I have always wondered how effective over the counter pepper spray truly is. I have been skeptical about it’s effectiveness. I decided to put it to the test and I had my wife hit me with a few shots. This also served to provide her some real life training with the OC spray, as you’ll see in the video, she missed the first shot. My son filmed and is the one laughing throughout this video.
I concluded (as will you after the video) that yes, it does work. Worst case scenario it will buy you a few seconds to get away. It is a great self defense tool. Please ensure that you are not standing downwind if you employ the spray, otherwise it will come right back into your face. I think the idea is that it only hits the criminal and not you. Also note, that though it hurts, I could still see, and I could fight back if my life depended on it. So don’t stick around too long after hitting someone with it.