LSUTiger wrote:I still think pepper spray is marginally effective at best depending on the attackers mindset and tolerance for pain, it's also easily defeated with any kind of cheap protective eyewear.
The same goes for the effectiveness of stun guns, if closing the gap is my best option then I want a lethal option and a knife is the best non gun legal to carry no permit required option for me.
I agree with pepper spray and stun guns will be marginally effective. You can find kids on YouTube messing with them and having "fun". They were not huge bikers determined to hurt someone.
I don't care how big and tough you are, if you get a blade through certain parts of your forearm or bicep, your arm can be rendered useless. If you get a blade through a major artery, major blood loss will occur and that will stop anyone. You got to be the same distance from an attacker to hit him with a stun gun than you would if you used a knife. The tasers the police use are pretty effective but they may not penetrate leather and you said your stalkers are bikers so I will assume they they wear some sort of leather vest or jacket.
The sooner you can carry a pistol, the better.