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Timing & Pepper Spray

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Timing & Pepper Spray

Timing & Pepper Spray One of the keys to effective use of Pepper Spray is timing. Exactly when you bring a spray to aim at an assailant can be critical to the outcome of a situation. First, make sure the Pepper Spray is readily available and, second, through practice, learn how to use it quickly and accurately. Now, when faced with a potentially threatening situation, it's only a matter of when you decide to react.  The timing of Pepper Spray use is controlled by three things: prior awareness, the distance involved when the assault actually takes place, and whether or...

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Shooting Pepper Spray

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Shooting Pepper Spray

Shooting the Spray There's much more to using a defense spray than just pointing and shooting. Remember, don't raise, point, and shoot the spray until you're ready to fire, until the assailant is in range and you know the spray will hit him full in the face and incapacitate him. The objective is to surprise and stop him before he has a chance to react or think. When you're ready to shoot the spray, go into a slight crouch with your weight evenly balanced on both feet, if you have the chance. Thrust your non-shooting hand straight out in front...

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Pepper Spray 101

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Pepper Spray 101

Pepper Spray 101 Pepper Spray vs. Pepper Gel Pepper spray is a popular choice for personal defense that has been around for decades. But it’s not your only compact, self-defense option. Pepper gel is a newer formula that contains the same active ingredient — a naturally occurring substance in cayenne peppers called oleoresin capsicum (OC) – but instead of being contained in a liquid, the pepper is suspended in a sticky gel. Understanding the differences between pepper spray and pepper gel can help you choose the personal defense option that’s right for your needs. Here are some key differences to consider.  Spray patterns  When...

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