In my FSDUC courses one of the most common questions I get is, “Should I carry pepper spray.” For me the answer is pretty simple. Of course. Today let’s take a quick look at why and just a few of the MANY factors we need to consider.
Benefits of OC
- The probability of a less lethal encounter is much greater than a lethal encounter.
- Simple to use
- Can be a very effective tool
- Can be carried many places where a gun cannot be legally carried
- Pepper spray is an intermediate weapon
- Pepper spray isn’t 100%
- Check into your local laws
- If you aren’t martial about the way you carry OC it isn’t going to be there when you need it!