20170218_141512_hdr-1-1Everyday Carry: Smith and Wesson Tactical Pen and Kimber Pepper Blaster II.

The Kimber Pepper Blaster II is NOT pepper spray.  In fact, it is not an aerosol spray at all.  Kimber claims that the potency of the “pepper” will disable an opponent for 45 minutes.

I have a rather unique story about my Kimber Pepper Blaster.  While staying at a hotel, I partook of breakfast at the breakfast bar with my Kimber blaster tucked inside my handbag.  Unfortunately, it was a poorly designed bag and my device fell out.  I didn’t notice anything was amiss until around 20 minutes later, when we were in the car on our way to our destination.  I quickly called the hotel and stated that I was missing an item, and it was lost at the breakfast bar.  There was an awkward pause before the hotel worker said, “what did it look like?”  I vaguely said, “it’s a small red container.”  The worker then informed me that the entire first floor lobby had been cleared because a worker discharged the blaster at the ceiling (unbelievable).  The entire lobby was filled with the abrasive blast and people were evacuated.  If bystanders were struggling with the effects of the Kimber Pepper Blaster II, I am sure it would cause extreme discomfort to anyone who received a blast to the face.

The Pepper Blaster provides two shots only, and then must be replaced.  Kimber also notes that it has a 4 year shelf life.  It is lightweight and unusual enough to be overlooked by people inspecting your bag.

The Smith and Wesson Tactical Pen is made of T6061 aircraft aluminum.  It looks like a fairly discreet pen, but the tip looks a bit menacing.  This comes in handy anywhere pens don’t look out of place.  Perfect for the handbag.