As more and more companies have trended toward lighter, more-lightweight bear sprays that fit better into ultralight hunting, camping or hiking setups, a Kalispell company is headed in the opposite direction, and has announced a bear spray that shoots further than other competing brands.
In the past two years there has been much debate over how long bear spray manufacturers should be required to have their product spray.
Read the press release below:
New 40 Foot Bear Spray from Counter Assault
Counter Assault once again has proven to be the leader in bear spray, making the first true advance in twenty years.
Counter Assault has developed and received EPA registration for the very first 40-foot bear spray on the market. In addition, this product is the only bear deterrent pepper spray to meet the requirements of the EPA Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) of the Clean Air Act relating to ozone depleting substances. Counter Assault has taken the lead in the industry and moved forward with meeting these important environmental goals.
Counter Assault has a long history of leading product innovation, regulatory standards and sustainability. In July 1991, Counter Assault developed the first bear deterrent pepper spray to achieve Canada Health registration and in May 1998, was the first company to receive EPA registration for bear deterrent pepper spray. In December of 1998, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (“IGBC”), a group consisting of various federal and state wildlife agencies awarded Counter Assault the 1998 Grizzly Bear Stewardship Award for significant participation in the research and development of bear deterrent pepper spray.
With this new product launch in first quarter 2019, Counter Assault’s 10.2 oz. canister will have a spray distance up to 40 feet with 8 seconds of spray time and Counter Assault’s 8.1 oz canister will have a spray distance up to 32 feet with 7 seconds of spray time.
Counter Assault was established in 1986 in Missoula, MT, and is presently located in Kalispell, MT. From their state-of-the-art facility they manufacture, package, and ship their pepper spray product throughout North America, and around the world. Counter Assault is a manufacturer of bear spray, personal protection spray, law enforcement/military pepper spray products and accessories.