Each and every self-defense situation is different. There will always be something that isn’t quite the same as what you may have experienced before in training or might have seen before. That being said, most assaults are similar in nature. These are some of the ways that you can use Wildfire Pepper Gel to defend yourself.
When you are walking, make sure to carry the spray in your hand. If you have a larger purse, don’t trust that you will be able to just reach in and find the spray in that split second when you are taken from behind. Walk with one hand in your purse. gripping the spray in such a way that bringing it out of the purse and into firing position is unhampered and easily done.
If confronted from a distance and you are challenged but have enough room to escape by running, then do so. Quickly! If you do not enough room to escape, then as the would-be assailant draws closer, use your opposite hand as a distraction. Throw it up in the air, palm forward. As you do this, yell a command, “Stop!” for example, and keep moving. As he focuses on your hand and motion, bring the pepper spray to bear and spray the stream towards his face.
Unlike pepper spray, pepper spray gel requires some accuracy to be most effective. You must hit the assailant in the face, preferably in the eyes, nose and mouth. However, due to the nature of the gel, if the assailant is right in front of you, you can still spray without the fear of blowback, unlike pepper spray.
Once the gel is on the assailant’s face and he is hampered by the spray gel’s effects, don’t just stand there and watch. Get away as fast as you can. Then, when you are safe, call the police. Most importantly, don’t assume that you will know exactly what to do if a situation ever arises. Practice! Train with a friend and act out a scenario using an inert practice spray instead of a real pepper spray. Everything else can be real, but your friend won’t be knocked out of commision by the spray. Practice, practice, practice and practice some more until it becomes second nature to you. You stand a much better chance of surviving an attack if your instincts handle the first few seconds of it.