Monday, November 16, 2020

We got our new breakaway lanyard for our defer

We are super pleased to announce that we developed our new breakaway lanyard system for our self defense weapons. Why is this necessary?

Many of our tools have been carried in war, and we see pictures of our military "searching" a person or vehicle with their defenders on fixed lanyards attached to their wrists. This isn't a very good option as if someone grabs your weapon; it's attached to your arm. So, we developed a breakaway clip that requires a rather hard "tug" to disengage, but it free's the weapon from your arm.

Now, if you need two hands, you can drop your weapon with this lanyard and let it dangle safely. Then with a quick whip of your arm, the self defense weapon will whip back up into your hand, ready for use. Also, this lanyard has a loop that is adjustable around your wrist, so it fits both small and large wrists. Also, it comes with a hook for your pants or web gear, very much like our standard lanyard can use a hook, but this one comes with the hook provided. 

The lanyard also ties onto any of our tools, so you have a full selection of which tool you wish to carry with you. If you are a runner, you can hold onto your self defense weapon, but if you need to tie your shoe, open a gate, or even get a drink, you can drop your tool and let it dangle safely from your wrist. With a quick flip of your arm, the self defense weapon is back in your hand, ready for use. 

With any thought of how you carry a weapon, self defense tool, or the like, how you can approach other tasks and what you do with your weapon is an important thing to consider. This new lanyard helps solve all those issues, and we are sure you will love this new lanyard.

Master Peter Brusso

Friday, November 13, 2020

The new Max Nail Self Defense Weapon is now ready!


The New Max Nail Self Defense Weapon

The new max nail "railroad" spike is now out of development and ready for sale. It has taken us far too long in development, but the weapon didn't act like anything we had seen before. I have been working with roped weapons for over 60 years, and I have never seen anything like this.

We commonly throw knives, knives on ropes, chain weapons, and a weighted weapon known as a "Nitsubo." However, nothing even comes close to this thing. I had my students throw it too, and they all came away, saying the same thing "devastating."


We had to modify the railroad spike to throw it and use it in close-quarter combat, much like a defender self defense weapon. We added what we call a "swallowtail" to the end, which bites into your tissue and delivers lots of pain. We also had to drill two holes into the nail's shaft to get it to throw correctly. The last addition of each nail has a "stamped number" on the nail's head, so it's unique plus a collectible.


In our field testing, we also developed a kydex holster for the Max Nail that makes it easy to carry. It is a very robust clip system that fits and holds nicely to a belt, pants, or web gear. Also, in-field testing, one of our Max Nails defended a store in Mn from looters, and that is a funny story.

In short, the store owner took our advice and stood in the doorway of his shop with the Max Nail. When the looters came, a few moves on the looters and they wanted nothing more to do with him or the store. He said he watched them move across the street, and as they did, they kept looking back to make sure he was not going to attack them anymore. The shop owner said there was a nice blood trail across the street too! Here is the training video for your enjoyment, and make sure to come to visit us at


Master Peter Brusso

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Unlimited online FREE self defense weapon training

Yes and below is the online training for the self defense weapon! I felt that it would be a great advantage if we offered free online training for two reasons.

  1. You can see just how powerful these self defense weapons are for your personal self defense protection. Also how easy they are to learn and use!
  2. Second, you can train with the weapon as it is in transit to you via the mail!

Yes, there will be little doubt of how powerful these self defense weapons are when you can view the training. I am proud to say that this invention has saved countless lives, went to war to help out our military, and protected kids off to college... just to name a few. 

The are inexpensive and very easy to learn to use. Why not give yourself a fighting chance and get at least 2 of these self defense weapon. Why two? Well I always suggest getting a defender 1 or guppy as they can travel most everywhere you go but if you are going to be in an area where help isn't going to come for some time, it's best to have a more aggressive tool to stop an attacker from harming you!

When you look at the various options for self defense weapons you can see many are really hard to carry and don't go with you on airplanes etc. Take MACE or Pepper spray, while they can and do work, you can't take them many places you might go. Defenders don't suffer from that problem and are legal almost everywhere in the world. I also say, if your self defense weapon gets taken away from you by authorities, not to worry I will personally replace it for free! 

So take a look at the video below and see what these tools can do for you. Also, the first 17 minutes of the training is really an overall look at what you can do...then the training starts for real so hang in there. In addition, if you are already trained in some form of self defense these tools adjust to your training and just augment your capability. (Great self defense weapon for women's self defense too!) You don't have to learn a whole new martial art to use one of these tools! Enjoy

Master Peter Brusso

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sold this weekend Self Defense Weapons!

Codes and Conspiracies, Experimental Warriors season 2 episode 6
When ever the codes and conspiracies program, season 2 episode 6 ( experimental warriors, shows I'm in that with the self defense weapon (defender)... I make sales.

What is interesting is what sells once they get to website. As clients get to know the website and all it has to offer many do what I hope they would and purchase one easy defender and one more aggressive defender for their personal use. The easy ones like the guppy... or even a defender 1...

Which allows them to go anywhere with the client. The guppy travels very easily into any high scrutiny area and thus you have a self defense weapon with you at all times.  In this case I sold 1 guppy, 5 defender 1's, and 2 defender 2's...

and that is a very good that people do get both the not so aggressive coupled with an aggressive self defense weapon. We also offer free online self defense weapon training... located here:

You can learn all about how to use the self defense weapon all the while your order is in route to you. There are times that you need something more aggressive in contrast to our standard carry of a defender 1. The tools are inexpensive enough to get the ones you need to support where you are going. I always say if you are going somewhere like a hike where help, if you should need it, can't get to you in within 3 to 5 minutes, you need to have a self defense weapon that can do lots of damage to an attacker in a quick way.

So what are you waiting for?

Get yours today and give yourself a fighting chance to defend yourself.

Master Peter Brusso
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Terrorist on I5 at Oregon and California boarder

Terrorist shooting on I5 at the Oregon/California border

Shooters car on I5 at the border of Oregon and California
Well my first day back up in Yreka we head to Medford for shopping; as we do most every weekend. On the way up there, we ran across some guy that decided to stop his car and start shooting people driving on his side of the roadway.  Someone was smart enough to run him over with their car and stop the incident altogether! But not before he killed at least 2 people. 

So, do you know what to do in a case like this? Let me just ponder a few things for you to think about.

First, if someone is shooting at you head on, it's for sure if you stop you will be in the direct line of fire for some time. If that happens you need to keep below your dashboard and maybe even back away from the shooter to get some distance! You can always adjust the rear-view mirror, while you are down out of the line of fire, to help you in the backup process. It might even happen that they follow you on foot so it’s a must that you can travel safely backwards as far as possible.

Second, if you can’t back up and decide that you need to go forward use your car as a weapon and run their ass over all the time keeping a low profile behind the dash board. You can do this by leaning over in the sit but keep an ability to look out of the windshield. You can also swerve a bit to make it harder to hit you with a round from their weapon. If you can run them over great if not just get past the shooter and make tracks out of there. One thing to keep in mind is not to run into his/her car as it might disable your vehicle. This would result in you not getting out of harm’s way with your car.

Third, if you or your passengers are hit tell them to put pressure on the wounds but don’t stop your focus from getting out of there as safe as you can. You can drive with one hand and with the other cover a wound or the like.

Forth, if your car is disabled and you are within shooters reach, try to stay in the car and seek shelter below the dash board. If you must flee or are outside the car and can’t get away, then it’s important to orient yourself toward the shooter either head or feet toward them; this makes for a smaller target for him/her to hit!

In our case, we passed by just before this happened but harkens back to the San Bernardino terrorist shooting back last year. I was there and at the VA Hospital which went on lockdown. Then the issue came about getting out of the danger zone and gathering improvised weapons for defense if necessary.

It's a good thing to think about how you might respond to these types of situations, so you have a good start on a game plan; just in case you need one. 

I was also in Ireland in 2000 when the hotel I was at was bombed by the IRA. Hmmm, some magnet I am for these things to happen to me or around me!

If you do get up close and personal with a shooter it’s good to have a defender (self defense weapon) or an improvised weapon to give them something to think about. Might as well give them a little bad news down on their head. 

Fighting is certainly better the just being a sheep and get shot to death! If you do have to fight you should try to poke an eye out of the shooter as they don’t do pushups with their eyes and if they can’t see you chances are good they can’t shoot you either. Things to think about for sure!

Master Peter Brusso

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Walking Dead LOVES the defenders... look at Michael Rooker holding an RP Defender!

Michael Rooker loves the Defenders!

You know... you never know where your invention might go! Here is Michael Rooker who has a great career in TV and movies. Here is Michael Rooker holding an RP defender self defense weapon during a photo shoot. Here is the story:

A celebrity photographer from Las Vegas purchased several defenders to carry with him. I loved the tools so much he would, on occasion, show them off and since he photographs celebrities it was only natural that he show it off to them too.

At one shoot with Michael and several others he showed them the RP Defender. As I recall the story Mr. Rooker said "what is that?" and the photographer (Brian) said it was a self defense weapon. Mr. Rooker came in behind Brian and went for a rear choke. Being as careful as he could he moved the RP defender down Mr. Rooker's arm and the pain began. Mr. Rooker immediately let him go with some loud "ouchs". He was fascinated with the self defense weapon. Brian contacted me for some "samples" for Mr. Rooker and I was more than happy to comply. The end result is as you see in the picture above from Brian later once Mr. Rooker got his defenders. You never know where your inventions will end up!

Swan Self Defense Weapon
Historically the defenders self defense weapons have gone to war; both in Iraq and Afghanistan! The British SAS unit in Afghanistan loved the Swan and ordered a bunch of them! I have also personally taught members of the US Army and the US Marines. I even taught them at the MACE (Martial Arts Center of Excellences located at Quantico VA).

Also the number of lives that the defender has saved; based on emails to me, are numerous and this is a great thing to have happen. I love the idea of helping people save their lives and give them a fighting chance in a very bad situation.

The Defender has also found itself in the movie/book "the men who stare at goats" where George Clooney plays me in real life. I will provide a link to the cut up from Crazy Rulers of the world and the Goats movie where they pattern Clooney's character after me...
George Clooney with a defender 1 in the movie "the men who stare at goats".
Opening night at the movies of "the men who stare at goats".

Master Peter Brusso is Chapter 8 in the book.

The movie link is above where you can see both video clips showing how they made Clooney's character out of me!

Anyway, you never know where things will go that you invent, write etc... I was also featured in playboy for the same book by author Jon Ronson:

Now I never ever expected to be in Playboy and I'm glad my folks are dead! I had a friend on the set of House that called me with the information and I thought he was kidding. So I went down to a liquor store and purchased a playboy and sure enough... there I was. You never know where things you invent will show up!

In addition to range and frequency of one's inventions I run an online defender store and below is a satisfied customer's picture of his RP defender self defense weapon. He contacted me via Facebook and send me a really good picture of him holding the RP defender that I can use. This one is in black not clear like my first few runs of the tool were. Black does make a statement for sure!

So if you are an inventor or such, know this well "You can never tell where your invention might go!" That is a good thing and a miracle all in the same breath.

Master Peter Brusso

RP Defender from Jody Peek a satisfied customer!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

And then the terrorists came!

This is my recent experience with the San Bernardino terrorists... it's a cut up podcast from my 101 small business podcast and worthy of being up here on the defenders blog. Many of my defender (self defense weapons) customers and fans would love to hear this story! Enjoy...

Master Peter Brusso