Below are some FAQs that are common concerns of our clients before purchasing from our website. If you have other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Our goal is complete customer satisfaction, and we believe that we do it better than our competitors. Try our products for a full 90 days. If you are not completely satisfied, let us know and we will do everything we can to make it right. Here's what you do. Get a return authorization (RMA) from us by emailing In the email describe the issue or problem, include your order number and let us know if you want the product fixed, replaced or if you would prefer a refund. Many of the products sold by Guardian self-defense have manufacturers' warranties of varying lengths. If you have a problem with the product that was purchased more than 90 days ago, please contact us at for repair, replacement or refund of those items.

Yes you can, but only in checked luggage. On the list of TSA Prohibited Items "One 4 ounce (118ml) container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge." Any pepper spray with more than 2% concentration of CN or CS tear gas is prohibited.

We accept PayPal as a payment method but their Acceptable Use Policy prohibits certain self-defense weapons including steel batons, pen knives and kubotons. If your order includes any of those items you may not use PayPal as a payment alternative. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Yes you can. Add all the items to your shopping cart, then on the shopping cart page under "estimated shipping costs" click on the calculate button and shipping rates will appear.
Each pepper spray has an expiration date stamped on the canister or inside the package. Expiration dates vary by brand, usually 3 to 5 years from the time of manufacture. Note: Fox Labs Pepper Sprays have the date they were manufactured stamped on the canister. Fox pepper spray should be replaced 3 years after the date of manufacture. Any use of the spray beyond the expiration date is not advisable. We strongly advise you to replace your pepper spray long before the expiration date! That way you are always assured of the potency of the spray.
There always seems to be confusion over Mace and what it is. Mace is a brand of defense spray marketed by Mace Security International (MSI). Their most popular formulas include PepperGard, Tripleaction, Pepper Gel. The popularity of the Mace brand has led to many referring to all pepper sprays as Mace.

We are here if you need us, for as long as you need us. We're happy to help in way that we can after your purchase. You can reach out to us via email at and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Stun guns are designed to key on a persons central nervous system. It dumps it’s energy into the muscles at a high pulse frequency that makes the muscles work very rapidly, but not efficiently. This rapid work cycle depletes blood sugar by converting it to lactic acid all in just seconds. The resulting energy loss makes it difficult to move and function. At the same time, the tiny neurological impulses that travel throughout the body to direct muscle movement are interrupted. This causes disorientation and loss of balance and leaves the attacker in a passive and confused condition for several minutes. Still, there is no significant effect on the heart and other organs.
Pepper spray is very effective as a nonlethal self-defense option. It is a chemical compound derived from chiles. The result is oleoresin capsicum (OC), the main ingredient in pepper spray. Capsicum is finely ground and mixed with a solvent then evaporated leaving a wax-like resin-the oleoresin capsicum. That is mixed with an emulsifier like propylene glycol to suspend the OC in water then pressurized to make it an aerosol in pepper spray.
The answer is really simple. You never know when an assault can happen. They are, by definition, random acts and can happen at any time. So you should carry a pepper spray with you at all times. That is why the key chain pepper spray is one of the most popular. But there are models for home use, for athletes on the go, disguised models to give you an added advantage in an assault situation and models for outdoor situations such as back country wilderness defense against bear attacks. In short there's a pepper spray for almost any situation.
A short burst of pepper spray provides immediate and intense pain to any would-be assailant. It causes severe inflammation of the membranes, eyes are swelled 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.
Pepper sprays are the most widely used and most popular self-defense product in the world. They are used by both men and women as their primary means of self-defense in an assault situation. Law enforcement officers all carry pepper sprays. USPS mail carriers are all issued pepper sprays for defense against dog attacks. Young college-age women who are highly susceptible to rape and attempted rape should all carry pepper spray. Women are the targets of violence in nine of every ten cases and should carry them too. Anyone who goes into the back country for hiking, camping, hunting or fishing should carry bear pepper spray. There is a specially formulated dog pepper spray that can be used for defense against dog attacks. It should be standard equipment for any athlete who is a walker, jogger or bicyclist.
Over the last 15 years we've grown into one of the largest online distributors of non lethal self defense products and surveillance equipment in the country. Specializing in self defense pepper spray, personal alarms, MACE, C2 TASER devices', stun guns and more. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service. Our goal is simple: To exceed customer expectations, while providing the highest quality self defense and surveillance products anywhere at the lowest prices in the industry. We realize that our long term success and growth are directly related to the customers we serve. As a result we strive to earn "customers for life"! We wake up and thank God for giving us the opportunity and privilege to serve. It's been our pleasure to serve over 45,000 customers...and counting.
Orders of in-stock merchandise received Monday through Friday by 2:00 p.m. EST are usually shipped within 24 hours, Weekend and Holiday orders will ship the next business day. Transit times range from 2-6 business days. Orders less than $100 are shipped at flat rates from $7.99. Orders over $100 ship FREE. All shipments are insured. Your tracking information will be emailed to you when your order ships so you can track your order on its way to it's destination. There are no surprise costs involved.

Stun guns are legal in most states for self defense, however, we are unable to ship stun devices to the following states because of various legal statutes:

  • Hawaii - Illegal
  • Massachusetts - Illegal
  • Michigan - Legal with Concealed Pistol License. No online purchase.
  • New Jersey - Illegal
  • New York - Illegal
  • Rhode Island - Illegal
  • Illinois - Legal with FOID card. No online purchase.
  • Wisconsin - Legal with Concealed Carry License. No online purchase.

Yes, pepper spray is LEGAL for use in every U.S. state, for self defense. We are unable to ship pepper spray to residents of New York or Massachusetts due to specific restrictions that must be met:

  • New York - Pepper spray is legal but must be purchased from a local pharmacy or licensed firearms dealer. No online purchase.
  • Massachusetts - Pepper spray is legal but must be purchased from a licensed firearms dealer.No online purchase.
Yes, Guardian Self Defense & Security Products earned BBB Accreditation on 06/15/2007 and has maintained an A+ rating since then. For more information visit

Shopping with Guardian Self Defense is absolutely safe and secure. You never have to worry about credit card safety or "hackers" while shopping online with us. We guarantee that each purchase you make is protected, safe and secure. In fact we spend thousands each year to ensure that your information is always kept safe and confidential.

We use the latest encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. All ordering information - including your name, address and credit card number - is encrypted using a secure server for maximum security. Your credit card and billing information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering system. To further ensure security, we store all information on a server that isn't accessible from the Internet. Daily audits of our site are done daily to ensure customer safety.

Our web site is secured using the highest level of security. Transactions on this website are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption. To obtain and maintain our secure seal status we must pass the following rigorous scans: Meet the PCI Compliance Data Security Standards, Pass checks for over 16,000 vulnerabilities, Taking a proactive approach to securing your sensitive information and credit card details.

Finally, we contract Security Metrics the leader in credit card security, to perform quarterly scans of our site to ensure your credit card information is safe. This Site Certification tests our servers to ensure compliance with credit card companies' PCI Data Security Standards. Security Metrics Site Certification is the industry standard test and is accepted by the following credit card companies: Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.

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