From what I understand to be legal it has to be 2.5oz or less and have the CA warning sticker on it. Got it. But is there a concentration limit? What about mixtures - ones that add a small percentage of tear gas? What about Bear Spray? The reason for my interest in bear spray is its ability to spray a stream at a safe 30ft range vs the small distance of personal little 2.5oz hand held ones for self defense. Correct me if I'm wrong but I understand they're basically the same thing as pepper spray but doesn't follow the 2.5oz limit rule because it's considered a "pesticide". However the use on humans is a serious offense as that's not its intended use (felony I believe). But here's the thing: I mountain bike and hike frequently. I encountered a mountain lion on trail a few weeks back. Thankfully it was a non confrontational encouter and I have all my limbs! The Kitty went his way and I went mine. :beer: However I've read plenty of news reports on attacks, some in gruesome detail and after my encounter with the big kitty, it's been on my mind ever since. And of course remembering back in my child hood, I've had the good ole unleashed dog chase the crap out of me, it really seems ignorant to think you'll be safe out there, ANYTHING can happen. Obviously bear spray, with it's increase range and volume would offer the best protection but in the event I do encounter a person on trail and HE/SHE is the attacker with intent to maim or kill, can you honestly say I cannot legally use the bear spray to defend myself?! I'm sure a bat is illegal to use on someone as well but in the event of defending oneself, that is no longer a rule is it? Or would I still get charged, jailed, and convicted because I used "bear spray" on a human attacker? :dw: Thanks!