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Byrna Projectiles - Pepper, Max, & Practice

Before loading your Byrna launcher, make sure you understand the different types of projectiles and steps to be taken in the event of exposure.

Important: Byrna chemical irritant projectiles contain one or more of the following in a micro-pulverized form:

• Oleoresin capsicum (OC).

• Nonivamide (Pelargonic acid vanillylamide/PAVA).

• Ortho-chlorobenzamalononitrile (CS/Tear Gas).

The projectiles are designed to travel in the air and burst on impact. Wind conditions will affect the performance of the projectile.


• Harmful if inhaled

• Causes eye irritation

• May cause an allergic skin reaction

• Suspected of causing cancer

• May cause respiratory irritation

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle before all safety precautions have been read and understood. Avoid breathing dust. Wash thoroughly after handling. Training with inert projectiles should be conducted outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. When cleaning an area contaminated with chemical irritant projectiles wear protective gloves, clothing, and eye-wear, and remove and contain contaminated clothing before leaving clean up area. If on skin: wash with plenty of soap and water.

IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.

IF IN EYES: (You're not going to be able to read this, but hopefully this doesn't happen or you've read this in advance or you have a good friend close by....)

Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if worn and are able to be removed easily. Continue to rinse thoroughly.

IF EXPOSED OR CONCERNED: Get medical advice/attention. Call a poison center/doctor if you feel unwell. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Store in a well ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Kinetic projectiles may rebound or change direction on impact. Protective eye-wear should always be worn by all persons in the area, and precautions should be taken to ensure that projectiles don’t leave the target area when training or endanger any nearby person, animal, or property, including on adjoining lots and in any public walkway or road.

Store the projectiles in a cool, dry place. The active ingredients in Byrna chemical irritant projectiles will maintain potency for 5 years. However the dispersion of the contents may be affected over time by exposure to external conditions. Based on data to date optimal dispersion shelf life is at least 18 months from the package date.

Important: The chemical formulation used will change periodically, refer to the packaging or visit for assistance about chemical details.

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