Hi all, I am currently looking into getting some OC spray to defend myself with and need some help reaching a decision. The primary purpose is to deter/stop an attacker for long enough for me to get away. It has to outrange an axe. (I am located in Germany so you can imagine what incident led me to this purchase) Here's what I have found on the Internet so far: Guardian Angel II (Marketed as Kimber Pepper Blaster II in America) For: Standoff range No self-incapacitation Compact(er) than large spray cans Against: 2 shots, aiming under stress is difficult, can't hit face if attacker keeps head down Fox Labs spray For: Easier deployment under stress (cone spray) Continuous cloud can temporarily shut down a narrow hallway like in a train (cone spray) Aerosol deployment means easier to shut down attacker's breathing Against: Range. Stream or foam may rectify this but then aiming is needed. Risk of self-incapacitation. Again, stream or foam rectify this to some extent but the "aiming under stress" part is what gets me. Thoughts Listed Fox Labs because it is supposedly the most potent. First Defense products also considered. Edit: also have access to Sabre Red DPS. There is also something called DPS Black Label which combines OC and CS and is claimed to be even better due to the mix. Can't seem to find it for sale in the EU though. Gotta get some inert trainers with whatever I decide to go with. I might also need a "Plan B" device because I still have some doubts about the stopping power of pepper spray. Also, what size to get? The most accessible sizes are the 2oz (49ml) and 3oz (89ml) bottles. Any help especially from friends in the LE community is much appreciated!