The Mace 10% PepperGard Personal is ideal for outdoor activities including walking or running. Relies on a powerful Pepper formula that upon direct contact with an assailant's eyes forces them to slam shut while causing coughing and choking. Fires about 10 -1 second bursts. Effective range up to 10 feet. Every unit is "test fired" at the manufacture before shipping. Compact design with keychain for easy carrying. Features flip-top safety cap to prevent accidental discharge. You must be at least 18 years of age or older to purchase this item. State law and local ordinances pertaining to the legal possession of this item vary. We HIGHLY encourage you to contact the local authorities in your area if you have ANY concerns.