Not all of us are capable of a "perfect response". I am buying some of these personal alarms because I have several women/girls I need to feel safer about. Lemme know what you think I value this boards expertise.:https://trysafepersonalalarm.com/buynowd3/salespage-safe.php?zero=8asti87t43y8iksyth4iuktyh874e5gy5&affId=CB771A3E&power=gsiou7gyf8iwastgf47&c1=us&c2=smartdisplay_po50&win=asda343aew1231231231&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIneGihb2I5gIVgyV_Ch2jIA4REAEYASAAEgJAUPD_BwE
I don't know if there is such a thing as a "perfect response," particularly when there are can be so many different factors.
I am DEFINITELY not a subject matter expert, but I wholeheartedly believe in Lt Col Jeff Cooper's philosophy that your mindset is your primary weapon.
In my opinion, possessing and knowing how to use accoutrement/tools is important.
However, having the ability to proactively recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations, in the first place, is just as, or maybe even more important.
There will certainly be times when you may not be able to see or avoid all potentially dangerous situations, so that's when the tools come in handy.
... and God forbid, but if you ever have to use those tools, you should absolutely have the training and the resolve to use everything at your disposal to put forth the best possible response, given the situation.
If I could offer a suggestion, LD1, I'd have those women/girls you need to feel safer about read Jeff Cooper's Principles of Personal Defense
(super easy read, and free if you search online), then help them get stoked about
joining and continuing with some type of formal defensive training from professionals.