FAQs

Can I use Presidia Gel with a Taser?

Yes. Presidia Gel is non-flammable and safe to use with any Electronic Restraint Device (ERD).

Are there temperature concerns with storing Presidia Gel?

Our label states industry standards for storing defense sprays (not below 32° F (0° C) or above 120° F (49° C)). Testing has proven Presidia Gel safe in temperatures not to exceed 175° F (79° C) and is safe from freezing down to 0° F  (-18° C). Presidia Gel contains no water or oils that thicken in cold temperatures. The ingredients and propellants of Presidia Gel are very resistant to temperature extremes. However, we suggest that it not be left on a vehicle’s dash or in direct sun.

Do we need to be trained/certified to carry and use Reflex Protect? Where can we train our trainers?

The best practice and most common standard is annual certification or recertification on chemical agents from a certified instructor. Certification on Presidia Gel is done through Tactical Defense Training. With the increased scrutiny of LE training and use of force claims, we strongly recommend attending an instructor course, especially if it has been some time since any training on the subject was received by the agency. It is also recommended that officers be exposed to the chemical agent they carry. This not only helps the officers get a full understanding of the spray, decon, recovery, and use, but it also comes up in litigation and adds credibility to the officer.

Do you offer training devices for practicing with Presidia Gel?

Our inert training units in both duty belt and industry sizes prepare for rapidly accessing and accurately deploying live units. Paper targets are available as well.

CS displaces oxygen. So why would we use a CS spray?

First, this is not your grandpa’s CS. It is a totally new formulation. Reflex Protect has perfected Presidia Gel to stick to the suspect with zero cross contamination. It does not atomize and does not displace oxygen. Everything you knew about CS does not apply to Presidia Gel.

Do you have safety documentation?

We have published a Tactical Medical White Paper and a stand-alone Medical Safety Report, both written by Dr. Bayne French. 

Will you back our use of Presidia Gel in court?

We will 100% back the safety and efficacy of our products and our training in a court of law when its use is done in accordance with local laws, agency/company policies, and our stated guidelinesClick here to view the policy.

I have used CS sprays in the past and they were not that effective. How is Reflex Protect different?

Traditional CS sprays atomize, disperse into the air, and therefore deliver very little CS to the intended target. This drastically reduces any effect to the subject. This atomization also results in high cross contamination and the potential for oxygen displacement.

Presidia Gel does not atomize, does not displace oxygen, allowing the proprietary gel to stick to the intended target. The targeted stream delivers the full force of Presidia Gel, causing immediate, involuntary eye closure and disorientation, as well as incapacitating pain within seconds.

I was sprayed with OC at the Academy, and dealt with ongoing effects for nearly 24 hours after exposure. How long will Presidia Gel affect someone after being cleaned off with your decon?

OC is oil based, and that is why it is so hard to decon. That is also why showering re-activates it. Reflex Remove decon neutralizes Presidia Gel on contact, so you feel cooling immediately. You can function within 2 minutes, and on average you will only feel minimal effects by 5 minutes. Full recovery happens within 15. Being sprayed for re-training will be very different for you.

What is the shelf life of Presidia Gel and Reflex Remove? 

Four (4) years from the date of manufacture.

Is that your spray head on Safariland’s MK-9?

Yes, it is.  Safariland recognized that our Reflex® technology spray head offers game-changing ergonomics, safety systems, and rapid deployment.

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