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Arms Arms and the woman taring into the barrel of a .45 can be a huge deterrent for most criminals. And there’s nothing quite like the sound of a round being chambered in a pump shotgun to make an attacker think twice about committing a crime. However, as intimidating as a big gun may be, there are many instances in a woman’s life where carrying a big gun is impractical or prohibited. Plenty of environments require discretion and disguise, as the element of surprise can be an important advantage. Fortunately, a large portion of the non-lethal personaldefense market is devoted to items designed for ladies who prefer discretion, rather than Lisa Parsons-Wraith Defense In Disguise: Stealthy Non-Lethal Personal Defense S of shapes, sizes and colors. Some of the best disguises for stun guns include pens, lipsticks and cell phones. Of course, the smaller the stun gun, the less voltage it contains, but even the lipstick-sized stun guns pack 350,000 volts. Cell phone-model stun guns offer one million volts, and some, like those from A1 Security, also feature flashlights. Because these items can easily be carried in the hand, they are perfect for dark parkSecurity Equipment Corp. offers an extensive line of SABRE Red Personal ing lots where the element Safety Sprays. Dealers, contact your SABRE distributor at 1-800-325- of surprise can be turned on the attacker. 9568. Also, visit www.shootingindustry.com/securityequipment. For dealer pricing on stun that they can defend themselves. guns, email A1 Security Inc. at advertising The stun gun market offers an array firstname.lastname@example.org. and black. These guns are smaller than equally powerful tradine disadvantage of a stun gun? It must touch the attacker to tional stun guns, and come with an LED light and holster. be effective, which brings us to pepper spray. This defensive Visit www.shootingindustry.com/securityequipment. option can be deployed from greater distances, and sprays also Mace is one of the pioneers of defensive sprays and stealth come in a variety of disguises. packaging. The purse model of Mace’s Hot Pink Pepper SABRE personal defense products from Security Equipment Spray resembles a tube of lipstick, and contains 17 grams of Corp. offer stealthy defense options. In addition to standard pack- 10-percent pepper spray. Mace Hot Pink Pepper Spray also aging, SABRE pepper sprays come disguised as pens and lip- contains an invisible UV dye, which marks the assailant and sticks, and have a range of 6 to 10 feet. Many of SABRE’s sprays may aid in identification. contain UV dyes to aid in identifying attackers. Mace also sells a functioning ballpoint pen pepper spray modFitness enthusiasts who don’t want to take any chances when el. The Pen Defender is a 3-gram unit that sprays it comes to stopping an attacker will want The Runner. This com- approximately six short bursts up to 5 feet. pact spray is one of SABRE’s three-in-one models with pepper One of my favorite Mace products is the Hot spray, CS military tear gas and UV marking dye. The Runner also Walkers — pepper spray disguised as hand weights. sports an adjustable hand strap so joggers will always have their One of the weights has a built-in 12-gram spray spray in hand. of 10-percent Peppergard, one of Mace’s hottest As we approach national breast cancer awareness month in 1.4-percent capsaicinoids concentration sprays. The October, SABRE’s Pink pepper spray keychain is sure to be a hot second weight has a hidden storage compartment commodity. This model features maximum strength SABRE Red for keys or money. A pepper spray refill is included formula pepper spray, and a detachable keychain. The unit shoots in each package. approximately 25 bursts a distance of 8 to 10 feet. A donation Visit www.shootingindustry.com/mace. is made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for each unit sold. SABRE also sells electrical defense units designed with women in mind. Their 800,000-volt stun gun and 600,000-volt mini-stun gun come Non-lethal personal-defense weapons come disguised as a variety of items to provide women with attractively packaged in pink, purple discreet defense. Seen here are the Mace Pen Defender and Mace Hot Pink Pepper Spray. Pepper Spray In Disguise O 24 SEPTEMBER 2011 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com