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Good Self Defense Weapons for Women

Aug 6, 2019 11:24:36 PM

You can’t expect when danger will arrive, but you can always be prepared for it. If you’ve ever been preyed upon, you know how important it is to have a weapon you can use in case of an emergency. If you haven’t, you can’t assume it won’t happen to you.

So, how do you stay prepared? Here we’ll look at 10 effective self defense weapons for women. Most of these weapons can be accessed quickly and don’t require any special training, because everyone has the right to feel safe.

Tactical Pen

One of the best self defense tools for women is the tactical pen. Disguised as a fancy pen that’ll make all your coworkers jealous, this baby can do a lot more than write pretty letters. Complete with a small knife, hex wrench, and glass breaker, the tactical pen can seriously injure your attacker. Smooth and hidden in plain sight, this is an extremely effective weapon within 20 feet of a threat. Also, this pen can be easily stored on your clothes with a steel clip, so you don’t have to worry about being defenseless if you can’t get to your purse.

tactical pen for self defense

Flashlight

Another surprisingly effective self defense item for women is a Tactical Flashlight. In addition to helping you see your way through the dark, the flashlight can blind your attacker and give you time to get away. Preferably, you’ll want to choose a flashlight that has a light intensity of at least 20 lumens or more. Tactica Defense Fashion offers an 800 lumens flashlight with a 300-meter beam, so you can feel confident knowing that you’ll see clearly and blind anyone lurking nearby.

tactical flashlight for self defense

Keychain

The women's self defense keychain—an incredibly unsuspecting defender—can transform you from vulnerable to prepared in seconds. Simply put your fingers between the holes, and you’re armed with sharp spikes that’ll deliver a powerfully painful punch and ward off close up attacks. This weapon will deliver enough damage to allow you time to get away, and is best used proactively, as you may not have enough time to put your fingers through the holes during an attack. If you’re walking alone to your car or the bus, before you leave simply slip on the keychain and be prepared.

kitty-shaped defense keychain
self-defense knife

Knife

Small, discreet, but highly dangerous, the knife for women’s self defense can deliver serious damage to your attacker and give you ample time to escape. Many self defense knives are designed to be hidden in plain sight. Disguised as lipstick, pens, combs, and so much more, many self defense knives are keychain adaptable, can be easily clipped onto your pants, or even tucked away into yoga pants. As you can see, you have several options to choose from that’ll fit your style and preferred method of carry.

pepper spray for self defense

Pepper spray

Pepper spray is another women’s self-defense tool that is highly effective in dealing immediate damage to your attacker and creating enough distance for you to reach safety and alert the authorities. Many pepper sprays stain your opponent's face blue for up to seven days, so they can be easily identified. Pepper spray is available in many disguised forms, including stylish lipsticks. For this women’s self defense tool, you’ll want to ensure that you invest in a pepper spray that has a high concentration of capsaicin, the active ingredient in pepper spray. The higher the concentration, the more effective the pepper spray will be. Many pepper sprays are able to attach to your keychain, and can be concealed easily, making this self defense tool one of the favorites.

cat claw fist weapon

Cat claw

A good self defense weapon to have on you while you’re going for a run, the women's self defense cat claw is like holding sharp keys in between your knuckles, only this weapon is much more powerful and effective in causing serious damage. Armed with sharp spikes that easily squeeze out of a lightweight foam handle, the self defense claw is inconspicuous and easy to carry on your wrist while you workout or are simply walking home. This weapon is only effective for close attackers but you’ll be glad you brought it along if you find yourself in a bad situation.

Self-defense ring

Cute jewelry doesn’t just have to be stylish—it can also protect you. A great advantage of the self defense ring is the ease of carry and the fact that you’re more likely to always have it on you, whereas other self-defense items can be forgotten, misplaced, or simply left behind. You never know when you’ll need to protect yourself, and wearing a self defense ring that also compliments your style can give you more confidence and peace of mind in any situation.

self defense ring

Stun gun

One of the most effective self-defense weapons for attackers within 20 feet, the stun gun generates electric bolts that can disable someone for up to 30 minutes, giving you ample time to escape. There are many different versions of stun guns available, so make sure that you choose a stun gun that delivers high voltage. Stun guns can range anywhere from 2,000 to 86 million in voltage.

women's self defense stun gun

Personal Alarm

The personal alarm can be a good way to layer your protection. When you set off your alarm, you’ll draw attention to yourself and make your attacker nervous. Paired with another effective self-defense item such as a knife or pepper spray, the alarm will likely alert other people that you’re in danger so help can be on the way while you’re defending yourself.

Firearm

And of course, one of the most effective self defense weapons of all is a firearm. With a variety of holsters offering concealed and comfortable carry, a firearm is now more convenient than ever to have on you. Having quick access to your gun, no matter where it’s located on your body, will likely be enough to scare off your attacker without any real damage being dealt. In almost any situation, you can count on your firearm to keep you well protected.

concealed carry firearm is best for self defense

No matter which weapon you choose, it’s important to have a defense plan, because you never know when danger’s going to strike. If you’re looking for an effective way of storing your self-defense tools, Tactica offers a variety of concealed carry purses that will allow you to discreetly store your weapons and always be prepared. Stay safe and carry with confidence.

About The Author

Born in Arizona, Paisley Saris graduated in 2019 from North Idaho College, and will continue her education at Gonzaga University in the fall. She lives in North Idaho with her Husband and two step kids. She’s a passionate advocate for the 2nd amendment, and off her off days she enjoys the outdoors and spending time at the range.

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