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Pepper Gel, Foam or Spray! Choose Wisely!

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By Richard de Veas

There are many types of the powerful and popular oleoresin capsicum (OC) products that utilize the stopping power of OC, Pepper Gel, Pepper Foam and Pepper Spray. When deciding between Pepper Gel, Pepper Foam and Pepper Spray one should become familiar with the advantages and the disadvantages of each. Depending on your particular situation and comfort level, certain personal defense OC products may or may not be right for you. In the crucial split-second you have between when you are attacked and when you can respond, you want to have confidence in the personal protection OC product you use. When choosing between Pepper Gel, Pepper Foam and Pepper Spray here are some essentials to keep in mind.

Pepper Spray

Emitted as a direct spray or in a fog, pepper spray is one of the most commonly used personal defense products on the market today.


  • Can be easily and discreetly carried on a keychain or in a pocket

  • Can spray in a wide dispersal pattern to deter multiple attackers

  • Inexpensive when compared to other products such as stun guns.


  • Effective range less than 10 feet

  • Inaccurate - dispensed in liquid form as a spray or as a fine mist

  • High likelihood of cross contamination - It can blow back at you

  • Quickly contaminates indoor and enclosed spaces and all present within.

Special Note - Maximum effectiveness 30 min. to an hour.