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Most of us know to have our situational awareness game on point while visiting unfamiliar areas, but what about familiar places? Places where normally there is little or no crime? Places that have security guards? Places like the mall? Yes, the shopping mall is familiar, but is it safe? The truth is that criminals see malls as soft targets: with the vast parking lots, people carrying extra bags that make them vulnerable, and the constant parade of people more interested inter Facebook status than their immediate surroundings…. it is actually a crime rich environment, despite all of the security cameras and guys on SEGWAYS with a badge.
Here are our 2 TOP TIPS while shopping at the Mall:
1. Situational Awareness Be aware at all times – where you are, who is around you and what is going on. Get an idea of the the layout of the mall before you start shopping, and become familiar with the exits. Have an actual plan for a meeting place should you become separated with your friends or family. Lastly, keep you heads up, off the phone, ESPECIALLY in the parking lots. Walk confidently and avoid wandering aimlessly, most bad guys avoid people that APPEAR AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS!
2. CARRY A GUN
Get properly trained and refuse to become a victim. You have the right to protect yourself, and no one is going to warn you the day that they are going to attack you that it is coming. It is up to you to be prepared and armed. Even if you choose not to carry a firearm, there are plenty of alternatives that will give you a fighting chance, from TASER to Tactical pens and Pepper Sprays.
When traveling to the mall or any other public place, keep in mind that in many of these places you can become a soft target very easily: an unsuspecting shopper busy fiddling with bags, keys, cell phones, and other distractions. Take these tips above and get an advantage on the streets, one that many of the bad guys will avoid.
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I first saw the TASER PULSE at SHOT SHOW’s industry range day in Las Vegas in January. My initial reaction was “well ALRIGHT! They got it right!” The PULSE is a new, smaller, compact version of a TASER that is now shaped like a compact carry gun, and has many of the functions that pistol owners have become accustomed to.
We also met Annie, their product manager, and she showed us everything first hand. This video shares our initial impressions as we shot the new PULSE on site at media day at the range:
Some things you need to know about the PULSE:
-The TASER PULSE uses Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI), as it shoots two hooked projectiles into the attacker and “stuns” them. As the trigger remains depressed, you temporarily override an attacker’s central nervous system, limiting muscular control for 30 seconds.
-While the effective range is 15 feet, even if the barbs are pulled out, the gun itself is always a “contact stun” – added insurance in close encounters.
-It features a LASER to assist target acquisition – paired with a powerful LED flashlight, a battery status indicator, as well as shaved safeties and angled sights.
When I arrived back home from SHOT SHOW 2017, one of the first things I shared with my wife was the video on the PULSE. She had been using the other TASER for civilians (now called the BOLT) and had experienced an issue with the sliding cover that protects the “trigger” on that model. Soon after we discussed this new option, the PULSE arrived at our home.
NON – LETHAL OPTIONS
My wife works past sunset many days, and the dark parking lot at her work is the main reason she carries a TASER. A flashlight has also become a go to tool for her at work and elsewhere. She does not carry a firearm, so the TASER PULSE seems to be the next best thing, we both agree that it is a fantastic option for our needs.
The size is perfect for purses, backpacks, or other off body carry options, it checks in at just .5 POUNDS with these impressive stats: Width: 1.25” Length: 5.25” Height: 4.75”.
The only accessory that I recommend is the BLADETECH holster that you can buy at the TASER website. It is a molded kydex holster that has the positive retention that you may be used to with other carry systems you use. The neoprene will work perfectly if you are leaving the PULSE in one place, but if you plan on transferring it from bag to bag or place to place, the kydex is the way to go.
Here is what comes in the box:
With all of these features, TASER seems to have hit the nail on the head for a compact, non-lethal alternative that will give you or a loved one a fighting chance. The TASER PULSE retails for $399.
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