Men can become the victim of an assault it is just different then for woman. Men are most of the time better in defending themselves but there are ways to avoid a confrontation most of the time.
We have found an article that gives 10 self defense tips for men and shared it here. We also suggest to always carry any kind of self defense weapon on you. Have a look at our store to find the one that fits your lifestyle.
Here is one very important tip!
Increasing personal safety ALWAYS commences with awareness
Since most men may be attacked in almost any situation and for a wide-ranging variety of reasons I offer the following advice.
Here is a list of ten simple things that you can do immediately that will increase your safety:
1 – Most men get involved in physical trouble as a result of saying something rude, offensive, tactless, stupid or hurtful. Controlling what comes out of your mouth can keep it in good shape. Think before you speak.
2 – If a fight breaks out in a bar – leave immediately. Go before all the drunks and brawlers start swinging chairs, bottles, glasses and punches. A “free for all” usually starts with just two protagonists. Innocent bystanders often get hit. Those who leave all the fools to bash each other do not.
3 – NEVER attempt to mediate an argument between a man and a woman. Both will cease arguing or fighting with each other and turn on you – the common enemy. If you fear for the woman’s safety, call the police.
4- Understand that many people these days have a cocktail of drugs and booze in their veins. It makes them argumentative, aggressive and “Mike Tyson-esque.” Avoid people who are “off the planet.” Even a casual glance at them can set them off. Leave them with their own demons.
5- Don’t make the fatal mistake of thinking that ANYBODY fights “fair” any more. Those days are over – they have been since the John Wayne era! Expect multiple attackers, weapons, possibly both.
6 – The cemeteries are full of dead heroes. Don’t add to their number. Run if you can. There is no shame in avoiding a fight. In fact, running away is smart.
7 – Recognize objects in every room of your home that could be used as makeshift weapons. Home invasion is a growing curse these days due to the unwillingness of our governments to protect their citizens.
8 – THIS IS MORE OF A LEGAL WARNING: Understand that if you allow yourself to be placed in a “compromising” position with a woman, particularly one who is “under-age,” then the woman’s version of events will usually be believed over the man’s version. Do not allow yourself to get into such situations.
9 – Negotiation is a far higher art form than physical confrontation. Do anything reasonable to avoid a fight. NOTHING good ever comes out of conflict. War is proof of that.
10- When all else fails, your back is to the wall and there is absolutely no other alternative left remember… “it is better to be trialed by twelve than carried by six.”
Remember my opening words – “increasing personal safety ALWAYS commences with awareness.” Increase your awareness, mind your manners, know your surroundings and you will certainly improve your safety.
We hope this article we found will help you stay safe and avoid a confrontation. We also recommend the 10 self defense tips for woman and share it with your friends.
Feel free to share these 10 self defense tips with anyone you think that might benefit from them.
Woman are more victim of being attacked then ever it seems. We have found 10 Powerful Self Defense Tips For Women.
Here are facts about them and tips we found to avoid them.
In the USA, every two minutes a woman is being raped.
A recent survey revealed that 50% of Canadian women have experienced an incident of sexual assault or physical violence.
In Australia, 19% of women aged 18 to 24 experienced an act of violence in the last year.
Statistics show that one in very four women in America will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.
These are SHOCKING statistics!
We suggest every woman to carry a self defense weapon and that is why we made a section on our website filled with self defense products for ladies.
This is what the writer of this article has to say.
“For more than 30 years I have been running specialized self defense courses and seminars. Over that time I have shown thousands of people how to protect and look after themselves.”
Increasing personal safety ALWAYS commences with awareness.
Since most women fear attacks of a sexual nature more than anything else most of my quick tips are geared towards that.
If you are a woman, here is a list of ten simple things that you can do immediately that will increase your safety:
1 – Do not wear revealing clothing in public places. Doing so will ensure that you attract plenty of attention, including attention from those people with evil intent. Be discrete and leave provocative wear to those times when you can enjoy the intimacy of your partner.
2- Trust your instincts. Women are very intuitive. If you think a situation might be dangerous then it probably is. That little guardian angel should be trusted rather than ignored.
3 – Rape and other sexual assault is always increasing. In the event of the worst outcome use your fingernails to gouge your attacker’s cheek. It marks him for identification and you will have DNA under your nails.
4 – Drive your motor vehicle in a courteous manner. Nobody appreciates rude hand signs. Remember – eventually you have to stop, even if it is to refuel. Psycho cases might follow you for many miles “just to teach you a lesson” – all because you made yourself a target to their twisted minds.
5 – Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, taking mind altering drugs and leaving ANY food or drink unattended where it may be tampered with is a recipe for disaster. Give your self an even chance.
6 – NEVER pick up hitch-hikers and ABSOLUTELY NEVER hitch-hike yourself.
7 – If you live alone make sure that all your mail is addressed by just your first initial followed by your surname. Never allow mail to be addressed to you with salutations like Miss, Mrs, Ms or with your christian or given name. Those letters and parcels pass many eyes before they get to you. Change them. Make them nondescript as to your sex and marital status. Why allow anybody even one extra shred of information about you?
8 – NEVER walk alone at night or at any time in isolated areas. Predators love these locations. Avoid them.
9 – Many sexual acts are committed by people who the victims knew – or, at least, thought they knew! Be friendly and polite by all means but be vigilant for tell-tale signs of “strange” behavior. Do NOT flirt. Be firm about any unwanted attention, particularly in the work place.
10 – Sexual attack is usually preceded by some visual sign, which is usually preceded by some verbal approach before the physical action. Recognize the sequence: the look – the talk – the attack.
Please feel free to distribute this safety list to every woman you care for.The only condition is that the resource box remains intact and that this article is not altered in any way.
There are so many predators out there. Let’s help our women to PROTECT themselves! Don’t let somebody YOU know become the next victim.
I hope after reading this article we found you maybe found ways to help you increase your safety.
Feel free to share this article to everyone you think that might need it.
There is a lot of information and facts about pepper spray available but not all information is based on facts and sometimes copied from other sources. I have tried to dig a little deeper and did a lot of reading to find out more information about pepper spray.
What is pepper spray
Pepper spray is what is official called a Lachymatory agent. the word Lacrima means tear in Latin and that is why it is also called tear gas.
A lachymatory agent is a chemical compound that irritates the eyes and causes them to tear, be painful and cause temporary blindness.
The product was used first in law enforcement to be used as a less lethal form of protection for police officers to restrain a person easier. Then there was the use as an animal repellent as a defense against dogs and even bears.
The pepper spray is basically a non lethal product although there are rare cases that it might have been a contributing factor in a death.
What is the difference between pepper spray and mace
Many people think that it are two different types of pepper. Mace is however a brand name and is a pepper spray.
We sell them in our store under the Mace pepper spray category if you would like that particular brand.
How is pepper spray made
The main ingredient in pepper spray is called Capsaicin and this is chemically derived from plants in the Capsicum family and this includes chili’s.
Most of the time the pepper is finely grounded and and than ethanol is used to extract the capsaicin from it.
The ethanol is then evaporated and what is left is the oleoresin capsicum and after that it is most of the time called OC.
How is the pepper spray heat measured
Here we get in a little shady area. There is no official regulated method to describe the strength of the pepper spray you buy. Every company has its own claims and do not use the same method.
For example there are six different type of capsaicinoids that all cause a different level of irritation.
There are several methods that are used to tell you how hot the pepper spray is.
What does Oc Percentage stand for
Like I mentioned OC stands for oleoresin capsicum and it is believed that a higher percentage hurts and burns more.
I basically measures the percentage of active ingredient in the pepper spray.
Problem is that there are more and less potent peppers and thus a 10% can be hotter than a 20% depending on the used peppers and the level of hotness of them.
This scale is used to measure the heat of chili peppers and is also used to measure the heat of pepper spray. It was invented in 1912 by a pharmacist called Wilbur Scoville to measure the amount of capsaicin in a pepper. Capsaicin is the chemical that that provides the heat.
Problem with this test it that it is based on the humans that samples this diluted solution. This makes it not very accurate.
This seems to be the most accurate test for the hotness of pepper spray and is done in a laboratory with the use of a chromatography testing device. Since the price for these test are high and it is not regulated most companies do not use this but refer to OC and Scoville heat.
My Opinion! I do not care too much about claims made on how strong a particular pepper spray is. They all hurt bad enough to take your attacker out and beg for mercy. More important is how easy it is to use and to carry on you.
How much heat should you go for
Like I mentioned it is my opinion that the amount of OC or Scoville is not that important. Have you ever had something burning in your eyes like pepper? Did you care how hot the pepper was? Probably not. All you cared about was how to get it our of your eyes I guess.
Higher OC or Scoville will probably burn even more, but a lower rating used in the right way will cause more discomfort than a higher rating used wrong.
What pepper spray product do you need
The package depends on what situation you are keeping the pepper spray on you. If you use one for running and hiking I recommend our Mace dog pepper spray as a the one to use. This one can be carried in your hand while running just like others keep a small water bottle on them. By keeping it in your hand it is ready to use whenever the situation calls for it.
if you are just in need of an all round pepper spray I suggest that a key ring pepper spray is a good choice. Keychain pepper sprays are a very universal product that can be used in many situations and will always be with you on your keys. They can be taken of the key ring and carried on your hand also. Some of them are small enough to take with you in your pocket or purse. Very versatile and very hot. for ladies we have several fashionable colors including pink.
As a woman I can understand that you would like to have more choices to use a pepper spray depending on the activity your are planning on having for that day. That is why I created a whole page with pepper sprays for woman in our store for your to choose from.
Video of real pepper spray use
Best way to use pepper spray
in case of a real emergency there is no time to think about how to use a pepper spray the best way.
all you do is get your pepper spray out and press the release button to spray as effective as possible.
Don’t overthink this and practice as much as you can without really using your pepper spray. Take it out of your purse, pocket, holster or any place you hide your pepper spray and practice to get it as fast as you can. This should be such and automatic response that you don’t have to even think anymore.
If there is a situation that you can predict that there is a possibility that you maybe need your pepper spray then try to get the situation changed in a way that you have the over hand and control where your attacker is coming from.
Try to spray him or her with the wind in your back. also try to make your getaway path in a position that you can stay away from you attacker. Meaning that you can turn around and run to find help or call the police.
If you have sprayed your attacker the right way you will not have any problem running for help. He or she will be totally helpless for a while and this will give you the opportunity to get away.
Can pepper spray cause permanent blindness?
The eyes will be one of the most effected parts of your body if you ever get sprayed with pepper spray. There is nothing you can doe about that. This is a physical reaction to the pepper spray.
There is not enough evidence to support that pepper spray can cause permanent blindness. There are however eye doctors that are convinced that repeated exposure will damage the cornea of the eye.
Is pepper spray legal?
Pepper spray is legal in many states. There are however restrictions in some states and even in some cities or counties.
Before purchasing pepper spray in our store you should check the restrictions in you area.
Read our shipping restrictions to see where we do not ship to.
We will be adding more pepper spray information and facts here on a regular basis.
Many people still think that a stun device is a lethal self defense product but this is not the case.
The Low amps in a stun gun mostly causes a painful experience for attacker.
Sometimes a high voltage stun gun is advertised as a better option and for more penetrating power.
We answered the question “do stun guns go through clothes” in this post.
A stun gun has two probes and will send an electric shock from one to the other probe and if there is skin in between the electric current will go from the skin through the nerve system and shut down some parts of the body.
This can, depending on where someone is stunned, cause a temporarily muscle contraction and so much discomfort that the attacker most of the time will change his mind.
Why a high voltage stun gun
A high voltage stun gun has an advantage over a lower voltage stun device.
The higher voltage will give more penetration force if you have to stun someone through his clothes.
That is the only advantage. Most companies use it as a sales pitch as if it has more stunning power.
This is not true. The power comes from the amps and not from the voltage although more voltage might give more inconvenience.
Voltage and amps of a stun gun
An electric device uses volts and amps.
Volts can basically not kill someone.
Have you ever been on a farm with an electric fence? This is just high volts and low amps.
Amps however, even as low as 1 amp, can kill someone.
A stun gun that is called a high powered stun gun will not have a lot of amps
a 3 to 4 milliamps is already a high powered stun gun.
This is 3 or 4 thousands of one ampere. Way below the power to kill someone.
How does a stun gun stop an attack?
for a stun gun to be effective you have to touch your attacker with it.
The best place is the skin but most stun guns and the high voltage series will go through clothes also.
The way a stun gun stops an attacker is through the voltage and the amps in the stun gun.
As soon as you activate the stun gun it will discharge its voltage and the low amps into your attacker.
This will cause a lot of pain and if you keep touching him it will cause a muscle contraction.
When you keep going it will eventually bring him down to the ground because he will loose his balance and orientation.
Here is my advice. Forget all manuals. Shock him as long as you can and then run. Call the cops or find help.
How does it feel to be stunned
I would not advice you to test it on yourself. There are many YouTube videos of people getting stunned available if you would like to watch that.
I have never been stunned but people told met that it feels like hitting your funny bone but then ten-thousand times worse. Update: I did stun myself by accident. I charged my flashlight stun gun in the house and wanted to check the LED light of it after charging. I forgot however that I pushed the button to far and activated the stun function while I had my fingers on the probes on the front. Just stunned my finger tips and this already hurts like hell. Now I can imagine a little how it feels to be stunned in a more sensitive area.
Can you be stunned while stunning someone
This is a question we get a lot and the answer is a simple NO.
All the energy will stay in your attacker and even when you touch him while using a stun gun it will not flow into your body. Reason is in my opinion that the electric flow goes from one probe to the other probe and in this way it will not effect you when you touch you attacker.
Types of stun devices
There are many types of stun guns available and there is one for every situation.
I prefer to have a flashlight stun gun in my car . The flashlight always comes in handy and makes the stun gun look less like a stun device since it is hidden in a normal usable LED flashlight. Most of them are rechargeable and come with charger for the car and one for in your house.
An option that is becoming more popular is a high voltage cell phone stun gun. This just looks like a cell phone but it is a high powered stun gun. Many people walk, jog and shop with a cell phone in their hand. That makes this a perfect disguised stun device.
A stun gun even if it looks like a flashlight, cell phone or lipstick is only effective if you are close to your attacker.
That is the only disadvantage. You have to be close enough to touch him or her and preferably on bare skin.
Although firing a stun gun in the air for one or two seconds already can make any attacker think twice to continue with his action. They know this sound from the many law enforcement shows on TV.
A stun gun is only effective if properly charged or with fresh batteries. An empty stun gun will do no harm to anyone. Is this a con? Yes maybe but if you keep it charged and check this at least once a month there will be no problem.
Testing a stun gun
Test firing a stun gun is good a to test if its still charged enough.
Be aware that firing a stun gun in the air should only be done for one or two seconds.
A longer test might cause damage to the device and make it mail function.
The stun guns in our store
A stun gun is one of the most effective non lethal self defense devices available.
Just the sound of stun-guns alone will make most attackers think twice before they continue.
On this page you will find links to all the stun guns in our store. Organized in a way that it is easy to find the stun gun for your specific situation.
There are benefits in having a rechargeable stun gun flashlight.
One of the main benefits is that you will not have to buy any batteries anymore for a long time. But that is an obvious one of course
Although the name rechargeable sound like you never have to buy batteries anymore this is not entirely true.
Like we all know from our other devices like alarm clocks or even laptops a battery does not last for ever.
So, even in the rechargeable flashlight stun gun category we have to keep our eye on the lifespan of them.
What can make your battery last longer or shorter
There are different opinions about the flashlight stun gun charging time and when to charge any battery powered product.
Many mention to let the battery go almost dead all the way before charging but lately I read more that it is better not to let the charge go below 30% before charging any device and this will make the battery last longer.
Temperatures and especially low temperatures can drain a battery faster than you would like to see it happen and decrease their lifespan. This is reason enough to keep the one in your car out of direct sunlight if you can.
How to see if the battery goes bad
One easy way to find out if the battery is at the end of its life is when you have to charge it more often than you use to do.
This is a very good indication that it is time to buy a new rechargeable battery for your stun gun.
It is also a good indicator if the charging time is starting to get shorter.
An older battery that is going bad will appear to look charger faster but actually what it does it is not holding a charge and the cells are going bad.
Most of our other flashlight stun gun combinations come with chargers for home. And some of them have the prongs attached to them for easy charging and no need for
I have read that some people call this type of stun gun a rechargeable police flashlight with stun gun and most of the ones in our store will fit this description very well.
Find the one that fits your need and budget for a great way of protecting yourself with a non lethal self defense weapon in the form of a stun gun. If you need more information about stun guns you can read this article stun gun information and facts on our site to help you out.
In my opinion a rechargeable stun gun with LED flashlight is one of the best non lethal self defense products to have on you or to keep in your car. Just be careful to read you local and state laws to make sure you are allowed to buy a stun gun.
Some people wonder why it can be a good idea to have a flashlight stun gun that also comes with a disable pin.
It is pretty easy to explain why a flashlight stun gun itself is a great choice when it comes to a non lethal self defense product.
Flashlight is a bear necessity
A flashlight is something that we all should have in our house or car.
Or even in both. Have you ever looked for your flashlight in your car and just remembered that you used it at home and forgot to put it back in your car? I have done that several times.
Reason enough to have one in both places.
Why a flashlight stun gun with disable pin
I can hear you ask this question and the answer is simple.
In my opinion it is not a necessity, but an extra layer of protection and self defense.
Some people call this safety feature also a stun gun with safety pin. It is basically the same thing of course.
In a situation that you are forced to use your flashlight as a stun gun there is a slight possibility that your attacker is maybe not impressed with the sound that your high voltage stun gun makes and tries to get it from you.
In this situation it is good that there is a disable pin that will make it impossible for him or her to turn the tables and use it on you instead you using it in him.
What does the disable pin do?
In general a disable pin does what the name says. It disables the use of the stun option of the flashlight and even makes it unusable as a flashlight in most cases.
This leaves it completely useless in the hands of someone else or if the attacker is in possession of your stun gun.
It can also be a good idea if you have on at home and your children try to “play” with it while it is for example on the charger.
As you can read a flashlight stun gun with disable pin can have some benefits and give some extra safety.
Recommended models in our store
We have two of them in our store that we can recommend.
Safety and protection in the new year that is coming our way is even more important than in most recent years.
There seem to be more personal attacks on people than we have ever seen.
Guns sales are rising and the number of news items about violence are also increasing.
Personal protection in 2017
This is a good reason to start thinking about your and your family personal protection in this new year.
Although many blogs and news articles suggest that carrying a gun on you is one of the best options for self defense we at C&E Security have a different opinion about that.
First of all it is not allowed in every state or even certain cities to carry a deadly weapon on you and second of all it takes time and classes to follow a concealed carry class and get approved by your state police for this license.
On the other hand Stun guns and pepper sprays are allowed in about every state and you do not need a permit to carry it on you.
A pepper spray or stun gun is easy to conceal and most attackers do not expect to get tased or sprayed in the face with items that look like something we all have on us.
Although we have nothing against guns and own a few our self we do believe that using deadly force should be a last resource and that we have enough non lethal self defense products available to do so.
These flashlight with build in stun guns are giving you a triple use. They can be used in case of an emergency as a regular flashlight.
From a safety point of few you can blind your attacker and stun him with the same product.
More options to stay safe in 2017
One of the easiest ways to stay safe is called “common sense” and it is also free.
It just makes sense to think about you safety in every situation and to avoid situations that can turn into a disaster.
Examples are things like using an ATM after dark. Try to use them in daylight and if you really have to use one at night be sure to find one that is at the front of the building and not in a dark parking in the back.
Another example is going to the store after dark. Just by thinking logical and park you car close to the store in a spot with enough light you can prevent any problem already. If you still do not feel safe ask a employee of the store to walk with you to you car I think that they will be most willingly to do so.
You see that safety and staying safe does not have to be hard to implement in our daily lives.
Common sense and trying to avoid possible risky places at certain times can be more than sufficient to stay safe in 2017.
The entire staff of C and E Security wishes you a safe and blessed 2017.
Who will expect a powerful stun gun hidden in a lipstick and also containing an led flashlight.
This stun-master lipstick stun gun with flashlight is the perfect self defense product for woman andcomes with a handy charger to keep the amps and voltage to the maximum to shock any attacker and make him change his mind real fast.
lipstick stun gun review
I found a video on YouTube from a review of the Stun-Master lipstick stun gun we have in our store.
The Stunmaster is available in 5 fashionable colors to match you outfit at any time.
3.000.000 volts in combination with the 4.2 milliamps will hurt your attacker as you can see in the video.
By using this lipstick stun gun there is also the element of surprise that will bring your attacker of balance and give you the time to run or call for help.
The video shows that how longer the stun gun is hold to the attacker the more discomfort he will feel.
In the video he knew it was coming and already fell of his chair. Picture this in a situation that he does not expect this to happen to him.
all you need is a couple of seconds to get away or have the opportunity to call for help and this self defense product will give you that change.
As you can see the built in flashlight is also a very handy feature. Even if you just use it to find something in the dark in your car or the keyhole of your car of house it will make you feel a lot safer.
In my opinion every woman should have multiple self defense products on her at all times. The lipstick stun gun with flashlight is a very affordable self defense product for woman that you can find in our store.
There are people wondering if a stun gun will go through clothes and the simple answer is Yes !!
It is however depending on what kind of clothes.
If you ask me if a taser will go through a leather jacket I would so no in case of a regular stun gun.
If your attacker wears a leather jacket it might not work to good. After all leather is a very good insulator.
A police taster like we sell is a different story I think. It depends if the probes will go through the leather jacket and stick in the skin of the attacker or not.
There are also other places where you can stun someone. Even on a hand or in the neck.
We have found a short video form someone who stunned himself with 4 layers of clothing and as you can see it still hurt pretty bad.
Remember that the higher the voltage is the more penetrating power you have.
Look at our high voltage stun gun page to find the one that will suit your situation the best.