In today’s blog post we are discussing the best police pepper sprays on the market. You may already know that every police officer in the country carries a defensive spray on his utility belt as his primary nonlethal defense against criminals and in aiding his job of criminal apprehension.
Wikipedia tells us that “pepper spray, also known as OC spray from ‘oleoresin capsicum’, is a lachrymatory agent-a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness-used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs and bears.”
The inflammatory effects of police pepper spray make the eyes involuntarily close shut. Additionally, the capillaries in the eye become inflamed, causing temporary blindness. The mucus membranes become swollen and irritated making it difficult to breathe. These are some of the nearly instant effects that allow police officers to more easily restrain subjects and for private citizens an opportunity to escape a potentially dangerous situation.
1. There is a police pepper spray grenade model by Fox labs that is meant for crowd control. Unlike other police model pepper sprays this one is activated by depressing the pop top and throwing into a crowd where it spins in a 360 degree disbursement circle in 10 seconds or less. This is the same model used by law enforcement agencies worldwide. It contains the famous 5.3 million SHU formula-one of the hottest available.
2. The Mace brand PepperGard is one of the original models used by law enforcement for over 20 years. It contains a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum with .66% major capsaicinoids. It has a Velcro attachment that can be used to secure it to a bike or car. It has the flip top safety cap that was invented by Mace to help prevent accidental firing.
3. The Mace brand triple action Police Pepper Spray is one of the best on the market. It contains a 10% concentration of oleoresin capsicum pepper spray, CS tear gas and a UV marking dye to aid in assailant identification. It has a stream spray pattern which holds up better in outdoor conditions and has enough spray for 20 half-second bursts up to 12 feet away, more than enough for most confrontations with an assailant. This is the largest keychain model available and has the unique contoured finger grip to assure proper aiming. This combination of OC and CS tear gas produce an extremely effective ally, that will take the “fight” out of an attacker!