3 Best Ways to Defend Yourself

Whether you’re male or female, you will stand to benefit from knowing self-defense. Arm yourself, as well as your friends and family, with these tips on how you can protect yourself, whether that may be from a mugger or a rapist. 
Invest In Firearm
There is no self defense like investing in a firearm. The glock 19 is compact and thus popular for concealed carry. With its comfortable size and balanced design, it’s become one of the most popular handguns in the U.S. 
However, be sure to check your state laws prior to purchasing a firearm. With that being said, investing in a firearm doesn’t end at buying a gun. If you don’t know how to use your gun, it will just be another weapon against you. Be sure to protect yourself and your loved ones by making sure you know how to use it. 
Know Pressure Points
Running away if you can will likely be the ideal option in most cases, but if you can’t, there are several major pressure points that can be easily utilized against an attacker, no matter how big or small you are. 
The groin is an obvious one if the attacker is male. The nose and eyes especially are easy pressure points as well. The throat is another key vulnerable area people may not be aware of. 
Stay Aware
The best self defense is prevention. Stay safe by being smart. Simply following some common sense – such as walking in well-lit areas and avoiding dark alleys – can go a long way. 
These days, too many people walk around buried in their smartphones. Such distractions can be dangerous if a car is headed your way or if a robber is looking for an easy target. For example, if you’re a runner, it may be better to skip the music or podcast so you can stay aware of your surrounding.
It’s all too easy to think, “That will never happen to me.” However, it’s better to be safe than sorry.