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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ruger Pepper Gel Dorm/Apartment Kit

Ruger Pepper Gel Dorm/Apartment Kit - Police Strength Keychain Pepper Gel (Max Protection - 25 Bursts) and 120 dB Door Stop Alarm (1,000 Foot Range)

This is an interesting product.  I'm not sure I like the dorm room suggestion as that seems like that should be a safe haven but then I'm not on college campuses on a regular basis.   The door stop alarm is LOUD!  I warned my wife I was going to test it and she still said it scared the bejabbers out of her.   It seems like it would be a pretty good deterrent.   

The Pepper Gel seems like a good idea, the gel aspect.   I was once hit peripherally with tear gas in the late 60's and I didn't like it one bit.   My cop buddies tell me pepper spray is worse so the idea of a gel that is avoiding overspray and the consequent innocent bystanders makes sense.   This is my first look at a pepper spray.   I am not overly confident in the release valve.   It has a snap down lid to avoid accidental release but it seems like it could still be accidentally released.   Hanging on a woman's handbag or in any one's pocket, an accidental release seems highly problematic.  Then there are the grandkids and their ability to get into everything.   A lockbox for a hand gun or a trigger lock keeps kids out but pepper spray and kids seems like it could be an issue.   On the other hand, spraying some miscreant seem less prone to law suits than shooting them.  It strikes me that pulling a pin such as one on a fire extinguisher seems safer but that may reduce the speed of response that might be needed in a danger fraught situation.  So I'm torn here, it seems like a good idea but I'm some what concerned about the delivery system.

As an aside, the packaging was great, no razor knife needed to get into it.  Kudos for that.

From the Vendor:
Ruger has teamed up with the world's number one selling pepper spray. The #1 brand chosen by both law enforcement agencies and consumers, and backs the most effective pepper spray with education and training to maximize personal safety. Ruger's Pepper Gel was developed to prevent wind blowback, offers greater containment of the spray which means only the target will experience the effects, and it is safe to use indoors. This makes pepper gel ideal to be used in crowded areas. Our door stop alarm, in addition to sounding a piercing alarm, helps prevent entry through the doorway as it's wedge design stops the door from opening inward.

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