Top Non-Lethal Self-Defense Weapons (Part II)

Smith & Wesson SWPENMPBK Tactical Pen

This is perhaps the cleverest choice of our recommended self-defense carry items. It’s something discreet but also very handy in defending yourself from an attack. This tactical pen offers the same type of hands-on protection as a tactical knife, without a bladed edge. It also works as a real pen. You can purchase it on Amazon.

Self-Defense Keychain / Personal Alarm

Personal defense comes in various forms, and sometimes we need to depend on the help of others. But in order for someone to come to your aid, they have to know that you are in trouble. Self-defense classes suggest carrying a personal alarm or whistle such as the Vigilant Personal Alarm.


Many folks don’t know that they carry one of the top self-defense tools everyday: their cellphone. Besides just using your phone to call 911, there are some self-defense apps available for both iPhone and android cellphones. One of the best apps is PANIK.

With the right plan in place, you can circumvent being a victim. Here’s a list of things you can do to be ready to counter an attack:

Know your weapon. You have to get to know your carry item as if it were a body part. Some safety mechanisms can be complicated to operate and will slow you down if you don’t know how to work them. Things like turning off a safeguard, hitting the right button, or opening your pepper spray are all things you should practice.

Have swift access. You must have your weapon in hand when you need it. Searching through your pockets or purse during an assault only helps the attacker. Have your weapon ready. If it’s in your purse, put it in a spot where it won’t get buried or have it in your hand as you walk at night.