November 07, 2020 3 min read

The average person has between a 70% - 80% chance of being assaulted.

The second “one thing” or reason that the D.A.D.® 2 is at least a thousand times better than other self defense devices.

Before saying, “That’s a ridiculous statement,” let me explain why it is not only true, but grossly understated.

In the last article, I explained that critical importance of the personal protection or self defense device being already in your hand prior to the attack. 

Equally important is reason #2. Reason #2 could be divided into two parts, but because it is so easy to explain the first part and both attributes are critical, I will explain them both. Let me start by recounting a conversation with an individual who provides manned protection for the rich and famous who have had threats on their family.

He called in to order 27 pre-D.A.D. TigerLights after seeing it on TV. These pre-D.A.D. units were without the Bluetooth/GPS Crowd Alert capability. He asked to speak with me. The first thing he said was, “That is the best self defense device I’ve ever seen, but you are not putting enough emphasis on the hand strap. That is worth its weight in gold.”

Of course, the hand strap is very light, so that would not be a lot of gold, but I got the message and said, “I agree, but why do you say that?”

He said, “Well, we have studied attack dynamics for years and we know that in a sudden, physical attack, 90% of people will drop a weapon.”

This specially designed hand strap not only enables you to secure the D.A.D.® 2 on either hand, but allows fingers-free carry. In other words, you do not have to hold onto it, so if your hand naturally opens up in a sudden, violent attack, the D.A.D. remains on your hand, ready to fire. 

Also, you are able to still use that hand to do many things like open doors, carry bags, hold your phone and even ride your mountain bike, motorcycle or snowmobile with it in your hand, ready to fire.

All of this makes it not only far more likely to be in your hand when attacked, as we discussed in the first article in this series, but makes it more likely to stay in your hand.

Nevertheless, there is another key design feature that is equally important and speaks to the genius of the D.A.D. design. With most devices, you still have another potentially significant hurdle affecting the usability during a high stress, sudden, violent attack. They often require manipulation or repositioning in the hand. They may require a safety to be switched off. The device, if too small, such as a small can of pepper spray, may be engulfed in the hand or rotated. These are critical weaknesses that can make the different between winning and losing in a violent confrontation with humans or animals.

The D.A.D. is “force indexed” into the perfect firing position. There is no manipulation, no additional steps, no fine motor skills. In fact, the method of deployment of the spray assimilates the natural physiological and psychological response to an act of aggression. It’s just like throwing a punch. These fine details are why real experts coast to coast love this device and it has saved people, even without training.

We always encourage good training, however. You can greatly increase your situational awareness, confidence and decisiveness as well as physical defense skills that may be necessary in certain situations.

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