Self-Defense Weapons: Are You Willing to Use Them?

Student With GunOne of the biggest questions you will hear from women and men is, “What type of self-defense weapons should I carry?” The standard answer from any expert is “It depends.” The reason is that most people automatically assume that just because they have the latest self-defense weapon, such as pepper spray or a stun gun, that they are automatically protected. They don’t take the time to train with their choice of self-defense, and when they get in a situation where they are threatened, they panic and can’t use it.

What type of self-defense weapon you need depends on several factors; a few of which we will go into below.

Are You Going to Use It?

While this may seem like a silly question, whether you are a man or a woman, using a weapon against someone isn’t an easy thing to do. You need to be sure that you are going to use your weapon of choice, whether it is a shotgun or the ARMA 100. This holds true even if your attacker is someone that you know.

Will Using Your Weapon of Choice Come Automatically to You?

You need to practice with your weapon of choice, until you can use it with your eyes closed. Most often, people are attacked in the dark, so you need to be so familiar with your weapon, that even though you can’t see, you can still use it effectively. The ARMA 100 has a range of 25 feet, so with a little practice on your part, you should hit the target every time, even if you can’t see because of dirt and sweat in your eyes or anything else affects your vision.

Where Will You Carry Your Weapon?

Whether it is a Taser or a can of oc spray, it is going to do you no good if it’s in the bottom of your purse or in the cab of the truck. The thing you need to remember is that an attacker is not going to wait for you to dash to your truck and grab your weapon. You only have a split second to react, and you need to be ready for whatever is coming at you.

Can you do What Needs to be done?

No matter what you say, it is human nature not to maim people. If you have a weapon that is going to kill your attacker, you might be unable to bring yourself to use it. That is where the ARMA 100 bean bag gun comes in handy. You can stop your attacker in his tracks, but it is a non-lethal weapon and it is allowed in all 50 states, including New York and New Jersey.

If you are looking for the perfect non-lethal, self-defense weapon, visit for more information on the ARMA 100.

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