mIf you have been following along on our site for awhile you might remember a review of the SABRE 3-in-1 Pepper Spray. SABRE is a great company that puts out reliable products. Their slogan is “Making grown men cry since 1975”, which is great. When you are looking for a pepper spray product, that is exactly what you want. The spray previously reviewed is one of the best on the market. So, today we are going to take a look at another one of their products – SABRE Red Pepper Gel.
Benefits of SABRE Red Pepper Gel vs. Pepper Spray
When you use pepper spray one of the things you need to be concerned about is self-contamination. If you are inside or need to use it on a windy day, some of the product could end up blowing back on you. This is a big deal when you are being attacked. If you end up being sprayed by a strong pepper spray it is going to make it difficult for you to escape the situation. The way to properly use pepper spray is to spray it and then get out of danger fast.
SABRE Red Pepper Gel helps remove your chance of the product spraying back on you. The formula disperses from the canister as a gel instead of a misting spray. It still sprays out of an aerosol canister but is much thicker. Some users have described it as similar to spraying out silly string from a can. When it hits your attacker it is going to stick to their skin and clothing.
While SABRE 3-in-1 Pepper Spray has a spraying distance of 10 feet, SABRE Red Pepper Gel can spray up to 18 feet. This can be a big advantage when you are in a dangerous situation. The further away you can stay from your attacker, whether human or animal, the better your chances are of walking away unharmed.
After researching it was found that many people say it did not reach the full 18 feet when sprayed, but overall people were pleased with the distance it could reach.
How to use
As soon as you purchase pepper spray or pepper gel the first thing you want to do is familiarize yourself with how to use it. You do not want to end up in a bad situation fumbling around trying to find out how to disperse your pepper spray.
This product has a flip top lock to help eliminate accidentally spraying it. When you are ready to use the product your thumb simply flips up the top to rest on the button. It can easily be done in one swift movement quickly when you need to use the product.
As your attacker is coming towards you, aim the canister at their face and spray in a side-to-side motion across their face. Ideally, you want to hit them all the way from one ear to the other, crossing their eyes. However, even if you aren’t able to do all this they will still be affected. If the attacker is wearing glasses they will still be affected as it will burn on their skin and possibly be able to run down into their eyes.
Maximum stopping power
A study by the University of Utah found that other pepper sprays have a 30% failure rate. SABRE works hard to eliminate a failure rate with their product. They develop and test their formula with each product at their in-house high-performance liquid chromatography lab, before shipping it out.
SABRE products are strong and reliable. That is why they are the #1 brand trusted by police around the world.
Training is key when using pepper spray. You want to be familiar with using it, even though the product is relatively easy to use. The majority of the time if you need to use pepper spray or pepper gel it is going to be a situation where you need to use it quickly. It is not the right time to figure out how to use it for the first time.
SABRE Red Pepper Gel comes with access to training videos to show you how to use it in the most effective way. Take the time to watch some videos and learn the best way to use it. Many people even recommend purchasing two so you can use one to test with and one to carry in case you need it.
Reasons to purchase SABRE Red Pepper Gel
1. It works – There are very few complaints about this product not being effective in either the power of the spray or the strength of the formula. There are countless videos on YouTube where you can watch what the pepper gel does when sprayed on someone.
2. Law enforcement officers trust it– Part of going through the police academy is being both tased and pepper sprayed. Ask any police officer which one they would rather go through again? In my experience, each officer said they would rather go through tasing any time over sprayed with pepper spray. SABRE is one of the brands chosen by police officers and military personnel. If they can trust it, you know you can trust it.
3. It’s inexpensive – It is inexpensive enough that you really don’t have an excuse not to carry it.
4. It helps you protect yourself – Hopefully, you will never need to use it, but if you do you will be thankful you have it. You can use it if you are being attacked by a person or animal. This formula is as strong as the low end of bear spray lines. Bear spray is commonly 10x as strong as regular pepper spray.
Just like the SABRE 3-in-1 Pepper Spray, SABRE Red Pepper Gel is an effective product that will help you protect yourself. For other Pepper Spray reviews check out this article.