Why Keychain Weapons Are So Popular

Everybody I know carries their keys with them wherever they go. That is the foundation of the idea behind keychain weapons-to have them available at all times wherever you are. And what an ingenious idea it is! You never know when you may be attacked so having a self-defense weapon on your keychain could be the way you save your life.

In today’s article we are exploring why keychain weapons are so popular. Once you are aware of them you may want one.

Keychain weapons come in a variety of flavors from pepper sprays, which are the most common, to stun devices, personal alarms, kubatons and more. The miniaturization of products is part of the reason for this influx of self-defense products that have a keychain attachment. Stun devices are an excellent example.

Stun devices that were small enough to have one didn’t even exist prior to five years ago because technology has allowed for them to become smaller than ever before. This 6,000,000 volt tiny stun device proves the point. It was the first, as far as we know, to have a keychain attachment. It is only 3.5″ tall x 1.25″ wide x .75″ deep and weighs 3 ounces. How small is that? About the size of an index finger! WOW. This particular model from Streetwise does not skimp on features. It has a built-in recharging plug so you never need to buy batteries. It also has a built-in flashlight. And since it is a Streetwise product it has a lifetime guarantee.

The purpose of any nonlethal self-defense weapon is to disable an assailant long enough for you to escape a potentially dangerous situation and seek help. These weapons do it in different ways but they are all effective.

Since pepper sprays are so popular it only makes sense to have them with a keychain attachment because most of them are already small enough for this accessory.

Of the 187 defensive sprays we carry, no less than 107 of them have Keychain Attachments which happens to be the largest selection of them anywhere on the Internet.

Self-Defense Keychain - Pink
Self-Defense Keychain – Pink

Many of these self-defense weapons are a little bit unusual. They are made out of molded plastic or aluminum with sharp edges and finger holes such as this Pretty In Pink Cat as shown here that can deliver a devastating blow to an attacker.

Then, two of the most famous names in self-defense-Mace and ASP brand-make pepper spray batons. The Mace Pepper Spray Batoncontains a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum and has enough spray for 12 half second bursts up to 5 feet away. The baton itself is made of reinforced steel with a no slip grip and comes in assorted colors.
Image ASP Street Defender Spray – Black

The ASP Street Defender Baton also contains a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum but contains enough spray for 30 half second bursts up to 10 feet away in a variety of colors. It is made of aerospace aluminum with O-ring sealed caps and tips.

To summarize: keychain weapons are popular because generally speaking they are very inexpensive, and because they are so accessible on your keychain they are easy to carry and conceal. They help increase your chances of defending yourself. “When held properly, many of our self-defense keychains align with bony surfaces and nerve points to greatly multiply the force of your punch.” We strongly recommend that you get training in the proper use of some of these products.

We have 68 different keychain weapons to choose from including stun guns, pepper sprays, Kubotans and a wide variety of self-defense items that can disable an assailant.

Have you ever used any keychain weapons? Share your secrets with us about their use.