Pepper Spray, You do not need a license to carry it!
Carry it with your Firearm and when you cant posess your firearm.
OC Pepper spray is simple, easy to use, and convenient to carry and is one of the most affordable self defense products available today. It is also legal in most states in one form or another.
The actual term OC (oleoresin capsicum) refers to chili peppers, and is a horticultural term. Jalapenos, chiletpin, cayenne, and habaneros are all chili peppers. Although they look quite different, and can taste quite different, they all contain an alkaloid called capsaicin. Capsaicin is tasteless and odorless. It is so powerful that even when it is immersed in water, the heat from it can be detected. Studies show that humans can detect even one part per ten million of this powerful alkaloid.
Pepper spray is made up of an active ingredient called OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) and other inert ingredients. Oleoresin Capsicum is a derivative of hot cayenne peppers. OC is an inflammatory agent and unlike tear gas it is effective on those under the influence of drugs and alcohol. When the OC contacts the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, throat, and lungs), symptoms will appear instantly. The capillaries of the eyes will immediately dilate, causing temporary blindness. Inflammation of the breathing tube tissues will cause difficulty in breathing; however the victim will still be able to breathe. Pepper spray will not cause lasting aftereffects, however the short-term effects are quite effective.
The effects of the pepper spray last between 20 and 90 minutes, giving the user plenty of time to escape their terrifying situation. Pepper spray units can be fired multiple times and can have a range of 8 to 20 feet, depending on the particular model you purchase.
In 1912, Wilbur Scoville, a pharmacologist, developed the standard for measuring the power of capsaicin. The Scoville Organoleptic Test was used to determine the temperature of peppers. Scoville conducted his research by measuring the ground pepper into a mixture of sugar, water, and alcohol. He then took the mixture to a panel of tasters who then gave the mixture a grade between zero and 5,000,000 with a majority needed to assign a proper value. This is now referred to as an SHU or Scoville Heat Unit.
Today the method of measuring the power of capsaicin is very sophisticated. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography or HPLC is a computerized method that is now used to determine the Total Capsaicinoid % and SHU. It is a significantly more accurate method of testing the heat of OC.
The National Institute of Justice Technology Assessment Program, March 1994 said
"percentages may be misleading, because it is the strength of the OC in the spray that determines its effectiveness, not its percent of volume. Moreover, strength is usually measured in Scoville Heat Units: the higher the SHU's, the greater the inflammatory capacity of the OC. Also, OC is an oil; to work, it must atomize into a fine spray. Because oily solutions do not break up as easily into a mist, solutions greater than 5 percent OC may not atomize as well."
Michigan law says you can legally have a maximum of 2% OC pepper spray. The main brand Sabre Red we sell is not only Michigan compliant, but it is also THE MOST EFFECTIVE spray for civilian use on the market today.
Parents send their children off to college believing that campus security and dorm safety rules will protect them, but they’re vastly overrating the protection most schools provide. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), between 20 and 25% of women on campus are sexually assaulted sometime during their educational career; another 13% are stalked.
Pepper sprays are easily carried in a pocket, purse or backpack: if you’re out alone or walking in any spot that you feel may feel unsafe, make it a habit to hold the spray in your hand. If you need it, you shouldn’t be fumbling around for it!
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