The first thing for you the consumer should understand about pepper spray products is what makes them effective. Most manufacturers use Scoville Heat Units (SHU) to indicate the strength of their spray. The true accurate measurement for pepper spray potency is actually Major Capsaicinoids (MC).
Major Capsaicinoids (MC) are the chemical components of peppers that make them hot. Measuring by MC is a laboratory conducted and very accurate test for gauging hotness. Oleoresin Capsicum is the oil extracted that contains within it the Major Capsaciniods and not the true measure of strength!
When searching for pepper spray, you do want to carry an option that will be the most effective. Hot pepper spray that will stop an assailant in their tracks, with long lasting effects, should always be your first and only option. Wildfire brand is so hot the effects will last up to 45 minutes before the assailant can even recover. During this time, you will be long gone and away safely from the danger, reporting the crime to the Police. The assailant you sprayed will also be marked with UV Dye that will aid in identifying who committed the crime against you.
See our "Heat Chart" for the true measurement of pepper spray heat. Within the chart you can review the Wildfire Brand compared to the other brands that supports Wildfire is the hottest pepper spray available.