5 Less-Lethal Self-Defense Tools

by
posted on March 7, 2017
less.jpg

1. Boasting a distinctive look that is as eye-catching as it is practical, the Cold Steel Dragon Walking Stick features scales that span the full length of the high-grade polypropylene body, a material that assures impressive strength, durability and resistance to the elements. A snarling visage with fearsome fangs adorn a generous grip that offers support and a number of striking options, making it suitable as both a balance aid and a self-defense ally. MSRP: $73.99 coldsteel.com 


2. Packing the same knock-down punch trusted by law enforcement, the TASER Pulse enables you to incapacitate an attacker over a 30-second cycle, or switch to contact-stun mode for added insurance in close quarters. A built-in LED aids in threat identification, while its laser enhances accuracy at distances up to 15 feet. The kit  includes two live cartridges, a non-rechargeable lithium battery, a protective soft cover and a conductive target for practice. MSRP: $399.99 taser.com


3. Unlike traditional chemical agents that deploy as an incapacitating mist, Ruger Pepper Gel with Belt Clip contains a gel formula designed to stick to an aggressor’s face, reducing the likelihood of airborne particles affecting bystanders or self-contamination via blowback. It’s capable of 10 bursts at up to 18 feet away, while the built-in belt clip keeps it close at hand. MSRP: $17.99 sabrered.com


4. Add versatility to your EDC gear with the Monadnock Persuader Miniature Key Chain Baton. Constructed of hard plastic acetate, it features a grooved design for enhanced grip retention. Dual rings on the end make it perfect for attaching your car keys to this handy striking tool. At just 6 inches long, it won’t take up much room in your pocket. MSRP: $8.50 safariland.com


5. A modern version of a classic tried-and-true self-defense tool, Foster Impact Devices’ Coin Sap features high-quality leather construction that is machine-sewn with clean lines and exquisite attention to detail. Beneath its industrial-grade zipper is a hidden coin compartment to conveniently add welcome weight via your pocket change, making it a truly multi-purpose melee weapon. MSRP: $40 fosterimpactdevices.com

Latest

Burris Rangefinder
Burris Rangefinder

First Look: Burris Signature LRF 2000 Rangefinder

A ruggedized laser rangefinder suitable for use in the field or at the range.

Tails of the Chase

I’ve been called many things over the course of my short, amateur writing career, but “Scoop” is not one of them.

Empty Hands

The threat has been stopped. Now what?

First Look: Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro 10 Round Version

A reduced capacity model suitable for areas with magazine capacity restrictions.

Rifle Roundup: Springfield Armory Saint with a Holosun 510c

A defensive rifle combo that's finished off with a SureFire Scout weapon-mounted light.

First Look: MTM CaseGARD Rifle Rest

A stable platform for when precision really matters.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.