Defense Against Crime

25/05/2017

Can carrying Pepper Spray truly make you safer?


If you troll thru this blog you can see plethora of articles on the usefulness of pepper spray and other self-defense products and techniques.  Will having any of these self-defense products really make you safer?

The short answer is: It depends!

  • It depends on your mindset at the time of the incident
  • It depends on your ability to effectively use Pepper Spray or whatever you have correctly.
  • It depend on …well keep reading.

First, let me state that Pepper Spray is an effective self-defense product that has been used for decades to not only depend citizens and law enforcement personnel ifbxp35697 used correctly in the right situations.  And the art of this type of defense dates back centuries.

However, there are people who carried or owned pepper spray who have still been crime victims because they were not prepared.  There are a number of reason why having it didn’t work..for them.

  • They panicked, and did not focus on self-defense.
  • They didn’t know how to properly use it
  • They could not get to it, in the bottom of their purse or other inaccessible place.
  • It was a surprise attack and they were caught off guard because they were not paying attention.
  • Your attacker was in the minority of the population that are immune to the effects of Pepper Spray for various reasons.
  • Your pepper spray had expired.
  • The assailant is wearing glasses or was prepared
  • The Pepper Spray was defective and you did not know it.

While this is not an exhaustive list, it probably represents a majority of reasons why just having pepper spray will not help you.  The good news is that many of these issues can be negated with the embracing PepperEyes.com motto…which is Get Ready..Stay Ready.   You can also embrace the motto of the Boy Scouts of America : Be Prepared.

Any self-defense product, including pepper spray, Tasers, or a gun, requires that you be prepared mentally and physically and have it available to use. Pepper Spray, like most weapons, can be taken away from you and then be used against you, if you are not prepared and able to use it at the correct moment. In the case of just owning pepper, spray think of sexual assaults.  It is estimated that 80% to 85% of all sexual assault victims know their attackers and fifty percent of assaults occur inside the victim’s own home. Rapists are not always the stranger in the alley or the weirdo in the parking lot. If a fraction of these victims owned a self-dense product, how prepared are they to use it?   Chances are they were not.

Think about being on a date. Think about going to a party. Ponder the different people you know who may come to your house often.  A deliveryman, a Utility worker, a client.  What is your mindset?  How prepared are you, if you are put in a position of being harmed. What if you have pepper spray or another self-defense product but can’t get to it and use it?

This is why a self-defense mindset and preparation is essential.  When a soldier has ran out of bullets and the enemy is coming, there are only two options.  Fight or Flight.  If you can’t get away, how prepared are you to fight. If you can’t use your pepper spray, you have the same two options. How prepared you to fight.

Just something to think about.

If you read this blog, you can learn how to develop a self-defense mindset.

 

PepperEyes.com 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, Owner.

11/05/2017

What to do if you are pepper sprayed!


Military Pepper Spray 2A few months ago, my sister-in-law give me some ointment called Capzsasin HP because I was having issues with the muscles in my legs. Honestly, I did make the connection. See the active ingredient in Pepper Spray is Capsaicin. Anyway after applying the cream to my legs, I thought I had washed all of it off of my hands. I was laying down and rubbed by face. Sweet-Jesus. First there was this mild burning sensation, so naturally I rubbed it (again touching my face). Over the seconds the burning sensation hit me, and I was thinking of pepper spray..and then the light went on Capsaicin – Capzsasin. The next several minutes was lots of soap and water to the affected area. All I can say, I’m glad I didn’t get an itch in other places.

Now if small amount of cream did that, imagine what full blown pepper spray (or foam or gel) would feel like. If you happen to get pepper spray on your face or in your eyes, you will experience an extremeFaces get pepper spray burning sensation and other effects.  You must immediately rinse your eyes with fresh cool water. If the burning persists or gets worse, seek medical attention. Never EVERY rub your eyes!  One of the effects of Pepper Foam or Gel is that when people get it on their face, their first instinct is to wipe it off, which happens to run the chemical into their face and of course puts it on their hands as well.   If you get pepper spray on your face or hands, wash with a mild soap.  Pepper spray can very be easily transferred. Trust me on that one. If you have pepper spray on your hands, do not touch your face. If you have been testing your pepper spray, assume you have some on your hands. Avoid touching your face for at least an hour after washing your hands. Lemon juice can help neutralize the pepper spray on your hands as well.

If pepper spray is discharged inside the house or in your car or spilled from a leaky sprayer, you may notice burning eyes, scratchy throat, and runny nose. If this happens, open windows and doors to get fresh air circulating in the room. It may take a few hours for the air to completely clear.

 

PepperEyes.com 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

09/05/2017

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 PepperSprayWorld.com 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.

PepperEyes.com 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

13/10/2016

Why You Should be ready to Defend Yourself with Pepper Spray from Vicious Dogs


1,000 Americans per day are treated in emergency rooms as a result of dog bites, you don’t have to be one of them.

Sometimes when I’m out walking my dog Frisky, we occasionally encounter another dog, so far most of these dogs have just been hyper and friendly. However, I have a co-worker who walks her dog only to have been charged at and almost attacked by a neighbor’s dog.   Depending where you live the breed of dogs that people have can vary.  They range between pit bull to poodle, from beagles to boxers, from pugs to bull dogs.   But you have to ask ‘Do I really need to worry about dog bites?’  It depends, depending on the turnover in your subdivision or what dogs are in nearby subdivision you can suddenly be facing a dog you’ve never seen before.hqdefault

Dog attacks can be a real problem, especially if you are a runner and enjoy going out for a
jog early in the morning or late at night. My dog is very friendly but there is something about runners and people on bikes that make her bark at them.  There have been lots of people who have complained about being forced to give up jogging or changing where they run because they encountered too many stray dogs.

As a dog owners I care about my dog, as do many other dog owners. Often I think about what I will do in case of an attack. Many dog owners are the same way. I often see them walk with walking sticks, or golf clubs.  You want to make sure you can protect yourself and your dog. We also want to not bring harm to anyone else pet. This is one of the reasons we recommend Pepper Spray.

Now, while I care for my dog, there have been times where she has wondered off. Being a Beagle I have to keep my eye on her when we are outside because she will go where her nose takes her.  However there are many dog owners that are irresponsible and do not follow leash laws. There are also many places where such laws do not exist and stray dogs are abundantly found. In addition there are several dogs that just get out.  Once when I was walking Frisky, a Boxer broke thru the fence and charged at us.  He just wanted to play. I could tell be cause he wasn’t barking, or growling, and his tail was wagging.  It really could have gone the other way.

Q:Does pepper spray work on dogs?

The answer to that question is yes pepper spray can be an effective means to disable any dog that’s hasn’t been trained to resist OC Pepper Spray like Police dogs.  Dogs have a highly sensitive olfactory system, if you can get a full spray into an attacking dog’s face, you can make it retreat. It takes hours to get over the effect of pepper spray for dogs and this will give you plenty of time to get home to safety.

What should I do when a dog starts chasing me?

First look at the dog. Is it growling? Is the fur on its back standing up?  Is its tail wagging? I know there are people are terrified of any dog and would use pepper spray on any dog.  However, pepper spray should be used as a final defense solution. Most dogs will not pursue you if you slow down (runners). Others can be scared away if you show you are not afraid of them and react with a loud and authoritarian voice or by showing authority.

However, attack dogs will not respond to such tactics and by showing aggression or throwing things at them will only enrage them. Pit Bulls in particular can be very vicious and if you are chased by one or for that matter any violent dog, your best bet is to climb to a high rise location such as a tree or car. Immediately call the police as the dog might endanger someone else.  If you can’t do any of these things then liberally use your pepper spray, and make sure that the wind is blowing away from you, because you don’t want to accidentally get any pepper spray in your face.

What to use if you don’t want to use Pepper Spray.

Generally a loud noise is also a great deterrent for an attacking dog. You can use the following products to protect yourself from stray dogs:

Sports Air horns: An air horn is a simple device that releases a very loud and shrill noise when you use it. It uses pressurized air to create a sound that will make any stray dog or debt collector stop in its attack and flee.

Sonic Animal Chaser: This product has proven itself to be very useful at times. It produces a high 25 KHz frequency sound that the human ear cannot detect, yet it is able to deter vicious dogs without harming them.

This animal chaser has an effective range up to 20 feet (6M) with a prime operating range of 5 to 6 feet.  To make sure you are pointing the chaser at the right place a laser sight is built-in.

The sonic animal chaser is the safe, effective, humane way to repel dogs, cats, squirrels and other garden pest.

Sound based dog repellents may not work on trained attack dogs though. They are given special training to ignore any distracting noises.

The most important thing is to report animal attacks to vicious animals to the police if a trained dog attacks you or someone you know. By reporting careless dog owners and helping stray dogs get captured, you will make your streets and your parks safer for everyone.

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store 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.

30/09/2016

Just what is a can of Mace?


When you go to buy a can of mace what are your really asking for? There may be some 552362confusion in what ‘mace’ you are referring to. Mace has two connotations and the products are not the same. Both products were both used in warfare, law enforcement activities and as civilian self-defense products.  Both ‘mace’ products can temporarily incapacitate their targets. Also depending on where you live are restricted substances.

So what is the difference?

One is a chemical compound and one is a brand name. Once the chemical Mace also under the mace brand was used as a primary self-defense product, however today all of the Mace’s brand products are now are either straight OC Pepper Spray and /or OC /Tear gas combinations or  OC Pepper foam.

MACE (the actual chemical compound) has not been in use for over 15 years.  Chemical “mace” was first developed in the 60’s with an active ingredient called phenacyl chloride (CN). The Mace chemical compound is an irritant that is very similar to tear gas.   However, Mace unlike pepper spray will NOT cause inflammation of the capillaries causing temporary blindness, nausea, make breathing difficult as well as create a very strong burning or stinging sensation.

Today Mace (www.mace.com) is a trademark brand name like Nike, Streetwise, Fox Fire, Smith and Wesson, or Hersey’s and can encompass many types of products, including oleoresin capsicum (OC) pepper spray and/or orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS) tear gas.

In addition, just case you want win a trivia question “Mace” is also a common cooking spice derived from nutmeg.  It’s considered a flavor mix between cinnamon and pepper or a more extreme version of nutmeg.  It is not related to the hot peppers or chemicals found in CS tear gas of OC pepper spray. We threw this in just in case you like obscure trivia.

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store 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.

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