4 Best Weapons To Keep in Your Car

The need to defend yourself doesn’t disappear when you leave your home. In fact, as recent events have shown us, you could encounter violence when you’re just driving on public roadways. That’s why it’s important to keep a few tactical weapons in your car for self-defense purposes. Hopefully you will never have to use them, but you’ll have greater peace of mind knowing they’re within arm’s reach while you’re driving.

Not all weapons are practical to take with you in your car, and not all are easy to wield in a small space (sorry, AR-15s). So, it’s important to take a few things into consideration when deciding which weapons to take along with you. Here is our list of the top five best weapons to keep in your car, and why.

1. Handgun

In states that allow it, the most effective weapon to keep in your car is a handgun. Some people choose to keep a gun in the glove compartment, while others prefer to attach it beneath the steering wheel area for easy access. Still others leave their guns out in plain sight if they don’t have concealed carry permits but live in states that allow open carry. No matter how you choose to do it, packing heat is an effective way to protect yourself against criminals who choose to endanger your life.

Before you opt for a handgun as a form of self defense in your car, carefully study your state’s laws regarding handgun in vehicles. You want to make sure you’re fully in compliance with the law. Even if you’re abiding by the law in your state, you still need to stay frosty. If you plan to travel outside of your state, you could find yourself facing legal trouble if the area you’re traveling to doesn’t allow concealed or open carry in vehicles. Always stay well-informed to avoid legal issues.

2. Pepper Spray

There aren’t nearly as many laws regarding pepper spray as there are regarding handguns, so some people feel more comfortable keeping a canister of pepper spray in their vehicles. Pepper spray is non-lethal, but if you spray it directly into your attacker’s face, you have a good chance of getting away. Pepper spray is lightweight, portable and generally easy to use. That’s what makes it such a good option for your car.

3. Knife

A knife can be a very effective self-defense tool if you know how to use it properly. There are effective and non-effective ways to hold and use small self-defense knives. If you choose to carry one in your car, make sure you learn how to wield it. There are plenty of online videos that can give you helpful step-by-step instructions for using knives for self defense.

Some states ban some types of knives for both open and concealed carry uses. As with guns, you need to know the laws in your area before deciding what self-defense knife to keep in your car.

4. Stun Gun

Like pepper spray, stun guns and tasers are non-lethal tools used for self defense. They can temporarily incapacitate your attacker so you can get away to safety. Before buying a stun gun, make sure they’re legal for use in your state. Many states legalize their use for civilian defense purposes as long as you don’t have a felony and are not a minor.

Choose What’s Best for You

Ultimately, the best self-defense tool for your car is the one you feel most comfortable using. If you have a gun but refuse to use it, it’s probably not the best choice for you. In cases like this, you may be better off choosing a stun gun or pepper spray. No matter what self-defense tool you decide to use, you’ll be better prepared to defend yourself if necessary. Stay safe out there.

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Beverly - July 20, 2020 Reply

Since I am 75 years old and disabled. I don’t need gun. I would like the pepper spray and stun gun

    Fernando - February 14, 2021 Reply

    I am 73, and would not like to get into a wrestling match, over a stun gun and Pepper spray that only made an assailant angrier, a Pistol affords you the best chance at unharmed survival.

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Scott Storm - September 1, 2020 Reply

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Linda - September 19, 2020 Reply

I would like the pepper spray, but see no way to order it.

David Nickels - September 23, 2020 Reply

Put a can of wasp spray in your car. It’s legal, and can shoot a good stream far, and burns like hell in the nose and eyes.

Philip Kirk - September 26, 2020 Reply

I have a mini baseball bat is that legal? Old 67 year old toxic white male

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ROSALIND Goodman - October 21, 2020 Reply

I am 72 years old don’t have any type of record with the police an I need to get me a permit an I am also disabled so I need help getting a permit an then purchase a gun can you please help me

    Doc - November 20, 2020 Reply

    Rosalind, Where do you live? I’m in the DFW metroplex in Texas. I”d be honored to help if you are in this neck of the woods?

Chuck - October 25, 2020 Reply

I would like to add another weapon that you can carry in your vehicle with no license or intense training. Super Black Flag Bee & Hornet Spray. Can squirt 30 ft & will cause blindness & if swallowed extreme gastric problems.

Doc - November 20, 2020 Reply

Voice of experience:
1. Most pepper spray just really ticks off the attacker. I was sprayed as part of a self-defense class. Had the instructor not had a couple of assistants, I would have torn his head off…just saying.
That said, using pepper spray/wasp spray in a vehicle will do as much damage to you as the attacker.
in Texas, a shortened baseball bat is considered a lethal weapon. Don’t carry it in your car without an LTC (License to Carry) which replaced our CHL (COncealed Handgun License). THe LTC is MUCH more inclusive. Also in Texas you don’t need a permit to carry in the car. Since that law went into effect car jackings dropped noticab le.

Michelle L Kitts - December 20, 2020 Reply

Would love a stink gun

Bill - March 15, 2021 Reply

My self i keep a mag light between my door and driver seat a mini baseball bat.Im a CPL holder so pistol on my hip pocket knife in my pocket like American Express “Never leave home with out it”

Lucca - March 15, 2021 Reply

I am a72 year old Marine Corps Vietnam veteran.
I was educated when there was still respect for individual rights and the Constitution was taught and respected in school. That being said: I will not submit to the “state” infringing on my SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS by thinking they can allow me to carry a firearm if I provide them with basic data that may provide a tyrant with information that will some day give easy access to my private property. I have an American birthright granted to me and all law abiding citizens. I will not become a subject by being disarmed.

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