There are so many pepper sprays available, we wanted to make it as safe and easy as possible for women to decide which version of this legal and easy-to-use protection to buy.
For Informational Only (unfortunately you'll have to find another place to buy until we get licensed to sell).
Note! We do not receive kick backs or incentives from anyone.
There are many different kinds of pepper sprays out there. We can't research all of them. But here are some answers to basic questions.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Q: What kind of pepper spray should I buy?
A: After this Q&A section you'll find the types of sprays we recommend. But most important is what not to buy. DO NOT BUY lip stick and pen-type sprays with no safety. It's as easy to spray yourself or your child as to spray an attacker since there is no way to tell which way the nozzle is pointed without looking carefully. You don't usually have time for a careful assessment - when you need pepper spray... you need it fast!
Never buy any spray without a safety feature. It could go off in your bag or at at inopportune time. If it goes off while you're driving and reaching for your phone, it could cause an accident. A safety lock is paramount!
Q: Why would I buy Pepper Spray?
A: If you plan to be out late or meeting new people in new places, it is a good idea to have some sort of safety plan. Pepper Spray is an easy to use, legal, non-lethal way to protect yourself from predators. However, nothing is a substitute for good judgement and planning.
Q: What do I need to know about pepper spray?
A: Pepper spray is an easy to carry, non-lethal self-defense tool. The active ingredient is an extract of hot peppers called oleoresin capsicum (OC). A concentration of up to 2 million SHU (Scoville Heat Units) is legal to carry in all 50 states.
MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT PEPPER SPRAY? Download These Informational PDFs:
- Pepper Spray is for self-defense purposes only. Any other use may subject you to fines or imprisonment.
- Not to be purchased by minors, felons or people addicted to narcotics or alcohol.
- In New York and Massachusetts pepper spray can only be purchased from licensed firearms dealers.
TYPES OF SPRAYS:
recommended by Devi Protective offense
Runs About $20-25
It also acts as a blunt weapon if your assailant keeps coming.
Also cool looking! Doesn't look like pepper spray. Refillable.
The ASP Key Defender - Runs About $30-35
The Key Defender is slighly longer than the Palm Defender at 5.75". It contains 6 half second shots of the highest legal strength pepper spray. Effective range 5 feet. Because of the thumb safety and the fact that the spray comes out of the bottom, it is impossible to spray yourself by accident.
It's a blunt weapon as well, just like it's smaller sister the Palm Defender discussed above.
Also cool looking! Doesn't look like pepper spray.
Sabre Disposable Pepper Spray. This tiny disposable spray contains 25 half second shots of the highest legal strength Pepper Spray. Effective Range 8-10 feet. It also contains an Ultraviolet Marking Dye so the police can identify your attacker! The dye lasts a few days so he can't even buy groceries!
Runs About $9
Marks your attacker so police can find him! Inexpensive. Small.
Choose the spray you think will work best for your purposes and budget.
Remember, you can practice with most refillable types because they also sell inert sprays for practice. It's good to know how close a potential attacker has to be before you use it. Otherwise, you may use up your spray before it does it's job.
Whichever pepper spray you choose, buy one from a reputable company and ALWAYS CHECK THE EXPIRATION. It only lasts a few years before losing potency. pink containers which usually means a percentage gets donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. So you can fight crime and Breast Cancer at the same time!