DPS Black Label is called X-Stream Tactical Ops for a reason. It drops everybody.
It is 10%+2 OC/CS Blend that was formulated and developed for extreme tactical operations. This brutal mix was initially made for law enforcement and corrections in high threat conditions.
The formulation consists of an evaporate carrier with 10% OC and 2% CS in a full cone or high emission fog pattern. The Physiological effects are extensive. The CS causes acute stress in respiration with coughing, gagging and temporary shortness of breath. The OC has the atypical dermal affect with intensive heat and temporary, involuntary closing of the eyes. This is the ultimate defensive chemical system.
This is a "cone" pattern spray. It atomizes into billions of particles and has a reach of 8-10 feet . With any cone formula there is risk of contamination and blow-back and this is why we push the Ballistic Stream pattern above all else. That being said, Black Label by nature is designed to be inhaled. It shuts people down and keeps them down. They can't fight when they can't breath.
I know this first hand because I was exposed indirectly (on purpose) in a solitary cell while playing an inmate. I had 5 officers trying to get me out and I was able to fight them until my partner Tom fired a 1/4 second burst of Black Label into the air. Within 6 or 7 seconds I shut down and they were able to subdue me and drag me out of the cell and belt me up.
The spray was fired in the air and reached me over 10 feet away under a bunk and did its job.
I can't say enough about the effectiveness of this combination spray. It is not designed to replace regular DPS because it does not have the range and there is a much greater risk that you can contaminate yourself therefore it is recommended for use ONLY in Extreme situations.
That being said, if some one was within your personal zone during a confrontation, hold your breath, spray and get out of there would be my advice.
Can dimensions are : 2 oz. unit-4 inch tall and 1-5/16 inch diameter 4 oz. unit-5-3/4 inch tall and 1-7/16 inch diameter
E MICHAEL POWERS
Posted by OFFICER edmund powers on Aug 3rd 2020
THIS IS THE BEST SPRAY ON THE MARKET l WITH OUT A A FIRE ARM AS THE GOVERNOR, HAS ASKED US SECURITY GUARDS TO GO NON LETHAL , I HAVE BEEN LOOKING TO GET A PEPPER BALL GUN, BUT FOR NOW THIS WILL HAVE TO DO, GOTTA SAY IT IS POTENT,
Posted by Victor G on Nov 1st 2019
I'm not a conventional buyer, I practice what I preach and I Personally test every can of pepperspray I carry! I won't go into model detail to keep this review as short as possible but as far as brands go, I used to be a major sabre fan but after getting sprayed by this stuff I've vowed to sell all my sabre products and use DPS as long as it's being produced.
This Is Some Hard Stuff
Posted by Alex on Jun 30th 2019
This stuff is so strong. It’ll make almost any size person go to the ground in agony. Don’t even be within 10 feet of the fogger when you spray it. Don’t inhale because it will hurt. Buy the fogger it is a lot better for defense and can get around glasses. My advice? Hold your breath, spray, and run.
Nasty & No Joke
Posted by Carl Beebe Eclipse Security Inc on Oct 18th 2018
We switched to DPS from other brands claiming to be the best. So not true. DPS Is hands down no contest the best OC/CS Spray on the market. We have outfitted all of our officers with this stuff, with a couple officers having foggers as well. Just placing our hands on the can has stopped 2 volatile situations from advancing into worse situations. We will forever use DPS. Great stuff & Irv is amazing with everything.
4oz pretty big
Posted by Hank on Aug 28th 2018
Have not employed the spray on anyone so can't comment on its effectiveness. I bought the 4oz size wanting the extra range (20'), but when they arrived, they were too large to be conveniently carried by my daughters in a small purse or on a keyring. I ordered the 2oz size that I hope will be a more convenient size. If it's too cumbersome for them, I'm worried they just won't take it with them. I should have read the can dimensions in the product description.
Posted by Gary Higginbottom on Feb 3rd 2018
Only used it once so far but was effective . Subject complied to orders after spray was deployed.
DPS FOR LIFE
Posted by Allen on Nov 16th 2017
AWESOME DEFENSE SPRAY I FEEL THAT IF IN CASE OF A EMERGENCY SITUATION OF ANY KIND LIKE ROAD RAGE THAT THIS SELF-DEFENSE SPRAY WILL COME IN GREAT USE FOR PROTECTION WHICH MAY BE FROM HUMAN OR DOGS I I REALLY LIKE THE FACT THAT I COULD FIND SOMETHING MORE POTENT AND A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF CS TEAR GAS AS WELL OR THE MIXTURE OF OC AND SUCH A HIGH RATING OF 1.33 MAJOR CAPSINOIDS AND ANOTHER THING ABOUT THIS CANISTER UNLIKE OTHERS IT ACTUALLY FEELS LIKE THE CANISTER IS FULL WITH THAT BEING SAID I REALLY LOVE THIS PRODUCT FOR SELF-DEFENSE AND WOULD RECOMMEND OTHER PEOPLE TO GET IT FOR PROTECTION FOR THEMSELVES AS WELL AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PEOPLE FOR MAKING SUCH A GREAT FORMULA