Do I need a pepper spray holster? Belt holsters are available for some models. Although these are visible, the canister may be less recognizable to an attacker in a pepper spray holster than it would be bare. The importance of accessibility can not be over stressed. How much warning might you have in a typical assault? How long does it takes you to draw your weapon? Does the way you carry your canister allow you to draw it in time to hinder an assault? Keep in mind that most canisters are effective up to about a ten foot range.