We’ve all seen the racks of pepper sprays at the checkout counters in your favorite stores. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors and many ladies keep them in their purses or in their cars. They’re effective at providing some protection in the event of a face to face encounter.
But, have you seen the latest? Pepper guns are now becoming popular, not only with women for their ease of use, but also with guys because of their menacing look. These are high powered pepper spray dispensers in the form of a handgun. That’s their simplest definition.
Truly they are much more. For instance, Kimber makes the Pepper Blaster. These are capable of shooting a very large amount of pepper spray, not just a small stream, several feet into the space of your attacker. Mace makes a pepper gun that can shoot up to 25 feet and, by controlling the trigger, the user can control how much is dispensed. They also have training cartridges available so the user can get comfortable with them prior to needing it.
And, finally, the JPX Jet Protector from Piexon is the ultimate in pepper guns. These are made of highly durable material, and rather than dispensing pepper spray by the use of high pressure, they actually use a pyrotechnic charge which shoots, not “propels”, the pepper spray over 20 feet and at speeds upwards of 400 mph. They offer training cartridges also, as well as various types of pepper spray and gel cartridges. And, they have models with or without an onboard laser. These are the ultimate in pepper guns and have been carried by law enforcement agencies in Europe for well over a decade. They are from Switzerland and are certainly worth checking out if you’re looking at some form of self defense weapon for your or your loved ones.
The Kimber Pepper Blaster usually retails for around $50. The Mace Pepper Gun usually retails for around $80. And, the JPX Jet Protector usually retails for around $300, although there are complete kits available that include holsters, extra cartridges and such for just a little more.
As economic conditions continue to worsen in many parts of the country and as people become more and more desperate to put food on the table and pay bills, crime is most certainly going to continue to increase. Don’t leave your safety to chance. A pepper gun may be just the right weapon for you.