Top Picks: Self-Defense Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

Holidays are the perfect time to invest in the safety of your loved ones. Something as simple as a canister of pepper spray, basic knowledge of self-defense principles, or a readily available flashlight can make a difference when faced with uncertainty. Below are our top picks when it comes to highly effective, easy-to-use self-defense tools.

Pepper Spray

Pepper spray is proven to be extremely effective for self-defense. It is safe, yet effectively diminishes the capacity of an animal or human threat. Canisters are widely available and legal to carry in most jurisdictions.  When used properly, pepper spray can disable an attacker and create an avenue of escape.

Keychain Pepper Spray

Sabre Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring - Pink

The Sabre Defense pepper spay with removable keyring is convenient to carry, yet very effective. Available in black and pink.

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Canister Stream Pepper Spray

Fox Labs 2oz Flip Top Pepper Spray: Stream Pattern

Fox Labs pepper spray is some of the strongest available. The 3 ounce canister delivers a lot of volume in a far-reaching stream pattern.

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Gel Pepper Spray (Indoor Use)

Sabre Pepper Gel Home Protection Kit

The effects of pepper spray on bystanders is always a concern when used indoors. Gel pepper spray only affects those who directly come in contact with the gel.

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Tactical Flashlights

Very few people think of a flashlight as a self-defense tool. A quality, high-output flashlight is a powerful personal protection tool. Taking away an assailant’s reaction time provides an avenue of escape. Self-defense flashlights allow you to temporarily blind and disorient an attacker and gain control of the situation. Flashlights are powerful impact weapons and can be used to deliver devastating strikes. And don’t forget, you should never enter an area unless you can illuminate it and make sure it is safe to proceed.

Streamlight ProTac 2L-X (500 Lumens)

Streamlight ProTac 2L-X Tactical Flashlight

The Streamlight ProTax 2L-X is extremely powerful and fits in the palm of your hand or pocket. Includes pocket clip and strike bezel for use as an impact weapon.

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Streamlight ProTac 2HL-X (1, 000 Lumens)

Streamlight ProTac 2L-X

The Streamlight ProTax 2HL-X is a blinding 1,000 lumens! Good for the purse and nightstand. Includes pocket clip and strike bezel for use as an impact weapon.

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Streamlight Logo Keychain Flashlight (10 Lumens)

Streamlight 73100 Logo Keychain Flashlight

A keychain light will almost always be with you and allows you to light dark areas before entering. The Logo light has high, medium, low and flashing modes.

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Hopefully you now have some great gift ideas that your loved one will appreciate and use to protect themselves.

By |2018-11-14T16:28:22+00:00November 14th, 2018|Gear Review, Self-Defense|0 Comments

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Founder of Mindful Defense™, an effective system of self-defense for all skill levels regardless of age, gender or physical ability. David is a full-time martial arts and self-defense instructor at his studio, Overland Park Karate, in Overland Park, KS.

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