You have mace which is chemical spray similar to tear gas. Then you have pepper spray which is Cheyenne Pepper. Yes the bear spray comes in a bigger container that has a tad more range. I don’t use either to close to bear for me ……..lead is the best or rubber slug. For him in that crowd first I would never left the safety of numbers at the car lot. I would had stayed at the business instead of going from business to business down the street. Never leave the safety of others in a crowd ……..the wolfs will get you !Bear spray is actually diluted pepper spray. Shows how smart they are.