Pepper spray is something that we often think about as a weapon only. While the spray itself packs a powerful punch, the container can be decorative and fun. We can have our protection and our style all at the same time with a pepper spray hard case.
What Is Pepper Spray?
Pepper spray is also known as OC spray. OC stands for oleoresin capsicum. The inflammatory effects of this spray will cause the eyes to close and vision to become impaired. This gives the user of the spray the opportunity to escape a situation that required the use of the spray. Pepper spray is a defense tool that is used for self protection by hunters, first responders and regular civilians.
Why Do We Need To Use Pepper Spray?
We use pepper spray as a means of self defense. It should never be used unless you are in fear of your safety or the safety of someone you are with. It is a protective tool that will temporarily blind the target. This will give you a chance for escape.
When Would You Use Pepper Spray?
You may find yourself in a situation where your safety is compromised. Hunters will use OC spray if a bear or other predator tries to attack them while they are in the woods. Many women carry pepper spray on their key chains so they have a form of protection when walking alone.
It was once thought that you would only be attacked late at night when no one was around. This is a myth. People can become targets of crime at any time of day or night and in any setting. Many criminals have become brazen and do not care if there are others around when they are committing crimes.
Where Can You Buy Pepper Spray?
Pepper spray is relatively easy to obtain. If you are looking to purchase pepper spray you can go to the hunting and fishing section of any store and purchase it. Many chain retailers carry it. Firearm retailers also sell OC spray. If you do not have any of these types of stores near you, you can purchase pepper spray online at many self defense retailers as well. Keep the following list handy if you are looking for a place to buy pepper spray.
Places To Purchase Pepper Spray:
- Out door supply store
- Hunting/Fishing section of a big box store
- Self-defense related stores such as firearm stores
- Online retailers. A search engine inquiry will produce reputable distributors online.
What Are Some Safety Tips To Remember When Using Pepper Spray?
When using pepper spray there are some things that you will need to keep in mind. Never use a self defense tool that you are unfamiliar with. While pepper spray is relatively self explanatory, if you accidentally spray yourself, you will defeat the purpose of having it in the first place.
- Account for wind when using OC spray
- Keep pepper spray away from children
- If you have it, make sure it’s accessible for use
Account For Wind
If you are in a situation where you need to use your pepper spray, make sure you take note of the wind. The spray will blow back into your own face or the faces of those you are protecting if you are spraying it into the wind. If the pepper spray blows back at you, it will also causing the stinging and burning on your face and eyes which will lessen your odds at escaping the dire situation you may be in.
Keep Pepper Spray Away From Children
If you plan on carrying your pepper spray on your key chain, make sure it is out of the reach of small children. Once your children are old enough to understand, have a talk with them about it and make sure they understand it is not a toy.
Keep Your Pepper Spray Accessible
If you go through the effort of purchasing pepper spray and the hard case to keep it protected, make sure it is accessible for use. A key chain style hard case is the best option. This will not get lost in your purse or feel too bulky to carry in your pocket. You want to make sure you can easily reach your spray in the event that your safety becomes compromised. The hard case will also be easier to grip.
How Can You Carry Pepper Spray?
Pepper spray can be carried as it is purchased but that is quite uncomfortable and awkward to hold. You will want to purchase a sturdy hard case to keep your pepper spray safe and secure. The case is easy to grip and will limit the chances of the spray slipping from your hands. Many of the hard cases are available on key chains so the spray is also easily accessible.
What Are Some Pepper Spray Cases Specifically For Women?
Pepper spray is gender neutral and anyone can carry it. As women, we often want to carry pretty and personalized items. There is no reason that our pepper spray hard case has to be boring and basic. There are plenty of options when it comes to color variety and even bling options for our pepper spray case. Cute and safety can go hand in hand. There is no reason for us to compromise our style for our safety.
Style And Protection
Once you decide that it is time to take your personal protection into your own hands, you can then decide what type of hard case is best for your spray. Do you research and inquire at a local self-defense location if you are deciding between different mace varieties. Once you have your spray, have fun accessorizing it with your favorite color for the case.