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Pepper Spray and Law Enforcement Formulations: Heat, Strength and the Law
Potency you can count on every single time.
Law enforcement and civilian pepper sprays are not government regulated. This leaves manufacturers open to make misleading claims about their sprays' dependability and effectiveness.
OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) Scoville Rating - Why It's Not Accurate
When other pepper spray companies talk about their pepper spray concentration and strength, you'll often see Scoville Heat Units (SHU) mentioned. Since this OC spray Scoville rating method measures the raw pepper and not the spray formulation (which is highly diluted), it's not an accurate indication of potency. SABRE's HPLC method ensures the strength and quality of all our pepper spray. Read about our three levels of OC spray.
What is the Strongest Pepper Spray Available to Civilians and Law Enforcement?
SABRE is the only pepper spray manufacturer that controls and guarantees formula strength with our exclusive HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) Guarantee. Because of this we can ensure our law enforcement pepper sprays will never fail due to inconsistent heat levels, and no other brand can say that.
Note: SABRE Red® is the most popular and most potent pepper spray on this list.
Three levels of heat.
SABRE Red® & SABRE ADVANCED®
SABRE 5.0® & SABRE CS®
Each level increases the amount of active ingredient found in the formula. This increases the effectiveness on the visual and respiratory system. Since officer survival and subject control is more important than the length of time taken to decontaminate after the event, law enforcement agencies are encouraged to utilize Level III formulations for the safety of their officers.
Level III options.
Level III sprays provide maximum effect on the visual and respiratory system.
With 10% oleoresin capsicum measuring 1.33% major capsaicinoids,
The Advanced Formulation combines the inflammatory benefits of OC with the irritant advantages of CS.
Level II options.
Level II sprays are approximately twice as potent as Level I sprays providing a medium level effect on the visual and respiratory system.
SABRE CS® contains 1.5% CS "Military" Tear Gas. As reported in their Edgewood
5% OC measured at .67% major capsaicinoids, SABRE 5.0® is the midpoint
Level I options.
Level I sprays provide the entry level or lowest effect on the visual and respiratory system.
The entry level formulation consists of 10% OC measured at