The Use and Effects of Pepper Spray

Pepper spray is one of the most popular self defense products on the market today. If you have not heard of it before, it is a spray made out of a solution that contains extracts from chili peppers. When an individual is attacked, the pepper spray can be sprayed into the attacker’s eyes, causing temporary discomfort and even blindness, allowing the person being attacked the chance to escape.

Pepper spray comes in a wide range of sizes. Individuals commonly carry small pepper sprays for personal protection. There are even tiny pepper spray containers on the market today that can be slipped into a purse or pocket. For instance, one product, known as lipstick pepper spray, looks like a little tube of lipstick. However, when you open the cap it contains a small sprayer instead of makeup. Lipstick pepper spray and other small pepper spray containers can be attached to key chains as well to keep them handy in case of an attack.

Believe it or not, you can actually purchase pepper spray that is in a ring. This type of self defense is always on your hand, so it will not matter if your purse is stolen or you cannot reach your pocket or keys. All you have to do to dispense the pepper spray is point your hand towards your attackers face and touch your ring.

If you have ever looked into purchasing pepper spray, you have likely come across a product called Mace Spray. Mace Spray is a combination self defense spray that combines pepper spray, tear gas, and a marking dye. This is a highly effective self defense product. Mace Spray is the brand name for this type of defensive chemical spray, and this company was the first to market pepper spray and other defense sprays to the general product.

To understand how these products work, it is best to look at the three agents in Mace Spray, which are found in some combination in many pepper spray products. The pepper spray in the product makes the attacker’s eyes shut instantly because it acts as a powerful irritant and inflammatory agent. It will also cause choking and coughing, which typically cause the attacker to panic. Tear gas will cause the eyes to tear, making it difficult to see. Also, this agent causes the attacker’s face to burn and can cause disorientation. The effects of these two agents disappear after thirty minutes to an hour. The UV dye will mark the attacker so that he can be identified after the attack.

No matter how well the Mace Spray or pepper spray product that you have purchased works, if you do not know how to use it, it will not be of any use to you. Almost all of these products work in a similar fashion. To use the product, you must remain calm when you are attacked. Remember, you are in control because you have a way to defend yourself. The sprayer must be held upright. Then, you need to direct the spray at your attacker’s face. Spray for around five to six seconds. This should give enough of the irritant to the attacker to keep him immobilized for a while. Immediately run away and seek help.

It may help to practice using the pepper spray. However, you will not want to practice on a real person, as the effects of the spray are quite irritating. Consider practicing on a target that would be about face height. It is essential that you know where the trigger is on your pepper spray. It is also essential that you know how to get it out of your purse or pocket quickly before the attacker has a chance to immobilize your hands.

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