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Pepper spray is a generic term for all self-defense sprays that contain oleoresin capsicum, a carrier, and a propellant. Oleoresin capsicum is the active ingredient in pepper spray, harvested or derived from cayenne peppers or other peppers. Its effects are physically incapacitating rather than painfully irritating; this makes it ideal for self-defense sprays that are intended for use on assailants who are immune to pain (psychotics, those under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or just “tough guys”).
Tear gas, on the other hand, is commonly made of one of two chemical compounds: CS (orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile) or CN (choroacetophenone). These compounds, when sprayed into the face of an assailant, work to irritate eyes, skin, and respiratory system. They work on the pain principle, and so are not effective against those who are impervious to pain.
The most vital question you must ask yourself when deciding to carry any self defense item is whether you feel comfortable using the device, and will you have the will to use it when needed. This guide will help you answer that question and more when using the most effective deterrents against personal harm – stun guns and pepper sprays. Stun guns and pepper sprays are the best non-lethal self defense products on the market today, and we believe that every adult should own at least one of these items pursuant to your state laws.
Unfortunately, most people carrying stun guns have no experience using them and therefore do not use them effectively. And, if you are considering purchasing a stun gun for personal defense, make sure you understand what to look for because there is a vast difference in quality, performance, safety features and style from one stun gun to the next.
Everybody says they know that action movies are fake, but they secretly, deep down believe that’s what fighting is like. But in the real world, it turns out …
Your fist are not full of just fury
A punch should be the easiest thing in the world. Just make a vaguely ball-like shape with your hand and let the beatings commence. In the movies, everyone from lab scientists to sassy sidekicks throw punches all the time, with no ill effects to anyone but the recipient, who tends to be knocked out without a hitch. The worst case scenario is that the punch has no effect and the opponent will simply be amused.Here’s the problem — the hand is a pretty delicate thing. A fight-worthy fist is a lot more than just a bunched-up hand — developing your curled fingers into a punching tool takes years of training. Even real boxers get it wrong often enough that the most common injury caused by punching failure is known as boxer’s fracture.
In general, women can think of different assault scenarios to prepare in the event that they encounter such situations. It may be common to hear or see assaults such as theft, holdup, or even rape in the movies. However, women should come up with something to defend them from different kinds of assaults. Although self-defense techniques can very well help women in protecting themselves from attackers, it is also advisable to carry defense weapons at all times.
When it comes to non lethal self defense weapons pepper spray is right up there at the top of popularity for two main reasons: ease of use and effectiveness.
How It Works
Pepper spray uses Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) which comes from cayenne pepper. Defensive pepper sprays are measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU’s) a common measure of a products’ “hotness”. A jalapeno pepper has an
We live at a time when crime rates are soaring despite better policing and governance. This seems to have some correlation with the increasing proportion of single women. More and more women today are single than in any other generation previous. It is sad and regrettable that as women are getting increasingly independent, they are also at a much higher risk of assault, theft, and battery. If you are a single woman and would feel comfortable with some added protection while in the comfort and privacy of your own home, you may
Increasing personal safety ALWAYS commences with awareness. Here is a list of simple things that you can do to increase your safety:
1 – Most men get involved in physical trouble as a result of saying something rude, offensive, tactless, stupid or hurtful. Controlling what comes out of your mouth can keep it in good shape. Think before you speak.