Yay! Finally got my newest article up today! It’s titled, “8 Ways to Spot a Bad Self Defense Product Before It Kills You.”
Long title, long article. Slaughters a few sacred cows and lets slip a few industry secrets.
Want to know another secret? What sparked this article was the pile of brochures that have been arriving in my mailbox in preparation for SHOT Show. One of the new ‘latest and greatest’ offerings looks to me like a horrendously bad idea — something that I could tell by a glance at the advertisement even without getting my hands on the product itself.
Here’s the clue on that one: If the carry device is intended to mimic another piece of emergency rescue equipment, it’s probably a bad idea. When you need a fire extinguisher or a first aid kit, your gun just isn’t the right tool for that job and you sure don’t want to be grabbing it by mistake.
Go read the new article and let me know what you think of it here. What other red flags would you suggest?