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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.

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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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With this inert practice spray in a hard blue plastic case and the provided training target and video, you will learn how to properly use a real pepper spray and build confidence for if and when you need to use a real pepper spray to defend yourself. The spray has a range of about 12 feet is filled with about 25 shots. Additionally, the durable plastic case has molded finger grooves for superior gripping and a built-in key ring for easy carrying. Made in the U.S.A.


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.

Guard Dog Security Hardcase Pepper Spray And Practice Spray

Keep the Guard Dog Security Hardcase Pepper Spray And Practice Spray by your side when necessary. The 0.5 ounces of pepper spray shoots up to 12 feet, and the set includes a practice spray that uses water to help you work on accuracy. Made in USA.


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.


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Small, compact, and powerful pepper spray for women and designed to fit discreetly in a purse, makeup bag, backpack, or coat pocket. This pink lipstick pepper spray is a practical and the preferred way for many to carry their personal protection.


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.


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What’s included

  • One (1) Home Defense Pepper Spray Launcher
  • Seven (7) Red Pepper Projectiles
  • One (1) Magazine
  • Fourteen (14) Inert Practice Projectiles
  • Two (2) 12-Gram C02 Cartridges
  • One (1) Lockable Hard Storage Case
  • One (1) Manual
  • One (1) Practice Target

Was US$349.99 Current Price US$319.99

Original Article Published February 16th, 2021

Update Pepper Spray: What you need to know about it

Legal Notice No. 203

The Firearms (Amendment) Act No. 7 of 2021 was passed in the Parliament and was assented to on July 6, 2021 in order to inter alia regulate the use of pepper spray in Trinidad and Tobago.

An Advisory Committee on the operationalisation of the law through the formulation of regulations relative to the Firearms Act Chap. 16:01.

The Committee is comprised of stakeholder representatives from the Ministry of National Security, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the Office of Law Enforcement Policy, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Customs and Excise Division and the Pharmacy Board of Trinidad and Tobago.

Discussions were held with the Committee and the Firearms (Use of Pepper Spray) Order 2021 was formulated prescribing the type, strength and volumetrical content of pepper spray permitted in a canister as the first step towards operationalising the pepper spray law.

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  • Disperses 12-foot cloud of pepper spray irritant, the saturation area extends in all directions
  • 5% PAVA is double the stregnth compared to the standard live pepper rounds
  • Ammo is ultrasonically welded (no seams)
  • Operational temperature of -30°F–150°F, Non-flammable, Projectiles are 100% waterproof and Pepperballs have a shelf life of 2 years


The Firearms (Amendment) Act No. 7 of 2021, Legal Notice No. 203
August 6th, 2021 Courtesy Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs
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  • User Manual


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