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Pepper Spray: What you need to know about it

Personal safety is on everyone’s minds right now and purchasing pepper spray is an option. There are a few things that you may need to know before investing in your new personal safety equipment.

Firstly, professionals recommend that you get some kind of training to use it. It’s just like getting a driver’s permit which certifies you to drive a car. There is a minimum amount of practice sessions to acquire your driver’s permit. In the wrong hands, a car could cause injury, damage to property and even death.

Pepper spray and training videos

Sabre is considered one of the leaders in the pepper spray industry. It has made available via YouTube a series of videos that help you to make a decision. You can see what product meets your specific needs and get training. This ensures that if you ever need to use pepper spray, you can do so without injuring yourself or a loved one.

Difference between pepper spray and mace

Mace and pepper spray are two different self-defense products. Chemical mace is classified as an irritant and is similar to tear gas used to control riots. Pepper spray is classified as an inflammatory agent and will immediately incapacitate an attacker.

Mace may not affect attackers under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. However, pepper spray will take down and cause temporary pain to those same attackers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Unlike pepper spray, chemical mace will not cause inflammation of the capillaries of the eyes and skin causing temporary blindness, nausea, breathing difficulties and an intense burning sensation. Nowadays, the term “mace” is most accurately described as a brand name associated with self-defense products (Mace ® Brand), including pepper spray.

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What to do if you accidentally come in contact with Pepper Spray

  1. Get out of the area contaminated by pepper spray. 
  2. Immediately apply water to the affected area. If the spray is in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with a stream of clean water. Do not rub your eyes, as doing so can intensify the effects of the spray.
  3. Remove contact lenses immediately. Hard lenses should be cleaned and soaked in lens solution for 24 hours before reinserting. Soft, disposable lenses should be discarded.
  4. Use a decontamination spray. Once you’ve thoroughly flushed the affected area with clean water, a decontamination spray can help remove the remaining spray. If you don’t have decontamination spray, alternate the application of wet and dry towels. To dilute and remove the pepper spray, blot, don’t rub.
  5. Do not use lotions or creams to soothe the external area. These can trap the spray’s resins against the skin, prolonging discomfort. Shampoos and non-oil-based soaps can help to remove the last of the spray from external areas. Once you’ve washed the area, pat it dry.
  6. Be patient. Pepper spray is an irritant, and irritated tissue takes a while to calm down, even after the irritant is removed. It could be up to 40 minutes before the effects subside.

Proper storage of Pepper Spray

Proper storage is very important if you want to avoid accidental contact with pepper spray. For example, don’t store it in a car on a hot day, and don’t put it where the can could be crushed or punctured. Even though it is non-lethal, it’s still a self-defense weapon and should be treated as such.


Physical effects of Pepper Spray

When pepper spray comes into contact with a person’s eyes, it will cause immediate eye closure, acute eye pain, and temporary blindness. Some persons describe a bubbling or boiling sensation and severe discomfort. It can also cause the following effects:

  • a dry cough or wheezing
  • shortness of breath or an inability to breathe properly
  • throat burning
  • chest pain
  • a runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • anxiety or panic
  • an inability to speak
  • dizziness
  • loss of consciousness
  • skin irritation like rashes, blisters, or burns on contact with the skin

People report eye irritation, or corneal abrasions, in about 10% of cases. Such scratches are temporary and may result from a person rubbing their eyes.

While painful, the symptoms are self-limiting, sort themselves out in most cases, in about 30 minutes and usually do not require medical treatment.

A cough or shortness of breath can persist, especially in people with lung disorders. People with conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may experience more severe breathing effects.

In rare cases, pepper spray can cause cyanosis, a bluish discoloration of the skin that indicates a lack of blood flow and oxygen.


Personal safety options

Now that you can distinguish between pepper spray and mace and you are familiar with the effects of pepper spray on the body, you are ready to choose the most suitable devices. Here is a list of products with full description and links to make your purchase. This article is followed by links that would enable you to use your personal safety device correctly.

Personal alarms for personal safety

A handheld personal security alarm is like a security system for your body. It is similar to keeping an alarm in your house to warn against would-be intruders. You can keep this personal body alarm on hand to use when you need urgent help. Each personal safety alarm has specific benefits and features. Whether it’s the key ring that you always have when you’re on the go, a personal alarm could be used in tandem or instead of pepper spray.

SABRE Red Practice Spray. “An Ideal Complement to Your SABRE Pepper Spray.”

Pepper spray is a smart insurance policy to carry with you to deter potential attacks. But if like many folks, you’ve never used it, you want to be confident you can deploy it rapidly and effectively if someday you have to.

Defending yourself against an attacker for the first time isn’t the ideal way to learn. That’s why practice spray is a good idea.

This practice pepper spray contains no pepper irritant and is safe to use. This educational product comes complete with a training video and target so you will be fully prepared should you ever need to use the real thing.

Lipstick Pepper Spray

Pepper spray is a smart insurance policy to carry with you to deter potential attacks. But if like many folks, you’ve never used it, you want to be confident you can deploy it rapidly and effectively if someday you have to.

Defending yourself against an attacker for the first time isn’t the ideal way to learn. That’s why practice spray is a good idea.

This practice pepper spray contains no pepper irritant and is safe to use. This educational product comes complete with a training video and target so you will be fully prepared should you ever need to use the real thing.

Compact Defence I.D. with Clip

ISO 9001:2008 certified with a 4-year shelf life from the date of manufacture

HELPS DETER ATTACKER FROM A DISTANCE: Designed to startle and temporarily blind an attacker from up to 3 meters away

IDENTIFIES MULTIPLE SUSPECTS: Dye lasts up to 48 hours; spray contains 20 bursts giving you a better chance of marking your attacker

ON-THE-GO PROTECTION: Convenient clip for instant access

REDUCES WIND BLOWBACK: Powerful stream delivery

  • ULTRA-BRIGHT MULTI-MODE FLASHLIGHT: The powerful 750-lumen flashlight with 3 modes (high, low, and strobe) is visible up to 540 feet (165 meters) or the length of 1.5 football fields! Practical protection and vision for indoor and outdoor use day or night
  • MAXIMUM STRENGTH PEPPER SPRAY: Contains 25 pepper bursts for protection against multiple threats; A 10-foot (3 meters) range provides protection at a safer distance. UV marking dye helps police identify attackers after they’re sprayed
  • WATER AND DROP RESISTANT: The PepperLight is built to be tough and stands up to the elements. It can survive a 5-foot drop, even if it’s into a puddle or snow thanks to its IPX6 water-resistant rating
  • STAY SAFE WITH FREE SAFETY TRAINING: Feel secure with every SABRE product; Packaging includes links to free training videos so that

SABRE Pepper Spray Launcher 

SABRE Pepper Spray Launcher — Pepper Spray Gun with 7 Red Pepper Projectiles, 14 Inert Practice Projectiles, 2 CO2 Cartridges and Storage Case — Home Security Defense Kit

Kit Includes: Home Defense Pepper Spray Launcher, 7x Red Pepper Projectiles, Magazine, 14x Inert Practice Projectiles, 2x 12-Gram C02 Cartridges, Lockable Hard Storage Case, Manual, Practice Target

Shipping Details: 


The following US state laws prohibit shipment of this model to: DE, HI, MA, NJ, NY, CA.

Product Overview

Life Is Unpredictable. Your Safety Shouldn’t Be.

From the #1 pepper spray brand trusted by law enforcement worldwide, SABRE’s newest home security and personal safety solution deploys a series of maximum strength red pepper powder projectiles from a safe distance of 66′ (20 m) designed to deter home intruders and provide you with the confidence your loved ones are safe and protected.

Easy to Use, Effective Protection from a Distance.

Accurate up to 66′ (20 m), the SL7 SABRE Pepper Spray Launcher has no recoil and does not require perfect aim as the projectiles will burst on impact up to 175′ (53 m). Releasing up to seven projectiles of maximum strength pepper powder saturating the area with a 6′ (2 m) pepper cloud, the SL7 can increase you and your family’s chances to escape a dangerous situation.

Product Overview

  • Safety at a Distance: Accurate up to 66 feet (20 m); will break on impact up to 175 feet (53 m)
  • Deters Intruders with Red Pepper Powder: Formula within the projectiles can cause a severe burning sensation to the face, involuntary eye closure, coughing and sneezing, forcing intruders to retreat and giving you time to summon help and get to a safe space
  • Deters on Impact: Delivers intense pain
  • Perfect Aim Not Required: 6-foot (2 m) diameter cloud dispersal when projectile breaks on impact
  • Easy-to-Handle Design: The SABRE Launcher is compact and lightweight, with no recoil
  • Protection Against Multiple Threats: Each magazine contains seven red pepper powder projectiles

Pepper Spray Safety Videos

Self Defense Products – Why Pepper Spray?

The Effectiveness and Safety of Pepper Spray

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice

SABRE Personal Safety Class teach:

• Risk reduction strategies to help discourage potential threats.
• How to protect yourself at a safe distance.
• The best self defense technique to escape an attacker.
• How to protect yourself during high stress encounters.
• The best techniques to deploy pepper spray safely and effectively

SABRE Personal Safety Academy Instructors share vital safety tips to help discourage potential threats.

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