Counter Assault was developed in conjunction with a research study at the University of Montana. During the original testing, recommendations were established based on their experiences with black and grizzly bears.
Testing was performed on extremely agitated bears that were removed from our parks and forests for being too aggressive. Counter Assault has continued to monitor the suggestions and recommendations from bear experts who work for our state and federal agencies and have reaffirmed these recommendations over the past 20+ years.
The main ingredient in COUNTER ASSAULT BEAR DETERRENT is an extract of RED PEPPER oil which affects the upper respiratory system, triggering involuntary eye closure and intense burning.
Bear Spray is No Substitute for COMMON SENSE!
Bear Spray Specs
Active Ingredient - 2% Capsaicin and other related Capsaicinoids (3.2 million SHU)
Delivery Method - Atomized fogger blast
A sophisticated delivery method is utilized to create an atomized blast which produces a pepper cloud slow to dissipate. More effective than foam, stream or cone sprays. Distributes a large amount of high pressure spray into the target area, requiring less accuracy than other methods.
Shelf life - 4 years
The manufacturer recommends replacing Counter Assault after 4 years. The container can lose pressure over time and may not yield maximum effectiveness. Each canister is marked with an expiration date on the label. The set industry standard shelf life is one to two years.
Spray range & width Counter Assault can be used at a range of 18 to 35 feet with an 8.1 ounce canister.
FlatheadNative - Jun 11, 2008 11:55 pm - Voted 5/5A quality product