliable than most stun devices.

    And when it comes to stun guns, reliability is something that you should consider. But even more important than reliability powerful stun guns should be your prime consideration.

    Stun devices are the second most popular of all self-defense products in the world today. There aren't very many law enforcement officers for example that don't carry some kind of stun device.

    When it comes to your personal security and your own self-defense or the self-defense of loved ones stun weapons offer a nonlethal alternative to deadly force. They use high voltage and low amperage to disable an assailant for 5 to 10 minutes. The other popular stun device called a taser uses relatively low-voltage and high amperage to create a stronger disabling effect.

    80 years ago when stun devices were first invented a 10,000 volt product was sufficient to move cattle along. But nowadays it seems an average voltage of the stun product is in the 3,000,000 to 4,000,000 volt range.

    We have assembled five of the most Powerful Stun Guns for your consideration.

    1. First is a King Cobra that comes in at a whopping 5.8 million volts. It is 6 inches long-just enough space to fit in the palm your hand. It is totally rechargeable saving you money on battery costs. It has a four year warranty.

    2. Next is the Enforcer at 5,000,000 volts. It is only 4 1/2 inches long and just under 5 ounces which makes it light enough to carry in your pocket or your purse.

    3. The pretender stun gun is one of the most popular stun devices in the world. It is 4 1/2 million volts in a package that looks exactly like a camera cell phone which gives you the added advantage of surprise for an assailant. It has a lifetime warranty and two levels of safety built-in to prevent accidental discharge.

    4. The runt stun gun is a rechargeable 4.5 million volt device with a lifetime warranty. It is so small it can be mistaken for a mobile device when worn on your belt.

    5. And the multifunction stun gun is the most versatile the stun gun in the world. It is also 4.5 million volts and has a super bright flashlight, red emergency flashing lights, alarm and a popular disable pin wrist strap.

    If you are looking for powerful stun guns one of these five has your name all over it.

  7. The origins of stun guns go back to the 1930's when a normal size cattle prod was a foot long and weighed over 2 pounds. It only conducted about 10,000 V. But back then it was the strongest you could get from the batteries that were inside it.

    In the last 80 years or so cattle prods have made a tremendous change. Today they have morphed into the second most popular self-defense item in the world second only to defensive sprays.

    Stun devices have become smaller and more powerful because batteries are smaller and more powerful. But don't be confused by the small size. There are many stun guns today that are half the size of their predecessors even five years ago with two times the power.

    Stun devices are hand-held products that conduct an electrical charge used for self defense. They can put an assailant on his rear end for 5 to 10 minutes. Touching an assailant with the prongs on the end causes mental confusion and a temporary loss of balance. But 3 to 5 second application depletes the body of all blood sugars by causing the muscles to over work very rapidly. With no blood sugars left he has no energy.

    There has to be a reason why stun guns are so popular today. Maybe it's because they are cost effective are easy to carry and because they are so small, easy to conceal. Or maybe there is another reason-they work and have a long track record of success that proves it. There are several models of stun guns that are less than 4 inches in length-small enough to fit into the palm of your hand. Several examples are Mini Stun Gun is the Runt stun gun at 3.5 inches in length; the Hotshot at 2.25 inches in length (both are 4.5 million volts) and The Enforcer , which comes in at a huge 4.5 inches long and is 5.0million volts.

    The Enforcer and the Runt stun weapons both have a rechargeable capability so there is no need to buy batteries.

    One of the smallest is the stun pen at 1.2 million volts. It is 1 inch in diameter and 5 inches long and can easily be mistaken for a ball point pen. So don't be mistaken by the size.

    A mini stun gun of 3.5 to 4.5 inches packs a punch 4 to 5,000,000 volts can be your best friend.

    When it comes to size in stun devices, small can be better.

  8. I often get asked for my opinion on the products that I sell. I try to be as objective as possible because my reputation is riding on the line as well as that of the product I recommend. When people ask me what is the best high-voltage stun gun the answer is actually pretty simple. The pretender stun gun stands out among them all.

    Stun devices have been used for decades by law enforcement agencies. A version of a stunning weapon is on every utility belt of every officer in the country. What does that tell you about how effective they are? They all do basically the same thing-disable an assailant long enough for you to get away and get help.

    They do that by sending a powerful electrical charge to the muscles of an assailant. This electrical charge overwhelms the body and causes it to work very rapidly which in turn depletes all the blood sugars that are needed for energy. It will put the bad guy out of action for 5 to 10 minutes.

    Why do I recommend the pretender as the best high-voltage stun device? I do it for the following reasons. First of all it is 4.5 million volts. It is not as powerful as the King Cobra for example at 5.8million volts or the Enforcer at 5,000,000 volts but it has other features that compensate for that in my opinion. It is smaller than either one of those-the King Cobra or the Enforcer. It is only 4 inches long 2 inches wide and an inch thick. It has a lifetime warranty unlike the King Cobra or Enforcer.

    But the biggest reason that I recommend the pretender as the Best High-Voltage Stun Gun is that it provides a level of self defense especially for women that is unequaled. You see it's designed as a camera cell phone. It doesn't work as a cell phone but it looks just like one.

    So if you had one and felt threatened, the best thing you could do is take it out and hold it up to your ear as though you were talking on a cell call and give your assailant the impression that you are being distracted by a phone call. If he should approach further here's what you should do.

    Hold it up so the assailant can see it then press the on button to charge it up. The arcing electrical charge and the crackling sounds make for a very intimidating sight and sound show. Tell the assailant to "back off." That will usually get the desired results-he'll take off. If not give him 3 seconds of holy hell and put him on his rear end

  9. Dog attacks in the US hospitalize over 1 million people every year from bites or other trauma. For millions of Americans who love to walk, jog or ride their bicycles every day for exercise or just for the sheer enjoyment of getting outdoors, dog bites and dog attacks are a terrifying deterrent. There are several things that you can do to prevent a dog attack.

    I used to carry a dog pepper spray that was very effective if there is no wind. How many times have you been outside when there's no wind? Now I carry a Stun Gun For Dogs.

    My favorite is the Telescopic Stun Baton. When activated it extends to 21.5 inches and powers up to 800,000 volts. If the crackling, popping and intimidating sounds of the stun baton being activated doesn't scare the dog away the 800,000 volts will get them. Many of our customers tell me just the sound alone scares the dogs away. Exactly what you want

  10. When you go looking for Stun Guns For Sale. One of the things you're concerned about is getting the best deal that you can. You should be looking for a good variety with many manufacturers so you can compare features and make an intelligent choice on one of the most important decisions of your life-picking the right self defense product. You're probably also looking for the most powerful and smallest stun gun.

    The KING Cobra 5.8 million volt stunner is one of the most powerful stun guns in the world at a price that's very reasonable. It is less than 2 inches wide and is rechargeable so there's no need for batteries. It comes with a carrying case and a four year warranty. There has to be a reason why stun guns are second only to pepper sprays as the most popular self defense product in the world. They work at protecting you from assailants.

  11. Many people think that just because something is small it can't really do much damage. I am here to tell you that that is not the case. Some of the most powerful stun guns come in very small packages.

    A good case in point is enforcer stun gun. It is a little over 2 inches wide and 4 inches long with 5,000,000 volts enough to put any assailant and his rear end.

    Or if you want something a little more sophisticated try the Pretender Stun Gun. It looks just like a camera cell phone but is a 4.5 million volt stun gun that comes in black or pink to appeal to women. It has 2 forms safety built-in to prevent accidental discharge.

    A 3 to 5 second application of the Mini Stun Gun will put the assailant on his back for 5 to 10 minutes by forcing his body to use up all those blood sugars so he has absolutely no energy left. <

  12. Why obtain the strongest stun gun offered in the marketplace right now? Basically due to the fact it can be quite reasonably priced, quite powerful, and it can save your life or your loved ones life without having causing any permanent harm to the assailant.

    You can find hundreds of self defense merchandise available on the market. But, absolutely nothing compares to the high quality and effectiveness of these stun guns. Some men and women just obtain a stun gun and they've no clue on the way to use them. Even the strongest stun guns cannot enable you to in case you do not know the way to operate them. You cannot attempt and figure the way to use them when the assailant is about to attack you. The  1st step in self defense is self preparation.

    Take a have a look at crime statistics inside your neighborhood and you are going to start to recognize why so a lot of men and women are opting for self defense merchandise. They can save you from attacks and safeguard you in quite scary dire situations. Also, not everyone knows some type of martial arts or even has the strength to take on one more individual who may well have a gun or knife in hand. This is accurate especially of girls. These days, girls work late hours. They may well not have a auto or the journey back property may well take them by way of dark parking lots and alleys. At such times, they are going to surely really feel safer having a self defense product like the Runt Stun Gun. The Runt has 4.5 million volts and the most powerful that I have seen is the King Cobra Enforcer at 5.8 million volts!

     If you obtain a stun gun, you should take time to obtain acquainted with its characteristics. This may assist you to greater recognize how the device works. When pressing the device against the attacker's body, it releases an electronic charge that's high in voltage, and low in amperes, therefore it disables the attacker to provide you with sufficient time to escape and call the police. When an assailant comes in get in touch with the charge, they encounter excruciating discomfort together with muscle spasms. Additionally, there's no opportunity that the voltage passing by way of the assailant's body might be transmitted to you.

  13. A huge misconception about defense spray is that the higher the percentage, the hotter and far better it works. In most instances this could not be further from the truth. Most of the most effective, fastest incapacitating sprays inside the world are from 2%-10%. The lighter the fluid, the quicker is penetrates the membranes. The percentage has nothing to do with the actual SHU or "hot" inside the spray. Also, thicker sprays can inflame the skin region a lot more and last longer with this unnecessary inflammation. An excellent pepper spray will put the attacker down and out allowing you to escape or take control of the situation.

    Due to the fact it really is an inflammatory, as opposed to an irritant, OC is successful against all people who feel no pain including psychotics, drunks and drug abusers. OC has proven itself to be the ABSOLUTE Greatest DETERRENT accessible for attacking dogs and wild animal control. Yet another key benefit of OC is that it really is not volatile and won't emit plenty of fumes like tear gases.

    The term OC (oleoresin capsicum) can be a horticultural term which refers to chili peppers. There are numerous distinct kinds of chili peppers ranging from jalapenos, chiletpin, and cayenne to habaneros. They all have one factor in widespread. They all contain a substance which is really powerful -- an alkaloid referred to as capsaicin (cap-say-a-sin). Just a single drop of tasteless and odorless capsaicin in 100,000 drops of water as well as the heat may be noticeable. In reality, capsaicin may be detected by humans at one component per ten million!

    Capsaicinoids are produced by a gland inside the pepper's placenta, which is the top partition just below the stem. This is also where the seeds are attached. The placenta is about 16 times stronger than any other component of the plant, any OC spray worth its salt will use its active ingredient made from this part.

    Back in 1912, a pharmacologist named Wilbur Scoville came up with the standard for measuring the power of capsaicin. Referred to as the Scoville Organoleptic Test, it was necessary to calculate the temperature of peppers employed in several pharmaceutical items of the time (including "Heet" which was employed for the relief of sore muscles, arthritis pain and muscular sprains). Scoville measured the ground pepper into a mixture of sugar, water and alcohol. Then, a panel of five tasters sipped the mixture and gave it a grade; it took a majority of three to assign a value.

    Nowadays, the value is established by means of high technologies, a computerized approach referred to as high-performance liquid chromatography. The pepper scale ranges from zero Scoville unit for a bell pepper to 5,000 or so for a jalapeno to a whopping 200,000 - 300,000 for a habanero! Pure capsaicin is 15,000,000. The oleoresin capsicum employed in a superior pepper spray formula is derived from the hottest peppers and further processed and refined until the heat rating is 5,300,000 (5.three million!).

    Pepper spray is employed everywhere nowadays from personal use to make use of by law enforcement officials. This spray nonetheless just isn't allowed on an airplane? You can not carry any pepper spray or stun gun on an airplane or in carry-on luggage. You'll be able to, nonetheless take a can (up to 4 oz.) within your checked baggage.

  14. Debbie was downtown with friends for an evening of fun. She had parked her car a block off the main street in a parking lot. When the evening was over she had to walk the last block by herself.  As she approached the parking lot she saw a man across the street with a hooded sweatshirt - he was walking toward her.

    Debbie was not looking for trouble, but she was prepared. In her purse she had her stun gun. When he started to cross the street, coming to her side, she put her hand in her purse and held the stun gun. When he looked up and she saw that he was focused on her she yelled, "Get away from me!". He kept walking toward her.

    She pulled the stun gun out and again said, "I mean it, get away from me!"  He kept coming toward her.  She stopped, looked at him and pushed the button on her stun gun. It crackled a warning spark. 

    In the quiet of the darkness the light from the flash was bright and the sound was alarming. The man reacted by straightening up and running back across the street. The warning spark had worked - but if it hadn't Debbie was prepared for the worst and would have given him a shocking experience if he got too close.

  15. By Karen Abby

    One of the real joys of retirement and enjoying your senior years may come in the form of travel. Travel is broadening and many senior citizens save for a lifetime to enjoy a lifestyle of travel once they are retired. The image of becoming a world traveler in their senior years is one of those dreams that kept them going when life was tough in their working years so they certainly deserve to hit the road and enjoy the fruit of a lifetime of work.

    If this is the kind of retirement fun that you have in mind, it pays to plan ahead so you travel smart. Being prepared for a long trip makes sense for anybody but if these trips you will be taking are to be the dream trips you want them to be, you do not want to see those vacations turn into travel nightmares.

    A big part of smart traveling is planning well in advance what you are going to need on the trip. But it may be even more important to know what you are NOT going to need. By packing light, you make the chore of pulling large pieces of luggage through the airport less difficult. And if you are going to be staying in several places on the trip, packing light means less repacking as well.

    It will take some experience as to what works for you in a travel situation to know how to pack. You may wish to build a special travel wardrobe of garments that wear well under stress, do not wrinkle and can be rinsed out and used again on the road thus extending their usefulness and cutting down on excess clothing. Another way you can cut down on the bulk en route is to not take very much with you that can be bought when you get there. By not taking a lot of toiletries, you cut down on the problems with airport security and the chance of toiletries leaking in your bags.

    Smart traveling for senior citizens also means having your prescriptions all up to date and well documented. Make copies of all prescription for drugs, eyeglass, and other documents that you may need to get refills on the road should you lose or run through your medicines. It is a good practice to carry onset of copies with you and one set in your suitcase or travel bag in case you become separated from either one you have a back up. In addition file copies of all of your travel documents with a loved one so even if you lose everything, you can still get your documents sent to you or by email or fax.

    Alert your local pharmacy so if they need to consult with a pharmacy where you are going, that phone call will not catch them by surprise. These kinds of precautions eliminate panic in the event of a problem while traveling.

    Similarly make sure your itinerary and copies of your passport and credit card numbers are kept in secure places and on file with a loved one. Go through your wallet and think about each card and important document you have and how you would handle having those cards canceled and replaced should you lose your wallet or purse. By keeping those important numbers where you can get to them quickly, you can move fast to cancel credit cards and get replacements virtually immediately from your hotel should you get robbed or lose your valuables while traveling.

    By thinking ahead like this and staging in your mind every possible problem and planning how to respond, you eliminate the chance that your trip could be stopped and your fun brought to an end because of a difficulty. Then when things do go wrong, you just shift to plan A-B-C or D and you are right back in business.

    Karen Abby is a security products author and a major retailer of travelers safety products

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  16. Are you attracted to a device that only costs hardly any money, but may mean the difference in your life or death in an attack?

    A number of women today are purchasing self defense products to have with them in an unfortunate time of an assault. Make no mistake; you are not imagining that the rate of crime is on the rise. A non-lethal self defense weapon is a smarter and safer choice than carrying a loaded gun.

    Not only can a non-lethal self defense product save your life, but it takes away the burden of using a gun and taking another persons life.

    In the long run, personal self defense weapons are safe if used correctly. Of course there has been controversy about Tasers and stun guns being used to torture people with repeated exposure to its electrical charge. But we are not talking about those instances.

    We are focusing on what they can do for you as targeted woman. Women are more at risk. Statistics show that most violence is done by men, and most have a preference of a female target. Because, most but not all females are the physically weaker sex, and these men that are hoping to do violence, commonly want a weaker adversary. Someone they can control and dominate. With a non-lethal weapon you can reduce the risk that you will be viciously beaten or killed when walking to your car at night, or taking an evening walk in your once safe neighborhood.

    Non-lethal weapons are perfect for women and some are designed with the on the go women in mind. There are pepper sprays and stun guns that resemble a tube of lipstick, stun guns that are designed to look like a cell phone and some are even gender color specific too. Most are very discreet and are available to look like simple items that you may carry in your purse or pocket.

    When these products are used properly against an attacker, they very well could save a womans life.

    It is recommended that after purchasing a self defense weapon that if at all possible, you take a short course on how to use it. Some police stations offer safety courses along with their self-defense courses. If these courses are not available in your area, at bare minimum practice with your device of choice and become familiar with your device and what it can do for you in case of an attack.

    Karen Abby is a security products author and a major retailer for Women's defense weapons. For Self Defense Weapons designed just for women go to DIY self defense.com

  17. Live in a bad neighborhood? Always leaving work after dark? Feeling safe in your own home, at the office, or walking to your car on a dark night are very important. Sometimes pepper-spray is not enough to ward off attackers and something more durable is what you are looking for. In the market of nonlethal self defense products, the Stun Gun Flashlight can be a wise and life saving choice.

    Stunguns always pack a punch but with the Guard Dog brand you are getting two features in one. The clever look of the device disguises the fact that it is a stun weapon, because it looks like a typical flashlight. The 3 super bright light emitting diodes (L.E.D.) are several times brighter than your average flashlight bulb making poor visibility not an issue additionally it can be used to hinder a would be attackers vision.

    The loud crackle of this super charged stunner flashlight can set off a "do not mess with me sucker" message to deter attackers, burglars, and other criminals from proceeding with their dastardly plans, and should keep away humans and animals alike. But if this is not enough, when the stun function is activated this will surely do the trick. With an output voltage of 2.9 million volts, makes for an extremely intimidating weapon.

    Through testing we have found that the Guard Dog brand stun flashlight device is very easy to use and will fit into the smallest of hands. Operation is cinch with one switch that operates the flashlight. The feature that I found most accommodating was the large red activation button above the flashlight button to activate the stun feature. For safety, a switch was placed on the bottom of the unit which controls power to the stun gun.

    The Guard Dog Stun Gun Flashlight is also rechargeable; it is recommended that the internal batteries be charged for 8 to 10 hours prior to first use. The flashlight plugs into any 110 volt wall socket with the included charging plug making the recharge process a snap. It holds a charge for up to three months but it is recommended that if unused you should recharge it every two months.

    The expert construction of the Guard Dog Stun Zapper Flashlight and the heavy duty materials make this a product that should last for many years under normal use. The dimensions are as follows: the head is 1.5 inches in diameter, the body is 1 inch in diameter, and the whole unit is only 7 inches long. Additional accessories included are a wrist strap and heavy duty nylon holster with belt loop.

    Karen Abby is a security products author and a major retailer for Guard Dog Stun Gun Flashlights. For this and other powerful stun guns visit stunguns-usa.

  18. Not long ago, crime was something that happened to other people. It happened in cities or "high crime areas" but not in quiet little towns where moms take kids to the park, jog alone or go to and from work at all hours of the day and night. Things have changed a lot. It seems that potential attackers target their attack toward women. In the past self defense weapons have been marketed almost exclusively to men, leaving women very few places to go to find protection. Lack of information and access to reliable and effective weapons has left many women vulnerable, injured or dead. More recently, there has been more importance on womens self defense.

    There are many self defense classes to choose from and volumes of ideas on self defense. However, women need more. Self defense classes are important and not to be minimized, they often leave a bit to be desired. For example, if you are 5'2" and 100 pounds, even with self defense training it might be quite difficult - if not, impossible - to fight off a 6 foot tall attacker. There is a way to reinforce a womens self defense, as well as, help women get the same access to self defense weapons as men have traditionally had. There are self defense products and weapons available to everyone over 18 years old and are very effective to use in self defense.

    Products such as pepper-spray, for instance, come in various forms and styles. There is pepper spray, pepper foam and pepper gel. Some of these products come hidden inside fake ballpoint pens, lipstick tubes, flashlights, cell phones and more. They are easy to conceal and easy to use. There are tasers and stun guns which send non lethal, powerful electric volts into would-be attackers and incapacitate these attackers, giving a person time to get away and get help. These tools are extremely effective come in compact packages and various colors. They fit in a hand bag or pocket and are easy to use. Women's self defense is essential and critical. It is important for women to have choices in being able to protect and defend themselves in a way that gives them security.

    Karen Abby is an author for DIY Self Defense a leading distributor of Women's defense products. For more information about women's defense weapons and other personal security products, please visit DIY Self Defense.