<b>5.11 Double Duty Tactical Pen</b> <br /> The 5.11 Double Duty Tactical Pen fills the need for a quality writing instrument that can double as a last-ditch defensive tool. It has a black matte anodized aluminum body, a knurled grip, a grooved tip for writing and a flat thumb platform with a TPR thumb pad on the cap for defensive control. It accepts standard ink refills and has threaded caps at either end exposing the pen or the impact pinnacle. The 5.11 Double Duty pen has an MSRP of $64.99 (511tactical.com).
<b>Griffin Kuba Klaw</b> <br /> For joggers, hikers and everyday pedestrians, the Kuba Klaw is a simple polymer handful of potential energy that can be focused with a single thrust to thwart an assault. With no moving parts and far from offensive, the Kuba Klaw is for people that might have a need to have more than just their bare hands to resolve an unexpected altercation or fend off a bad dog. The Kuba Klaw has an MSRP of $15 (griffinmartialtraining.com).
<b>Griffin Kuba Kickz</b> <br /> Kuba Kickz are simple plastic inserts designed to be strapped, via laces, onto the tongue of your running shoe, boot or service shoe. Providing a quick and focused impact, and utilizing the most powerful muscles in your body—those of your legs—the Kuba Kickz are visually unobtrusive, yet physically devastating to attackers and aggressive animals. They have an MSRP of $12.95 (griffinmartialtraining.com).
<b>Griffin Fury Pepperstrike</b> <br /> Griffin’s Fury Pepperstrike combines .5 ounce of pressurized,18-percent-OC-persistent irritant with a useful holster that helps to both direct the stream and provide tough strike points. Either way, the Pepperstrike provides its carrier with the ability to shoot a splatter stream out to 15 feet. It has an MSRP of $15.95 (griffinmartialtraining).
<b>SureFire Fury Defender</b> <br /> SureFire’s Fury Defender features a blindingly brilliant and almost indestructible 500-lumen LED light that will dazzle and virtually incapacitate anyone caught in the beam. It also features a crenellated strike bezel for last-ditch self-defense. The powerful light can last up to 1.5 hours and sports a push-button tail-cap switch for momentary-on and steady-on. The Fury Defender is made of aerospace aluminum, sealed with O-rings and has an anodized finish. The Fury Defender has an MSRP of $165 (surefire.com).
<b>PowerTech Night Armor Tactical Pen</b> <br /> PowerTech, Inc.’s Night Armor Tactical Pens are writing pens that double as last-ditch personal defense instruments. Strong enough to break glass, the Night Armor features a tail light for in-the-dark illumination. Working with Smith & Wesson, the PowerTech Night Armor Tactical pens are also packaged with hand-held lights and folding knives (powertechinc.com).
<b>Rocky S2V Survival Grenade</b> <br /> Rocky S2V Survival Grenade is a concise, well-packed collection of discreet survival tools wrapped in 10 feet of paracord. Rocky, maker of the world-class boots and footware, has packaged a knife blade, wire, fire starter and tender, a needle, fishing essentials, tin foil and a Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School Instruction booklet. The S2V Survival Grenade fits in the palm of your hand and with its small carabiner can be hung off of a belt or vest. The Rocky S2V Survivial Grenade is only $18.99 (rockys2v.com).
<b>Boker Plus CID Cal .45</b> <br /> The Boker Plus Tactical Pen CID Cal .45 GEN 2 is an ingenious non-firearm with a “bolt-action” mechanism and “click”-open and close for the pen point. The flat pen head offers a secure thumb rest, and the Clip Integrated Design (CID) has minimal give, providing comfortable draw resistance in normal tactical or denim pants pockets. The body is black hardcoat-anodized CNC milled aluminum, providing style and optimum ergonomics. The tactical pen has an MSRP of $61.95 (boker.de/us).
<b>Boker SO4PRO K Pocket Stick</b> <br /> Boker’s SO4PRO-K Titanium Pocket Stick is not only a defensive tool; it’s also a massage tool capable of relaxing tightened muscles. The double-finger loop in the middle of the shaft allows you to hold the pocket stick and use your hands without dropping or losing it in a defensive situation. Its lack of blade or point gives it a very inoffensive look, but is a very effective and versatile tool! The SO4PRO-K is made entirely of Grade 4 titanium and has an overall length of 5.25 inches. The Pocket Stick has an MSRP $51.95 (boker.de/us).
Personal defense does not always involve a firearm. Depending on the location, situation, clothing or venue, it may be illegal or inappropriate to conceal or deploy a pistol, combat folder or even a pocket knife. Below are examples of items seen at the 2013 SHOT Show that can be used, in lieu of a firearm or tactical knife, for self-protection in defensive situations. Even though each device shown is designed to be less than lethal, and none have blades longer than 1.5 inches, be sure to check local laws and to contact the TSA before attempting carry-on transport.
Personal defense does not always involve a firearm. Depending on the location, situation, clothing…
by Personal Defense World / Feb 5, 2013