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Things to Consider Before Buying Pepper Spray

Things to Consider Before Buying Pepper Spray

Pepper spray can be a fantastic self-defense tool to have, whether you love to pepper-sprayjog protection while walking on campus or to a parking garage at work. Pepper spray is a legal non-lethal way to keep yourself safe! However, before you run out to the Quickie-Mart or go online to and buy their ultra super strong pepper spray there are a few things you need to consider. Many of these are addressed in our FREE E-Book.Things you need to know about Pepper Spray

What’s Kind of Pepper Spray Legal In Your State?
In one of the previous post, we discussed various pepper spray laws. First, know that, Pepper spray is legal in all 50 states but some states/cities have restrictions on strength and sizes. It is important you know what is legal where you live before making your purchase. For example, in New York residents can only buy pepper spray from licensed Firearms Dealers or licensed Pharmacists in the state, you cannot buy them online and have the pepper spray shipped to you. Most states don’t have that restrictions and you can buy pepper spray online and have it shipped to you.

Wisconsin restricts residents can only use pepper sprays with only pepper included (no tear gas, no UV dye and no mixed sprays allowed). Residents can only use a 10% solution or less and can only have cans that contain between 15-16 grams (or 2oz or smaller). There are additional pepper spray requirements.

What Size Pepper Spray Is Best For You?
Now that you know what kind of Pepper Spray you can purchase where you live. Now SWPepper_Spray_Productsconsider what size, type and style. The size of the pepper spray determines how much of the chemical can be dispensed and for how long. For example, the ½ size has less than the 3 oz, size.

Smaller pepper spray canisters like key chain Pepper spray models or pen models are great for those who want to have it readily available. This is idea for joggers or college students or those who want to protect themselves while on the go.

Those who buy medium sized sprays (2 oz.) can often keep their canister in their bag or on a in a holster on their belt. Most people who buy 4 ounce are larger and meant for wearing with a belt holster.

What Dangers Are You Trying to Protect Yourself From?
There are several types of pepper spray, depending on what you are protecting yourself from. If protecting yourself from a human assailant, most pepper spray that isn’t designed for use against animals. If protecting yourself from an animal, dog or bear, be sure to get the corresponding pepper spray. Different sprays are created for different purposes, so think about what you need protection from before making a purchase.

How Will You Want to Carry Your Pepper Spray?
So you know what is legal where you live. You know what size and style of pepper spray you want to buy. How are you going to carry it so that it is accessible when you need it.  Having it in your purse or in your desk drawer will not do you any good if you have to use it. Key Chain models are great if you are the type of person who walks with their keys in their hand. If you keep your keys in your purse. If you would rather carry it ON your purse, pick a clip type product appropriate for your purse.  Various holsters are available for the larger size pepper sprays (4 oz and above) for waistband or belt attachment.

Do You Know How To Safely Use Pepper Spray?

Having legal pepper spray that is easy for you to use is one thing. Actually knowing how to effectively use your pepper spray is another. Educate yourself (There is a section in our free e-book on how to spray) on the effects of pepper spray, how to test it, how to use it and what to do if you are accidentally exposed to the spray.  Most important PRACTICE pulling it our and using it… seconds count!

If you have, more questions…check our Free E-Book.  Things you need to know about Pepper Spray. Self-Defense Products  simply exists to provide you a large selection of quality self-defense and life safety solutions such as pepper sprays, stun guns and other high quality self defense products, and survival kit products for home owners, business, schools. college students, and government agencies, or anyone who is seeking to defend themselves or property against potential criminal and natural threats. by Victor Swindell


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