Why Pepper Spray Is an Effective Self-Defense Weapon


Simply put, pepper spray makes sense as a self-defense weapon. The prevalence of crime is on the increase throughout the United States. In the five minutes or so it takes you to read this article 3 women will fall victim to sexual assault! We are all vulnerable. How will you protect yourself?

Pepper spray is an effective self-defense weapon that is both legal and non-lethal. Many of us are not comfortable carrying a handgun and even if you are, the legal liabilities can be life changing. In every self-defense scenario you will be better off with pepper spray than without.

Pepper spray acts as the “great equalizer” as it provides a smaller, physically weaker person the ability to defend themselves against a larger, stronger attacker. Pepper spray provides the ability to stop an attacker from a distance of 8-12 feet. In a self-defense situation, distance equals safety, so the ability to neutralize a potential attack is priceless.

The effects of pepper spray go to work almost immediately. The most aggressive attacker will feel the effects within seconds. Even individuals under the influence of pain masking drugs are affected. Spraying someone in the face with pepper spray causes the eyes to involuntarily close shut and the capillaries to swell causing temporary blindness. Even if an attacker can’t feel pain, they are much less dangerous if they can’t see.

Pepper spray goes to work on the respiratory system and wreaks havoc on breathing. The active ingredients cause inflammation within the respiratory system which makes breathing difficult. If you can’t breathe you can’t fight. Pepper spray is extremely painful when sprayed into the eyes, nose and mouth. The pain has been compared to having shards of glass in the eyes.

With any self-defense weapon, it’s important to practice and become familiar with your device. Pepper spray is available in different spray patterns and formulas, each with its own set of pro’s and con’s. If you opt for non-lethal self-defense you’ll be much better off in every scenario with pepper spray than without.

Do You REALLY Need Any Home Security Devices?


Have you seen the statistics on home burglary? Many people consider them alarming, and we don’t mean that as a pun. Yes, security alarms are effective home security devices, but they are only one of many. Back to the statistics.

“The FBI tells us that a home burglary happens every 13 seconds in the United States and is the most common threat to your home.

Police also tell us that 90% of all burglaries can be prevented.

Burglars steal $2,119 worth of goods and another $2,000 worth of damage, on average, to every victimized home.

Police usually only clear 13% of all reported burglaries due to lack of witnesses or physical evidence.

Of all burglaries, 60.5 percent involved forcible entry, 33.2 percent were unlawful entries (without force), and the remainder 6.3 percent were forcible entry attempts (unsuccessful).

In 2010, there were an estimated 2,159,878 burglaries. They increased 2.0 percent in 2010 compared to the 2001 estimate.”

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home security devices

If those statistics don’t convince you that you need home security devices around your home, then you need to think again.

Most home security devices provide simple, inexpensive and yet very effective home security. The product referred to above puts out a 110 dB alarm when the protected door or window is opened. It can provide protection for doors and windows, even sliding glass doors and cabinets that holds potentially dangerous products such as drugs, or cleaning products. It is only 2 ½ inches long and comes with alarm batteries and adhesive tape to secure it to the door or window.

Home security devices should only be considered a last line of defense to prevent burglars from getting into your home. You should take some other steps to preclude the burglar from even thinking about breaking in. Those might include eliminating potential hiding places the burglars would use to conceal their whereabouts, installing some fake security cameras around the perimeter of your home and placing some signs in your front yard that warn of a vicious guard dog or of a home security system in place.

So the answer to the question “do you really need home security devices?” is yes absolutely, but only if you want to protect your home and the contents.

Popular Self Defense Items for Women


One of the most overlooked self defense items for women is this PAL keychain alarm with light. It is one of the most popular personal alarms, a.k.a. panic alarms, for women. It combines the two best deterrents against an attack: 130 dB ear piercing alarm and a bright flashing light. You can activate the alarm in two ways; first when the pin attached to the keychain is pulled, and second by pressing the alarm button on the top of the unit.

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Personal alarms are effective self-defense items for women because they can alert people in your area that you may be in trouble and/or scare a potential assailant away. This particular panic alarm uses two AAA batteries that come with the unit and it is so small that it attaches to your keys easily.

Another inexpensive self-defense items for women is this Pepper Shot 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum rated at 2 million Scoville heat units keychain pepper spray. It contains 10 half-second shots up to 10 feet away and represents one of the best values in self-defense items for women. It has a thumb lock safety actuator to prevent accidental discharge and includes a UV marking dye for assailant identification.

These are just two examples of self-defense items for women that we carry in our online store. We have a wide variety of other self-defense products including stun guns and batons. We also carry a good selection of home security products including window and door alarms as well as do it yourself home security systems. We also carry fake security cameras that are so realistic no one can tell the difference from the real thing.

We are proud to say that all of our products have a money 90 day money back guarantee. You also get a free product lifetime phone and email support system for questions or problems.

Why You Should Be Using Mace For Self Defense


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We will discuss why you should be using Mace for self defense in today’s post, but first some background information.

Modern day history of pepper spray started in 1973 when the FBI “worked to develop weapons grade material in the 80s”. In 1994, the N.Y.P.D. decided to adopt pepper spray as an anti-personnel weapon. So you can see the history of modern day pepper spray is relatively new.

The same ingredient that makes major topical arthritis creams so effective-capsaicin-usually at only 0.1% (most sprays are at least 10%)-is the major ingredient in all pepper sprays. It is a concentration of oleoresin capsicum which is the resin of cayenne pepper-one of the hottest peppers in the world. Other ingredients in pepper sprays can include CN teargas and a UV marking dye for assailant identification.

For any person who has been in the military, part of your basic training is being sprayed with pepper spray. The same is true for anyone who wishes to become a federal, state or local police officer. Getting to know how pepper spray feels is part of your training. It is not fun!

Here’s why you should be using Mace for self-defense.

The victim’s eyes clamp shut-not just because of the excessive tearing-but also the dilation of the capillaries.

It makes breathing difficult with immediate inflammation and swelling of the throat restricting the airway. Uncontrollable coughing and gasping for air is common.

And of course, the most famous is the pain caused by contact with exposed skin. Does it ever hurt!

There is also the sensation of the loss of balance and disorientation. Using Mace for self-defense is nasty stuff!

When your self-defense is on the line using mace for self-defense makes all kinds of sense. It is effective, legal, relatively inexpensive and Mace brand has the biggest selection and widest variety of pepper sprays in the industry.

Mace Maritime pepper gel is a good example. It uses a 1.4% major capsaicinoids formula that can fire 25 feet. The pistol grip canister contains 330 grams and can empty in six seconds.

What Are The Best Personal Security Products?


There are thousands of personal security products available in the marketplace today. Many of them are the nonlethal self-defense items that are booming in popularity. A handgun continues to be the most popular lethal self-defense product. For reasons that we have discussed ad nauseam, many people do not want a lethal product in their house or on their person. It is just part of the reason why nonlethal self-defense products have become so popular.

Last week I saw one of my neighbors while we were gassing up at our local Costco store. She had a keychain in her hand and attached to it was a pepper spray. She reminded me that I had given it to her two years ago. She carries it with her wherever she goes.

She told me that her little keychain pepper spray made her feel safer and more in charge of her life, instilling a feeling of confidence.

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The fact is that pepper spray, when used correctly, can be the “great equalizer”! The average male is some 5 inches taller and 30 pounds heavier than the average female. The difference in strength is typically significant as well. Pepper spray can flatten an assailant that is within the firing range almost instantly. Typical effects include difficulty breathing, inflammation of the mucus membranes, coughing and discharge, burning of the skin, involuntary shutting of the eyes and temporary blindness. The most valuable effect by far is the temporary blindness and involuntary closing of the eyes. Couple that with restricted breathing, inflammation and severe pain and you have an excellent personal security product capable of saving your life.

Our online store offers a big selection of colors, styles and price ranges from six of the most popular manufacturers of pepper sprays. We also carry many other non-lethal personal defense items.

When it comes to pepper spray or any defense item, it must be quickly accessible when you need it and you never know when you need it. So get in the habit of having it with you and ready wherever you go. Law enforcement officers carry pepper spray on their utility belt as their first line of self-defense. Why shouldn’t you?

What Are The Favorite Female Self Defense Weapons?


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By the time you finish reading this article an average of 8 violent crimes will have taken place throughout the United States. Every 19 seconds in America, a violent crime is committed. The majority of crimes are perpetrated against women. You have likely seen some of the statistics. College coeds have a 20% likelihood of becoming the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault during their college career. Nearly one in four women involved in a domestic relationship are abused physically. Overall, 20% of all women, will be the target of violence at some point in their lifetime. We are very sorry about that, but it is just a fact!

That is why so many self-defense weapon manufacturers such as Taser International, Streetwise, Guard Dog, Stun Master and many others all manufacture female self defense weapons.

One of the most popular female self-defense weapons are Mace brand pepper sprays. Mace brand has been around for over 30 years making defensive sprays that set the industry standard. Mace brand pepper sprays have perhaps the widest assortment of spray patterns and formulas in the marketplace today and our online store carries them all.

Mace defensive sprays were one of the first to have a flip top safety cap that has been copied by many other manufacturers since then. They are still one of the few that has the unique contoured grip that assures that you are firing in the right direction. Each Mace pepper spray is submersed in water to test for leaks before it’s packaged to ensure quality control and 100% guaranteed firing the first and every time.

If you are in the market for female self-defense weapons, our online store has one of the best selections of not only Mace brand but many other top line manufacturers.

You owe it to yourself and to the women in your life to make sure that they are protected with one of our female self-defense weapons. An assault can occur anywhere and at any time, so it’s necessary to be ready! Female self-defense weapons such as pepper sprays and stun guns are a good start.

The Prevalence Of Sexual Assault Against Women On Campus


If you are the parent of a current or soon to be, female college student, then you need to listen up. The University experience is supposed to be about growth and development but it’s also a place where an alarming number of female students will become victims of a sexual assault on campus.

A US Justice Department report titled “The Sexual Victimization of College Students” found that over 20 percent of college women are the victim of rape or attempted rape each year in the United States. The likelihood that a female college student will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape is 1 in 20.

Many assume that sexual assaults are crimes of opportunity committed by strangers, but this is an incorrect assumption. The Justice Department report titled “Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It” found that over 80% of sexual assaults at colleges are perpetrated by someone known to the victim, not strangers.

Freshmen and sophomore women face a much higher prevalence of sexual assault then upperclassmen. In fact, an article titled “An Examination of Sexual Violence Against College Women” reports that of the college females reporting sexual assault over 80% occurred as underclassmen.

Young women living in a Sorority House are three times more likely to be a sex assault victim then their peers living off campus. Females living on-campus were at a higher risk, nearly two times that of those who live off-campus. This is according to a report published in the “Journal of Studies on Alcohol”.

Sadly less than 5 percent of attempted or completed rapes are reported. This is according to the DOJ report “The Sexual Victimization of College Women”. Many victims likely feel it was their fault. Others may feel no one will believe them. Still others, fear retaliation from the assailant.

Truth is, sexual assault is one of the most under reported crimes in America. If a sexual act was not consensual, meaning that the victim did not consent or have the capacity to consent, then sexual assault or rape occurred. The only way to reduce the prevalence of these horrific crimes is through awareness and education. It starts with you and me.

Campus Safety Pepper Gel by Sabre offers peace of mind for students and parents.

Campus Safety Pepper Gel by Sabre

Why Are Nonlethal Personal Protection Weapons So Popular?


Nonlethal personal protection weapons are among the most popular products sold because assaults on men and women have been steadily increasing over the years. Nonlethal personal protection weapons provide a level of self-defense that is unparalleled by any other product including the lethal handgun.

At last count there were an estimated 310 million guns in the United States including 110 million rifles, 86 million shotguns and as many as 114 million handguns. The statistics come from an organization called GunPolicy.org.

It is unknown how many stun devices and pepper sprays there are in the United States because there is no registration or licensing required as there are with guns. So owning nonlethal personal protection weapons is far easier than with a lethal handgun.

Nonlethal personal protection weapons are not only easier to obtain, they are also less expensive than the lethal variety which is another reason why civilians purchase them.

Sabre brand produces pepper spray personal protection weapons that are used by law enforcement around the United States. The Crossfire MK-4 model is a good example of the quality products that they make. It contains 32 shots of half-second duration. The ballistic stream spray pattern reduces blowback and/or cross-contamination and can spray up to 20 feet away. It has a five year shelf life which is longer than most competitive pepper sprays. The expiration date is stamped on the bottom of the canister.

What makes this Crossfire Mk-4 model so popular is the fact that can be fired from any angle to increase the probability of acquiring a target successfully. It is also one of the hottest pepper sprays available with a 1.33% of major Capsaicinoid concentration.

When you are looking for personal protection weapons, Sabre brand Crossfire MK-3 and MK-4 models are among the most effective because of the flexibility in target acquisition. In a dynamic situation-the kind you and police officers are more likely to encounter-a suspect or assailant is unlikely to be standing still. Having the ability to hit a moving target from any angle will give you the edge you need to defend yourself.

Home Security Devices For Doors And Windows Stopping The Bad Guys


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If you stop and think about it, there only so many ways you can break into a home if you’re a burglar. Doors and windows are about it. The sad matter of the fact is that the Justice Department tells us that 30% of all burglaries happen through unlocked doors and windows. So it just makes sense to us that if you lock all your doors and windows, you’re going to be way ahead of your neighbors when it comes to home security.

But if you go that extra step and install some home security devices for doors and windows, you will take a giant leap towards preventing burglary.

Home security devices for doors like a simple door stop alarm are a great way to start. It works on the age old principle of providing a wedge underneath the door to prevent it from opening. If anyone tries to open the door by force, a 120 dB alarm will sound. The alarm shuts off when pressure is released from the door stop plate.

It uses a simple 9 volt battery to power the alarm. The movement sensor on top of the door stop alarm as adjustable sensitivity. As with other home security devices for doors, the simple doorstop alarm requires no installation.

Most burglars are young kids out to prove something to fellow gang members. They are committing this crime for the first or second time according to statistics. Simple home security devices for doors or windows, a.k.a. burglar alarms, will stop most of them dead in their tracks.

Our online store has a great selection of home security devices for doors and windows as well as a huge selection of fake security cameras and other home security products. But our specialty is nonlethal self-defense products for men and women.

Realtors Fear for Safety After Abduction and Murder of Arkansas Agent Beverley Carter


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The recent abduction and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter has agents everywhere living in fear for their safety. Carter vanished Thursday after showing a home in the small rural community of Scott, located in the central part of Arkansas.

Her accused killer has since been arrested and charged with capital murder, robbery and kidnapping. When asked by reporters why Carter was targeted, Lewis responded: “Because she was just a woman that worked alone — a rich broker,” The Associated Press reported.

This was a tragic, senseless murder that could have been prevented. I implore every Realtor in the United States to carry a pepper spray (at the very least) with them for self defense. Pepper spray is inexpensive and very effective at stopping an attack. The effects are almost instant and causes severe inflammation of the membranes, eyes are swollen shut by the excessive tearing, the respiratory tract becomes inflamed and breathing is difficult, the capillaries of the eyes swell causing temporary blindness and there is severe, coughing, choking and wheezing, all of which will disable an assailant for up to 45 minutes.

Our sincere condolences to the Carter family. We pray that you will find closure and peace through GOD.

Here Are Some Of The Best Self Defense Products For Women


We have been in the business of supplying personal security and personal safety products for men and women for over a decade. One of the most frequently asked questions of us is ‘what are the best self defense products for women?’

There is no simple answer because there are several products that are very popular. In today’s world men and women are assaulted more frequently than ever before and women are assaulted nine times more often than men so women need self-defense products more frequently than men do.

That is one reason why so many self-defense product manufacturers make products that are geared towards the female market-items that are smaller, come in pink and are easy to carry.

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One of the best self-defense products for women is the line of Mace brand defensive sprays. Pepper sprays have been around in one way or another since ancient Chinese warriors threw bags of hot spices at their enemies. Only since the 1980s, have modern days pepper sprays been in vogue.

Mace brand has been a leader in providing the best self-defense products for women for over three decades. They have set the standards for:

Quality-by testing each product before it’s packaged to ensure reliability,

-after three decades of research and constant improvement and

-the first to use a flip top safety cap, the first to use pepper gel and the first to use a finger grip to assist in aiming.

Each Mace brand pepper spray has an expiration date stamped on the bottom of the canister to ensure that the product is functioning. They were the only manufacturer that made products specifically for states that have restrictions on pepper sprays.

Mace brand pepper sprays are just one of the many best self-defense products for women that we carry in our online store.

Home Security Products Stop Burglars In Their Tracks


Very few things stop burglars in their tracks better than home security products. Some examples of these are security cameras, fake security cameras, home security systems, motion activated alarms and window and door alarms.

When a burglar is out casing a neighborhood-looking for homes that are vulnerable-he looks for signs of home security products. Is there a sign in the front yard that warns of a vicious guard dog, for example, or a sign that warns of a home security system in place or does he see security/surveillance cameras in place on the property?

The number one thing that will stop of burglar from getting in your front door is a sound of a barking dog which is why this barking dog alarm is one of the most effective home security products available in the industry.

It uses radar wave-sense technology to sense motion through wood, plastic, glass and cement up to as much as 12 feet away and more through open areas. The detection angle is 154 degrees horizontal which is more than enough to cover the front of the house. Both the volume and sensitivity levels are adjustable. A wireless remote control can arm and disarm the system.

Here’s How It Works

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barking dog alarm

When an intruder approaches, the radar wave-sense technology picks up movement and the sound of an angry barking dog starts. As the intruder gets closer, the sound of the barking increases in intensity frightening away the burglar.

In study after study home security products such as the barking dog alarm have been proven to be a highly effective deterrent to home burglary.

“The Electronic Watch Dog will protect homes, apartments, mobile homes, RV’s, jewelry stores, hotels, factories, warehouses, public and private buildings of virtually every kind.”

This home security product operates on standard AC power with battery backup in case of power goes off. You can choose between a barking dog alarm and a chime to announce visitors or customers in a store. This barking dog requires no training or feeding making it completely maintenance free.

Why Are Self Defense Weapons For Women So Important?


The answer to that question “why are self defense weapons for women so important?” is relatively easy to answer. If you know that women are assaulted so many more times than men are you begin to see why women need self-defense weapons so much.

Just take for example the recent White House report on sexual assaults on women. That report revealed that nearly one in five women or nearly 22,000,000 have been raped in their lifetimes. The report went on to say that women of all races are targeted but some are more vulnerable than others with 33.5% of all multiracial women having been raped.

College women are particularly vulnerable with one in five women having been sexually assaulted while in college.

But the place where women are assaulted more often than any other is in the home with domestic violence. Over 25% of all women in a domestic relationship, either married or not, will be subjected to domestic abuse assault. We learned just the other day that this figure also applies to teen domestic violence.

We find these figures shocking but they help explain why self defense weapons for women have become so popular. Almost every manufacturer of self-defense products including Streetwise, Stun Master, Guard Dog and others including Taser International have been manufacturing self-defense weapons for women for years.

The female market is the largest market for self defense weapons, so it is no wonder that these manufacturers cater to them.

We have always recommended that women carry a self defense weapon with them wherever they go. These pepper spray self defense weapons for women offer a great opportunity to do that because they are small, inexpensive, easy to carry and legal in just about all jurisdictions with just a few cities and states having restrictions.

What Gives Concealed Self Defense Weapons The Edge?


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Disguised or concealed self defense weapons can give you the edge you may need to survive in an assault situation. Assailants use stealth and surprise as a major component of their strategy to overcome victims. Concealed self-defense weapons actually give you the opportunity to level the playing field by using surprise against your assailant.

One of the best known and most popular concealed self-defense weapons is this three in one pen self-defense spray from Sabre brand. It combines a 10% pepper spray using oleoresin capsicum is a major ingredient, a teargas component and an ultraviolet invisible marking dye for assailant identification after the fact of an assault. It looks just like a pen but is 2 million Scoville heat unit pepper spray that contains 15 half-second sprays up to 8 feet away.

Another one of our popular concealed self-defense weapons that is made by Streetwise is this “Immobilizer” 5.5 million volt hot pink stun gun that has the look and feel of a high-end cell phone. It uses six LED lights for a flashlight that is built-in. It is only 4 inches tall so it is small enough to conceal in your hand. It has a built-in slide out charger that plugs into any standard wall outlet. There are two levels of safety built-in to this concealed self-defense weapon to prevent accidental discharge. This product has our famous no questions asked lifetime warranty.

Those are just a few examples of how concealed self-defense weapons can give you the edge. These nonlethal self-defense products are so effective that every law enforcement officer in the country carries at least one and usually two on his utility belt as his first nonlethal alternative to the deadly force of a handgun.

Long Range Pepper Spray Gun Product Review


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One of the very best self defense products for any use is this long range pepper spray gun from Mace brand.

The Mace long-range pepper spray gun is especially effective against multiple assailants and dog attacks because it has enough 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum to fire seven shots of 25 feet each or 30 short shots.

Oleoresin capsicum is the main ingredient in all pepper sprays and the 10% concentration Mace brand uses has set the standard for years in the industry.

So what is so special about the long-range pepper gun from Mace?

First of all it is the most accurate nonlethal self-defense spray in the market today because it uses a continuous ballistic stream pattern that holds up much better than competitor’s sprays in windy conditions.

Secondly it has a range of 25 feet which as of this writing is still the longest range of any self-defense pepper spray in the market.

It has a trigger activated LED light which makes hitting your target easier.

It utilizes bag-in-a-can technology that enables you to fire a constant stream from any angle. The canister that holds the oleoresin capsicum is replaceable and each can has a four-year shelf life longer than any other pepper spray available.

The long range pepper spray gun comes with one water cartridge and one cartridge filled with OC. The water cartridge enables you to practice getting used to the distance of the spray because it is unlike anything you have dealt with and practice makes perfect.

This is one of the most effective tools you can get to defend yourself against dog attacks. A charging dog, no matter what size, can cover 10 or 12 feet in a heartbeat barely giving you time to react. 10 or 12 feet is the range of nearly 90% of all self-defense sprays. The 25 foot range of the long-range pepper spray gun enables you to properly react to a charging dog.

If you are in the market for an accurate long-range pepper spray gun, our store carries this one by Mace as well as other pepper spray and self-defense products all at competitive prices.