I want a pepper spray, but I am afraid it will be taken away from me by an attacker. How does Mace make sure this doesn’t happen to me?

  • Several Mace pepper sprays, including the Sport and Pocket Pepper sprays, are designed with features that make it very difficult to remove them from your hands. From straps to trigger guards, Mace has several products that are built to keep this from happening.

Will I kill an attacker if I spray him with my Mace pepper spray?

  • No, you cannot kill someone with pepper spray. If you spray him in the face, your attacker will be incapacitated for 20-30 minutes, but he will recover long after you have gotten away.

How should I use my pepper spray?

  • If you need to defend yourself with a Mace pepper spray or gel, spray your attacker directly in the face. Do not hesitate. Align the spray/gel directly into your attacker’s eyes and if there is only one attacker, empty the entire can into his face.  Do not worry about how many bursts you can get from the spray/gel, empty it into  the attacker’s face and get away.

What is your most popular self defense key chain?

  • The Mace Pocket Size Spray is our most popular self-defense keychain. It’s smaller size (but it has plenty of power) is easier to keep on a keychain without being too bulky in your pocket.

How long will my pepper spray last?

  • Your pepper spray has a 4-year shelf life. The expiration date is printed on each can.  However, if you ever must use your pepper spray, it should be replaced.  Do not assume there is enough “left in the can” if you have used it to defend yourself.

Can I keep pepper spray in my car?

  • Pepper spray/gel should not be exposed to temperature extremes, just like any aerosol can product. Temperatures above 120 F and below 10 F should be avoided.

What is the difference between a Taser ® and a stun gun?

  • Tasers® shoot wired probes at an attacker and allow the user to deliver a shock from a distance. Stun guns require that the user press the stun gun’s prongs into the flesh of the attacker to deliver the shock. Read more here.

Which is better for me? Pepper spray or Pepper Gel?

  • Pepper spray is easier to carry on a keychain or in your pocket due to their smaller size and included key rings. Pepper Gel is easier to clip to a sun visor, a book bag or keep on your nightstand.  Also, pepper gel is better for inside of your home defense, because gel is much less likely to be drawn into your HVAC system and spread throughout the house like an aerosol pepper spray can be.

Which color do you recommend?

  • Mace recommends choosing a bright color spray and keeping it visible.  Pepper spray has a strong deterrent factor and a brightly colored spray will show potentials that you are armed and take your self defense seriously.  Further, a brightly colored spray is easier to find in your bag/purse in a hurry and when you are under duress.

How loud are your alarms?

  • All Mace alarms are 130 decibels. This is similar in intensity to an airplane taking off.

Do I need a concealed carry license to carry pepper spray?

  • No, there is no need for a concealed carry license to carry pepper spray, but please check the laws in your state to review laws that may restrict pepper spray to citizens of a minimum age or without a prior felony conviction.