Self-defense options for the home?
May 25, 2010 8:17 AM Subscribe
Someone's repeatedly trying to gain entrance to our condo complex. We're working with the police, but in the meantime I'd like to get something for stand-off personal defense. The catch: no firearms.
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I've been looking at pepper spray and tasers but am open to other options. Ideally, whatever I choose would be deployable at a distance of up to 20 feet (but inside 2 feet if necessary) and would be designed for incapacitation (lethal options are ok but not necessarily desirable). SO objects to firearms in the house, so my preferred (and, frustratingly enough, available!) choice is not an option, as they're locked up in storage. Cost should be less than $500 or so.
So, what can you tell me about the various pros/cons of pepper spray and/or tasers? Anything other devices I'm overlooking? What features/options should I be looking for?
(Please confine answers to recommending / discussing the effectiveness of various products. Thanks.)