The Kimber Pepper Blaster II pepper defense system gives you personal protection and defense against two of the more common threats to cyclists: aggressive dogs and angry motorists. These are situations we never hope to be in and a product we never hope to use, but it is good to know it’s there just in case.
With the Kimber Pepper Blaster’s small size and light weight, it is unobtrusive and unnoticed in a jersey pocket. That said, the little package packs a mighty big punch. The non-aerosol system propels the pepper concentrate by means of a pyrotechnic firing charge. This propelling system is said to have an effective range of 13 feet and fire at a velocity of 112 mph. This is excellent for cyclists who may have need to fire the solution while moving, and helps prevent blow-back even in strong winds. The pyrotechnic also assures that the system will not lose pressure over time and is not affected by temperature and pressure variances as standard aerosol sprays are. This means whether you need to fend off a wild animal on a 10,000 foot mountain pass or a wild human on a bike path, the Kimber Pepper Blaster II will be effective at both. Heat and cold aren’t factors either.
The Kimber Pepper Blaster II provides an ergonomic grip and open sights to assist you in assuring the shot strikes your target. Should you miss with the first shot, however, the Pepper Blaster gives a second-chance with another trigger pull. Made with a 10% oleoresin capsicum irritant agent packing the equivalent of 4 million Scoville heat units, Kimber claims a 45 minute disablement time for the target, allowing plenty of time for you to get away.
The Kimber Pepper Blaster II weighs just over 4 ounces, is less than 5 inches long, approximately 3.3 inches high and 1 inch wide. It fits perfectly in jersey pockets, and even with the ergonomic grip, it is easy to remove if needed.
But it’s not just for cyclists. It’s great for anyone and anywhere. It will fit easily in jeans pockets and small purses. It has a trigger guard to prevent accidental discharge. It’s resistance to heat and cold extremes mean you can leave one in your car.
The Kimber Pepper Blaster II is available at most local gun shops, especially Kimber dealers. It can also be ordered directly from Kimber’s site. The Pepper Blaster II has a 4 year shelf life. It retails for $39.95 and currently Kimber is offering a 10% off offer for new customers to their website. 40 bucks is a small price to pay if a need for the Pepper Blaster ever arises.
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