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At the end of the day, we all just want to be prepared ― it's why we have an EDC in the first place ― and for many of us, an integral part of being prepared is having a form of self-defense. One of the most popular, non-lethal self-defense tools to EDC is OC (“pepper spray”). Armament Systems & Procedures (ASP) is a leading supplier of tactical gear to the law enforcement and military communities, and their EDC-friendly line of OC products is now available to civilians. Their pocket-sized Palm Defender and Key Defender, and the larger Street Defender, are compelling options for self-defense. They’re built like true tactical tools rather than simple aerosol cans, with a design that's safe, discreet, refillable, and easy to use.

If you're unfamiliar with pepper spray, here's a quick overview: OC stands for Oleoresin Capsicum. It's an extract of the chemical that makes peppers hot and spicy. But when it's concentrated in the form used for self-defense, it'll target mucous membranes and burn so much that even a small burst of it sprayed at an attacker's eyes, nose, and mouth can put them out of action, giving you time to get away to safety.

Of course, the risk of putting something so potent in a spray is that the person using the device can be exposed to it too. To minimize this risk, ASP has made its Defenders into highly-directional “point and shoot” devices. The design is very intuitive, and almost as easy as pointing a flashlight at your target. The actuation is similar too. All you need to do is release the safety, point, and press on the switch on the back with your thumb. There's no fumbling, and virtually no risk of actuating the device when it’s not pointed away from you. Instead, It's a simple design that you can rely on when you're in danger and the adrenaline starts pumping. Another unique feature of ASP's design is that it doubles as a key flail, by gripping the cylinder and swinging your keys into the face of an assailant―a very effective defense technique in and of itself.

Unlike the typical, cheap plastic dispenser or bulky aerosol can design, ASP Defenders have a robust design that any EDC aficionado can appreciate. They're slim, machined aluminum cylinders with knurled grips and anodized finishes, making them incredibly discreet―more like a mini flashlight than a can of pepper spray. ASP Defenders are refillable, too. Each is packaged with an active “Heat” canister, and you can also order inert “Test” canisters for practice.

You've got lots of options when it comes to integrating OC pepper spray into your everyday carry. The easy and intuitive design of ASP Defenders make them worth looking at for your EDC. They come in a variety of colors to match your EDC's style, or packaged in a Safety Set with a rechargeable EDC light and high-intensity whistle. Now, you don't have to be a member of the military or law enforcement to add one of these tools to your civilian EDC. You can grab one at a discount with the code below courtesy of Armament Systems.

ASP Palm and Street DefendersSelect Knife, and Tungsten USB Flashlight

Use promo code EDC15ASP at checkout to get 15% off any flashlight, pepper spray products, pocket tools, batteries, or charging accessories―with no minimum purchase requirement,―through November 30th. Hint: there’s also a button at the top of their home page, where you can get a second promo code, good for 15% off a future order of $50 or more―in case you want to buy more down the road, or you miss the deadline for the EDC15ASP code. Both codes good only at www.asp-usa.com.

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Best investment of EDC gear I've bought in awhile. I can carry it most places you're not allowed to carry knives and it's a less lethal option.
This is fantastic, it's on my short list of new EDC items to purchase! I did not know that these existed, thanks for the article!
These are cool little devices. I picked up two, the street and palm size a few years ago. Gave the smaller unit to my sister and now carry the larger one most of the time. I like having a less lethal device with at least some stand off range in conjunction with my ccw. I also like that the ASP defenders are effective as small impact weapons if the need arises.
keep in mind that you should know how to handle it and not just know how far it sprays and how long. I have seen a couple situations where someone pepper sprayed someone and ended up getting themselves as well. As with any personal defense weapon, take a class.
OR....practice with the provided TEST canister before loading the HEAT.
I never trained with anything other than the real thing. Same goes for stun guns. The problem with the inert unit is it does nothing. Only shows you how far and how long the spray lasts. If you know what to expect with the real stuff, you know how quickly it can screw you up too. Training is key. I should have mentioned that in my initial comment to obviously use the training tube for those reasons, but also spray the real stuff too.
Even when we were certified on OC we had to train with the inert before being sprayed with OC. Your logic is flawed and wrong. So using your logic you use your actual knife when blade training and not a practice blade and you you would use live ammo instead of simunitions when learning live fire training and exercises??? You have to crawl before you walk.
Agreed: using the TEST canister provides great insight into the operation of the Defender you're not going to get from an instruction manual.
The shortcoming of the test canister is that you can't truly appreciate blowback. They should put brine in them instead of just colored water. At least that will sting your eyes or let you taste salt.

I like the "tactical flashlight" usage model, and the robustness of the unit, but prefer the stream pattern because you don't get to choose to have the wind at your back in a confrontation. So heads up Armament Systems - make a stream pattern model and you have my business!