Pepper Sprays are one of the best, most effective, non-lethal, Self-Defense Products on today’s market that someone can use to spray into the face of his or her attacker, it is legal in most places and can be purchased in many different styles, colors and forms including full cans that if desired come with even UV dye in them, key chain pepper sprays, pepper spray pen that looks like a black marker pen and a variety of lipstick pepper sprays.
Typically, you can expect an attacker to go down and be temporarily immobilized for anywhere from around 15 minutes to about 45 minutes once sprayed in the face with pepper spray.
Pepper Sprays are normally a lot hotter than most hot peppers you can buy in a store. Most pepper sprays rate somewhere around 2 million SHU (Scoville Heat Units), where others are rated closer to 3 million SHU. A Jalapeno pepper is roughly around 5,000 SHU. Habanero peppers which are not to be one of the hottest peppers is usually rate around 300,000 SHU. Neither of the two come even close to the heat that pepper sprays are rated at. No matter what pepper spray you buy, you can be assured that it is extremely hot, should be used with extreme caution and only used in a situation where you are needing to defend yourself from an attacker.
When someone sprays their attacker in the face with Pepper Spray, it causes an immediate inflammation and expansion of the capillaries in the attacker’s eyes causing what most call a temporary blindness, and the mucous membranes in their eyes, throat, nose and lungs are all greatly affected. The effect pepper spray has on the nose and lungs also causes the attacker to have a difficult time breathing.
The idea and concept behind pepper sprays has been around since ancient times. In fact, many years ago, China and Japan practiced the use of throwing bags of a mix of cayenne pepper, other hot spices and rice into the faces of attackers during battle as a way to stop them in their tracks and immobilize them.
Today, one of the most popular sprays on the market is the Police Magnum Pepper Spray with UV Dye and a flip top as shown below:
Other very popular Pepper Sprays include the Mace Pepper Guns with Trigger Activated LED Light, Lipstick Pepper Spray and Pepper Shot Pepper Spray Pen as shown below: