HERO Defense Systems is a Salt Lake City, UT based manufacturer specializing in non-lethal self-defense devices. Today they announced the re-release of their adaptable HERO 2020 device. The HERO 2020 is very similar in function to the Russian PB-4SP Osa traumatic pistol in that they are both aimed at having a less lethal option available to those who want it.
The HERO 2020 Non-Lethal Self Defense Tool is Now Available
The newly released HERO 2020 comes available with several different cartridges which all use the same PAVA compound. This is what the HERO website had to say about the substance:
A non-lethal* high grade synthetic capsaicin, PAVA works by binding to receptors that send pain and heat signals to the brain. Targets experience intense burning on the skin (as if exposed to scalding heat), difficulty seeing, intense coughing, and discomfort for up to an hour. There are no long term effects.
The full press release is below: