Cheapest Pepper Sprays-Comparing Four Top Brands
Everybody knows about pepper sprays by now. Modern-day versions were invented back in the 1960’s by two University of Georgia veterinarians. They were first designed as animal repellents. Only in the late 1980’s did the FBI, after three years of exhaustive study, approve them for use by their agents out in the field. So pepper sprays, as we know them, are a relatively new type of non lethal self-defense.
And the most common ingredient in pepper spray is a derivative of one of the hottest plants in the world-the cayenne chili pepper. It is called oleoresin capsicum. That’s where the OC comes from. Most countries around the world have not approved the use of pepper spray even by their own law enforcement agencies because it is so powerful.
There are literally thousands of OC sprays out there from hundreds of manufacturers. Not all of them make it into the United States. Here are four of the cheapest pepper sprays and some characteristics of each. This comparison shows that you don’t need to spend much money to get a quality product for your self-defense.
The most common measurement of hotness of OC sprays is called the Scoville Heat Unit or SHU.
1.First is the Pepper Shot brand pepper spray-half ounce canister with a key release. It contains enough OC for 5 one second bursts. At $4.95 it is the cheapest of them all.
2.Second is the Fox brands-half ounce hard case that comes in black. It comes in at a hefty 5.3 million SHU as the hottest in the world. This Fox brand is used by law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. It contains 10 1/2 second sprays. At $12.95 it represents the best value in my opinion.
3.Third is the Mace soft case-that comes in a choice of black, red, blue, purple or green. It is two million Scoville heat units and contains 10 1/2 second bursts. At $8.95 it is one of the cheapest.
4.And last is the Streetwise Hard Case half ounce-that comes in yellow, white, red or green. It contains 6 to 8 one second bursts. It is also 2 million Scoville heat units.
There are some things that these four brands have in common. In this day and age when everything is imported from outside of the country all four of these brands are made in United States. They all have expiration dates stamped on the bottom of the canister usually with a three year from shelf life.
They all have a safety lock to prevent accidental discharge. And they all use a UV dye so when you spray an assailant police can identify the suspect readily.
Those are four of the cheapest pepper sprays from some of the best companies that make them.
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