Posted by: bluefrog | 2008-12-15

what is a good self defence weapon?

with high crime in s.a.   how do we protect ourselves  especially when its so difficult getting a gun licence. What in your opinion would be the best small, compact, discreet, legal, self defence weapon to carry in south africa?

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HI Bluefrog,

Thank you for contributing to our forum.
I hear what you say. There are a couple of weapons you can look at which are good options:
1 - Good quality Pepper spray
2 - Tazer gun
3 - a Knife

I have a good article i can email to you that i wrote for International magazines called Urban Tactical Weapons. Send me your email and i will forward it to you -

We are still allowed to carry licensed firearms. I would still apply for one taking the current crime levels we have to live under.


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