Choosing a Self-Defense Product
There are a lot of choices when it comes to self-defense products. Choosing one is really about choosing those that are right for you. That means finding the ones that suit your physical stature health condition, general response to various kinds of threats, and your lifestyle. It’s really the only way to make the right decisions when it comes to deciding what self-defense tools you want at your disposal should you need them.
Choosing self-defense products that suit your physical stature and condition may sound funny at first, but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Are you a small, big or average size person? What kind of physical shape are you in? Can you handle close combat; are you quick with your movements? How big are your hands? How old are you? In order to use a self-defense product effectively, you have to be able to control it. Whether it’s a Taser, an edged weapon, or an expandable baton, you have to be comfortable in handling it.
An important factor in choosing a self-defense product requires understanding your own general attitude toward threats. Are you scared easily, have you had previous encounters that indicated you might be unwilling to respond, or over respond. Many people do not want to be in a position to take a life, therefore the only real solution should be a non lethal product that can be used at distance.
Considering your lifestyle is just as important when it comes to picking the right products to defend your personal safety. Are you on the go a lot or at home? Are you by yourself a lot? What activities or hobbies do you enjoy? Working out? Hiking? Going to events? Once again, you can probably see by now that these considerations all have bearing on the choice you make.
At Byrna, we like to point out that self-defense products can generally be categorized as either “lethal” or “non-lethal”. We understand that, for some people, lethal products such as firearms may be the right choice for them. It’s a matter of the security threat they may be experiencing, and what commitment to training and practice they are willing to make. It also requires the ability and willingness to meet all the legal requirements.
Most of the other self-defense products, besides firearms, are considered non-lethal. This includes things like pepper spray, stun guns, batons, flashlights, etc. Even knives are generally categorized as non-lethal, although they certainly can be lethal in certain situations. When it comes to actually having to use any of these non-lethal products or weapons, they have one thing in common - they are only useful when the threat is close.
This is where the Byrna fits into a category of its own - it is a non-lethal weapon that can be used effectively when there is still up to 60 feet between you and the threat. This is 5X the distance that traditional pepper spray products are effective at. More importantly, the Byrna is extremely easy to use regardless of your age, size or physical condition. And it’s a perfect complement to any kind of lifestyle.
There is really no downside when it comes to using the Byrna for self-defense. It requires no special permits, registration or training. Firearms can eliminate a threat at a distance also, but the Byrna does not bring with it the potential of immense liability that firearms do should you have to use them. The Byrna is the self-defense product that brings you the best of options when it comes to defending yourself.