What is a Pepper gun?

W’e’re not talking here about the type of pepper gun that grinds black pepper for your food.  No, we’re talking about one of the best self defense weapons available today.  People of all walks of life are carrying pepper guns for their protection because they’re easy to carry, easy to shoot, rather affordable when compared with other weapons and, highly effective.

MACE Pepper GunA pepper gun is a type of self defense weapon that takes the form of a handgun.  There are a few different brands and models available, with the most popular being from Kimber, MACE and Piexon, a Switzerland based company.  All of these weapons look similar to or almost exactly like a handgun, which makes them easy to hold and easy for the user to fire.

The Kimber Pepper Blaster 2 is the most affordable.  It is a gun that is loaded with 2 firings and can shoot up to 13 feet and up to 100 mph!  Different than a can of pepper spray, which shoots from being under pressure, this gun shoots with a pyrotechnic charge causing the blast.  This is why it is able to shoot at such a high velocity.  These are generally found for sale around $40-50 and are available in 2 colors (red or grey) and have several holsters or carrying pouches available.  They are not reloadable as once they’re used they’re designed to be replaced with another unit.

The MACE Pepper Gun Pistol is the next most affordable model.  It also looks like a pistol or a revolver.  While this  model doesn’t shoot at quite the velocity of the Kimber, it shoots much farther at just over 25 feet.  That’s a very large distance of protection for the user.  This gun uses pressurized canisters for its pepper formula which allows for replacement cartridges.  So, while the gun itself generally sells for $70-80, the replacement canisters can be purchased for $25-30.  This model also offers a few holster choices and is available in a few different colors.

Finally, the JPX Jet Protector from Piexon is the top of the line model pepper gun.  These guns look almost exactly like a handgun of sorts.  They can be bought with a laser built in or without.  These guns also work with a pyrotechnic charge which allows their velocity to increase substantially over the Kimber pepper gun.  These models shoot at distances just over 20 feet and at speeds at just over 400 mph!  Their accuracy is very tight and these units have been carried by law enforcement personnel in Europe for years.  Only recently have these become available for purchase to civilians in the United States.  With prices starting at $250, their are a host of options and accessories available, such as replacement cartridges and even bundles or kits with various accessory packs.

Regardless of which model of Pepper Gun you choose, you’ll soon find out why so many people are placing their trust in these highly effective and affordable weapons that are easy to use.

-By E Harris