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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



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 ( 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.

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The Legality of Pepper Spray

Did you know that pepper spray is legal in all 50 United States However, while you would think that we have a legal right to protect ourselves with non-lethal devices no matter where we are, this simply is NOT the case. Despite the fact the OC Pepper Spray has never been found to seriously injure anyone and had been found responsible for helping to protect those who have used it, including members of the law enforcement community and civilians alike, there are places that have placed restrictions on the purchase, possession or placed limitations on the size or chemical makeup of the spray. Many of these restrictions and laws are based on the history and perception of the old-fashion tear gas. Some of these have to do with preventing acts of terrorism. For example, you can’t carry it in air port, on in carry-on bags for airplanes, or checked luggage at airports or government buildings, and there are some business that do not allow their employees to have pepper spray on the premises (but they can have guns ?)

Therefore, before your purchase or carry pepper spray it is wise that you check with your local law enforcement, city ordinances, and/or city attorney office before you purchase or carry a defense spray of any kind.

We know for sure that you CANNOT carry or use a defense spray on a commercial airline. The last thing you would want to happen is for that pressurized spray canister to leak or explode on an air craft where pilots have to see and breathe, and you can’t just open window.

Here are the United States current restrictions [Click Here] is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable personal protection 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 yourself, your home or your business, purchase our high quality discount personal protection products and arm yourself with the knowledge 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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