Welcome to my Less Than Lethal Self Defense blog

Hello everyone,

This blog is to educate you with important information on how to arm and protect yourself against a physical attack in a less than lethal manner.  Please take a gander at anything that interest you, and with that information you will feel more confident about the choice or choices of defense you choose to use.  Did you know that 3 in 10 women in America have been raped or involved in an attack. It’s crazy, I feel it will never stop, but with the correct knowledge we can make a difference.  

Please be so kind as to share your story, and what kind of defense you used when you had to defend yourself.  If you have not had to defend yourself yet, what type of defense would you feel comfortable using and why. Not being educated about  how you can protect yourself, and no desire to learn about  what you can do, and thinking that  it won’t happen to you, are the most common reasons people are not ready to protect themselves from an attack.

There are a lot of ways to protect yourself in a  less than lethal manner.  Read some of the excellent articles and comments I have posted and you will probably get all the information you seek.  I like to get my information from personal experiences of people from all over the world, from crime prevention organizations, various blogs, news and documentaries, product research and more.  You can get some of the best less than lethal self defense products on the market HERE https://www.lessthanlethalselfdefense.com/

Please leave a comment and tell your story.  Everyone wants to hear about  personal experiences and preferences.  It can help someone who is trying to figure it all out.  Hopefully, with this blog you will get the accurate information you are seeking.  I want to encourage people of all ages and races to take a step forward in protecting yourself in a less than lethal manner. And please take 5 seconds to answer 1 question on what defense you prefer , in my awesome 5 second survey at the top of the page.  Thank you, and have an awesome day. 


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  • Posted on 26. July 2013
  • Written by lance@tancoindustries.com

24 responses to Welcome to my Less Than Lethal Self Defense blog

  1. Jane on May 27, 2017 at 6:32 am Reply

    So happy I found your website. I’m ordering today. I am single and do some volunteer work or out with friends. Attacks can happen day or night in our crazy world. I am always wondering if there are products to help me feel safer! I’m so excited to find you! Thank you

  2. Mike Benioff on May 24, 2017 at 1:29 pm Reply

    My wife NEVER leaves the house without some sort of self-defense unit, from pepper spray to a stun gun. Her favorite is a Sting-Ring which is reasonably hidden and yet is highly effective. I have friends who have learned Krav Maga and they say it is just so effective as there are no rules. Your blog here should be required reading for anyone willing to be able to protect themselves. Just a super job…

    • lance@tancoindustries.com on May 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm Reply

      Thank you Mike for your kind comment, it pleases me very much that people like yourself and others favor my blog so much, have a great day.


  3. Sidney Smith on May 23, 2017 at 2:01 pm Reply

    I have known Lance Murray for over 11 years and find that his knowledge in reference to defense control is incredible. In today’s society defense is so important to have and to know.

    • lance@tancoindustries.com on May 24, 2017 at 10:26 am Reply

      Thank you Sid for the complement. There’s a lot to know and I try my best to get it right and hope that my posted information will help people in their decision on what defense tool would be fitting for them and other things they should know if they are concerned about defending themselves.

  4. Gary on December 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm Reply

    I have a friend who had just used his pepper spray for the first time. All he did was change lanes, and apparently cut in front of a car that had a couple guys go into a severe ROAD rage. They were out to teach him a lessen and followed him for 30 minutes till he finally said enough and pulled over. they both came at him and threatened him so he let them have it. They went to their knees in agony, the police came and that was the end of it. Just never know when you will be in a bad situation.

    • lance@tancoindustries.com on December 9, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply

      Hi Gary,
      Thanks for visiting my blog. I know that road rage happens a lot and I firmly suggest that everyone carry a pepper spray device just for those situations that may occur when you accidentally make a not so good decision when driving, hey nobody is perfect, sometimes by making a small mistake when driving it can really piss someone off. That’s when you get ready to use your device when you see someone coming at you and they don’t look like they are going to just want directions, unfortunately, people in the world get pissed off very easily and want to lash out, so you should always be ready and try not to drive irrationally. I think that the safest way to drive is to always be ready to give up the right away. Have a great day.


  5. lance@tancoindustries.com on April 18, 2016 at 10:19 am Reply

    Hi Kiki,
    Thanks for your comment on this post, I love your recommendation, I feel strongly the same, have a great day.

  6. Kiki on April 17, 2016 at 2:42 pm Reply

    Great blog! Self defense is a passion of mine and especially women’s self defense as it’s vitally important. I recommend always carrying a non-lethal form of protection, especially if you’re out alone or even with friends and the choices are many. Stay safe all!-yoursecurityguru.com

  7. lance@tancoindustries.com on September 15, 2015 at 11:03 am Reply

    Hi Mike K.

    Thank you for the comment. I am always interested in what others think about my blog and like to learn more about what’s out there in the less lethal defense world. I have visited this site multiple times, it’s a great site with lots of information, but the Tigerlight T100 is a product that infringes on my patent and I plan to go after them, but it’s a good product, I invented it.

  8. Mike K. on September 14, 2015 at 5:39 pm Reply

    I like to see that there are other people who have invested time into providing an informational resource for less lethal self defense solutions as traditional firearms are not the right fit for every situation or person. I have another blog I’d like to introduce you too, much like yours its dedicated to self defense. Less Lethal Alternatives is a blog dedicated to consumer info regarding less lethal self defense options that are made available to them. This ranges from electronic control devices such as Tasers, touch stun/ drive stun gun devices, pepper spray devices, personal alarms, fighting tools such as kubatons, pepperball launcher and traumatic launchers, home security devices, home security tips, self defense videos, and much much more. The blog has over 100 published articles which also include certain laws for carry of various devices by state. As self defense is on a lot of peoples minds these days and rightfully so, it is imperative that people learn some basic practical skills but also know what tools are at their disposal. Please come check it out! http://www.LessLethalAlternatives.com .

  9. Dave J on February 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm Reply

    I ordered a pepper spray from you and I love it! It can be carried anywhere!

  10. Jane Stewart on July 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm Reply

    With the world seeming to have more crime I am interested in preventative measures of helping myself keep safer when I’m outside of my home. After reading about the defend alert it puts my mind a little more at ease about feeling safer in a not so safe world. Love chatting and reading all the stories on the blog also!!

  11. Jim Drummond on June 9, 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    This is totally rocking. Safety was and always be a PRIORITY. Keep yourself alarmed and safe with the popular self defense products from stores such as gotpepperspray.com. Protect yourself and your loved ones in times of need with our self defense devices.

  12. Jim Drummond on May 3, 2014 at 7:05 am Reply

    The blog is really very useful and informative!
    Gotpepperspray.com offers personal protection products like pepper spray guns, mace spray guns and also a wide range of safety products for home security with video surveillance.
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  13. John on January 31, 2014 at 11:25 pm Reply

    Great information Lance.

  14. Jeff Gasser on December 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm Reply

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  15. victoria meza on October 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I love this blog. It has so much good info. I really want to get a pepper spray thing for my mom. She is a runner.

  16. Emily Meza on October 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm Reply

    I love your information. i think this is a great blog. it has helped me a lot. i told all my friends about this. i signed up and look forward to getting more info. Great success!

  17. Nadine Sabulsky on August 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm Reply

    I don’t use or feel the need for any type of “self-defense”. Why? Because I believe that we have the power of mind-over-matter. That is how I live my life, and that is what I teach. We can only be harmed if we believe we can be harmed. This is true in many areas, not solely physical. When I was a child my mother always worried (because I was a girl) that I would be molested or raped. At a very young age – I think I was 12 – I made up my mind that I was not going to have that worry, that I AM always safe. And so it is…

    The Naked Life Coach

    • lance@tancoindustries.com on August 31, 2013 at 2:51 am Reply

      Thank you Nadine for your comment. There’s probably a lot of people that feel the same as you, having the mind over matter attitude can be helpful, and possibly all you may need, but when it comes right down to protecting yourself in an assault you should have some line of defense like self defense training, a pepper spray device, bright flashing light, stun gun, or a loud scream. What ever you do, it wouldn’t hurt to have more than one line of defense or protection. Stay safe.

  18. Enola Hendrickson on August 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm Reply

    Very nice.
    Best of luck to you!

  19. Jessie on July 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm Reply

    I would like to share my story in hopes that it may help others. About 4 years ago, after I got off work and decided to stop at CVS Pharmacy across the street to pick up a few things on my way home. The time had changed that previous weekend so it was dark by 5pm. When I came out of the store to get to my car which was parked just outside the door, I was getting my keys ready but before I could even step off of the sidewalk, someone came from around the corner and grabbed me from behind. He put one arm around my chest and the other hand was poking my rib. I thought it was someone from my work playing a trick on me until he said, drop the purse or I’ll cut you.

    when i realized what was happening, I blacked out and froze, I was so shocked, I didn’t even let go of my grocery bag or the 12 pack of soda I was carrying. I had my purse which was hanging off my arm as well and fortunately I had my keys in my hand and not in my purse.

    We struggled for a few minutes and I could see a car to the side of me with their lights on but they did not stop. No one came in or out of the store during this time and this is usually a very busy store! The robber flung me around until I was down on the asphalt and he kept yanking on the purse until it finally slipped off my arm. I was screaming for help but no one heard. When he finally got the purse, he just jogged over to a car that was backed in and drove away in no hurry.

    I got up with groceries and keys in hand and ran into the store and told the store clerk I had been robbed and then security came out and they called the police.

    The police were called but could not do anything as I could not give them enough information because I was in shock and could not see through the tears and the fear.

    My workplace found out about this and decided to help. About two weeks later, they they arranged for the officer that patrols the campus in Reno to come to Las Vegas and provide the employees at our campus with self defense classes. This turned out to be the best thing for me as I was in constant fear after that incident. The self defense classes helped me by teaching me to always be aware of my surroundings, I learned some good self defense moves so that I could at least break loose of a hold and run or stun the predator long enough to be able to get away. The classes gave me back my freedom and took away the fear I was left with! I am so grateful to my workplace doing this! I will never forget what happened but that just helps me stay careful and aware when I am out alone. I hope this information is helpful to others

    • lance@tancoindustries.com on July 31, 2013 at 5:36 pm Reply

      Hi Jessie, thank you for telling your story. I’m sure it was a terrifying experence, i hope you never have to experence that again and if you do you’ll feel a little more confident in getting away having a little self defense training. I feel you can’t have to many layers of defense. The key to being successful in preventing an attack and avoiding harm is always be aware of your surrounding. I would recomend carrying an additional layer of defense like a pepper spray with an air horn, or a stun gun, But please continue self defense training it’s good exercise and good knowledge. Stay safe.

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