Defense Against Crime


How Test Your Pepper Spray!

We frequently get asked questions about Pepper Spray so we are going to try to frequently post some of the Questions and Answers here

How do I test my pepper spray to make sure it works?
It is recommended that you test your pepper spray when you get it and every 90 days stream-spray-pattern-1afterwards.  Remember Pepper Spray canisters are factory made and thou chances are low, you may have purchased a dud.

To Test your Pepper Spray , first go outside (trust me on this one) and determine which direction the wind is blowing. If the wind is blowing towards you, the pepper spray will blow back on you. Remember to always stand upwind from the direction you are spraying. Depress the firing mechanism for about  half a second.

Important Note: Be aware that every time you test your spray you reduce the contents of the canister. If you are regularly testing a keychain model, you will need to replace the pepper spray unit every 9 to 12 months.

This is a good time to also practice spraying techniques that we outline in our Free E-Book: Things you need to know about Pepper Spray

Does OC pepper spray expire?
How long have you carried that Pepper Spray?  How do you know it will still work, when you need it?   Have you every heard of the term half-life.  Over time things like chemical bonds break down.  This means that pepper sprays (like other chemicals), over time will lose their potency. Which means that pepper sprays do expire. Most Pepper Spray canisters have an expiration date stamped on them.

Please do not try to use use your pepper spray over the expiration date. Although typical spray lives are 2 plus years, we recommend you replace your pepper spray every 12 to 16 months. This is good way to always be sure that your spray is at full potency. Self-Defense Products is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. – Victor Swindell




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