There are times when carrying a firearm for protection is not an option. Born and raised in California, I have never had that right (Although I remain hopeful). I daily carry a variety of folding knives. Knives are a viable option for self-defense. I've trained in Kali Silat for years, but like all self-defense tactics, it is a perishable skill. It also requires hand to hand/close contact. Most people don't train with the knives they carry, and this is why I believe that pepper spray would be a better option for people to protect themselves.
Sabre Red pepper spray is used by both law enforcement officers, and civilians to ensure their safety. Although this version is pink, they offer it in black as well. I think that it's great that Security Equipment Corporation (Sabre Red) has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. To date, they have donated over $600,000 to the foundation. I think that the ethics of a company are as important as the product they sell. As if that weren't enough, it's also made in the U.S.A!
This model delivers 25 "blasts" of pepper spray at a range of 10 feet. It's small enough to toss in your pocket (or purse), and comes with a quick detach key ring should you choose to attach it to your key ring.
The Sabre Red formula is maximum strength, and the canister features ballistic stream delivery which reduces wind blow back. The tab on top must be slid counter clockwise to engage (a safety feature), and has a textured edge to help your thumb grab hold. I like that it is pink because people don't immediately realize what it is. As with any type of self-defense, practice is essential. Sabre offers practice spray, and targets. They also offer videos, and training. If you purchase from their website then you can add practice spray for only $4.99. The practice spray comes with a how to video, practice tips, and a target! They also have a price break for quantities of 10 or more (10% off, and free shipping).
I was so happy with this product that I purchased more for all of my family members. There are several different models to choose from, so check out their website, and see what will work best for you.
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: The world’s most popular pepper spray for both professional and personal safety!
Target Market: Law Enforcement, and Civilians
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product):
- Maximum Strength
- 5x more pepper spray than other brands
- Free safety tips
- 5x more pepper spray than competitors
- Maximum strength
- Pink model helps fight cancer with a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every unit sold.
What others are saying?: “I've been carrying and using this pepper spray for several years and it works great, it has come in handy while dealing with several perps. I recommend this product to any officer. I'm taser certified and I still carry this pepper spray also.” - bpd4, Police Link Reviewer
“Several months ago, I bought a Saber Red Pepper Spray Keychain and I am so glad to have it. I feel confident in my ability to use it and love the size, shape and ease of use it provides. Mine is pink, too, because Saber Red donates a portion of proceeds from the pink Pepper Sprays to Breast Cancer Research! Win-win!” - Meghan, Running with Sole
+ Maximum Strength + More bursts
- Short effective distance