OC / Pepper Gel is a defensive weapon
and a non-lethal alternative to a firearm.
Effects of Oleoresin Capsicum
...more commonly known as Pepper Gel or Spray.
Involuntary Eye Closure
Tearing / Burning Eyes
Shortness of Breath
Choking / Coughing
When do you use Pepper Gel?
☛ If threatened and feel your
personal safety in jeopardy.
☛ When attacked or being threatened.
What are ingredients of a good product -
What do I look for on the label?
☛ 1.3% or higher major capsaicinoids**
☛ Actual product should be orange, not clear
☛ Ultraviolet die for subject identification.
☛ 3-4 years expiration date
☛ Off axis activation - can shoot from any angle
☛ SABRE® brand most used by law enforcement
**Scoville Heat Units (SHU's) are not an accurate
measure of aerosol projector pungency.
Which is better - spray or gel?
☛ Gel is the preferred method of delivery
in most instances.
☛ Gel will not blow back when
being deployed as spray does.
☛ Gel also gives a 21 foot reach.
It is important to stay protected
and put your safety first.
You must have a plan.
This is part of what we teach in our
personal safety classes.
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Pepper Gel / OC
PEPPER GEL/SPRAY (OC) INFORMATION
Formulations: Heat, Strength and the Law
Because human pepper sprays are not government-regulated, manufacturers can make unchecked, exaggerated claims implying their sprays are more effective than they are.
The truth is that SABRE® is the only pepper gel/spray manufacturer that controls and guarantees formula strength! Their exclusive HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) Guarantee means our pepper gels/sprays never fail due to inconsistent heat levels. No other brand can make the same claim.
So don't be fooled by misleading numbers. Know that the following claims could be deceiving:
- OC Percentage
Some brands hope you believe a higher OC percentage means a more effective spray. But this number only measures the amount of pepper, not the heat strength or effectiveness.
Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
Some brands advertise the SHU of the raw pepper, not of the pepper gel/spray formulation. Also, SHUs are based on a taste test and therefore a highly subjective measure.
Major capsaicinoids are the true heat measure and can only be guaranteed through High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) testing - and, again, SABRE® is the only brand that does.
Don’t Leave Home Without It.
SABRE® pepper gel offers a superior shelf life, police strength formulas, an exclusive HPLC guarantee and more. Maximize your safety with our industry-leading pepper spray trusted by law enforcement worldwide.