how to practice test pepper spray

How to Practice & Test Pepper Spray Safely

Pepper spray  is a non-lethal self-defense option that can be used to deter attackers or those who are posing a threat. Knowing how to test pepper spray is crucial as it works by releasing an aerosol spray of oleoresin capsicum, which causes intense burning of the eyes, nose, and throat.

Because pepper spray can be a powerful and dangerous tool in the right circumstances, it is important to understand how to test your pepper spray before using it for self-defense. We recommend using our practice spray, which is 100% water, as a mess-free way to practice and ensure you know how to use it.

Before testing real pepper spray, you should always practice with a practice spray first. This will allow you to become familiar with how the spray works and get used to the sensation of being sprayed without any real danger involved.

To start, you should ensure you:

  • are in a well ventilated area, with no open flames nearby
  • have a target to practice with that you can easily throw away
  • have triple checked you are using a practice spray in place of the real thing

When ready for deployment, follow these steps in order.

  1. Aim at the target from up to 10 feet away, holding the canister with two hands.
  2. Unlock the spray by moving the safety lock to the right.
  3. Spray the practice spray by holding the trigger down.
  4. Lock & leave as practice for a real life scenario.
  5. Repeat until you feel 100% comfortable with each step!

Repeat these steps until you have completely familiarized yourself with using the device. Note how far the spray reaches and what it feels like spraying the device.

Once you have practiced with the practice spray and feel comfortable with each step, it’s time to move on to a pepper spray test with your actual device.

To start testing your pepper spray device, make sure you read through all instructions carefully and follow them exactly.

Again, you should also ensure that the area you’re testing in has good ventilation and is free of other people or animals that may be affected by the aerosolized particles.

Testing your pepper spray is important not only for safety reasons but also to ensure it hasn't reached its expiration; you should always check your pepper spray expiration date to confirm its effectiveness against potential attackers or threats.

Remember not to point your device at yourself or anyone else while testing and make sure to conduct tests in well ventilated areas away from children and pets. 

With proper knowledge and practice, you can ensure that your pepper spray will provide reliable self-defense when needed most.

To purchase Safely practice spray and shop pepper spray products, visit our online store.

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