So after a recent incident with my girlfriend's friend's drunk and abusive boyfriend, I figured that reassuring everyone that he wasn't in fact stupid enough to break into their apartment wasn't working for them. And rather than buy a handgun that requires permits and numerous laws, why not buy a non-lethal self-defense weapon that I can carry around with me? So I'm going for a Taser M18, perfectly legal in my state, and I was looking for any other suggestions or if anyone has any experience with it. Thanks!
This was originally supposed to go into the Entertainment category, but maybe I'm the only one that thinks that watching someone get tasered is quite entertaining.
If you are that worried about him you might want to combine that Taser with some good pepper spray. Tasers are very effective and the bigger and more muscular he is the more it will affect him. The only downside is you only get one shot and if you miss ( or hit and he gets the probes out ) then you have a big very pissed off drunk on your hands.
If pistols require permits where you live you might want to look at a shotgun for home defense. A good Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 costs about half of what a good pistol would ( ~$300 for a shotgun ) and is much more effective especially if you have no firearms training. The sound of the action being cycled alone is enough to stop most people in their tracks even if they are drunk.
Personally if some crazy drunk intent on doing me or my loved ones harm is breaking into my house I want to be damn sure I can stop him and not just make him crazier.
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