Your most important SD "tool" other than gun.

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    Your most important SD "tool" other than gun.

    I was intersted in hearing what many people consider their most important self defense "tool" other than your carry gun. I work late nights in private security so my most important tool is a powerful flashlight. At work its a Streamlight Stinger LED. Not at work its a SureFire G2 LED. What about the rest of you?

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    Being aware of your surroundings, and avoiding as much trouble as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Being aware of your surroundings, and avoiding as much trouble as possible.
    Situational awareness is vital. Even more important than a gun. It has kept me from getting hurt during a robbery at a gas station. I was able to stay away from the gunman. Good call sir!

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    I always considered SA a lifestyle, not a tool. A tool is something you use when you need it, a lifestyle is something you live.
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    It's a toss up between my cell phone and my SureFire (120 lumens)...BG's hate the light, but they also hate the sound of approaching sirens.
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    Probably the ASP Street Defender - it's CS spray and a kuboton. Always in my hand. I keep several knives in my vehicles, but I don't always carry them. Maybe the most important tool is my daily training in martial arts. A good strong shove, a pull-down, a throw - depending on what's in the immediate environment, those can be far more effective than a firearm.
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    Experience, in many kinds of situations from talking to shooting and virtually everything in between.
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    Flashlight. You have to be able to see to do pretty much anything including shoot accurately.
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    Always carry a light- To see in the dark

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    My flashlight has a strobe that is seriously disorienting on the recieving end.

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    My brain, which is an even more important tool than my gun.
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    I would also say my brain and SA, but for a tangible item I'd say a really bright light.
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    I livre in the rough end of town where people often let their dogs (usually Pit bulls or larger breeds)roam the streets so I carry a small high powered stun gun,even the largest dogs will usually run the other way when I pop it in the air for a few seconds.. Animal Control in noexistaent in my area and I've asked a few LEO's about it,they have told me I could shoot a threatening dog but I still like to give the benefit of the doubt,maybe his bark is worse than his bite. If the stun gun doesnt work then I'll do something else.
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    My Spyderco Military and a bottle of Saber Red Pepper Spray!!!
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    I can't carry while in the building at work, so I carry OC spray. I also carry it while not at work when I am carrying my firearm. If I can handle a situation with that and it avoids the need for a firearm coming into play, then that's pretty valuable.
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