Watts All This about Stun Gun Voltage?

stun_gun_actionIf I were picking out a stun gun, I would probably look for the most adorbs one. So I thought I should go on our site and see which one I would pick out for myself, and quickly got lost in the volts and amperage. What is important, and is there too much of a good thing? Turns out, electricity is a fascinating thing.

First off, brand is important, but since Safety Girl only carries well-known quality brands like Uzi and Ruger, you can ignore this component if you buy grlpprs1000022605_-00_main_sabre-800000-volt-stun-gun-with-holster_3from us. Some use replaceable batteries, and some use rechargeables. Depending on how much you use your stun gun, you may want a rechargeable one.

The power of a stun gun is specced in amperage and voltage. The voltage carries the amperage, which is what stuns the attacker. It is these two things working together that explain why a shock from your doorknob at 30,000 volts won’t hurt, but plugging a fork into your electrical socket (120/240 volts), will pack a dangerous whallop – it’s the amps! Amperage describes the rate/strength of the charge and voltage describes how far the current will jump. The stun gun should have between 2.5 and 4 milliamps, to be effective , yet not kill the attacker or melt the circuitry.

Don’t forget to look for some type of safety, be it a switch or a trigger.

Don’t Push Your Luck with a SafetyGirl!

By Denamarie Ercolani

Pepper SprayAt Safety Girl, we want women to be ready for any situation, whether it’s a ripped blouse or an uninviting man who just keeps pushing his luck. Recently, we introduced you to our latest product, Safety Girl’s Maximum Strength Pepper Spray. This small yet powerful canister projects a ballistic stream of maximum strength pepper spray into the eyes of any aggressor. If you miss him the first time, have no fear because the canister contains 25 potent shots.

So you’re probably sitting there reading this blog and thinking, “Okay, so you already encouraged me to buy the pepper spray, which I did, but how does it work? What does it really do to the attacker? How do I use it effectively? What happens if it gets into my eyes?”

Well, we have the answers for you.

The active ingredient in pepper spray, or mace, is Oleoresin of Capsicum (OC). This is an inflammatory agent that causes temporary blindness, due to intense pain, causing the automatic closing of the eyes. The effects last from 30 minutes to two hours. OC may cause permanent damage if sprayed from less than six feet. For attackers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may feel minimal effects which may require you to continuously spray them in the eye. Before putting your pepper spray to use, practice utilizing it to avoid getting a face full yourself- which can be very counterproductive. When using the spray, make sure to aim for the attacker’s eyes, duck away to dodge any back spray, then, of course, run.

Pepper SprayIf the pepper spray inadvertently lands into your eyes, remain calm. Refrain from rubbing or touching the area affected. Pepper spray antidotes include milk, baking soda paste, or honey. Soap or detergent can help wash it away. To reduce the burning sensation, ice, cold water or a fan are most effective. Avoid applying oils to the irritated skin as this can trap the capsicum and lead to worsening burns and blistering.

When it comes to self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, they are most effective if already in hand and ready to use. It doesn’t help you if you have to rummage through your chaos of a purse when caught in a emergency situation. When walking alone in a parking lot, waiting for a train or bus on a dimly lit street corner or station, walking to your apartment, dormitory, or house, have it in your hand for quick and effective use.

Did you know that a woman is raped every 46 seconds in America? That’s 78 rapes each hour! Also, 75 percent of every rape is committed by a man that the victim knows. 25 percent of rapes take place in a public area or a parking garage. So be prepared with Safety Girl’s Maximum Strength Pink Pepper Spray.

Sabre Pocket Pepper Sprays

Pocket pepper sprays are the perfect way to keep yourself protected from potential attackers while keeping your self-defense device small, compact and discreet. You know that Safety Girl is your one-stop shopping website for all self-defense devices, especially pepper sprays. So check out some of the great pocket pepper sprays from Sabre, one of the most trusted pepper spray brands, available on Safety Girl’s website at unbeatable prices.

The Sabre Pocket Self Defense Pepper Spray with key chain case is one of Sabre’s most popular pepper spray devices. This pepper spray device is small but powerful, containing a pepper formula that is delivered in a ballistic stream to reduce wind blow-back. The compact pepper spray canister contains approximately 25 shots that can reach distances of up to 10 feet. Best of all, this pepper spray has some style, the key chain case can be ordered in black, blue, camouflage, pink or red. Order one of these great little devices today for just $8.99.

The Sabre Pocket Pepper Spray with key ring case is also available with Sabre’s powerful Red formula. This pocket pepper spray model also contains 25 shots, delivered in a ballistic stream, that can reach distances of up to 10 feet. The key ring case is available in black, blue or red for just $8.99. Order yours today!

The Sabre Pocket Self Defense Spray Unit with Clip is the perfect compact self defense device for women who don’t want a key chain pepper spray. This unit is incredibly compact: the 0.75-ounce canister contains approximately 35 shots of powerful pepper formula that can reach distances of up to 10 feet. The pepper spray is delivered in a ballistic stream that reduces wind blow-back. The pepper spray device includes clip for easy accessibility. Order one of these great pepper sprays today for just $6.20.

Safety Girl Pepper Spray Kit

Pepper spray is a great way to protect yourself from attackers. Pepper spray is powerful and effective in deterring attackers, but its effects are temporary and do not cause long term harm. Pepper spray is also useful in a variety of situation, including at home, in or near your car, and outdoors. If you’re new to using pepper spray, the Safety Girl Pepper Spray Kit is the perfect way to learn how to use pepper spray and practice using a variety of pepper spray devices.

One of the best features of the Safety Girl Pepper Spray Kit is the opportunity to practice using pepper spray and get a feel for how quickly the spray is deployed, the distance of the shot, and the weight and versatility of the device. To allow for practice, the Safety Girl Pepper Spray Kit includes the Sabre Combo Key chain Self Defense Spray Practice Canister and two pepper spray targets. These practice materials will help you develop confidence in your self-defense abilities before using the pepper spray in the real world.

Another great feature of the Safety Girl Pepper Spray Kit is the variety of pepper spray products you receive. For home use, the kit includes the Sabre Red Home Defense Pepper Spray Fogger. This pepper spray product is capable of firing up to 20 shots of dense pepper fog at distances of up to 25 feet for maximum coverage. For use in the car, the kit includes the Mace Triple Action Police pepper spray, which includes a powerful blend of pepper formula and tear gas for maximum effect. For use on the go, the kit includes the Sabre Pocket Self Defense Spray, which clips can clip to your belt or waistband for easy accessibility, as well as a disguised lipstick pepper spray.

The Safety Girl Pepper Spray Kit offers a great value, too. Order one today for just $71.99!

Pink Pepper Sprays for Holiday Gifts

If you have a loved one on a college campus, a self-defense device is one of the best gifts you can give this holiday season. Carrying pepper spray as a self-defense device is one of the simplest and easiest ways a woman can defend herself in the event of an attack. At Safety Girl, your loved on can stay safe and still keep her style with these great pink pepper sprays.

The Hot Pink Mace Pepper Spray is the perfect gift idea for a college woman. Although this pepper spray looks small, the device contains Mace’s most popular pepper formula, with 1.4% capsaicinoid concentration. The model features a flip-top safety cap to prevent accidental discharge and a finger grip dispenser to make accurate aim easier. The unit contains as many as 15 short bursts of pepper spray that can reach distances of up to 12 feet. This small but powerful unit is available at Safety Girl’s website for just $9.29 and makes a great stocking stuffer.

The Sabre Red Stop Strap Self Defense Pepper Spray is another great self-defense device for college women. This pepper spray model addresses the concern that most women have for carrying pepper sprays: that the attacker will take the pepper spray and use it against them. This pepper spray model addresses that concern by incorporating Stop Strap Technology. When wearing the wrist strap that is attached to the pepper spray, the spray can be used. If the pepper spray is pulled away from the strap, it will not spray. This unit contains approximately 25 shots of powerful pepper formula and is available in black or pink for just $19.99, a savings of $5 off the list price.

Looking for more pink pepper sprays? Visit Safety Girl’s online store for the complete selection.