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Today we review Police Magnum OC Pepper Spray with UV Dye and a twist top.
If you are looking to carry something to protect yourself, but aren’t a fan of lethal weapons around with you, pepper spray could be an excellent alternative.
Before we get into the details of this pepper spray, we want to share with you a conversation we had with Mike Murray, Owner and Instructor of Got Your 6 MMA, in Delray Beach, Florida.
We asked Instructor Mike what he thinks about pepper spray, since we’ve found that not everyone, especially those in the self-defense world, is a fan of using pepper spray.
The argument goes both ways – some say there are better ways to defend yourself than pepper spray, while others say that pepper spray is a great option and should be used if you happen to find yourself in a dangerous situation.
Here’s what Mike says:
“Pepper spray can be an effective tool for self defense. When used properly and at the right time, it can neutralize an attacker long enough for you to get away. It can be ineffective if it is carried at the bottom of a purse or if the carrier is out of practice. Another downside is that it, like any weapon, can be used against the victim.
The benefit of learning self defense are that no one can take away a practitioner’s skill set. Based on your experience and training, the biggest deterrent to being attacked is how a person carries himself or herself. People who carry themselves in a more confident manner are less likely to ever have to use their martial arts skill.
I believe that the more options you have, the better off you are. If you know true, effective self defense and still choose to carry pepper spray, then you can protect yourself better. Layering yourself with skill and preparation is key. There is no substitute for ongoing training, and that holds true for martial arts practice and when carrying a weapon or self defense tool like pepper spray. Feeling confident in protecting yourself is what keeps you from being an easy target.”
Instructor Mike’s words are definitely something you, as someone who may be buying pepper spray and letting your life depend on that, should ponder.
That said, let’s take a closer look at the Police Magnum OC Pepper Spray and, from there, you can decide if it’s right for you.
About the Police Brand (PDM)
The Police brand is a registered trademark in the United States. According to their website they have, “become the nation’s most recognized self-defence brand, and still gaining momentum in the marketplace.”
They specialize in selling self-defense products and are a widely recognized brand.
Features of the Police Magnum OC Pepper Spray
- Container holds .5 oz of OC Pepper Spray, making it easy
- Non-toxic and non-flammable
- 17-Percent OC Oleoresin Capsicum Solution
- Chance of accidental discharge is reduced with the twisting safety cap
- Identify attacker easily with the UltraViolet UV Identifying Dye
- Easy one hand operation
- Can be used through multiple sprays
- Made in the USA
What People Like
Consumers like this product because it works. Those who have tested it on someone or have had someone test it on them, make claim that the spray is effective.
Even when just getting a little on your hands and accidentally touching your face or eyes will cause you to feel the effectiveness of this product. It burns when on the skin.
Another advantage to the Police Magnum OC Pepper Spray is the convenient size. They are easy to add on to your keychain, slip in a pocket, or put inside of your purse.
It is nice when purchasing multiples because you are able to keep on in several different locations.
What People Don’t Like
There are some common complaints about the Police Magnum OC Pepper Spray. One of these complaints is that there is not enough spray in the canister.
Some consumers that have tested the spray were disappointed with how much they were able to spray. Some consumers were also disappointed with distance that the spray was able to reach.
With an estimated reach of around four feet when tested, some users felt that they would be too close to danger before they could attempt to use the spray.
After reviewing this product and seeing all that it had to offer it appears to be a decent pepper spray. The formula is strong and would be effective if you are able to hit someone with it.
However, actually hitting your target could be a problem. There is not much spray inside of the canister, and the way it sprays out does not cover much ground.
If you are going to hit your target you need to have good aim. Now, this isn’t necessarily a reason to mark down a review of a product.
Consumers that pay attention to the description of what they are buying would know that there is only .5 ounces of pepper spray.
That means you do not have a lot to work with when you need to use it. If you start spraying too early, you are going to miss your target.
With that being said, this pepper spray is still a great nonlethal option to use. The product does work if you are able to hit your attacker with it.
If you are looking for a pepper spray with a stronger formula and further reach check out our review of the Sabre 3-in-1 Pepper Spray