You want to protect yourself and your home but you do not want a gun in the house. Here are some of the weapons we recommend for self-defense at home or when you are outside the home.

Pepper Spray

This is an affordable and effective product you can use to defend yourself at home and take with you when you are away from home as well. As for use of Pepper Spray as a self-defense weapon in your home, always have pepper spray on your nightstand for easy access to protect yourself if an intruder enters your home during the night. You can also have it placed somewhere accessible on the main floor of your home, in the event you would need it for protection during the day. Each family member who is old enough and responsible enough to carry the pepper spray can also do so any time they leave the house. It’s up to the parents to discern what age is most appropriate for each child when it comes to giving them Pepper Spray. My daughter is 14-years-old and she carries Pepper Spray with her wherever she goes.

The two requirements you need to make this an effective tool for self-defense is to know how to use it and have it easily accessible at all times. I like the Sabre Pepper Spray 

  • MAXIMUM STOPPING POWER – Max strength formula is backed by our in-house HPLC laboratory
  • PROTECTION AT A SAFE DISTANCE AGAINST MULTIPLE THREATS – Impressive 10-foot (3M) range; 35 bursts (up to 5x other brands) in a powerful stream delivery to reduce wind blowback. 
  • EASILY ACCESSIBLE – Ideal for non-key chain users, clips easily and securely on the belt, pocket, or inside backpack or purse. Twist lock safety top prevents accidental discharge.
  • FREE TRAINING VIDEO – packaging includes a link to the free training video

Bear Pepper Spray

  • Bear Pepper Spray has MAXIMUM STOPPING POWER – Maximum strength (2.0% major capsaicinoids) allowed by EPA and Health Canada – strength guaranteed by SABRE in-house HPLC lab eliminating the 30% failures experienced by other brands (Univ of Utah study)
  • GREATER PROTECTION AT A SAFE DISTANCE – 30-foot/9 m range (7.9 oz) with a large barrier (up to 45 grams per second) for optimal protection. Make sure you include Frontiersman Bear Spray as a standard part of your loadout.
  • MAXIMUM COVERAGE – Rapidly delivers a heavy fog of spray for added defense. Accuracy and efficiency are improved helping you and your party stay safe.
  • ALWAYS WITHIN REACH – Immediately accessible via chest holster and easy to locate with glow-in-the-dark safety to ensure you have protection at your fingertips
  • FIELD PROVEN EFFECTIVENESS – Field tested and proven effective by Elmendorf Air Force Base (Elmendorf, AK) and Brown Bear Resources (Missoula, MT). Frontiersman Bear Spray is effective against Black, Brown and Polar bears.

Stun Gun

Just like pepper spray, this can be an effective weapon to have on hand, both at home and when you are out in public. It can be also be placed in your nightstand for protection against any unwelcome intruders in the night.  If you are a woman, the Stun Gun is another viable option for you to carry with you when you are out in public. Women are at a higher risk of sexual attacks, and the alarming statistics show that over half of these attacks occur near the victim’s home (Rape Victims Advocates). Carrying a Stun Gun or Pepper Spray is a safety habit all women need to consider for their protection. I like this stun gun the VIPERTEK VTS 989.

  • Powerful VIPERTEK Stun Gun With LED Flashlight. Convenient Size (6.5″ x 2″ x 1″)
  • Snatch Prevention – Should an assailant try to snatch the device from you, the shock plates on the side of the unit will also deliver a high voltage shock.
  • Ultra-Sharp Spike Electrodes helps penetrate through thick clothing
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery – No expensive batteries to buy. Non-Slip Rubber Coating
  • Lifetime Warranty

Pulse Taser

This Pulse Taser would be better suited if you want to drop an attacker from a distance. This would be used when someone is coming at you and you can fire this 15 feet away or less.

The TASER Pulse. It is a high-tech, subcompact weapon with an intuitive concealed carry design that packs the same knock-down punch used by law enforcement around the world. With the TASER Pulse you can reach an attacker from up to 15 feet away, immobilize them for 30 seconds giving you time to make a Safe Escape.

  • Taser Pulse with Laser LED
  • 2 Live Cartridges
  • Lithium Power Magazine (Battery Pack)

Tactical Pens or Tactical Flashlights

These are excellent alternative options you can have at the ready, both in your home and on your person when you are out in public. As with the Pepper Spray and Stun Gun, the tactical pens and flashlights can only be effective if you have easy access to them when you are in danger. They are designed to aid you in physically defending yourself against an attacker. These particular self-defense items are used to hit and injure the aggressor, and allow you to escape.

Tactical pen that I currently own and keep in my car.

The WSKY tactical flashlight this is the one we carry in our car. You can use it as a flashlight and as a weapon to hit someone with to knock them out.

Baton and Stun Gun 

Mega S-120

  • Mega S-120 Top choice of power companies and animal control agencies for protection against a dog or other animal attacks. Self-defense from street crime.
  • Self-defense, security and animal control.
  • Electrified strips on the upper half of the device, so no one can grab it from you.
  • Long: Approx. 480mm, 19 inches. Extremely lightweight.
  • Runs on 2 9v Duracell Batteries. We say “no” to cheap rechargeable batteries that, too often, fail.

Peacemaker 6,000,000 Stun Stick Rechargeable

Powerful Stun Stick: Just test firing this unit into the air is often enough to stop an attacker. As the bright electric current pulsates across the top, it creates an intimidating electrical sound. An attacker with any sense will be stopped in his tracks. If the sight and sound don’t stop him, a jolt from this unit certainly will. Rechargeable: Recharging cord (included) plugs into a standard wall outlet to save you money on batteries. Bright LED Flashlight: The LED flashlight provides a convenient source of light whenever you need it and eliminates the need to carry a heavy, bulky flashlight.


  • ZapCane is Adjustable length 32-36″
  • Weight capacity of 250 lbs
  • With ultra-bright LED Flashlight
  • Built-in rechargeable Ni-MH Battery
  • Includes wall charger and carrying case