I thought I would share this excellent personal defense option for less lethal encounters. Those of you who work in law enforcement or know about personal defense understand that ASP makes some of the finest products. Every one of their products has a lifetime warranty and is patent protected. ASP also has excellent customer service and stands behind every product they produce. I first started carrying an ASP Key Defender back in NOV 2000 and I have been 100% satisfied with this product. It is an effective personal defense option that is designed for law enforcement but is also for consumers who need to protect themselves. The unit is made of aerospace grade aluminum and features an integral key flail backup feature. Each Defender deploys multiples blasts of a 10% OC spray, 2MM SHU and 1.33% Major Capsaicinoids (the Capsaicinoids are the active ingredient in the OC that cause the inflammation. Bear Sprays by EPA Reg start at 10% OC @ 1.0% Major Capsaicinoids so the ASP Heat formula is extremely hot). If you decide not to deploy the spray or the perp needs to be dealt with more, the ASP Defender does double duty as an impact weapon or key flail. You can refill the Defender with replaceable HEAT (OC) or TEST (Inert training) inserts for about 8 bucks. You can get it in 7 colors and 3 option finishes.
Additional advantages of the ASP Defenders include:
1. The unit is discrete and the assailant does not know what you're holding until the OC is in his face.
2. It won't break or accidentally fire.
3. You can use it as a Kubotan and Key Flail.
4. If someone gets it away from you in a struggle they likely won't know what it is or how to activate it.
5. If you choose not to deploy OC or its ineffective you already have an impact weapon in hand ready to strike about the eyes and trachea.
6. You activate the unit on the same end you hold your keys. You can use your keys in a functional manor and still have the unit ready to fire without having to readjust the unit.
7. They are attractive, lightweight and low profile so women and men don't mind carrying them openly and in the hand. This beats having to reach in a pocket or purse to get to your OC.
8. The Design of the Defender makes it impossible to spray yourself. You can tell in the dark or in a stressful situation which way the device is pointed without having to look at the unit.
You can buy the ASP Palm, Key or Street Defender from Galls Inc, Midway USA, GT Distributors, Defense Devices or any ASP Distributor.
Below are some pics as well as the video where I took a hit of the product. It was very nasty and one of the hottest OC sprays I have been hit with.
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