Pepper spray 101:
MC- “Major Capsaicinoids” are the chemical components of peppers that make them hot. Measuring MC’s is a laboratory conducted and very accurate test for gauging hotness. MC is also known as CRC or Capsaicin and Related Capsaicinoids.
OC - “Oleoresin Capsicum” is the oil extracted from the pepper that contains within it the capsaicin and related capsaicinoids.
SHU - “Scoville Heat Units” were invented in 1912 by a pharmacist named Wilbur Scoville. These units measure the amount of capsaicin (the chemical that provides the heat) in a pepper. The modern method of measuring uses high-performance liquid chromatography to accurately measure capsaicinoid content.
The primary deciding factor of hotness in a pepper spray is the MC rating. Without knowing what the MC percentage is, OC percentage tells you nothing about the hotness of the spray! Do not be deceived by other manufacturers claims of strength and hotness. Read the specifications for a true comparison. Most manufacturers will not specify what their products MC percentage is!
UDAP has chosen a balance of MCs and propellant for a sophisticated dispersal system making it a more effective means of stopping an attack. UDAP also utilizes the most advanced technologies and products in producing both bear deterrents and personal sprays in order to generate quality products that consumers can feel secure in using.
Sorry, due to state regulations, No shipping of personal pepper sprays to New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, Alaska or Hawaii. If your shipping address is in one of these states, your payment will be refunded.
NOTE: Pepper Spray is legal in all 50 states, however a number of cities and states have restrictions on sizes, strengths, etc. If you have a question, please call your local city or state attorneys office.