Pepper spray works great as a first line of defense against would be attackers. The active ingredients in Sabre 3-in-1 formula are a careful blend of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) and tear gas. The OC Pepper causes the eyes to slam shut and uncontrollable choking. The tear gas causes profuse tearing and disorientation. The combination of the two agents produces a powerful self defense spray making this pepper spray model a good choice for an everyday personal defense product. This Sabre pepper spray formula also contains UV dye to invisibly mark an assailant which may aid in identification. This spray is effective at a distance of 8 to 10 feet and the ballistic stream helps to decrease wind blowback.