Salt Gun vs. Pepper Spray vs. Tasers

When you are looking for a self defense mechanism for your home, there are so many options to choose from.  Several people have asked us, how is your product better than pepper spray or a taser?  The truth is, pepper spray and tasers are great for some situations, but not all.  Some things you want to consider when purchasing a self defense product are the following:

  • Affect on intruder (and, yourself)
  • Distance required between yourself and your target
  • Strength of product
  • Range of product once dispersed
  • Offensive and defensive opportunity
  • Number of times you can use the product without reloading/charging
  • Ease of use
  • Price

And while it is easy for us claim that our product is the best option out there (which, we really believe it is and hopefully you will, too, after reading the following), we wanted to break it down for you.

Pepper Spray
  • Alternative names:  Pepper Spray, Mace, OC Spray (OC stands for oleoresin capsicum), OC Gas and Capsicum Spray
  • Modes of delivery:  Spray bottle, spray can, launcher, spray gun
  • Human affect:  Tears, pain, runny nose and temporary blindness between 15 mins and 1 hour depending on the product
  • Range: 3-5 feet for a spray, and up to 23 feet for a launcher or gun
  • Offensive/defensive:  Mostly defensive due to the close proximity of the intruder required
  • Usage prior to reload: Vary by brand, most launchers shoot between 1 and 2 spray shots (some allow for reloading, others do not), and pepper spray bottles can exceed 25 sprays
  • Ease of use:  Launchers work like simple guns, and spray bottles are simple to use for most people
  • Price: $5-$300 for pepper spray and $30-$700 for guns/launchers

Tasers
  • Alternative names:  Stun gun, conducted electrical weapon (CEW), electronic control device (ECD)
  • Modes of delivery:  Handheld device, Pole/cane device with electrodes at the end, and gun
  • Human affect:  Disruption of voluntary muscle control which causes neuromuscular incapacitation
  • Range: Arm's length, if you use a cane/pole option up to two feet past your hand, and a gun can shoot one shot up to 15 feet
  • Offensive/defensive:  Mostly defensive due to the close proximity of the intruder required
  • Usage prior to reload: Vary by brand, most tasers will allow several direct hits, while a gun will only allow for one shot
  • Ease of use:  Simple press of a button
  • Price: $20-$200+

SALT Gun
  • Alternative names:  Salt Supply Co. Gun, Salt Supply Gun
  • Modes of delivery:  Rounds shot from air powered gun
  • Human affect:  Tears, pain (from chemical and hit of round), runny nose, lung constriction and temporary blindness between 15 mins and 1 hour depending on the product
  • Range: 150-200 feet when shot, and once dispersed, chemicals create 4-5' cloud
  • Offensive/defensive:  Offensive because of distance, and the particles are designed to "hang" in the air for 3-5 minutes allowing you to shoot a doorway or path/stairwell between yourself and the intruder.  Defensive because you are able to directly shoot an attacker.
  • Usage prior to reload: CO2 technology that allows for the gun to be fully loaded indefinitely, and a 7-round magazine that comes standard allowing for 7 consecutive shots
  • Ease of use:  Gun works very similarly to a simple gun
  • Price: $349.99

We hope this broke down the differences between your defense options when it comes to tasers, pepper spray and our product.  The need for something more than pepper spray or a taser, but not wanting a gun in the home is where we came up with Salt - which is a great compromise between the two sets of options!
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