FAB Defense-Hanover Gotcha Less-Lethal Self-Defense Tool

posted on January 16, 2013

One of the more innovative products we've seen at the 2013 SHOT Show is devilishly simple and a great option for self-defense. A collaboration between Israeli company FAB Defense, product designer Dov Ganchrow and martial arts instructor Yaron Hanover, this hard-polymer tool locks into the underside of a hat's brim and is virtually impossible to detect. When confronted by a criminal attacker, the Gotcha can be removed quickly and easily, giving the potential victim a powerful tool to fend off the assault. In places where concealed carry of a firearm is banned or in a situation where lethal force is not warranted, the Gotcha represents a great option for self-defense. Here's a video of Hanover demonstrating the effectiveness of his brainchild:

The Gotcha will be sold in the U.S. by The Mako Group as a compete hat and as a kit to add to your own hat. MSRP for the complete hat with the Gotcha brim is expected to be around $40.


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