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Key Chain Pepper Sprays

Rhinestone, Leather, Colored Holster Design Pepper Spray Keychain

Being concerned about personal protection and safety does not mean that you have to stop living your life normally. On the contrary, it is allowing yourself to go about your daily activities with the added confidence that you will not be helpless should you cross paths with danger. It is arming yourself with knowledge, awareness, basic skills, and weapons that you can use to thwart a possible attack. While full-sized self-defense weapons are good to have, they are not always practical, especially not when you are out and about, on a date, on a night out, while jogging, while shopping, or while on trips.  As such, it is advisable to have a compact weapon on hand, one that does not look like a self-defense weapon at all, such as a keychain pepper spray. Not only is this convenient to have due to its small size, it is also easy to retrieve relative to where you decide to put it. Moreover, the modern, subdued, or artsy design pepper spray keychain devices and holsters sport these days makes them unrecognizable as weapons.

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Disguised Self-Defense Weapon

As in most cases of self-defense, it is good to have the element of surprise in your favor. With an innocent-looking pepper spray at your disposal, you would be able to throw an attacker off guard, before they are able to dodge or formulate a counter-move. However, even if you have a top-brand spray like Pepper Shot or WildFire, you would lose your advantage if you have to fumble inside your bag to retrieve it.

With a key chain pepper spray, you can have your weapon ready without arousing suspicion. Your spray could be attached to your car fob or house keys, which you would naturally have in your hand while walking to your vehicle or front door, or you could have it hanging on your bag or belt as pepper spray keychain bling or even around your neck via a lanyard.

This makes your self-defense weapon accessible at all times. The Quick Release Key Chain feature gives you the added advantage of being able to shoot your spray at a moment’s notice.

Using a Pepper Spray Holster

Some felons are already aware of handy self-defense weapons and may already be familiar with how key chain sprays look. Keeping your small pepper spray in a fashionable holster keeps it disguised and makes it appear more like an attractive accessory than anything else.

For instance, the 1/2 oz. pepper sprays in colored injection-molded holsters look good in black, red, blue, or pink. There are also those in leatherette holsters that are available in various colors for men and women. The leatherette softens its exterior, thus eliminating what could be unnecessary pepper spray keychain bulk. It also keeps the device from bumping and scratching onto other hard items like keys or door locks.
 
Those who go for a studded design can opt for half-ounce pepper sprays in rhinestone leatherette holsters, which both WildFire and Pepper Shot have. These come in pink, black, blue, and red variants. More vibrant are the mini pepper sprays in fashion leatherette holsters in either a cheetah or a leopard print, while the Mace Keyguard Pepper Spray Soft Case Pink Camo Model is a trendy choice.

Fashionable pepper sprays with these colors and designs can go well with different outfits and occasions. They can even be interchanged, depending on your mood or choice of clothes for the day.

Selecting Your Personal Pepper Spray

The availability of various holster designs can be deemed as an indication that many people want to, and do, carry portable pepper sprays around. This is because pepper spray has been proven by many users as a handy self-defense weapon. It is non-lethal, which means that the target will not suffer from lasting damage, and it can be used from a certain distance to incapacitate a threat. Depending on the model, personal pepper sprays can reach approximately six to eight feet.

Primarily, the content of pepper spray causes temporary irritation to the eyes and skin. When sprayed, the chemical compound brings about a burning sensation, akin to how the tongue feels when you eat something very spicy, only at a more intense level. When it is sprayed on the eyes, the lids shut automatically and tears begin to well up uncontrollably. Furthermore, it causes searing pain in the throat and nose, resulting in fits of cough and a flow of mucus.

These effects do not last, and they fade eventually after about 30 to 45 minutes. Still, that half an hour or so is just the opening you need to get away to safety.

The compound used in pepper sprays, known as OC or oleoresin capsicum, is an extract from chili peppers. The regular or 10% pepper sprays contain 10% OC, like that in the Pepper Shot 1/2 oz. Pepper Spray with Quick Key Release Key Chain. The spicy heat of this particular product is rated at 2 million Scoville heat units (SHU), which is a lot hotter than a jalapeño pepper, rated at 1,000 to 4,000 SHU, or a habanero, rated at 100,000 to 350,000 SHU.

On the other hand, those who prefer the hotter option can go for 18% pepper sprays like the WildFire 18% 1/2 oz. Key Chain Pepper Spray, rated at 3 million SHU. This type is faster-acting, and the effects are more intense.

Interestingly, there is also a Vampire Repellent Pepper Spray that contains a hint of garlic.

Depending on the size and model, pepper sprays can be used multiple times. If there is a need to spray an attacker again, or if there are multiple threats, you are not left defenseless. For instance, a half-ounce Pepper Shot spray contains six to 10 one-second bursts.

Of course, carrying a canister of pepper spray around does not automatically make it effective. The best pepper spray for keychain carry is still the one that you can use when the situation calls for it. This requires practice. There are practice pepper sprays available, as well as references like the Tactical Defense Spray Book for guidance.