Q: What makes your defense
spray superior to what we are currently using now?
A: One word,
The most critical aspect of personal safety is maintaining
as great a distance as possible from an adversary. DPS
XStream Range Defense Sprays have the longest range
in the industry. Our documented ranges are as follows:
1 lb Magnum Ballistic Fog 25+'
4 oz. Stream 20'
3 oz. Foam 10'
2 oz. Stream 17'
2 oz. Fog 10'
1/2 oz. Keychain 15'
is Range Important?
A: Range allows
you to keep a greater distance from the perpetrator
and still effectively defend yourself as well as provide
the necessary time for the agent to take effect. In
addition, this provides the most important physiological
aspect of pepper spray; that is to impair the subject's
vision. This impairment causes disorientation due to
temporary loss of vision that subsequently supports
incapacitation, control and restraint for eventual custody.
Q: Is your spray as effectively
hot as the competition?
A: Yes. Every manufacturer
flaunts their spray is hotter than others. There is
much more to an effective spray than million S.H.U’s
numbers. A viable, safe formulation that works is more
important. We use the finest OC extract as well as a
proprietary formulation that dissolves the oils and
acids on the skin allowing rapid access into the pores.
Our spray is Taser safe with a non-flammable delivery
system. The result is a superior, effective formulation
that will impress anyone who tests it.
ONH is “Out the Nozzle Heat”
This is an indisputable simple calculation that most
manufacturers avoid. To start the calculation, you need
an accurate SHU and % figure. Only about 1% of the pepper
sprays on the market are actually what they say they
We assay every batch of pepper to insure accuracy, and
ultimately insure your safety.
To understand ONH, here is the simple math;
You take the SHU x % = ONH.
For example, if an OC spray is advertised as 2% 5,300,000
SHU, you take 5,000,000 SHU x 2% = 100,000 ONH (Out
the Nozzle Heat).
DPS is 10% 2,000,000 SHU. Now take 2,000,000 x 10% =
200,000 ONH (Out the Nozzle Heat)
the “Heat” of a pepper spray important?
A: Yes, to a
It has been estimated that the human pain tolerance
for OC reaches a point of sensory overload in the neighborhood
of 130,000-180,000 SHU. It is argued whether this is an accurate
number, but the problem with calculating an absolute
figure is there are many variables. The range of sensory
overload varies from person to person. There are many
factors such as age, skin type, adrenaline level, drugs
in the system, life experience, ambient air temperature,
The bottom line is; most subjects that are sprayed cannot
distinguish the differences in heat. What is most important
for a spray to be tactically effective is not necessarily
as much the heat as it is the range.
When you have both heat and range as you get with DPS, you have arguably the best tactical defense spray on the market.
Q: With Taser’s becoming popular,
why consider your spray?
provide excellent capabilities and have unparalleled
success. But sharp criticism of its use in those conditions
on lower levels on the use of force continuum has seriously
tarnished the professional image of the police officer.
OC Defense Sprays have been an accepted tool for more
than 30 years. But the range of Defense Sprays has been
a major concern for application. Our X-Stream Range
Defense Sprays have virtually the same effective range
as a Taser with multiple adversary capabilities.
Q: What about cost factors?
Budgets are always a major consideration and cost of
the use of equipment per incident affects operational
finances. The cost of one (1) cartridge for a Taser
is $24 to $28 per person per incident. The cost of one
(1) application of our X-Stream Range Defense Sprays
is less $1.86 per person per incident. This effectively
provides a minimum of eight (8) applications for an
average total cost of $14.95 per canister with the capability
of using applications on eight or more adversaries.
Q: What about department
A: DPS was co-founded
by the most recognized OC expert and instructor in the
United States today, Thomas J Archambault. In 1990 he
developed the first non-manufacturer specific OC instructor
certification course in the nation. In addition, he
was the Executive Director of Training for the oldest
and largest defense spray company in the world for three
years during the
national OC spray years (1993-1996) and assisted with
the development of pepper foam, various formulations
and spray delivery systems.
To date he has trained more than 9000 OC instructors
and not once has his program ever been the subject of
a lawsuit. Tom’s program was used by the I.A.C.P.
national test study of OC by officers that he trained
in Maryland in 1991. He testified before the U.S. States
Congress on the use of chemical agents at Waco as well
countering two A.C.L.U. studies with factual rebuttal
DPS has one of the highest insurance liability protection
plans in the industry at $2 million dollars. Departments
that adopt DPS X-Stream Range Defense Sprays will be
able to receive cost-free* TJA/DPS 5 year Instructor
certification with backed-in-court protection. *course
requires regional schools with minimum participant attendance
and will be certified by TJA Use of Force Training,
Q: Do we need to change
holsters for your spray?
NO. Our canisters are of the same size as the most popular
units and will fit in most holsters. We offer ½
oz, 2-3-4 oz canisters all with flip top spray design
as well as 1 pound magnum units. DPS X-Stream Range
Defense Sprays additionally come in stream, fog and
foam formulations all with the longest range and distance
available in the OC industry today.
Q: Will your company
support our Department?
We offer total support for your department from the
ordering process to the courtroom. We can also custom-tailor
your specific formulation if required. In addition,
we support OC use of force incident review for potential
court situations. We can also assist with the review
of policy/ procedures for OC use and applications. This
includes individual and/or crowd control street conditions
for law enforcement as well as correctional
conditions in facilities. No other Defense Spray manufacturer
provides this type of support with established national
Q: Can our department
OC training officer speak with you?
Absolutely and we recommend it! We will fully assist
your department and discuss your current spray usage,
training certification program, and make cost effective
recommendations on use of defense sprays for various
divisions/assignments of your officers as well as tactical
operations. Our commitment to your department goes far
beyond the sale defense sprays.