Personal Security: Popular Non-Lethal Options

We all want to keep ourselves and our families safe, but not everyone feels comfortable with a firearm. If you want to protect yourself and those around you but are looking for effective non-lethal options you do have choices. Here are three popular ways to provide personal security without buying a gun.

Ballistic Shield

Today, you don’t have to look far to find a ballistic shield for sale to consumers. Ballistic shields are becoming a popular choice for defense against assailants. Ballistic shields are lightweight, usually around eight pounds, and bulletproof. Today’s models are comfortable to hold and have padded forearm and shoulder straps for stability. They can be used in homes, classrooms, offices, or anywhere else where you feel at risk. This valuable defense tool is no longer just for law enforcement or military personnel. Consumers can now choose to defend themselves against bullets with a ballistic shield as non-lethal protection.

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Pepper Spray

You may be thinking that pepper spray isn’t effective because you have to get close to the perpetrator, but that isn’t necessarily true. There are pepper sprays on the market that can hit targets up to ten feet away. Pepper spray is much more than a nuisance. It can be extremely painful and blinding providing valuable time to get away or get help. Law enforcement officers use pepper spray because it works, and it can work for you too. The price tag is also very accessible for most consumers.

Stun Guns and Batons

Both a stun gun and a stun baton can send a shock to your assailant and bring them to their knees. With a stun gun, you may need to get close to your perpetrator but the result is a whopping 53 million volts of electricity, and the price can be as low as $20 or less. If you don’t want to get quite as close and you like having some options then the stun baton may be a better pick for you. The baton doesn’t have the same punch as the stun gun, but 9 million volts is still a strong blow. You also have the option to swing the baton and strike your assailant. The stun baton will cost you around $40 to $50. Both options are successful, non-lethal weapons.