Lately I have been hearing about all too frequent attacks in my local running area. Even in high traffic areas and in the middle of the day! For a long time now, I’ve considered looking into taking a self defense class somewhere. Along with that, arming myself with some sort of weapon. These are a few I’m looking into. Do you carry any of these? How do you feel about them? Or something else??
Go Guarded Ring
I like this little device because it can’t be taken from me very easily, but I’m a little confused on how it works.. it would seem it delivers a scratching type attack? Lame? I don’t know, thoughts?
I like this devise because it can collect DNA from your attacker. With retractable claws, you hold it in your palm and if you squeeze, the claws come out! I don’t really like the idea of actually having to hold something. (Why I like the ring, above). Pretty cool though to think if something happened you could potentially help get them off the streets with DNA identification.
Monster Stun Gun
There are so many tasers out there I’m a little overwhelmed comparing the different products and specs. I’ve heard good things about this one, but anybody have any they have actually used or done their homework on?
I would prefer to get a big, mean looking dog, but my current living situation does not allow. Wahh..
The other, most reliable solution in my opinion, is just not running alone. I have reached out to my running community to coordinate, but I doubt I’d be able to 100% of the time so something like this is a must. The Go Guarded Ring seems like a good starting place. I can actually see myself using it, where the other devices you hold seem a bit more technical. Under stress? I don’t know how well I’d be able to maneuver anything. I also like it because it can’t be taken from you easily and seems it could do some decent damage. May have to start there. Along with the self defense classes I’m thinking. And making new friends!
Any other ideas??