At the Chattahoochee Challenge

Posted on February 4th, 2011

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If you’re going to be running in the Chattahoochee Challenge in Roswell, Ga next Saturday, make sure to stop by the Personal Savers pepper spray booth and say hello.  We will have all our pepper spray products on display.

A little Pepper Spray history lesson

Posted on February 3rd, 2011

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Although the use of pepper spray can’t be dated back too long ago, but history reveals that red chili pepper was being used for self defense in ancient India and China. In ancient India, it was not as popular as it was in China. Chinese people and even warriors had their own innovative method of using this spice; and it included wrapping grounded cayenne in rice papers so that they could throw it at the faces of their enemies, opponents, or intruders. It was accepted as a weapon of choice for self defense because of its ability to incapacitate a person temporarily. A secret martial art society of people in ancient Japan called the Ninjas has been using grounded pepper for disabling their opponents for a long time. Historical evidence reveals that in the Tukagawa Empire era in Japan, the police used a weapon called the “metsubishi.” Metsubishi was, basically, a box consisting of chili pepper and the police used to use this box for blowing hot pepper into the eyes of people who were found guilty of some crime. There is even historical evidence of the use of chilies in Mexico that dates back to 7000 BC. According to the evidence collected, Mexican Indians were cultivating peppers in 5500 BC. Some of the types of pepper grown during that time include chiltecpin, jalape–o, ancho, paprika, serrano, cayenne pepper, as well as bell pepper in different colors. The fact about whether they used these different peppers for self defense or as weapons of defense during those times is unknown. Some of the more recent examples of the use of pepper as a weapon can be dated back to the 14th and 15th century when slavery was rampant.

Personal Savers Pepper SprayChili pepper was used not only as a weapon of self defense but also for treating wounds and during torture. As a matter of fact, pepper became a popular method for torturing people, criminals, and slaves. It was only in the 1980’s that pepper began being used as pepper spray and became a legalized non-lethal weapon. Law enforcement agencies also recognized pepper spray as a non-lethal weapon capable of incapacitating just about anyone. This was also the time when the postal workers started using pepper sprays against dogs and other pets.

Civilian Use Of Pepper Sprays Pepper spray is also known as oleoresin of capsicum (OC) spray and it was actually introduced not by the lawmakers but by the US Postal service in the 1980’s. The FBI was able to endorse it as an official chemical agent only in 1987 and it took another 4 years before it could be legally accepted by the law enforcement agency. But when it comes to civilian use, not all brands or types of pepper sprays can be used. There are some states in the US and some countries as well that forbid the use of pepper sprays by civilians. For example: it is illegal to use pepper spray, mace or tear gas in Canada. In the US, there are two types of pepper sprays that can be used by civilians and they are CS (orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile) and CN (chloroacetophenone). There is a third type called the CR but it has not yet been recommended for civilian use. The fourth option is the standard pepper spray that has been made from an extract of chili peppers used for making oleoresin capsicum. The process basically ensures that the main ingredients, which cause irritation in the eyes is gained from the chili. OC or oleoresin capsicum is insoluble in water and is normally dispersed using aerosol cans. The pepper spray was actually imported from Canada to the US and it was being used in Canada by civilians as a bear repellent spray and not against human intruders. The modern day civilian pepper sprays are safe as well as legal weapons for self defense. Considered to be extremely effective, it has become quite handy for women the world over and they can use it to repel the actions of single or multiple attackers. It has worked wonders for civilians because when sprayed on the face of the attacker/s, it can cause intense pain for as long as 45 minutes including swelling and burning in the eyes.

By James D. Anderson

Be on the lookout for the Gas flyer

Posted on January 31st, 2011

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At the end of this week you may see these out at a running / jogging trail or bike shop near you.

Personal Savers pepper spray flyer front

Personal Savers pepper spray flyer back

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New Personal Savers Brochures Are In

Posted on January 31st, 2011

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Our new Personal Savers brochures are in.  Click the thumbnails to enlarge.

Personal Savers Brochure

Personal Savers Brochure

Reality Bikes, Golds Gym & Sling Shot USA now carrying Personal Savers

Posted on January 28th, 2011

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We would like to thank Todd over at Reality Bikes in Cumming, GA  for getting on board with Personal Savers.  If you need a Cycle Saver stop by and see him.  You can also visit them online at

If your working out in the Cumming, GA area stop by Golds Gym and pick up a Personal Saver.

Slingshots USA is now a supplier for the product line as well at

Official Personal Savers Press Release

Posted on January 20th, 2011

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Below is the link to view the official Personal Savers press release.  Feel free to pass it on.

A few gallons of gas could save your life!

Posted on January 20th, 2011

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For the cost of a few gallons of gas you could give yourself, mom, sister or friend the opportunity not to be abducted while running, jogging, hiking or skating with a Wrist Saver.  The Wrist Saver features the hottest pepper spray on the market today.  Check out the new Wrist Saver eflyer.

Save your life on the open road

Posted on January 18th, 2011

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Check out some of these key situations that the Cycle Saver could get you out of on the open road.   It could a be a life saver out there.

Totally Running on board with Personal Savers

Posted on January 16th, 2011

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We would like thank our newest store Totally Running for carring the Personal Savers product line.  Stop by their site at

If your interested in carrying any of the Personal Savers products please contact us at on our contact:

We Have Officially Launched The Personal Savers Product Line!

Posted on December 5th, 2010

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We are very excited to officially release the Personal Savers product line.  We are on our way to saving lives with our personal safety defense products.  Order your Personal Savers pepper spray product today, just in time for Christmas.  All our products make for great stocking stuffers.  With the introductory price of $9.95, you can’t beat it.  Order now at

Pepper Spray Sale

Pepper Spray Sale


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About Personal Savers

The idea for Personal Savers was born in 1995 by Derek Downing and Chad Smith, two national and world champion professional inline speed skaters. While training on the open roads in Georgia, they always came across unruly drivers and stray dogs nipping at their feet. Derek's father David Downing owned an in house pepper spray business that sold to police forces worldwide which helped spark the idea of the original Wrist Saver.

The original Wrist Saver was a crude version of itself today but the concept to keep people safe while being active was born. That idea grew into an actual company, but with the strains of traveling for competitions the business was put on hold...
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