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FAQs & Glossary

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me.

What is Self-Defense?

Self-defense is taking your personal safety into your own hands. It requires training, usually re-training yourself in your daily habits. And consists of carrying some kind of weapon (unless you want to rely solely on martial arts, which I do not recommend).

Why do I need to protect myself? Aren't the police available?

Everyone needs to take an active part in their own protection because help isn't always right around the corner (especially with the "defund the police" movement). Even in great neighborhoods, the shortest response time is 4 minutes. That is an eternity when you are fighting for you life.

Are there any limitations or regulations for self-defense tools?

Of course there are! Too many to list here, but generally:

Liberal areas are much more restricted than conservative area (ie. you don't legally need a permit to carry a gun in Arizona, but you can't carry even a pepper spray in California/Chicago/NYC).

Handgun permits are recommended, especially for concealed carry (CCW) but may not be required.

Arizona is a Constitutional Carry state which means anyone who is legally allowed to own a firearm may open-carry without a permit if over 18, and may concealed-carry without a permit if over 21. 

It is your responsibility to research for your own area.

Concealed Carry

Typically used in relation to handguns, but technically pertains to all tools.

Carrying your tool in a fashion that can't be seen. Such as in your waistband or purse.

Do research for your area before you decide to carry in this way.

Striking Tool/Kubaton

Stick-style self defense weapon made of either steel, wood, strong plastic, or other durable material.

Kubotan is a trademark for a self-defense keychain weapon developed by Sōke Takayuki Kubota in the late 1960s

Stun Gun/Taser

(Usually) small hand-held devices that produce an electric shock which incapacitates an attacker by messing with the electric impulses of their muscles. These tools require contact to physically stop an attacker, but the sound alone can be a good deterrent. (Generally) non-lethal. All of mine are rechargeable and thus indefinitely usable.

Similar to stun guns, Tasers produce an electric shock. The big difference is that Tasers shoot the electrical prongs at the attacker. Which then have to be reloaded after each shot. Taser is also a brand name (like Coca Cola or Kleenex), so PLEASE stop using Taser as a general phrase!

Pepper (Canine, Bear) Spray

Pressurized canister that produces an aerosol spray containing oils derived from cayenne pepper, irritating to the eyes and respiratory passages and used as a disabling weapon. Most on the market are a one-use canister, but many have the ability to replace the canister without buying a new case. Non-lethal and non-permanent effects. Some contain a UV dye.

You really have to pay attention to your surroundings before using pepper sprays so you don't get affected too.

Animal sprays are similar with usually more and hotter spray. Not intended for human use. You could be sued after-the-fact for using them on a human.


"Radio Frequency Identification"

Many credit cards are now equipped with an RFID chip (allows you to simply tap to pay instead of inserting or swiping). All you need to read them is the correct app on a smartphone with Bluetooth capability.

RFID blocking wallets and bags, prevent your cards from being read.

Where do you get your products?

I have quite a few suppliers, such as Safety Technology, Montana West, Bagnet, Lady Conceal, Night Cap, and many more. Detailed information can be found HERE.