Inert Stream Pepper Spray Practice Canisters for Training
Anyone who owns pepper spray would greatly benefit from even just a little pepper spray practice. The more you practice, the more proficient you will be. However, pepper spray can be dangerous and expensive to just practice with. Do not worry, as there is a solution. Instead of using actual pepper spray to practice aim and firing technique, there are cheaper, less dangerous ways of building proficiency in your preferred self-defense weapon.
The 2 oz. Inert Stream Practice Spray is one way. Like most inert sprays, it is a pepper spray practice can filled with water instead of an oleoresin capsicum (OC) formula.
This product is the practical answer to the question of how to use pepper spray effectively. You can use it to blast inert bursts of water at targets from a distance, simulating the use of actual pepper spray on actual assailants. Should you accidentally hit someone, it will be with pressurized water and not any pepper spray solution.
Be advised, however, not to use the 2 oz. Stream Water-Based Inert Practice Defensive Spray to target anybody's face. While it will not administer the effects of pepper spray, such as a burning pain, instant blindness, swelling, and coughing, the water is still pressurized with nitrogen. Accidental spraying will not immobilize the target or render them unable to breathe, but it will cause irritation and burning if the stuff gets in their eyes. It may not be actual pepper spray, but you still need to be careful with it, especially when practicing around other people.
Practice pepper spray is a better, safer, and cheaper way to compare fogger vs stream pepper spray. This inert practice spray stream also comes in a fogger version. If you can't decide between the two forms, you can first try the inert sprays. Trying both out can help you choose the better one for your security and self-defense needs. If you are concerned about the susceptibility of fogger pepper spray to wind strength and direction, use the inert spray to know how it works. If you are worried about the small spraying arc from stream pepper spray, see the arc for yourself through the inert version. These simple tests can help you decide once and for all the pepper spray type you will be most comfortable with.
If you think you do not need to practice just to use a spray, think again. Practicing does not just improve aim and technique. It can give you the confidence of being familiar with the weapon you are holding. In an actual fight or encounter, confidence and familiarity with your preferred defense weapon can greatly affect your chances of victory, or at the very least, escaping unscathed.
If planning to arm yourself with a weapon as dangerously painful as 10% or 18% pepper spray, you should go through some proper training. It is not just for your sake but also for the sake of those around you. Take it from the pros: even private security firms, mercenaries, and law enforcement use inert sprays for practice.