Diane Buss
Mar 3, 2016 · 2 min read

How pepper spray reviews can help you make the correct choice

If you are looking for a pepper spray then you have quite a few options to choose from. You have CS, CN and OS. There are a variety of different combinations and concentrations that these 3 come in too. The CS and the CN irritate membrane tissues. They can cause stinging tearing and pain. They take anything from 5–30 seconds to take effect. Also, they may not affect those who are drunk, high, having psychotic episodes or can’t feel pain. That’s why, both these sprays may not always be the reliable choice.

If you go through multiple pepper spray reviews, you will see that the OC spray is the one which proves to be most effective. It’s an inflammatory agent which isn’t life threatening. It’s temporary but highly debilitating. OC can act almost as effectively as a brick wall between the victim and assailant. It is a natural chemical derived from hot pepper plants. This is why it is also called pepper spray too. They aren’t toxic and will not harm a person’s tissue. It takes around 20 to 45 minutes for its effects to wear off.

It is available in 1%, 5% and 10% concentrations. A 1% spray could be just as effective as the other two though. There are three spray patterns which these sprays come in generally, a stream, mist or fog.

Stream sprays have much greater range. They aren’t affected by winds or the breeze. A good shot in the face can easily stop even the most determined assailant.

Cone mists have wider spray patterns a much finer density. Their range is shorter and are far more effective when hitting the assailant. They have an instant stopping power which the stream spray doesn’t. A good mist spray can stop even the most determined of attackers in a couple of steps. But they are uncontrollable in winds. Spraying into the breeze will shorten the range even more and the spray may even affect the sprayer. It is important for anyone who is using mist sprays to move away quickly after spraying them.

Fog sprays have super-fine mists which are just like fire extinguishers and are considered far more effective that mist sprays. It can make an assailant helpless instantly. The fog enters the lungs and makes it hard to breathe. They have a decent range and are slightly affected by breeze. They are the best defense inside the home because they can create a fog barrier which stays in the air for a few minutes.

Lastly, you need to pay careful attention to product quality too. A poorly made product isn’t going to protect you the way you want it too. Don’t buy something just because it’s cheap. Determine its quality before making any purchase.

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