4 Stars By Toby P. on 2018-04-25
Wife walks early morn and this makes her feel safer.
5 Stars By Alexus martin on 2018-03-25
Came on time. tested it out works pretty good, would buy again
4 Stars By A on 2018-04-09
Not That Much More Bulk Than a Whistle But Much More Effective
You should have seen my husband's face when I opened this up and told him I needed to test it.
I don't know why he puts up with me.
I was a little alarmed myself though when I went to test it just to make sure it was working. Apparently, these little guys have about a 10 foot range. So, I went out by myself and gave each item a short burst at no one. They both work as expected, though I cannot vouch for the ten feet claim. I can operate them easily one-handed, which is important since I walk with a cane. The specs on the stun gun indicate that the uC level is in the "intolerable pain" range. I hope so.
The stun gun is rechargeable and has a little holster with a belt loop. It's easy to add this kit to even the most spare crossbody bag. Recommend.
5 Stars By William Ryan on 2018-04-20
Few things are as effective as the sound of the Stun Gun.
This is a great kit and I would highly advise you to get a few. I haven't tried the pepper spray but the Stun Gun is a must have item. Unlike many others, it doesn't have a cable, you can just plug it in to the wall by slipping the switch at the bottom. It charges fast and you can keep a few of these around, the glove compartment, a purse, bed stand or wherever else.
People can argue all year about guns and it's a subject I wouldn't touch in a review section. But if someone approached you, the sound it makes alone is enough to intimidate most people (even if it wouldn't debilitate someone, no one wants hit with one of these). As a jogger, I've been chased by dogs quite a few times and I'm a consumate dog lover but when jogging I've had strays and aggressive dogs come at me, bitten twice. I used a different version of one of these about 3 years ago when a very aggressive pitbull mix came at me. The sound made by the item took a second to register but the dog stopped and I almost ran out of power before he left me alone, but it ended up ok. If you job through trails or through neighborhoods where there are dogs (or coyotes) this can be very helpful b/c you don't have to use it for it to be effective. The deterrent effect is quite effective. As an aside, in the office, we often have technical arguments. It's become a joke but we use another stun gun as the measure of certainty. When you're arguing and there's an impasse, the ultimate way to show certainty is to take the "Stun Gun Bet" - the loser has agrees to 3 seconds of getting shocked in front of everyone in the group. It's a joke, we don't really whip it out, but everyone has heard the sound and it's so creepy it makes the point. If you won't take the stun gun bet than you aren't truly sure b/c no one wants to bluff that.
This is a great kit, the colors stand out, it's easy to use, the safety works well but you can easily use either if you need them. I don't think Pepper Spray has that much of a deterrent effect but I'd certainly (or want my wife or daughter to) spray someone or a dangerous animal as opposed to getting hurt. Since these are non-lethal you have to make sure you don't take their effects lightly, you can seriously hurt someone and you can seriously hurt an animal, it would only be acceptable in the face of a real threat. But they are well worth the money.
3 Stars By A. Reader on 2018-04-11
Not a great set--but great for the price
This is a decent set with the same sort of crappy stun gun as there other models I've reviewed. Its ok at first but needs to be recharged frequently and doesnt tell you when its done. The construction screams cheapest bidder--which considering the price they're able to offer this set for is somewhat impressive. I wish the battery was user replaceable and that there was a better monitor to let you know when it had to be charged. All around I wish they'd polish it up and upgrade some things... but again considering it sells for $15 on its own not surprising they cant pack a lot in there. The pepper spray is fine with a wide spray but dont expect it to go upwind or travel very far.
4 Stars By Jamie on 2018-04-19
Good Budget Self-Defense Set
We live in a "good" area. We also live next to a "bad" area and people in our area have been known to be mugged in parking lots etc when the people from the "bad" area decide to rob someone. We personally live in a gated community but I still doubt a gate keeps all intruders out and have my doubts about complete safety in my neighborhood even with the gate as there have been a few break-ins here and there. As such, I prefer my teens have self-defense items on them when they go out and about and in their bedrooms. Since guns are not an option for them, this type of self-defense tool is a good option.
It's not the best quality, but it's good enough to do the job. I think if you use the stun gun and pepper spray together (they can be used one-handed), then it would definitely give my child time to get away from an attacker. I really like that the pepper spray allows you to defend yourself from a distance, then follow up with the stun gun and run into your car. Even though it's not top quality it's definitely good for a budget self-defense set.
If you're looking for a self-defense set on a budget this is a solid choice. I trust the brand and even though this isnt't their top-of-the-line model it's great for someone who doesn't have more money to fork out for self-defense items. Overall I'd have to say that even though this isn't the best set in the world, it's definitely worth it for your safety and peace of mind.
5 Stars By David Bennett on 2018-04-08
Nice Self-Protection Set For A Good Price
I haven't tested it out in real-world situations (nobody has volunteered to let me try out the products!), but they seem durable and the stun gun most certainly works (it is very loud and bright). The stun gun plugs into the wall to charge which I prefer over needing batteries. It also has an LED flashlight feature.
For the stun gun to work, the unit has to be turned on, and another button pressed, which is a good safety measure to prevent it from being used improperly.
The manufacturer provides some training videos that are helpful related to using them properly. The price seems fair for two products.
Overall, these products are helpful for making anybody feel a little safer.
5 Stars By americancarol on 2018-04-13
i feel safer
i didn't have to use this stuff, thank God. But i can say, i feel more secure when i'm leaving the house early in the morning. the stun gun has a little holster thing that i keep attached to my purse when i'm not holding it. when i walk out of the house, i do hold the stun gun in my hand. the stun gun also is a little flashlight. it actually came in handy the other night when i went to the mall, and when i came out, as i was getting in my car, i dropped my change purse and had coins everywhere. i used the flashlight to see the change on the ground. it was dark out and coins rolled under my car and rolled far enough away that i would have never found them wihtout the flashlight. i bought my daughters SABRE pepper spray a few years ago and they still carry them. i just feel safer and more secure with this stuff in my possession.
5 Stars By TosaTat on 2018-04-11
Great safety items
These are great safety items. These are small enough to fit in your purse or a compartment in your car. The pepper spray especially designed to prevent accidental discharge. It has a ten foot range and should give you about 25 squirts. I like that it has a key ring on it so I can be attached to your key ring if you wish. I did not test out the stun gun. I could not find anyone who would volunteer for that. With a 1.600 µC charge, the stun gun is extremely strong, producing 'intolerable pain'. There is also a flashlight on the stun gun which can be used to this orient an attacker before zapping. The stun gun is also rechargeable. These are both made of high-quality materials. These would make a great gift for anyone who cares about their personal safety. These make me feel much safer when I am out alone at night.
4 Stars By Condor on 2018-04-28
Pocket-sized life saver
I don't know if the stun gun is actually effective or more of a toy, I haven't found anyone willing to be tazed with it. Those things sure make a lot of noise, though. As far as the pepperspray, I feel safer if I replace what I have in regular intervals to make sure that it is potent and effective if I need to use it. With so many weirdos out there nowadays or someone high as a kite a woman can never be cautious enough. I like sprays that put out a more concentrated stream since the backlash is a lot less. And in an emergency I don't have time to dance around and make sure I am upwind, so a fogger could be disastrous for ME in windy conditions.
SABRE has been manufacturing self defense sprays for many years and is therefore very reliable. I would never bargain hunt for something that my life may depend on.