It’s been 100 years when Wilbur Scoville, an American pharmacist invented a scale that measures impact of a pepper’s burn. This chart can be easily used to determine the strength of pepper sprays.
The said chart makes it clear that commercial-grade pepper spray delivers pain that’s more intense than natural pepper itself. A typical brand goes around 2 million to 5.3 million Scoville units. Lower number mean pepper spray is most suited for personal use. Those with higher number, on the other hand, have super active ingredients, making them ideal for law enforcement, military, and the like.
Pepper spray ends up in Scoville’s chart for an obvious reason – they contain ingredients derived from natural peppers. The compounds found in pepper sprays are termed as capsaicins. Formally speaking, they are called Oleoresin Capsicum or in short, OC spray.
But why do people call them pepper spray? There is no definite answer. But, it is most likely in order to make it seem like it’s gentler than what it really is. Maybe, users prefer the common name to give a hint that it is simply as hot as jalapeño-based salsa or a minor burn – not serious at all.
It is when you look it up at the Scoville chart that you will realize how the formulation can turn out to be a poison. No, it’s not all about simple cookery anymore – it’s more like a chemistry blast. That said, you can just imagine how potent a pepper spray is in terms of personal defense and survival tool.
Below, we list down our favorite pepper sprays with accessories.
Having a police-strength intensity, Kuros Pepper Spray is designed to help women around the world protect themselves from sexual assault and other kinds of attack. At present, it is the most trusted pepper spray in various states, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Whether working in law enforcement or not, people are choosing Kuros for protection at a further distance. This full-power pepper spray can blind your attacker for ranges of up to 10 feet. Apart from the case, the package includes a quick release key ring so as to provide ease of access without having to remove the ignition keys or lock. Kuros is exclusively distributed by SABRE.
Designed to safeguard you from intruders at home, the VEXOR boasts a 9-ounce full of blasting power. It shoots at heavy fog pattern, ranging from 3 to 4 diameters of bursts. As long as your attacker does not go beyond 16 feet, you’ll stay protected as long as you keep a VEXOR pepper spray in handy. When in contact with the affected area, it creates a strong burning sensation to the skin, eyes, and even throat. As a result, the person will uncontrollably sneeze, cough, or experience runny nose. By this, you can tell that even though VEXOR is designed for home use, its strength and burning effect are totally unquestionable. VEXOR Home Defense Ultra Guard Pepper Spray comes with a safety lock and is formulated from natural ingredients.
If accuracy and maximum coverage are your top priority, Hard Case VEXOR Pepper Spray make a sound choice. It hits target of up to 8 feet distance, deploying a fog pattern that measures around 2-3 feet. Upon contact, it causes an intense burning sensation to the skin, throat, and eyes. Your attacker will surely get a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and irritation. Undoubtedly, this 0.5 ounce pepper spray protects you well by immediately disabling anyone you’d spray to. Right now, it is being used by the FBI, military, and major law enforcement departments. The bottle comes with a quick attachment feature for easy keeping or looping anywhere, even on your keys.
In support to National Breast Cancer Foundation, SABRE has designed a pink SABRE RED Pepper Spray. Though it comes in a little package of 0.54 ounce, it delivers police strength bursts, along with a quick release feature so you can quickly spray it on when someone attacks you at home and even while driving. The pepper spray anyone along 8-10 distance from you. Enjoy full safety with this SABRE RED Pepper Spray, which emits up to 10 full bursts.
Though small and compact, this 1.8-ounce pepper spray can effectively give you strong sense of security. It’s light and fits into any pocket, you can even forget it’s there. The duathlete pepper spray comes with a wristband, which allows easy access and quick spray.
Having a self defense tool is imperative, especially if you reside in an area where personal security is at stake. Take a pick from our choices above – for sure, you’re going to love them as much as we do.