5 Best Ways to Protect Yourself without a Gun

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When it comes to owning a gun, the topic is usually black or white. You either love guns or you completely hate them. If you fall into the latter category, you likely feel pressured to own a gun for sake of your own protection. 

However, guns aren’t for everyone and if you aren’t comfortable carrying one, you shouldn’t. But that doesn’t mean you have to feel vulnerable either. There are various ways you can protect yourself without a gun. You just have to know where to start and what to get, so you can then create an action plan in case of an emergency.

 

The better you know how to protect yourself, the better you will be at doing so. 


Take a self-defense class


A self-defense class is inarguably one of the most beneficial learning experiences anyone could ever have. These classes teach you how to prepare and protect yourself, both physically and mentally, which will come to you with great value if you were to ever find yourself in a dangerous situation. While you may believe that your body movements and mindset have no chance against someone carrying a gun, you’d be surprised.
So, participate in a self-defense class and gain the confidence, movements, and strategy needed in case of an attack.

Safety Secret: Ask your friends and family to join you and practice your self-defense moves to ensure optimal protection. 


Learn the various ways you can protect yourself with non-lethal tools

As the saying goes, knowledge is power. The more you know about self-defense, the better you’ll be at defending yourself in dangerous situations. As such, it’s crucial that you take the time to educate yourself. Learn the different self-defense tools you can use to ensure your safety, and choose the best ones for you. 
If you’re small in stature, you may want an expandable metal baton as opposed to a shorter one. If you walk alone at night, you’ll want to consider stun devices with a built-in flashlight, and if you jog in the morning when no one is around, you’ll want a small panic alarm that is easy to carry and just as easy to execute.

Safety Secret: Pick the right tools for you and the only way to do that is with some research. So, channel your inner student and start studying Prepare and Protect Products. 


Purchase various stun guns for different situations

Stun guns are a powerful way to ward off an attacker in case of an emergency. Often times, the sight of this non-lethal yet terribly painful self-defense tool is enough to deflect a potentially dangerous situation. However, you also want to make sure your stun guns works in case you do have to use it. Bluffing is never a good protection plan. 
While one stun gun is powerful enough to fend off an attack, it’s recommended to purchase various styles for different situations.
For example, a stun gun key chain is great for everyday protection; a stun gun flashlight is great if you walk late at night, and a stun gun ring is a powerful tool to combine with your new self-defense moves.

Safety Secret: Make sure you have your non-lethal spray anytime and every time you need it, no matter where you are. 


Strategically place pepper sprays where needed

Similar to the prior, pepper sprays are great – as long as you have time to grab the device and use it. In other words, you don’t want to be scrambling through your handbag as an attacker is coming at you. So, make sure you have various types of pepper sprays strategically placed around your home, car and wardrobe for easy access.
The flip top pepper spray is great to have in your car or in your house, as you can easily flip it open and release a non-lethal attack. However, those won’t do you any good when you’re out in public. As such, you also want to have a small, compact pepper spray that can easily fit in your pocket or in the front pouch of your purse.

Safety secret: Always place your pepper spray in strategic places to ensure they’re there if you need them.

 

Have an action plan in case of an attack

When you’re faced with a dangerous situation, your body instantly kicks into ‘fight or flight’ mode. For most people, this means freezing like a deer in headlights or running with absolutely no strategy. The overload of adrenaline can quickly overtake reason. So, it’s important to know exactly what you’re going to do in different situations.
Design various action plans you can execute in case of an emergency. Plan one for an intruder in your home, an attacker jumping in your car at a red light, someone following you at night, and any other situation you can think of. Then, carefully decide on the steps you will take to ensure your safety, and memorize them. 

Safety Secret: Practice your action plan(s) and infuse them into your brain so they come to you like second nature.




Whether you walk home alone at night, often find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, or simply want to ensure your own safety, you’ve come to the right place. Prepare and Product Products have various non-lethal devices you can use in the case of an emergency.