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Pepper Spray: How to Select, Carry, and Use Effectively

Why Pepper Spray

Easy to obtain, cheap, no permit required, and simplicity of use make pepper spray an optimal choice for those who want added protection. Yet, as with any other tool, there is some learning and practice involved if you want to get the most out of it. In this class you will learn the significance of differences in spraHolding Pepper Sprayy patterns and heat, when size matters, and how to use it. You will practice actually firing inert training units at stationary and moving targets. And you will learn how to incorporate pepper spray as an effective aspect of your personal safety skill set.

What You Will Learn

  • What's actually in those cannisters
  • The differences in spray pattern and why you should care
  • When size matters
  • Making it accessible under stress
  • Ready, aim, fire!
  • What's next?


Class Schedule

Next offered:

  • Sunday July 14, 11:00 am til 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday August 7, 11:00 am til 1:30 pm

Location: Feminist Karate Union, 1426 South Jackson Street, 3rd floor, Seattle WA 98144
Cost: $77.

Each class size limited to 8 students. Student needs to be at least 16 years old (exceptions can be made under specific circumstances, please contact me first).


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Looking to Buy Pepper Spray?

If you are looking for recommendations, I don't have a favorite brand but I do have preferred features. I suggest a cannister with a flip top, 2 ounces in size, and preferrably a streaming output. Cone or fog output is a second recommendation. Heat level of any of them is more than sufficient!

You certainly do not need to buy from (I often order from J&L), but many people already have accounts and they do have good customer service.

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