Top Handguns for Women to Protect Themselves

Women’s hands aren’t anything like men’s hands. Female hands are littler and typically not as strong as a male. Actually, women’s bodies are usually smaller too. It’s just simple anatomy. While this really doesn’t mean that women can’t shoot a handgun just as skillfully as a man can, it does mean women may have a preference when it comes handguns types. Women can carry and shoot, particularly if their goal is to carry a concealed firearm.

It’s not just a gun’s grip style or frame that makes a difference. The caliber of the pistol is also an issue. Normally, the bigger the caliber, the weightier the power and recoil. Nonetheless, it will be more difficult to make repeated shots with precision.

Calibers

Many women have .380 caliber handguns. While it’s a solid choice, sometimes women buy them because it’s what the salesman suggested. The .380 is a good round, but there are other, more mighty rounds obtainable and models in other calibers that you may find easier to shoot because of the dissimilar frame size or because the weight and design of the gun offers a recoil in a more comfortable way. Here are a few common handgun calibers:

.22 Long Rifle

.22s are good pistols to learn with if you’re a new shooter. Both semiautomatic pistols and revolvers are chambered in .22. They barely recoil at all and are great to shoot. A .22 doesn’t have a lot of power and so isn’t a good choice for a conceal carry pistol. Many popular concealed-carry models in bigger calibers can either be bought with a .22 conversion kit or have a matching model in .22 caliber. Ammo can be hard to find in today’s market.

.38 Special

This revolver caliber is a solid “middle of the road” round. It’s a good self-defense caliber, but has less of a punch than its bigger cousin, the .357 Magnum. Also, a revolver chambered in .357 Mag can shoot .38 Special rounds.

Steps to Using a Sword for Self Defense

If you look at it in historic terms, swords have killed way more people than guns. Therefore, it’s understandable that folks may consider them as alternatives to guns.

Before we go any further into this, I’d like to remind everyone, just in case, that while blades have a place, something like a sword shouldn’t even be considered in countries where you can legally own firearms. Even a double barrel shotgun would be a way much alternative. If you live in America, the choices you have in firearms makes even considering a sword for self-defense a silly idea.

Buy a Glock. If you’re worried about stopping power get one in 357 SIG or 10mm. A sword shouldn’t even be in the scenario.

With that being said, let’s suppose you can’t own a gun. Then, a sword is your 2nd best option. I’ve mentioned over and over again that even if you carry a concealed gun you should also have a switchblade too. The reason for this is that if you’re fighting or struggling with your assailant, the blade is more useful than any firearm. Moreover, if your gun isn’t working, the knife can be used as a weapon.

But what about swords? The first problem we see with them is that you of course can’t carry it with you all day, every day. Getting a big sword means you have a tool for self-defense with you all day, every day. You should know that there are blades for self-defense and blades for war.

A short, broad sword with a sharp tip can serve your purpose. Machetes possess similar characteristics, all but the penetrating tip. When it comes down to it, it all depends what you need and what your personal preference is.

Hidden Everyday Weapons (Part 3)

Everyday Weapons for Self-Defense:

Flashlight

Everyone should not only have a flashlight, but realize the way to use it as a weapon. There are even flashlights in the market that will tell you that they not only are good for finding items in the dark, but can be used as a weapon.

Maglite Flashlight

Maglite Heavy Duty D Cell flashlights are excellent makeshift billy clubs. Many specialized tactical flashlights have a toothed or serrated bezel that can be used to knock the hell out of your attacker.

After you’ve shined the bright light of a high-powered flashlight in your assailant’s eyes and disorientated him, strike his face with the toothed bezel as hard as you can. The movement should be like vehemently stamping him with a huge rubber stamp.

Aluminum Water Bottle or Stainless-Steel Drink Container

An aluminum water bottle or stainless-steel drink container helps you stay hydrated and keeps your drink hot or cold while sidestepping all those bad and harmful xenoestrogens found in plastic bottles. It can also be used to put a hurting on a violent attacker. Basically, you want the bottle to contain a liquid so your homemade club has some extra weight. Bash your attacker’s face and head with it.

If your bottle has a key ring, slip your belt through the ring and secure it. Now you’ve got a flail to light into our assailant. Swing anywhere and hit everywhere as often as you can.

Smartphone

Smartphones have been constructed to take a beating. Ironically, they can be used to give a beatdown.

Firmly hold your smartphone in your hand and smash the edge and corners of it into vulnerable parts of the body like the neck, eyes, face, throat, and nose.

If you can, put your phone in a sock and use as a sap.

Hidden Everyday Weapons (Part 2)

Everyday Weapons for Self-Defense:

Hot Coffee

Fresh smelling coffee brewing is one of the nicest smells imaginable. Take comfort in the fact that if you’re ever threatened while pouring or drinking a nice, hot cup of joe, you don’t just have a wonderful smelling cup of coffee in your possession, but a good weapon too.

Swing that coffee pot upside your attacker’s head. The hit will stun him or her, the shards of glass will get into the mouth, and the piping hot coffee will make him or her know that they messed with the wrong one.

Coffee Mug

Same procedure as the coffee pot, just on a littler scale. Fling the hot coffee from your mug into the attacker’s face and then continue to bash him/her in his/her face with a fierceness.

Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers can be used in a fire and a personal. Blast the attacker in the

Look around for opportunities to defend yourself

face to momentarily distract him/her and disrupt his intentions. While he’s guessing what’s going on, smash him in the head with the canister of the extinguisher.

Pen

In the right hands and in the right position, the pen is truly mightier than the sword. A stainless- steel pen can be used to stab your attacker. Put it in an overhand grip and target vulnerable parts of the body such as the throat and face

Keys

Besides starting your car or getting you into your home, keys can horribly maim a violent attacker. Put the keys in your hand so their points are sticking out between the fingers of your fist. Start punching your assailant in vulnerable parts of the body (throat and face).

Belt

Just like your belt should match the color of your shoes, you should know that it can be used as a weapon in a hurry. You use it the same way your parents did back in the day, giving you the ass whoopin’ of your life. But don’t hold back. Use the buckle too and go for the face. If you can get close enough, wrap it around the neck for some good old-fashion strangling.

Hidden Everyday Weapons (Part 1)

These hidden weapons hide themselves in plain sight, impersonating regular household objects. With any luck if you visit someone with these items just sitting there, you’re not met with a challenge or you know what to do should you need to for whatever reason. Hidden weapons are deceiving and usable for situations when you might need to protect yourself.

Violence usually happens when you least expect it. To thwart violent attacks, you

Tube of lipstick with a hidden knife inside

must be fast and furious. Hand-to-hand combat is a good tool to know to swiftly dispatch an attacker. Nonetheless, you should constantly be looking for force multiplies, tools that make your counterattacks even more damaging, effective, and painful.

Owning a defensive weapon, regardless if it’s a knife, mace, or gun, for protection isn’t a bad idea. However, sometimes you don’t have it on you (i.e. places where weapons are prohibited). Moreover, what do you do if your attacker knocks your weapon out of your hand? Or, you are in a position in which you can’t get your hands on your weapon.

Thankfully, you’re always around potential weapons. When you want to find and use them, you only need to use your most vital weapon, your mind.

In the right hands, everyday items become lethal weapons. The only requirement is that you have to violate the original purpose of the object. But when your life is in jeopardy, you do what you have to do.

Take a look at the list of suggested everyday objects that can become improvised weapons. You can use this as a jump off point to consider how other objects could save your life in a hurry. When you’re out and about outside, get in the habit of checking out your environment and thinking about what could be used as a weapon if push comes to shove.

Weaponized Cars

Weaponized cars are proof that the best defense is a good offense. What makes these cars distinctive and very deadly is they have plenty of offensive abilities, as well as defense armoring. Every year weapon fanatics, whether it is a celebrity, revolutionary fighters, or drug lord pay top dollar for the life-saving advantages an armored vehicle offers. Why not go the extra mile for something that also has the ability to put down any probable enemy?

At the top of the list is the fully weaponized Porsche Cayenne. This mean, hard

Armored Porsche Cayenne
                      via Manhattan Armor

fighting machine is all-inclusive with bullet-resistant transparent armor to glass areas. Additionally, the roof, floor, and body is armored with a ballistic composite material and steel.

Good times are with the two remote-controlled M-16s. A 3rd M-16 is hidden behind the flip-down license plate, while aerial threats can be wiped out by firing Claymore-like mines from the back of the tailgate. What you’ll be paying: $160,000 and this doesn’t include the customized weapon system.

Moving on to the Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty. What this vehicle doesn’t have in actual armor, it more than makes up for with a large assortment of offensive firepower and is the envy of revolutionaries all over the world.

Many A-Team leader wannabes would murder to get their hands on the Hybrid Army Hummer. AKA the FED Bravo, this 20,000 lbs., bullet-proof, fully-armed assault mobile is the brain child of concepts taken from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies students. If spending enormous amounts of money and time at the gas pump are of no concern to you, then this combat vehicle may just be for you.

Lastly, there’s the rightly named KillDozer, which gives new meaning to the word modification. What began as your basic Komatsu D355A bulldozer was altered into something out of the Terminator.

Hiring a Bodyguard: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

How do you hire personal protection or security personnel. Contact other executives. Talk with other executives to get a list of reputable security firms.

Make anonymous inquiries. Once you’ve gathered a list, request materials to be sent to a mailbox rental or private address. You want impartial information, and you want to process to stay on the down low.

Interview. Choose security firms or personnel bodyguards based on the info you receive. You want some with a like-minded personality and advanced skills. These individuals should be knowledgeable and working towards helping you achieve preventative, proactive security strategies, regardless if it’s an alarm system for your office or a bodyguard.

Experience. Inquire your prospective firm about the types of clients they’ve worked for and the different circumstances they’ve come across.

Hypothetical situations. Make up a hypothetical situation based on a real company event and ask the candidate how he would handle the situation. Then ask yourself: does this make sense?

Culture. Whoever you hire needs to be able to understand your culture and your business. They must to be able to adapt their experience and expertise to your environment.

Be unpredictable. Human beings like schedules and so do anyone that wants to hurt you. Change your routine, including the time you leave for/come home from work, places you go on a regular basis, and the routes you take to get anywhere.

Be aware. Look around you, when you’re going to your car. Pay attention to anyone who approaches you, regardless of age, race, or sex. Be aware of strangers and situations/people that make you uncomfortable.

Safeguard exposure and access. Is your home address listed online? Does the people around you know how to manage difficult people? By managing those with whom you are in contact and how contact is dealt with, you limit the risk.

Go with your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable with anyone or any situation, get away. Your instincts are inside you for a reason. Don’t ignore them.

Hiring a Bodyguard: What You Need to Know (Part 1)

Bodyguards, the supreme status symbol for executives, politicians, celebrities, and executives, but they aren’t just for them any longer. A private security firm provides professional protection with services usually beginning at around $30 per hour.

With everyone from mercenaries to armed chauffeurs as security personnel, there’s individuals to suit any situation. A altering economic climate in this country causing bankruptcies or layoffs creates risks, which creates people willing to attack or stalk someone else.

An executive’s perception of wealth or their political views can be liabilities. Bodyguard protection can come at around $1,500 a day. A security system is also pricey. But, these prices aren’t anything compared to a lost business or even loss of life.

Entrepreneurs typically try to talk down the risks facing them. Yet, security must be a part of the overall operations strategy. A complete evaluation of the workplace and the risks that can happen will help to decide how to respond to security needs.

Ways to assess your risk and decide whether you need a security team or bodyguard.

  1. Public exposure. Are you always doing public speaking engagements or conducting business seminars? Are you featured flagrantly in the business community? Do you always see your name online? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the public and one that brings risk to your physical safety and the safety of your employees and loved ones.
  2. Corporate climate. What’s happening in your office? Recent layoffs and/or terminations? Do you have employees going through any domestic violence situations? Pressures in the workplace are a vital indicator of personal risk.
  3. Security plan. Do you have one? You need to create one. Look at what you are doing right now to protect yourself, your employees and the business. Is your staff trained to deal with complex clients? Do you have a closed-circuit-television monitoring systems with alarms and panic buttons in your office?

Shoot Better with More Training

Use your bullets with training in mind. A friend of mine states, “Each round must have a training value with it. So, don’t think about shooting a tight, 25-yard group of targets. Do some serious training.  If you have 50 rounds, this is a good way to use them to make sure you get the training you need from every round you fire.

Two-handed grip, from the holster at five yards: If you can draw from your holster at your range, get in shooting position, draw and fire one round as fast as you can accurately hit the target. Do it again ten times. If you aren’t allowed to draw from the holster, put your pistol on the shooting table and do the drill by picking up the pistol, getting into the correct two-handed grip, finding the target and firing the shot.

One-handed grip, from the holster at five yards: Just like above, but shot with only one hand. Do it ten times.

Transition to one-handed grip, your other strong hand: Draw from the holster or pick up the pistol with your dominant hand. Change to your other hand and shot two rounds as fast as you can accurately hit the target. Repeat your movements, shooting 3 rounds. Do this twice.

Drive the gun, fire at extension: From what is typically known as the “high ready,” have the gun in a two-handed grip with your elbows placed at your ribs. Come to full height and shoot at the target as quick as you can, correctly hitting the target. Shoot two rounds. Then fire 3 rounds. Repeat 4 times.

You should have used a whole box of ammo, 50 rounds, with these simple drills that will improve your gun-fighting skills. If you are looking to hit your target better, start with these now.

Should You Have a Taser for Self-Defense

A taser is the best law enforcement subject control creation since the nightstick.  It has saved numerous officers and suspects from seriously getting hurry and is more efficient than any other less lethal control method.

Like in law enforcement, not everyone who comes into contact with miscreants need to use deadly force.  Civilians have just as little requirement for lethal force as the police. Tasers come in many versions for this purpose.

There are some facts you should know about which type of taser you should get before you buy one:

– A taser might not be legal everywhere in America, including on commercial airplanes

– Tasers aren’t foolproof.  Both of the darts need to hit the individual you’re using it against in order for the person to feel its full effect

– If both darts don’t strike, it can still be utilized as a stun gun

The probes are what makes the difference than the cheaper stun guns. Regardless of how many volts they claim to possess. Stun devices only bring hurt when they are utilized against an assailant due to the little distance separating their electrodes.  The spread of the taser darts triggers neuromuscular breakdown. Another huge advantage of a civilian taser system is that, according to which system you get, you can be up to 20 feet or more from the attacker when you trigger it.

Taser currently markets four civilian models for anyone who wants one to purchase. The 1st is the C2, the most compact-size taser. It varies from the standard tasers in that it operates for 30 seconds, instead of 5, when deployed.  That may be a sufficient amount of a jolt to make an assailant pass up his life of crime. A taser with a laser sighting system will cost you about $400. If you’re going to invest in a taser, get this one.