Although concealed types of pepper sprays are becoming common Pepper Spray Pens, Lipsticks, etc., still the most preferred for many individuals and law enforcement
personnel is the pepper spray canister. Many people cite advantages such as its stopping power, range, the comfortable grip it offers the user and the amount of spray it contains as the main reasons for their choice. There are also certain situations when the pepper spray canister is most useful. Here are some reasons why and when it may be the best choice for you:
A pepper spray canister has a better shooting range:
Smaller pepper spray containers work best at shorter ranges, such as a few feet away. Pepper spray canisters can work an average of about 15 feet. In a situation requiring you to
defend yourself and have nothing else in hand except a can of pepper spray, that distance will make you feel more secure and confident enough to think fast and act quickly.
A pepper spray canister contains more spray:
Nothing gives the user more confidence than knowing that they have more ammo during a fight. Pepper spray canisters are most useful when you need more spray to defend yourself, such as when you have multiple attackers or are in danger of being attacked by a large, aggressive animal. Imagine being charged at by a 7-foot bear with only a lipstick pepper spray in hand. A canister will be able to buy you more time and be more effective in stopping a charging assailant.
A canister offers a better fit in the hand:
A pepper spray canister has the distinct advantage of being more comfortable to handle. It’s also designed to make it easier for the user to find the nozzle so they could spray in the
It’s very effective during crowd control:
The reason why law enforcement officers carry pepper sprays in canisters is because it is one of the best tools for controlling a relatively larger crowd. Canisters can range in sizes from about 4″ in height to about one foot. When you’re trying to control a large crowd that is threatening to become unruly, you really cannot rely on a small canister of pepper spray that contains no more than eight one-second bursts. A larger pepper spray canister can do a far more effective job.
You can never misplace a pepper spray canister:
One of the most common challenges for people who purchase smaller pepper spray items is that their size make them easy to misplace or lose. They can also be difficult to locate in a large purse, bag or backpack. Furthermore, because of their smaller size, people tend to forget them at home or at the office. A pepper spray canister, on the other hand, is that much more difficult to ignore.