Pepper Spray Holsters
Bear Repellent, Large or Small Pepper Spray Holster
If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, such as being attacked by a mugger, a dog, or even a wild bear while out hiking, then you will not have time to dig into your bag for a weapon. Keeping a small pepper spray holster will ensure that you can grab your weapon in a single motion.
Pepper sprays are great against bears. They will not do any permanent damage, but the oleoresin capsicum (OC) content will send the bears away and normalize their behavior until they leave you alone. However, what is the point in having pepper sprays if you can’t use them in a real-life situation?
The main problem is that people do not often use a pepper spray belt pouch or holster. They just dump their pepper sprays into a large bag along with their other camping and hiking necessities and clothes. So, when trouble is coming, there will not be time to find the spray and get it out.
Instead, pepper sprays must always be at the ready. Holsters are designed so that you can locate pepper sprays at your belt, ensuring they are always within reach. You should be able to have your defense spray out in less than five seconds because, beyond that, the enemy might have already reached and harmed you.
Tips on Buying Pepper Spray Holsters
Pepper spray holsters come in different sizes and shapes but share a few similar characteristics. The most important one is the clip you will find in the back or the like. This allows you to attach the holster to your belt, shirt strap, or backpack strap.
A pepper spray holster with belt clip will allow you to keep the pepper spray by your waist, but do not just limit yourself to that one spot. You can use this belt clip to keep the pepper spray holster on a shirt strap, backpack strap, or ID strap. Keep experimenting until you find a spot where you can reach for your weapon most easily when needed.
There is also a pepper spray clip on holster. This type is a bit different since you do not need to slide it into a belt or strap. It simply hooks on. If you want a pepper spray holster you can remove and adjust easily, then this is the one to go for.
It is important to look at how your holster closes. Some use elaborate buttons, which is never a good idea. You do not want to be standing six feet away from an angry bear and still having to undo a button just to take out your bear repellent.
Nylon holsters with Velcro are the better solution. Their flaps can be worked with a single hand, and you will not have any trouble getting your pepper spray out for action. The Nylon/Velcro Bear Spray Holster using this combination is suitable for the Bear Pepper Mace® Spray and the Guard Alaska® Bear Spray.
These bear pepper spray holsters utilize simple clasps. Some are metal clasps, such as the ones on the 2 oz. and 4 oz. leatherette holsters. Metal clasps are not as easy as Velcro flaps but are much easier to use than buttons or insert flaps.
Choosing Pepper Spray Holsters According to Size
When it comes to pepper spray holsters, one size does not work for all. Always make it a point to know what kind of pepper spray you have and its size in order to buy the appropriate holster. If you own a large 1 lb. pepper spray, then the Nylon with Velcro 1 lb. Pepper Spray Holster would be your best choice.
However, bear pepper sprays are often smaller than 1 lb. You will often find them to be either 2 or 4 oz. in size and capacity, so you will need to get the Leatherette Pepper Spray Holster for 2 or 4 oz. sizes.
The 2 oz. leather holster also has a key ring, which lets you attach it to any key chain you might have. It lets you attach the holster as well to any ID strap or lanyard in case you want the pepper spray to be at chest level instead of at your waist.
Small pepper sprays, such as the 2 or 4 oz. Leather Holster models, need to be holstered to your side or at least by a lanyard or an ID strap because they can get lost really fast. Pepper sprays that small can get buried by all sorts of content if you toss them in a bag, and they will be too hard to find.
Larger pepper sprays, such as a 1 lb. model, need to be holstered because this will be the most efficient way of carrying them around. They are heavier and a bit bulkier so keeping them at your waist ensures they do not get in the way and are easy to reach for during an emergency.
Learning to Use Pepper Sprays Properly and Efficiently
So you’ve got a good pepper spray and the holster to keep with you at all times. What happens then if you do not know how to use them properly? What if the person mugging you has a knife or gun? What if you are fighting a bear you have encountered in the woods or are being attacked by wild dogs?
The Tactical Defense Spray Book is the solution you are looking for. It gives you all the tactical know-how in using your pepper spray properly. This will help you defend yourself against all sorts of criminals and wild animals, even against bears.
You will learn how to spray from different positions and angles. You will learn which methods are effective against wild bears and dogs and which methods defend you against human attackers.
You will know how to hold your pepper spray properly, how to holster it so you can grab it, aim, and fire in one swift motion, and how to use it without spraying yourself accidentally. This guide will teach you all the essentials you need to get the most out of your pepper spray and pepper spray holster.