I've noticed that mace and pepper spray aren't very common among the "Show Your EDC" threads. My own experience with chemical irritants doesn't expand past the CS from the "gas chamber," so this is an area I'd consider a knowledge gap that I'd like to bridge. As a defensive weapon, how effective is mace? Is it something you'd encourage friends and family to carry for personal defense where CCW isn't an option? Is it worth carrying?
Edited by hcm004, 03 February 2014 - 07:51 PM.