Sabre Red 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
Sabre Red Pepper Spray is very nice product. 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.Promised Review by SD Gal