Pfefferspray oder Tierabwehrspray - was ist der Unterschied?

Pepper spray or animal repellent spray - what's the difference?

What is the difference? From the biological / chemical composition actually none.
With the inscription "animal defense spray" this medium does not fall under the weapons law and can
purchased and used by anyone, with no age restrictions.
The animal repellent spray is solely for self-defense or emergency aid.
Important: If there is no self-defence, the person commits dangerous bodily harm when using animal repellent spray.

Composition; the animal repellent spray is obtained from the plants chili or paprika.
Depending on the quality (dilution), an active ingredient OC (oleresin capsicum) is produced from the resin oil (oleoresin).

Depending on the dilution of the OC, there are different qualities that are offered on the market.
These are given as a percentage of the OC per liter or 100 ml (severity/Scoville scale).
However, the information on this is very different. Some manufacturers only give the Scoville value of pure capsaicin.
The US pepper spray Saber Red is regularly "awarded" at the largest arms fair in the world (Shot Show) as the most effective pepper spray.

How to use pepper spray:
The usual cans must be held vertically with the test head pointing upwards. The substance cannot do this with a sideways or “overhead” position
be sprayed effectively. There are Crossfire cans from Saber Red that can be felt in all positions.
What is important is the handling, that the thumb operates the trigger; pushes down.
The index finger will automatically push down the aiming direction; ie you do not hit the attacker.
So hold the animal repellent spray in the "thumbs up" position. Aim at the target with your knitted arm, enough distance to the
contaminating object and spray in right head (mucous membranes). It is important that the attacker is observed during the defense.

1. Is the attacker hit with the substance. 2. Initiates a reaction; important: the attacker is stopped!

Always keep your distance from the attacker; E.g. the attacker continues to fall victim despite the contaminated face -> always keep the distance and
if necessary continue spraying. Depending on the attacker's physical condition, the influence of alcohol/drugs or the quality of the pepper spray, the effect may be delayed.
We have not found any experience or information from the Internet about no reaction after contamination with pepper spray.
Pepper spray always works; both when it is very hot and when it is cold. The different states of the substance to be sprayed are also differentiated.
Here there is the liquid, the foam and the gel. Liquids can be "ballistically" very well "targeted" and the pressure, ie the speed of the medium is optimal.
For example, the heavy gel is perfect for indoor use. A spill / volatilization of the OC is hardly noticeable and the
Contamination is very effective as the gel or foam foams up on impact, similar to shaving foam as the active ingredient particles are fully bound to the foam/gel. The tough active ingredient (gel/foam) also sticks to the attacker for a longer period of time. The "stronger" fabrics are also more wind-resistant.