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Robert Siciliano

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There always has been, there is, and there will always be violent predators stalking their next victim, or their “prey”. As a result, millions of people are affected by violence every year. Some are assaulted, others are raped and some are murdered.

This unfortunately reality of existence means, to some degree, you need to have an awareness about you that allows you to detect dangerous people and have a response plan in place to ward off an attacker. Not to acknowledge this reality means you function under the “it can’t happen to me” syndrome and will surely be an attacker’s victim at some point.

The key to surviving an attack begins with your brain being your best defense weapon. Understanding how to avoid and remove yourself from a dangerous situation by understanding basic personal security philosophy and basic self-defense techniques is paramount.

To begin, strengthen your mind and learn your options.

In addition to strengthening your mind, there are numerous tools available for self protection, keeping in mind you are only as safe and secure as your ability to react, which is learned through reading, watching videos and training.

Stun guns, by most accounts, are “non-lethal” which means they aren’t supposed to kill a person. Carried in your hand, it delivers a temporary, debilitating shock to the attacker’s body.

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  • Street Smarts, Firearms, And Personal Security: Grover's Guide To Staying Alive And Avoiding Crime In The Real World

    Robert says: Jim Grover's professional credentials in the art of crime avoidance and self-defense are as good as it gets: on-site security specialist in the world's hottest of hot spots, combative instructor to ultrahigh-speed military and police units, and hands-on security trainer to international corporations, among other sensitive assignments.

    This book is one of the best reads ever.

    By Jim Grover, aka Kelly McCann,
    Paladin Press, 978-1-58160-067-4,
    280 pages, 8.5” x 11”

    • Covers the entire spectrum of personal security issues
    • Learn how to vastly improve the physical security of your home
    • Develop alert street smarts - stay safe while traveling in your vehicle, out of town, or abroad
    • Recognize and avoid crimes of the new millennium
    • Keep your children safe, and much, much more
  • Fierce and Female: Practical Rape Defense Tactics for Every Woman - DVD

    Robert says: Taking a defense class to provide proven techniques that debilitates an attacker. However taking a class is not always feasible. Video demonstrations are the next best thing. Fierce and Female, Practical Rape Defense Tactics for Every Woman with Melissa Soalt is an excellent DVD. There is no other fitting title than Soalt’s alias Dr. Ruthless®.

    While men certainly have to be concerned about their security, the fear of sexual assault can be enough to paralyze the strongest of women. In a society where rapes occur with alarming frequency, it is vital to know not only how to avoid a sexual attack, but also what a woman can and must do when everything else has failed, leaving you face-to-face with a predator who has only one thing on his mind: the violation of your mind, body, and spirit.

    Demonstrates seven proven-effective prevention strategies every woman must know, and picks up where other video trainings leave off - when you're already in a compromised position and a decisive and explosive counterattack is necessary.

    Part 1 provides essential, uncomplicated techniques for stand-up attacks, showing you what to do - and not to do - in potentially life-threatening scenarios.

    Part 2 delves into defense from lying down, rape-specific pins and assaults, providing comprehensive instruction for worst-case scenarios. With their realistic scenarios, full-force demonstrations on padded attackers.

    • Paladin Press
  • TASER C2

    Robert says: The TASER C2 is a self-defense electronic control device. Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) use propelled wires to conduct energy to affect the sensory and motor functions of the nervous system. In addition, the TASER C2 can be used as a direct contact stun device.

    Replaceable TASER cartridge, containing compressed nitrogen, deploy two small probes that are attached to the TASER C2 by insulated conductive wires with a maximum length of 15 feet (4.5 meters). The energy can penetrate up to two cumulative inches of clothing or one inch per probe.

    • Small, sleek ergonomic design
    • Lightweight and easy to carry
    • Lithium Power Magazine provides over 50 applications
    • Available in nine designer colors
  • StunMaster Telescopic Stun Baton

    Robert says: This stun gun is like a Star Wars light saber. It is 21.5 inches long when fully extended, and only 13 inches when collapsed. The full length of the metal part is electrified. A push of the trigger immediately expands the electrified telescopic portion. Just push it on the end to collapse.

    • A blinding light
    • Loud 120db alarm
    • 800,000 volts of stopping power
    • Rechargeable so you never have to buy batteries
  • Mace® brand Triple Action Personal Defense Spray

    Robert says: Tear gas and pepper sprays are another option. The key is to make sure you get ion that has OC Pepper which causes the eyes to slam shut and uncontrollable choking. The tear gas causes profuse tearing and disorientation. The combination of the two agents produces a powerful self-defense spray making this pepper spray model a good choice for an everyday personal defense product.

    • Belt clip holds unit in place and a Velcro attachment makes for quick access
    • Features a flip-top safety cap, finger grip dispenser and keychain
    • This Mace® pepper spray formula also contains UV dye to invisibly mark an assailant which may aid in identification
    • The 18-gram stream unit sprays 8-12 feet. Contains 10 one-second bursts.

You will be happy with any of these

  • Kubotan Keychains

    Robert says: It looks like an ordinary keychain, but a Kubotan is either machined aluminum or heavy plastic protection device. They are used to jab, poke and slash the body’s pressure points, including key slashing and eye gouging. I personally knocked an attacker out with a Kubotan “back in the day”.

    • Easily concealable
    • Non-offensive to look at
    • If the kids get a hold of it you don’t need to worry
  • Mace® Muzzle® Dog Repellent

    Robert says: Did you know that there are nearly 5 million reported dog attacks in the United States every year? That’s one attack every 75 seconds! And more than 1,000 emergency room visits per day are the result of aggressive dog attacks. Keep that aggressive dog away with Mace® Muzzle® Dog Repellent. Muzzle provides safe, effective, and humane protection against canine attack.

    • Ideal protection for walkers, joggers, cyclists, or delivery people
    • Features flip-top safety cap
    • Fingergrip dispenser, belt clip, and keychain
    • 14-gram stream unit sprays up to 10 feet
  • Bear Pepper Mace® Spray

    Robert says: You may not be immediately concerned about getting attacked by a bear, but this mini fire extinguisher-like canister can ward off all kinds of beasts.

    On average, 35 individuals are mauled by bears every year in the United States. You can arm yourself with bear deterrent pepper spray and protect yourself against possible bear attacks with safe, humane Bear Pepper Mace®. Human pepper spray is not the same as bear pepper spray.

    • Extreme blast range of 35-feet!
  • Mace® Sportstrobe

    Robert says: Noise can be an effective deterrent. Noise may either scare the attacker away or bring attention to a situation. A personal alarm screams when you can’t. The Mace® Sportstrobe is three units in one! To activate personal defense alarm remove pin from the top of the unit to emit a 130dB blast and flashing light. Small button on side of unit allows strobe light to be used as a flashlight.

    • Mace® Sportstrobe to be used as a door or window alarm
    • Uses one 9-volt battery (not included)
  • Screecher Aerosol Alarm

    Robert says: This Aerosol device emits an ear-piercing blast readily recognized as an emergency call for help.

    • Its high-pitched shriek can be heard up to 1/4 mile away
    • Requires no batteries
    • Small and lightweight

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