What’s the old adage? Better safe than sorry. Having a reliable and safe method of self defense handy is just good common sense these days. Pepper spray has evolved and filled the niche well as a non-lethal method of protecting yourself from troublemakers. Here are four different models of pepper spray we recommend you carry with you.

Sabre Red Pepper Spray Keychain

Sabre Red Pepper Spray Keychain
One half-ounce unit delivers 25 bursts of pepper spray with an impressive 10-foot range.Amazon

Sabre is a big name when it comes to self-defense spray for good reason - it's trusted by consumers and more than its fair share of police departments. The cute mint color detracts would-be troublemakers while a reinforced trigger twist lock prevents accidental discharges. Sabre's pepper spray also includes a UV dye to help identify suspects.

Super-Cute Pepper Spray Keychain

Super-Cute Pepper Spray Keychain
This four-pack of pepper sprays easily attaches to keychains, purses and bags.Amazon

There's nothing wrong with adding a little "bling to the sting." These cute keychain units have a half ounce of highly concentrated pepper spray that can reach a distance up to 12 feet with 12 to 15 bursts per can.

POM Pepper Spray Pocket Clip

POM Pepper Spray Pocket Clip
POM’s spray is meant to be clipped inside a pocket, purse or arm band for easy access.Amazon

POM's spray offers a patented flip-top dispensing system, which reduces the chance of accidental discharges. It offers 24 bursts with up to 12 seconds of continuous spraying.

Mace Brand Pepper Spray Gel

Mace Brand Pepper Spray Gel
A spray gel greatly reduces the chance of a wind blowback or misfire.Amazon

This is the heavy-duty pick from Mace, a brand you probably most often associate with pepper spray. When fired, the spray gel can reach up to 25 feet, and it also contains a UV dye to identify suspects.

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