Best Self Defense Pepper Spray in 2020



SABRE RED Pink Pepper Spray Keychain for Women with Quick Release for Easy Access, Maximum Police Strength OC Spray, Finger Grip for Accuracy, 10-Foot Range with 25 Bursts Review:


I Bought this pepper spray and kept it on my key chain for some time
On the morning of july 4th 2012 around 6:30 am i went out for a short run around my Neighborhood (good community in temecula CA) and as i was about to head out i thought to myself to take my cell phone and the spray off my key chain i mean its small enough to be held in one hand because YOU never know and ive been watching alot of programs on the ID channel
. well to my surprise that day ....something happen i would have never imagined it would happen to me in a million years

I ran 3 miles on a well known area for joggers, and i was jogging back to my house and 2 blocks from my home I passed a man who was walking VERY slow in front of me he moved out of my way and I kept running past him like nothing i mean i was almost home literally and ALL of a sudden I felt fast running footsteps someone was ran up to me from behind and started to Strangle me with Both hands it took my by surprise !!! i wasnt sure what was going on and i tried to scream but i wasnt able to and started to feel dizzy and faint and i was trying to get out of the hold i realized i was in actual danger i was terrified and dropped to the ground with his hands around my neck still and with one hand i was able to move the slider on the can and i just started spraying him it was numerous times i dont even know how many it could have been i was scared and he was behind with me with both hands so i was spraying as well as i could behind me i accidently got part of my face . but i guess when the spray reacted or he realized he wasnt going to be able to choke me out he let go and ran into the closest neighborhood/park area. as soon as he let go i just took off running as fast as i could and dialed 911.
This $10 spray saved me life!!

and it gives me shiver on where i could have been if i had not been paranoid and not taken it with my on that run .
the police took me back to my house and family who were shooken up by this very much as i still am .
It was day light in a good neighborhood , jogging area and i was wear a long sleeve and pants normal work out attire ..
i believe i wasnt a specific targeted but he was already looking for a victim .
and it does work like i said i accidently got a bit of my face and it burns , especially the eyes . thank God it works
and i suggest women should carry this everywhere and their children ... i finally see that it can happen to Anyone .



SABRE RED Pepper Spray Keychain & Stun Gun for Self-Defense — Police Strength OC Spray Plus Rechargeable, Small Stun Gun with Flashlight & Holster – Flip Top is Easier & Faster to Use Under Stress Review:


I've been a fan of the Sabre pepper spray for quite a while. Pepper spray is serious self defense stuff and this particular size and style is a highly portable one that can easily be carried in a car or pocket or purse, etc. The flip top gives some protection against accidental spraying, but is still easy to get out of the way to use the spray. I'd give the pepper spray part of this package five stars.

I'm not as clear on how well this little stun gun might work. I don't want to test it on someone, but I'm sure it's not something you'd want to have discharged on you. So it should be useful in self defense. But, you do have to keep it charged and ready. Like most rechargeable items, it will tend to slowly discharge over time, so you wouldn't want to use it in a real situation and have it be undercharged. An indicator to remind you to recharge it would be a great addition. I think I'd give this part of the package three stars, so four stars overall.



SABRE RED Pink Pepper Spray Keychain with Quick Release for Easy Access (Mother Daughter 2-Pack) – Maximum Strength, Finger Grip for Accuracy, 10-foot Range (3M), 25 Bursts – Helps Fight Breast Cancer Review:


I bought this 2 pack for my GF and it has given both of us peace of mind.

She has 2 purses: one for work and another for walking our dogs. She has placed 1 of the sprays in each purse.

A few months ago she was walking he dogs and encountered some very aggressive dogs and she had nothing to protect herself (and our dogs) with. Fortunately, nothing bad happened. Ive read that this spray will end any kind of unruly dog attack and will not cause any permanent harm to the animals.

Also, she takes the bus to and from work and sometimes it is dark when she's at the bus stop.

I did a lot of research and Sabre has a solid reputation for their products.

This spray fits nicely in the hand very nicely and it's easy to turn the spray's safety feature off with a single stroke of your thumb.

I hope that she never has to use these but I'm glad she has them!



SABRE Frontiersman Bear Spray 9.2 oz (Holster Options & Multi-Pack Options) — Maximum Strength, Maximum Range & Greatest Protective Barrier Per Burst! — Effective Against All Types of Bears Review:


I already have an 8.2 oz canister of Counter Assault Bear Spray and the associated pack holster. But I wanted a backup canister to keep inside my pack in case I end up using the primary defense weapon. I chose this Frontiersman Bear Spray specifically for its differences from the Counter Assault product.

First the ways they are the same......
1.) Same canister diameter. This 9.2 oz canister is slightly taller. So both brands will fit in the Counter Assault holster I already own.
2.) Same maximum active ingredient allowed by law for discouraging bears from getting an attitude.
3.) Same trigger design with a forefinger loop and thumb operated trigger with the same glow in the dark thumb operated safety mechanism.
4.) Same good reputation for working on black bears and grizzly bears.

So, with those similarities there isn't a lot to relearn or adapt to in a panic situation. It appears that all the major brands.....Counter Assault, UDAP, and Frontiersman have standardized key elements of form and function. A huge kudos to this industry for adopting some sort of standardization in these safety products. If you learn to use one you can use them all. This could save a life in a bear encounter. Or a moose encounter.

So what are the differences?.....
1.) Rate. The Frontiersman and UDAP brands chose to almost double the flow rate of the Counter Assault bear spray. So there is much more deterrent going down range every second you hold down the trigger.
2.) Time. Because of the higher flow rate but similar volume of product 8.1 oz Counter Assault vs 9.2 oz Frontiersman, the Counter Assault gives you 7 seconds of spray vs only 5 seconds for the Frontiersman.
3.) Trigger. Both Frontiersman and UDAP are also similar in their trigger design. They offer less controlled bursts so it's harder to do a small burst. When you press the trigger these things will unload a lot of spray. So it's harder to test fire or use a smaller burst. Counter Assault on the other hand allows you to tailor the burst to the threat but will not get as much spray down range as fast as the Frontiersman or UDAP.
4.) Range. Frontiersman claims a range of 35 feet for their 9.2 oz canister vs 30 feet for the Counter Assault 8.1 oz canister. That makes sense with the higher flow rate and the more violent propellant associated with that rate. Will 5 feet make a difference? Maybe, maybe not.

I'm not sure either design approach is invalid, only different. I'd be happy to have either one in a bear encounter since a flame thrower or grenade launcher is not a practical solution. Here's what I decided to do with these two slightly different bear deterrents. I'll carry the Frontiersman in my shoulder holster mounted on my pack strap and the Counter Assault will be my backup canister I'll stow in my pack. I figure the higher flow and range of the Frontiersman will give me the best chance in a surprise encounter. But there's a high probability that I empty the canister in that one encounter. The Counter Assault backup will allow a little more finesse when I'm down to one canister so that I can possibly survive two subsequent encounters or multiple charging bears. Who knows if that's the smartest strategy. I won't know until it happens and I hope to never answer that question based on experience.



SABRE RED Pepper Spray Keychain with Quick Release for Easy Access – Max Police Strength OC Spray, Finger Grip for Accurate Aim, 10-Foot (3M) Range, 25 Bursts (5x Other Brands) – Practice Spray Option Review:


I ordered this stuff for my wife, as we have a new neighbor in the area we live in who is really being over friendly toward her. Unfortunately he will not approach her when I am around, so I made the investment. To help her gain some confidence in her device, I let her test it on me...
Do not do as I did.

To give you some background, I am a career military soldier, with 4 deployments to Iraq. After my last tour I took a job as a bodyguard. I am also a patron of concerts and clubs. Suffice it to say I've been exposed to some of the best crowd control in the business.
You have about 5 to 10 seconds of coherance (barely) after contact, and after that, your only concern is pain. Even with my prior experiance, I was completely incapacitated. If I were an earnest attacker, this would deter my attack immediately. My wife is not a trained combatant, and she hit me with a glancing spray across my cheek and that was enough to stop me. (Ideally one would draw a line from ear to ear for max. effect)
There is no quick cure for the pain, as is the case with most OC sprays. Even with the coolit spray which is intended to reduce the effects, you are still out of action for at least 30 minutes.

Some tips when using this product.
-TEST YOUR PRODUCT WHEN YOU OPEN IT!!! There is a 1 in 5000 chance that your device may be defective. Go outside and spray a few lines downwind just to be sure it will not fail you in that critical moment.
-AFTER YOU SPRAY someone, LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY. If you stay, your assailant may go into a rage which not even OC spray can stop. If you decide to take the fight to the attacker, then you risk losing your right to self defense and crossing over to getting an assault charge. Just go. When you are safely gone, call the police and inform them of the situation. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
-AFTERCARE IS CRITICAL. After you spray someone, you must call an ambulance. If your attacker or anyone who may have been caught up in the spray as well is asthmatic or has allergies you could wind up killing them. That is grounds for a manslaughter charge at least.
-IF YOU SPRAY YOURSELF, that really sucks. There is no quick fix. Find a safe location and wait it out. Use soap and water to rinse yourself repeatedly and allow air to get to the affected area. Expect to be out of action for an hour. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ALLOW THIS STUFF TO COME IN CONTACT WITH YOUR HANDS. Your hands are the primary means for spreading contamination, and if you spray your pocket, and then scratch your head, you will know. Also, go ahead and trash those clothes you were wearing, this stuff can contaminate an entire load of laundry.

Hopefully you will never have to use this stuff on anybody. It is truely hell. The best defense is paying attention to what you are doing, the way you are presenting yourself, and avoiding uneasy situations.
This review is in no way intended to be subsituted for legal advice.



SABRE Advanced Compact Pepper Spray with Clip – 3-in-1 Pepper Spray, CS Tear Gas & UV Marking Dye – Maximum Police Strength OC Spray, 10-Foot (3M) Range, 35 Bursts – Optional Practice Spray Review:


I bought two of these, one for my sister and one for me, so that we could take them with us to college. Mine has a permanent home in my purse and is always within arms reach in case of an emergency. It's small and easy to hold in your fist. Thankfully, I've never had to use this on somebody, but just having it with me makes me feel safe. The plastic part that has the clip on it can be removed, I don't know if that was the purpose of it, but It fell off my sister's bottle. It's easy to put it back on. Its size makes it easy to hide under a shirt when it's clipped to your pants or inside your hand.

How to use:
Give yourself a thumbs up for buying this product. Then place the pepper spray in your palm so that your four fingers wrap around the body of the pepper spray, the part that has the writing on it. Place your thumb next to the red lever that sticks out. This red little lever can be slid from side to side. That motion either 'opens' or 'closes' the little hole that the pepper spray shoots out of. NEVER AIM THAT HOLE AT YOURSELF. ALWAYS HAVE THE RED LEVER POINTED AT YOU, NEXT TO YOUR THUMB. Hold the pepper spray at arms length away from you and slide the lever to the side that exposes the hole and point it at your attacker's face. Press down on the lever and watch a strong stream of pepper spray assault your attacker. Run away. (Again, I've never used this on someone, but I have practised using it outside when I first got it to make sure it worked and to see how it worked. You should do this too, just make sure you're not pointing it at someone.)

PROS:
~exactly as described
~small and easily transportable
~easily hidden
~can be clipped onto clothes
~simple to use
~no fear of it going off by mistake
~works as mentioned

CONS:
~None really.

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SABRE Advanced Pepper Spray Keychain with Quick Release – 3-in-1 Pepper Spray, CS Tear Gas & UV Dye – Maximum Strength Police OC Spray, Finger Grip for Better Aim – Optional Practice Spray Review:


I bought 2 of the black Sabre's and 2 of the turquoise for my sisters and girlfriend. The ergonomics are good and it hasn't fallen off any key chains.

Of course, the second they arrived, I wanted to test them. Never having been pepper sprayed before, I had no idea what to expect. A friend and I stood in the yard and we were slowly sprayed ear to ear as per the instructions.

The spray took about 5 seconds to go into effect and it was all downhill from there. Opening my eyes hurt like a mother. It was nearly impossible to override your body’s instinct to clamp them shut. I tried walking into the kitchen and could barely feel my way there, stumbling with the help of a friend. I was in no shape to walk 15 feet, let alone attack someone. You'll think that it is finally done getting worse, but it will continue to surprise you. My friend emptied a gallon jug of milk on his face, and I used a sink. Without the aid of water or milk, the effects would likely last an hour.

Maybe I am a huge wimp, maybe my nice blue eyes are sensitive. Needless to say, I ended up buying some for myself. Don't take my word for it. Let someone give you nice long hit of this stuff and you can decide whether I'm a little drama queen or not.

NOTE: You have to press hard on the trigger tab. The harder you press, the farther the stream goes. Just smash the tab. I'd test fire it once to get a feel for it. It comes out in a narrow stream.



SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster Review:


To give you some background, I am a career military soldier, with 4 deployments to Iraq. After my last tour I took a job as a bodyguard. I am also a patron of concerts and clubs. Suffice it to say I've been exposed to some of the best crowd control in the business.
You have about 5 to 10 seconds of coherence (barely) after contact, and after that, your only concern is pain. Even with my prior experience, I was completely incapacitated. If I were an earnest attacker, this would deter my attack immediately. My wife is not a trained combatant, and she hit me with a glancing spray across my cheek and that was enough to stop me. (Ideally one would draw a line from ear to ear for max. effect)
There is no quick cure for the pain, as is the case with most OC sprays. Even with the coolit spray which is intended to reduce the effects, you are still out of action for at least 30 minutes.

Some tips when using this product.
-TEST YOUR PRODUCT WHEN YOU OPEN IT!!! There is a 1 in 5000 chance that your device may be defective. Go outside and spray a few lines downwind just to be sure it will not fail you in that critical moment.
-AFTER YOU SPRAY someone, LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY. If you stay, your assailant may go into a rage which not even OC spray can stop. If you decide to take the fight to the attacker, then you risk losing your right to self defense and crossing over to getting an assault charge. Just go. When you are safely gone, call the police and inform them of the situation. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
-AFTERCARE IS CRITICAL. After you spray someone, you must call an ambulance. If your attacker or anyone who may have been caught up in the spray as well is asthmatic or has allergies you could wind up killing them. That is grounds for a manslaughter charge at least.
-IF YOU SPRAY YOURSELF, that really sucks. There is no quick fix. Find a safe location and wait it out. Use soap and water to rinse yourself repeatedly and allow air to get to the affected area. Expect to be out of action for an hour. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ALLOW THIS STUFF TO COME IN CONTACT WITH YOUR HANDS. Your hands are the primary means for spreading contamination, and if you spray your pocket, and then scratch your head, you will know. Also, go ahead and trash those clothes you were wearing, this stuff can contaminate an entire load of laundry.

Hopefully you will never have to use this stuff on anybody. It is truely hell. The best defense is paying attention to what you are doing, the way you are presenting yourself, and avoiding uneasy situations.
This review is in no way intended to be subsituted for legal advice.



SABRE RED Compact Pepper Spray with Clip – Maximum Police Strength OC Spray for Self-Defense, Small Canister with Big Protection, 10-Foot (3M) Range, 35 Bursts (Up to 5X Other Brands) Review:


I tested this for portability, comfort, ease of use, and effectiveness. This is what I found

Price
At this price, you'll be hard pressed to find something better

Comfort
This is near weightless on your belt or in your pocket but the clip does not always hold it well on a belt

Ease of use
The design is very simple. However, the cap does sometimes rotate out of the "safe" position when I walk around with it. And sometimes it was hard to find the correct orientation of the spray when I went to quickly draw it out. This was probably the biggest weak point.

Effectiveness
Combined with some awareness of your surroundings this will work most of the time against unarmed attackers. You can also train to use the clip to help you orient where the spray is pointing (though not super easy for people with arthritis).

Overall, the size of the package with the strength of the spray makes it portable and potentially very effective if you train to use it. Some awareness of the world around you can help you decide the right moment to draw the pepper spray. However it can be difficult to ensure the spray can's correct orientation under stress. The clip is handy but, on its own, may not be the most secure method to carry this pepper spray.



SABRE RED Pepper Gel Spray for Runners – Gel is Safer – Maximum Police Strength OC Spray, Adjustable Hand Strap for Quick Access while Running – Optional Clip-on 120dB Personal Alarm w/LED Light Review:


My husband is a law enforcement instructor in the legal and defensive use of pepper spray. He recommends the Sabre brand for its effectiveness and reliability, so it’s what I’ve carried for years. The first thing you want to do when you receive your spray is to test it out. Occasionally there’s a defective can, and you don’t want to discover that when you need it. Also and most importantly, a little practice will ensure that you’re prepared in an emergency. Get comfortable with flipping the safety back and forth, and then with applying a steady spray by depressing the trigger with your thumb. I recommend doing these practice runs when there isn’t any breeze or you’ll have blowback, which isn’t pleasant. Then perform a test about every six months to make sure everything works. The company says that the spray has a shelf-life of four years, but I generally replace mine about every two to two and a half years.

I’d also recommend that each time you carry it with you that you take just a few minutes to mentally walk through your response if you suddenly had to use the spray. Picture flipping the safety and pointing it at the attacker’s eyes, making a sweeping motion from ear-to-ear. Always have an escape plan in mind.

I chose this model because I like the Velcro hand strap. It’s easy to carry on my daily walks, and the size is perfect for being somewhat inconspicuous in my hand. It gives a good stream for about 8 to 10 feet.