Keep in mind that while some people will scream, cover their eyes and fall to the ground, others will be affected only mildly, and a few may not be affected at all.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 15, 2012
The recent Absolute Rights newsletter explains the benefits of using pepper spray for a defense device. There are some things that people need to be aware of when using pepper spray to make it an effective defense device, says the newsletter.
There's almost a 100% chance that the user will get some blowback when they use pepper spray, reveals the recent Absolute Rights newsletter, which could be from the wind, from contact with the attacker after they've sprayed them, or just air circulation. Practice spraying the pepper spray on a wall and stay close enough to it to get some of the effects, to be aware of the [effects of using pepper spray for defense, advises the current Absolute Rights newsletter.
The current Absolute Rights newsletter reveals the benefits to practice spraying pepper spray:
1) Causes familiarity with how pepper spray works, how it sprays out, and what the range is.
2) It slightly desensitizes people to the effects of pepper spray so they will be familiar with the effects of using pepper spray in a fight.
3) Gain the peace of mind of knowing that the pepper spray works, because of personal experience deploying it.
4) Since people are actually spraying their pepper spray, it pressures them into replacing it every 6-12 months with a new one. There are a variety of pepper spray’s which are about $10 apiece, so it isn't a big expense.
Develop a feel for a pepper spray canister, advises the current Absolute Rights newsletter:
1) People want to be able to make it ready for use without having to look at it.
2) People want to be able to aim and fire it without needing to look at it.
Bring the spray to eye level, keep arm bent with elbow pointing toward the ground, then spray, explains the recent Absolute Rights newsletter. Spray for the face and continue until the assailant either backs off or drops to the ground in agony, advises the newsletter.
The current Absolute Rights newsletter advises to check the pepper spray canister periodically for damage, and make sure the nozzle is dust free and unclogged. Do not leave pepper spray in the car, explains the Absolute Rights newsletter, because pepper spray loses its effectiveness when temperatures reach 120 degrees. Also, the newsletter advises that pepper spray canisters must be shaken every two or three days.
Keep in mind that while some people will scream, cover their eyes and fall to the ground, others will be affected only mildly, warns the newsletter, and a few may not be affected at all. Some street gangsters actually practice exposing themselves to pepper spray to develop a tolerance to the chemical, reveals the Absolute Rights newsletter, so there is no way to tell by looking at someone if they will be sensitive or tolerant to pepper spray.