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.  If you do not see what you are looking for please let me know at  lance@tancoindustries.com  and I will find out for you. 

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

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

  1. Autumn on July 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm Reply

    sounds like great information

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. John on January 31, 2014 at 11:25 pm Reply

    Great information Lance.

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

    The blog is really very useful and informative!
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  8. 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!!

  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. 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 .

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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