Pepper Shot® Pepper Spray now features a Flip Top Actuator. Pepper Shot pepper spray is a 10% concentrate of oleoresin capsicum and is rated at 2 million Scoville heat units. It is made with a very fine grain that is far more effective than the coarser grains of most other pepper sprays. In addition to causing an attacker intense pain, Pepper Shot pepper spray swells the mucous membranes, which makes breathing very difficult, and swells the veins in the eyes, causing the eyes to close. These effects last 20-30 minutes and cause no permanent damage. This Pepper Shot pepper spray is equipped with a flip top actuator to prevent accidental discharge.