SABRE Spitfire Makes Personal Safety Easy! The Fastest Deploying Key Chain Pepper Spray Available!

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SABRE Spitfire Keychain Pepper Spray is available for immediate sale from Guardian Self Defense & Security Products LLC. Spitfire will revolutionize the pepper spray product market with three distinct advantages.

Spitfire Advantages

  1. Fires over the shoulder with patented deployment technique.
  2. Deploys with less effort and greater accuracy from the hip.
  3. Quickly releases from keys.

Testimonial:

“Tonight, I was mugged, just a block from my house in St. Louis. The guy got my phone, which I handed over to him. Then he reached into a backpack for a “gun” I’m pretty sure was a bluff and asked for my purse. I pulled out my spitfire and fired at him instead. I’ve never seen a man run off so fast in my life. I was safe, my purse was safe. He has my now-deactivated phone, but that’s nothing. Thank you and your wonderful product! I’ll be buying a refill on Friday with my paycheck!” – Name withheld by request

SABRE RED Spitfire® is the fastest deploying and most compact key chain pepper spray is now manufactured and sold exclusively with SABRE RED Pepper Spray!

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Pepper Spray, How Do I Choose a Defense Spray?

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With all the different pepper spray formulations, concentrations, sizes, nozzle types, and spray patterns, how do I choose a defense spray?

Size and Capacity

The sizes of pepper spray range from a half ounce to up to one pound units. The small units work well as a keychain or clipped onto a purse or pocket. Typical effective range is 8 – 10 feet with a capacity of 10 half second bursts.

The 2 ounce defense sprays are classified as personal or medium units that work well in a purse, on a belt or concealed in the palm of the hand. These pepper sprays have an effective range of 12 – 15 feet with a capacity of 25 half second shots.

The 4 ounce size is the most popular for law enforcement purposes. This is the size typically found on their duty belts. The larger sprays have become popular with civilians for home security. These defense sprays have an effective range of up to 20 feet with a capacity of 40 half second burst.

The 9 ounce and 1 pound defense sprays are often called crowd or riot control units. Generally used to control or deter large groups of people. The range is up to 30 feet with a very large capacity.

As you can see the size of the unit generally determines its capacity; how much compound can be sprayed for what length of time. To simplify things, the range only needs to be 6 to 8 feet, the distance at which most personal attacks take place. Keep in mind that the greater the distance the unit is fired from, the more accurate the aim must be, something that can be difficult in time of stress. The number of shots available is not critical, as a good one second shot will disable almost any attacker. Even the smallest pepper spray units have enough formula to handle multiple attackers.

Nozzle and Spray Patterns

Much more important than capacity is the spray pattern and dispersal density of the unit. There are generally two types of spray patterns: a stream pattern which gives good range but requires aiming directly at the face; and a cone fog which has a shorter range but does not require true aiming. In addition to these factors there are two other important comparisons. First, in a wind the stream spray is more controllable. The cone fog is more likely to be blown off target or even back at the sprayer, when using in a windy climate. Second is the question of inhailability. OC works best when it hits the eyes and when inhaled. The cone fog has smaller particles that are instantly inhaled, while the stream may require slightly longer exposure to cause respiratory distress. With all types of sprays it is critical to hit the attacker in the face area.

General Recommendation

Although each person should purchase the pepper spray they feel is best for them, a medium-size 10% concentration with a cone fog spray is probably the overall best choice for most people. Further, since most people carry a key chain of some type, a key chain unit should be added as well. In addition, a large unit with a fog spray should be in the home either at the bedside or by the front door.

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Learning Personal Safety Awareness

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Creating personal safety awareness is more than being conscious that you could be assaulted. It’s more than acknowledging you need to take actions to secure yourself. It’s NOT investing all your time looking out for prospective threats. Creating personal safety awareness knowledge is discovering when to improve your understanding about your environment. It’s understanding when to be prepared to defend yourself (whether that be using a defense spray, tazer or self defense fighting moves) and when to actually defend yourself.

The key to personal safety awareness is focus. As we go about our daily lives we tend to focus on whatever is most important to us at the moment. Creating personal safety awareness is nothing more than discovering when to pay attention to our well being For example, when you’ve just left the movie theater with a date, your focus is likely on the movie plot you watched or anticipating the rest of the day. This is the way we normally think and act. The issue is that we live in a progressively more dangerous environment, which makes us much more susceptible to attack by the various threats on the street.

Developing personal safety awareness is nothing more than learning to pay attention and focus on safety at the times when we are vulnerable. Usually it’s when we’re jogging alone, strolling alone, or doing anything that isolates us from others. Train yourself to think consciously about your individual security when your alone and get used to concentrating on what and who is around you or prospective threats to your safety.

A common situation is the walk from the retail store to the car in the parking lot. Don’t allow yourself to focus on your packages or a phone conversation or fumbling for your keys. Instead, concentrate on the people around you as you leave the store. Is anyone behind you? Turn and look. Is someone following behind you? Is anyone congregating near your car? These circumstances present potential dangers that you must be conscious of.

Most of us are conditioned to keep to ourselves, to “mind our own business”. We shy away from eye contact because it’s not polite to stare. Unfortunately, this is exactly what you have to do. Condition yourself to look at your surroundings and the individuals around you. Make eye contact. What are they wearing? Which way are they walking? How many people are in that group? Are you in danger? Are you alone? Are you a likely target? Is there anyone behind you?

Most of the time personal assaults or attacks happen as a complete surprise to the victim. In some cases, a surprise attack is inevitable. But in way too many circumstances victims are surprised because they’re not aware of their environment. The victim usually says something like, “they came from nowhere.” No they didn’t! The attackers came from somewhere the victim just did not see where. Empower yourself to develop your personal safety awareness!

Pepper Spray for Self Defense – Cost Effective, Non-Lethal, Instant Stopping Power

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Statistics confirm that 1 in 4 Americans will be a victim of violent crime. Think about it, everyday we turn on the television what do we see and hear about. Someone was raped, someone was shot, someone was killed. The fact is crime is all around us. It doesn’t matter if you live in a rural area or the inner city. Now add on the fact that tens of thousands of people are losing their jobs and the economy is in a serious recession. The end result will be an increase in crime.

We owe it to ourselves, family and friends to make sure we take a proactive approach to crime in our communities. In my opinion the best thing we can do is to invest in non-lethal self defense products. This includes products such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, and personal alarms. These products are typically hard to find and not readily available in stores.

Each of these products have been proven effective against “would be” criminals. Pepper spray is a very good option, it is inexpensive and works very quickly when used correctly. The active ingredient in pepper spray is Oleoresin Capsicum (OC), which has replaced tear gas in law enforcement arenas. Tear gas was proven ineffective against persons who can not feel pain. Many individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol do not feel pain, thus tear gas will not work. OC on the other hand is an inflammatory agent that debilitates very quickly.

OC works on the membranes, eyes, nose, mouth. First, it causes temporary blindness by constricting the capillaries in the eyes. The eyes clamp shut, even if they try and pry them open they still can’t see. Second, OC produces coughing and discharge from the nose and mouth. Finally, the lungs and respiratory system are targeted making it very difficult to breath. The affected person(s) will be temporarily restricted to life support breathing. These effects last about 30 minutes, giving you plenty of time to get to safety.

Pepper spray or mace is available in several spray patterns. Which is best? If you live in a “windy” climate you’ll want to stay away from the cones, or foggers. If spray directly into the wind, self contamination is very possible. If wind is a factor purchase a stream pattern.

Stream patterns will give you more range, anywhere from 6 to 30 feet depending on the model you choose. The stream is propelled in a straight line, it comes out hard and fast. The downside to streams is you are forced to be accurate. In other words you need to aim for the eyes, nose, or mouth. Practice with a stream spray is very important.

The fog or cone spray is great for crowd control or use against multiple attackers, in ideal situations the fogger is the way to go. But again if you live in a windy climate you need to be aware of possible “blow back”. Accuracy is not a concern with a fogger.

You will also want to look into the the self life of pepper spray. Depending on the product you can expect to get 2 to 4 years of self life. This means you will need to replace your spray every 2 to 4 years. The manufacturer should post the expiration date or date the product was manufactured. If they don’t DO NOT purchase. The contents may be ten years old and totally ineffective.

A good spray will also contain a “marking dye” which is a dye that will help law enforcement identify a criminal. The dye cannot be washed off, it will remain on the assailant for approximately 10 days!

I encourage you to get yourself and your loved ones a good OC pepper spray today. Learn to use it correctly. Finally, practice, practice, practice. God forbid you have to use it, but if you do you’ll be much more likely to use it effectively.

Carjacking is Robbery, Prevention Tips

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The resident of Slidell, LA (my hometown) are feeling safer tonight after Slidell Police reported they arrested a suspect in a series of carjackings. For weeks, residents have been on edge because of a string of recent carjackings targeting women after dark. In each of the five incidents victims were taken at gunpoint to ATM machines, forced to remove cash and hand it over.

Carjacking is a big problem in cities across the U.S. In fact, there is an attempted motor vehicle theft every 28.8 seconds. Carjacking occurs most frequently in parking lots or large commercial areas where cars are parked. Some examples include the mall, restaurants, big box stores, car wash and ATM’s. An attack is most likely to occur when the owner is entering or exiting the parked vehicle. The majority of completed carjackings or attempts occur within five miles of the victim’s home.

Carjacking is a crime of opportunity. Most attackers are male, while most victims are female. Most victims report being preoccupied or distracted prior to being attacked. To reduce your chances of being carjacked, I have listed some common sense tips to help:

  • Only park in well lit, high traffic areas.
  • Stay clear of isolated or secluded areas.
  • Try not to drive alone, especially at night. If you must consider using valet parking or an attended garage.
  • As you walk to or from your car be aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry pepper spray or mace in your car and on your person.
  • Most shopping centers or malls provide free security escorts, take advantage of this.
  • Trust and follow your instincts, if it doesn’t feel safe, run away to a well populated place.
  • As you approach your vehicle, look under, around, and inside your car.
  • If safe, open the door, enter quickly, and lock the doors.
  • Don’t sit in your car, start it up and drive away immediately.
  • Keep doors and windows locked at all times, especially when stopped in traffic.
  • Leave room ahead when stopped in traffic in case you need to maneuver to safety.
  • Be suspicious of the stranger who offers to help repair a flat tire or engine problem.

If you ever find yourself confronted by an armed carjacker stay calm and don’t resist; hand over your keys and money. Concentrate on capturing the best mental description that you can.

Never allow yourself to be kidnapped or taken to another location by the carjacker. Run, scream for help, cause a scene, fight for your life, do whatever you can to avoid being taken to another location.

Pepper spray effectiveness and safety studied

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Pepper spray has been in the news far too often recently for ALL THE WRONG REASONS. Media reports resulting from the use of pepper spray during Occupy Protests have painted a negative and inaccurate picture about pepper spray, the effects, and safety. Unfortunately, perception is very seldom reality as is the case here. The fact is the the use of pepper spray or oleoresin capsicum (OC), is extremely safe and effective.

Pepper spray or oleoresin capsicum (OC) has been used for decades by law enforcement professionals to help subdue and arrest dangerous, uncooperative, violent and combative subjects. A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Justice, points to the effectiveness and safety of pepper spray.

The study looked at officer and suspect injuries in three North Carolina police jurisdictions before and after pepper spray was introduced. Here is a brief summary of the findings.

What did the researchers find?

The North Carolina study found that the number of injuries to police officers and suspects declined after pepper spray was introduced. Complaints that the police used excessive force also declined. Officer injuries. In Charlotte, monthly counts of injured officers declined steadily from 1991 to 1998. The monthly count of injured State Highway Patrol officers shows a substantial decline that corresponds with the implementation of pepper spray.

Suspect injuries. Monthly counts of suspects injured by CMPD officers began falling after the introduction of pepper spray. Excessive force complaints. Ninety-four excessive force complaints were filed against State Highway Patrol officers from 1975 to 1998, peaking in 1992–the year before pepper spray was issued. Complaints dropped sharply after the introduction of pepper spray.

The study provided results that supported the general belief that the use of pepper spray will reduce injuries to police officers and suspects and excessive force complaints against police.

Source: “An Evaluation of Oleoresin Capsicum (O.C.) Use by Law Enforcement Agencies: Impact on Injuries to Officers and Suspects,” by J. Michael Bowling and Monica Gaines, was supported by NIJ under award number 1997–LB–VX–K018.