Self Defense: Pepper Spray Brands: Overview of Sabre, Mace and Pepper Shot Brands

Of the hundreds of manufacturers of pepper sprays, commonly called defensive sprays, there are thousands of individual products. It is safe to say defensive sprays all do basically the same thing. They use the resin of one of the hottest peppers in the world, oleoresin capsicum or OC for short, to disable an assailant for as much as 45 minutes. Because of many factors, some of which we will discuss here, they are the most popular nonlethal self-defense product in the world.

We are going to compare three popular leading brands so you can see the minute but important differences between them. Then you can decide which one may be best for your needs.

The three brands are Pepper Shot, Mace and Sabre. They will be compared using shelf life, concentration percentage of OC and other factors.

Some background first. Scoville heat units (SHU) are a common worldwide way to measure the level of hotness in any product. The habanero pepper, for example, has 500,000 SHU’s.

1. Pepper Shot Brand-is made in the USA. It is a little known brand that represents good quality and an excellent value. They have a limited selection of products all of which contain 10% concentration of OC with 2 million Scoville heat units. Most contain UV marking dye for assailant identification and all have a 36 month shelf life.

2. Mace Brand-is perhaps the most famous of all pepper spray brands. They have been around for a long time and all of their units contain 2 million SHU’s with a 10% concentration of OC. They have a wide variety of products to choose from including a dog spray and a bear spray. Their products are all test fired before packaging to ensure high quality and 100% fire rate. Several styles are refillable. The serial number and expiration date are listed on the bottom of the canister. Most have a UV marking dye and ribbed body design for a no slip grip. They also feature a glow-in-the-dark locking safety cap.

3. Sabre Brand-is also made in the USA and is very popular with law enforcement agencies. Their sprays have 2 million SHU’s and contain.67% of major capsacinoids which is four times stronger than sprays used by many law enforcement agencies. One of their main claims is that their sprays produce a ballistic stream which reduces wind blow back. Their sprays fire an average range for similar sprays but contain more bursts per canister. They have Key Ring Attachments for a lot of their products and UV dye to aid in identification. Some of their products are refillable, which is a very desirable feature. It is the fastest deploying key chain pepper spray with a unique design that allows for natural firing from the hip. They also have an internal automatic safety.

Those are some of the qualities of three popular pepper spray brands-Sabre, Mace and Pepper Shot.

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