Defense Against Crime

17/05/2010

How Long Will My Pepper Spray Last?

Have you been carrying around your pepper spray for a long time, and wondering if it is still any good?  May be May Not.  You definitely want to know that it will work when you need it most. But how can you tell?
Most pepper sprays have an expiration date stamped on the canister, usually 2 to 4 years from the time of manufacture. Although the spray life is indefinite it does start to lose potency over time. Any use of the spray beyond the expiration date is highly inadvisable. We strongly suggest that you to replace your pepper spray long before the expiration date! Pick a date like your even birthdays. That way you are always assured of the potency of the spray. Take your old one to a safe place and target practice with it. Become familiar with how far it will spray, how to unlock it, etc. When practicing with your defensive spray, be aware of air movements and wind patterns and be very careful not to contaminate yourself.

General Replacement Recommendations
Some People usually recommend that you change your pepper spray every year or two. However, we have had canisters that lasted for four that have still been potent.

 
Most Pepper spray containers are designed for a one time use. Think of this , if you HAVE to use your spray, be sure you use ALL OF IT on the attacker. There should not be any holding back…if he continues to approach you should be hosing and hosing him. Force him to come through the fog of the spray in order to get you. Use the spray like a chemical shield which allows you the chance to escape.

The fact that the key chain sized units are a trade-off on size vs. capacity, I would definitely consider it a one-time use.

Remember This
1. Treat your spray as a life-saving tool. Every couple of years, spend a few bucks with a friend and replace your canisters.

2. If you have to use your spray, don’t be stingy — continue to spray the guy until your canister is empty. There is little use in trying to save it for another time.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to meeting the safety needs of you, your friends, or your family members by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and property arm yourself with our products and the knowledge about the best way to stay safe in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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