Natural peppers provide the heat-bearing component - called oleoresin capsicum (OC) - used in pepper spray. This is why you’ll sometimes see pepper spray referred to as OC spray. OC is measured in major capsaicinoid percentage, which identifies the exact heat of the liquid deployed from your canister.
Civilian pepper spray can be as strong as police pepper spray
In fact, civilian SABRE Red products contain the exact same formulation as our police-grade SABRE Red offering. At 1.33% major capsacinoids, SABRE Red is our most potent and popular formulation. Fun fact: There are no agencies in the United States that carry a pepper spray stronger than SABRE Red - meaning even civilians can have police-grade protection at their fingertips
Pepper spray provides protection at a safe distance
Pepper spray isn’t just for self-defense against humans
This personal safety tool is also a viable defense against bears and dogs. SABRE’s bear sprays and dog sprays are the maximum heat allowed by EPA and Health Canada, and proven effective in helping you and your pets escape an attack.
Johnny Knoxville got sprayed with SABRE Red*
*Warning: Video contains adult language.
Here’s how he described the experience: “But the most pain [I ever felt on Jackass] was probably from getting sprayed with SABRE Red pepper spray smack dab in the eyes. Excruciating pain for at least 20 minutes. It feels like someone started a fire in your eyes and put it out with kerosene.”