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Key Chain Pepper Sprays

How does pepper spray work?

The product in OC or pepper spray is an oil extracted from hot chili peppers, such as habaneros and jalapeno peppers. The active ingredient, oleoresin capsicum, OC, is an inflammatory and lacramatory agent. It causes pain, tearing, and swelling of the eyes and mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract. It may cause temporary blindness.

The goal is to disable your attacker to give you a chance to run away to safety.

Can pepper spray make you go blind?

In a study done on police officers, the following conclusion was made:

Although OC causes immediate changes in mechanical and chemical sensitivity that may persist for a week, a single exposure to OC appears harmless to corneal tissues. It can be concluded that single exposure of human eyes to OC is relatively harmless to the cornea and conjunctiva.

Attributed to:

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Does pepper spray cause permanent damage?

As stated in the previous answer, a single exposure to OC or pepper spray will not make you go blind or cause permanent damage. However, it is unknown if repeated exposure is potentially be harmful.

How much does pepper spray cost?

Depending upon the size of the container and the brand name, it can cost anywhere from $5-$60.

How do I use keychain pepper spray?

There are different styles with different safety devices. For example, there is a flip top for which you just flip the top up and press the trigger. Other devices have a sliding safety, for which you slide the trigger to the middle and press to spray. Whichever you have, practice with your defense spray so that you are familiar with the device and what to do if you need to use it.

With either device, the best way to hold it is by gripping with your hand and placing your thumb on the trigger. This gives you much more control over the device and makes it easier to aim for the face with the spray. It is also harder for an assailant to take your device away from you.

Always aim for the eyes and sweep the spray side to side. You want to make contact with the eyes to cause the attacker to shut his/her eyes and feel pain.

What is the best keychain pepper spray?

Honestly, the best device depends on the person and their preferences. There are many different brands and styles of pepper spray with keychain. Some of the brand names are more expensive than others, yet they are all pretty equivalent. You may recognize some of these brands: Mace, Wildfire, Sabre Red, Fox Labs, and Pepper Shot. Get online and read pepper spray reviews to hear what other people think based on use of the differnt products.

Where can I buy keychain pepper spray?

Pepper spray with keychains are easy to find in many retail and online stores, such Dicks, Cabellas, Bass Pro, Home Depot, Amazon, Walmart, Target etc.

Are pepper spray and mace the same?

In the past, they were two different products which is why there is confusing surrounding mace and pepper spray.

When a product contains mace, the content is a chemical irritant similar to tear gas. The chemical name is Phenacyl chloride or CN. It is known for causing damage to the eye, especially in large concentrations. Also, it is ineffective against intoxicated criminals. This product isn't widely used due to the disadvantages.

Today, the brand name Mace, refers to OC or pepper spray. There are some Mace products that have both OC spray and small amounts of CN, the chemical mace.

There is also a spice for cooking called mace, which is nothing like pepper spray or chemical mace, CN.

Can pepper spray be brought on a plane?

You cannot bring pepper spray on an airplane in your pocket or carry on bags.

Can you have pepper spray in your checked baggage?

Some airlines will allow OC spray in checked luggage. There may be restrictions on the size allowed, such as 4 ounces or less. Before getting to the airport, check with the airline about their restrictions.

Can you have pepper spray at school?

The laws vary with each state. It is best to check with your local police department before bringing it to school.

When is pepper spray illegal?

It is legal in all 50 states, however, there are restrictions specific to each state. Pepper spray is only legal when using it for self defense, which means that you felt your life was in danger.

Which pepper spray is the strongest?

Wildfire pepper spray is 3 million scoville units and has been deemed the hottest pepper spray on the market.

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