Cops know the value of a defense weapon that works before getting within arm’s reach. They know it stops almost every dirtbag creep in his tracks, giving them a big whomping advantage in taking care of business. They carry pepper spray with them every day, and you can bet your hat they are carrying it because it works!
Pepper spray is an ideal choice for anyone who has limited mobility or is not in good shape. Not everyone has the time or the will (or the money) for years of self-defense training in case it’s needed one day. Still the best self-defense choice is to get away, run your butt off until you are safe but if you’re out of shape, like me, then you need an “equalizer”.
When the proverbial *stuff * hits the fan your defense spray can give you the edge needed to make your escape. After telling the creep(s) to “leave you alone” (if you have time) use your spray without any other advance warning, this “sneaky strategy” is a vital part of your self-defense plan and just their plain bad luck.
Your “surprise” tactic will catch the thug off guard and before he even knows what happened, he will be fighting his own body’s reaction to this powerful spray, while you quickly “beat feet” out of there.
Pepper spray and Mace have completely changed your self-defense options. Now you no longer have any excuses about why you’re not protecting yourself and the family with a “hard-hitting” arsenal of inexpensive, immensely powerful but non-lethal weapons. Personally I don’t think the creeps deserve even that break, but that’s just me.
Immediately stop an attack – once sprayed, the thug’s eyes will tear profusely, swell the mucus membranes making breathing difficult forcing the thug to worry more about his own safety than continuing an attack on you!
Give yourself the escape option – after the thug is surprised by your “dirty fighting” instead of what he was expecting, his senses will be in temporary shock as his body tries to deal with the “liquid fire” burning in his eyes and lungs thus giving you the split second needed to run for safety
Weaken the thug’s will to fight – with all but life-sustaining breathing possible the lack of oxygen severely limits his ability to fight or chase after you – he will now be hoping he can get away before he is caught by the law
Help bring the thug to justice – after you have made your escape and called police the chances of catching him are now much easier when he can’t see well or run very far
Now You Have Easy And Low Cost Protection
Your choices may seem confusing at first but really it’s just a matter of personal choice, they’re all effective. The larger sizes (4 oz. and up) are great for hiking, camping or home protection. Smaller sizes are available, some even less than a half ounce, there is even a pepper spray ring – a must for any college student for the obvious reasons. (think date-rape, who is going to “remember” to bring their spray on a date?) A good all-around starter choice is the Mace Triple Action Fogger Model, it’s a great all around unit but about as large a size as you would typically want to carry around. At only $21.95 it combines pepper spray, tear gas and a special marking dye with a small droplet-size fogging pattern that works very quickly for less than a dinner for two at a family restaurant.
Compared to years of self-defense training, probably well over $1,000 or a handgun $350 – $900 and up (with it’s obvious legal and moral issues) or maybe a good knife or baseball bat at $40 or more this easily carried, man-stopping little aerosol container is worth more than ten times it’s cost. It’s real value comes on the day you use it, that day it’ll be worth a hundred times what you will pay for it.
The unspoken value of confidence that enables you to live your life the way you want can’t be given a price. How many times has fear kept you from living life? Level the playing field a little and see how it makes you feel.
Just remember, while pepper spray is very powerful no weapon or system can insure complete safety everywhere and at all times. Living itself involves risk every day but it’s what you do to minimize your risks that shows your wisdom. Live life, take chances where you will but don’t let the thugs of this world take away your self confidence.
Pepper Spray Is a Powerful Weapon!
It causes instant and intense pain, making breathing labored and the eyes swell, sting and tears flow. It will give you the “break” needed to instantly change the attacker’s mind. Now it is NOT a magic bullet. Never threaten to use it, a lack of surprise may give your attacker a chance to shield against a direct shot. He may even try to take it from you. When threatened keep your spray in hand and out of sight until the assailant closes into range, about 8 to 10 feet.
Important BS alert: A lot has been claimed about special or secret formulas and percentages. The truth is all of the top brands, Pepper Shot, Mace, Wildfire, Sabre, and Fox Labs are man-stopping concentrations. Any brand name formula will temporarily incapacitate your attacker long enough for you to make your break for safety. A good spray in the face of the attacker is more important than meaningless astronomical Scoville Heat Units, surprise is key.
Considering a (minimal, but possible) mistaken threat identification or accidental discharge you may not want the absolute hottest of the hot. Cops are trained in proper decontamination procedures they are required to use. Your (civilian) concern should only be for your personal self defense and escape. Leave the responsibility to bring the dirtbag to justice up to the cops, it’s what we pay ’em for.
Empower Yourself Now
Yesterday’s advice of passive submission to an attacker in the “hope” that he may at least leave you with your life is a recipe for disaster. In the final analysis you will have to decide how best to respond to an attack based on the circumstances at the time but consider this, if you have already “planned” to give in you have preconditioned yourself to be a victim.
The predators out there can spot this as easily as the lion in Africa spots the weak ones in the herd as it plans its attack. Resolve yourself to fight, no one has the right to assault you, threaten you, terrorize you, and “maybe” leave you your life. Carry this powerful mental attitude everywhere you go. You will find this will help make you too hard to tackle as these creeps will recognize you’re not weak and they’ll move on in search of easier prey. These dirtbags aren’t looking for a fight, they want the meek little lambs who think we all “really can get along”.