As a woman who has to take daily late-night trips on the F train in order to get home to Brooklyn I found the recent chain of subway attacks of very significant concern. Late into the evening the trains are nearly empty and the cops are scarce.
This is the reason that I take the concern of personal security into my own hands every day by simply arming myself with a police pepper spray.
What I own is a Mace triple action pepper spray with tear gas and UV dye. I feel safe with it mainly because I am certain that pepper spray can disable any kind of attacker briefly for some minutes buying me enough time to escape and call for assistance.
Why am I so certain? As compared to typical pepper spray that contains only OC pepper triple action defense sprays contain OC pepper plus CN tear gas. These work together to be able to inflict an agonizing burning feeling without resulting in any long term harm.
OC pepper causes the eyes to slam shut and its recipient to break into uncontrollable coughing fits and it induces choking. CN tear gas is responsible for too much tearing a severe burning feeling in the face and also confusion. One more component of triple action pepper spray is UV dye that marks the opponent making identification much easier upon his capture.
When I was searching for a reliable law enforcement pepper spray I also discovered 11-gram 60-gram and 120-gram units. I picked the 17-gram canister which is able to spray from 8 to 12 feet.
At a pretty reasonable selling price my purchase contained 10 one-second bursts. It featured a safety flip-top cap and a belt clip giving quick access whenever.
The train ride going home has never been my most loved part of the day. But thanks to my police pepper spray I really feel that I could return home safely every single day. Its police-grade performance is sufficient to ease my biggest concerns.