Shocking News! Self-Defense Products Don’t Always Work
This may come as a shock to you since there’s so much talk about how effective nonlethal self-defense products are, but sometimes they don’t work. In this article we’re going to discuss what works and what doesn’t work and why.
We discuss the effectiveness of these products briefly in our article called ‘The Ultimate Guide For The Most Popular Self-Defense Products’.
You should know that pepper sprays are legal everywhere, but a few states have restrictions on the amount of oleoresin capsicum that they may contain. Stun guns, including tasers, are not legal in all states. Several states have outlawed them. Those laws are changing all the time so check with your local police department before you get one.
Stun devices are battery-operated and use that energy to conduct electrical current that flows between two probes on one end of the device. That electrical charge when applied to an assailant can disable him for up to 10 minutes. There is no charge back to you.
Since the stun gun has to be physically applied to the assailant’s body, the only way a stun device will not work is if the assailant is on drugs or is drunk and even then it may still work. Since tasers shoot out two probes up to 15 feet away the only way they will not work is if you miss the assailant. Tasers are nearly 100% effective, so make your shot count.
Pepper sprays are the most popular of all self-defense products. They use the resin of one of the hottest peppers in the world-the cayenne pepper-in a mixture called oleoresin capsicum, which is the basis for all pepper sprays, to disable an assailant for as long as 45 minutes. It does this by causing intense pain, excessive tearing of the eyes to near blindness when the spray hits the face.
Pepper sprays are close to 90% effective and the only way that they don’t work is if your aim is off course in windy or rainy conditions. It doesn’t take that much wind either to blow it off course. Some people who are drunk or on drugs are immune to the spray as well.
Personal alarms or panic alarms, as they are called, are the third most popular type of self-defense product. They send out an ear-piercing alarm, sometimes as much as 130 dB, to alert people in the area to your distress and/or scare a potential assailant away. The only way a personal alarm can be ineffective is if there’s a very strong wind to disrupt the sound.
All in all, self-defense products are a very effective way to improve your personal safety and personal security.
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