How to Choose a Pepper Spray

Welcome to the Personal Safety Academy, SABRE’s safety and empowerment training space, dedicated to helping you Make It Safe. We’ll cover everything you need to know when choosing a pepper spray that is right for you in this video.

First off: consider the formula. Will it stop the attacker?
Make sure to choose a maximum strength pepper spray.

Secondly: Will it help protect me if there are potentially multiple attackers?
Consider the number of shots that a pepper spray has. Look for a spray that has at least ten one-second bursts or multiple shots to better allow you to escape more than one attacker.

Third: What about spray patterns?
Consider the formula you need. If you need it for everyday use, a pepper spray or pepper gel will suit you. Both pepper sprays and pepper gels are high-strength formulas and are naturally pigmented red so you can see where you’ve sprayed the product. If you’re a runner, or in windy conditions regularly, consider a pepper gel – this formula works just like a traditional pepper spray, but it reduces wind blowback if you use it outside, and won’t get into your AC systems indoors. Gel also allows for an even safer distance from the threat as it sprays 20% further.

Fourth: Will it help keep an attacker off the streets?
Look for a formula that has an ultraviolet dye. This can help identify the attacker to law enforcement so that even if you get away to safety, police can address the attacker later. A UV dye can help authorities identify a suspect for up to 48 hours.

Fifth: Does it match your style & needs?
Consider what attachment style (keychain, snap clip, hand strap, belt clip, etc.) is best for you. Remember – this is about you, and what will be the fastest to get to, most accessible storage, for you. And since this is meant to be carried everywhere, you want to make sure it’s a product you’d actually want to carry. Would you rather have a bright color or a more muted and discreet pepper spray? SABRE offers a wide variety of options for any lifestyle.

Sixth: How about comfort?
Last, how does it deploy? Some models come with a twist lock, and others come with a flip top for increased safety. Consider what will be most comfortable for you to deploy.

As you can see, there is a lot to consider when choosing a pepper spray. We hope this helps you make the right choice for you, and please reach out to us if you ever have questions – our team is here to help make sure you are comfortable with your personal safety plan. Be safe, go confidently, and trust your instincts – they’re usually right.

About SABRE:
As the #1 personal safety brand trusted by law enforcement and consumers worldwide, SABRE’s mission is to educate and empower consumers to feel safer in their everyday lives. Whether protection is needed on the go, venturing out on a hike, running errands, or going for a run – SABRE wants to help you Make It Safe®, no matter where you go, what you do, or where life takes you. #MakeItSafe #PersonalSafetyIsPersonal

About our Formula:
With an industry exclusive in-house HPLC laboratory, only SABRE guarantees its maximum strength formulation in every canister to help give you peace of mind, certainty, reliability, and safety when you need it most. As the climate changes, so does the strength of red peppers and the effectiveness of pepper spray. That’s why SABRE tests the levels of active ingredients at each stage of the manufacturing process – from dried pepper to produced spray – to guarantee heat levels every time.

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