Can A Pepper Spray Protect You?

By: Andy

Everyone seems to be using this type of personal protection. Pepper sprays have become one of the foremost protection devices; especially among women. These users understand so little about their pepper spray. You can't blame these busy people. You should have an idea of how it works in order to use it more accurately. There are several types of pepper spray that is just right for you like a clip-on pepper spray Pepper spray combo pack is an example of the compact pepper sprays.

A different kind of pepper spray is a pen-like pepper spray. What seems to look like an ordinary fountain pen is actually a very lethal thing. Underneath the cap is a nozzle that can shoot a half-a-second spray with a range of 6 to 8 feet. This kind of pepper spray has only ten shots. The first pepper spray was crammed inside a simple canister. This traditional pepper spray is the most popular device you can bring with you for protection. One to two ounces of pepper spray can be discharged by a single canister. The small and potent pepper spray canister can shoot up to 12 feet of lethal spray. More types of pepper sprays are available at

It goes without saying that it's better when you're the oneusing the spray and that it isn't sprayed unto you. You may be wondering what the contents of the pepper spray are. The main composition of pepper spray is the oil which is taken from the placenta of a pepper, the name of this oil is Oleoresin Capsicum The heat generated by the oil is calculated in terms of Scoville Heat Units or SHUs. Basically, the higher the Scoville Heat Units, the more punch your pepper spray is going to get. Just to show how useful pepper spray is in personal security, the Habanero can measure up to 325,000 Scoville Heat Units--and a lot of us already know, that the Habanero Pepper is a very hot pepper. However, several pepper spray products range from two million to five million Scoville Heat Units, if not more. Now you finally understand how effective your pepper spray can be.

These products have proven to be a safe, effective deterrent against all people, including those who are psychotic or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They are the BEST restraint yet discovered against attacking dogs and wild animals. Pepper sprays also contain UV (ultraviolet) dye. It has been useful to law enforcement officials to identify criminals because it remains on the skin, even after repeated washings. All products contain only ingredients that have been laboratory tested and proven 100% safe when used against humans or animals.

Is the usage of a Pepper Spray legal?

Yes, but you may not carry it on an airplane and some US states have pepper spray restrictions and formulation rules as mentioned below:Massachusetts - you must have a Firearms Identification Card (FID) to possess and/or use pepper spray Michigan - specific pepper or tear gas formulations are requiredNew York - pepper spray must be purchased from a New York state licensed firearm dealer or pharmacistWisconsin - state formulations do not allow UV dye in pepper spray

NOTE: It is best to contact your state or local law enforcement department to know whether the usage of pepper spray is legal or not.

We live in a world, which is sadly very dangerous. Whether you're a man or woman looking for top self-protection equipment, or if you're just interested in adding more security with your own can of pepper spray, it's vital that you consider your own safety as well as the safety of your family. Pepper spray products are inexpensive and can protect you if you are under personal attack. Protect yourself and your family by owning a personal safety product like a pepper spray at

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