Penguin Industries .38 Special tear gas

It says: “The effective life of this tear gas cartridge is approximately two years.” What happens after 2 years? It does not work at all or worked half strength? Headstamp “R-P 38 SPL”

Since no one has replied, I’ll offer a guess that the chemicals break down, and so as you thought not as strong as it could / should be?

Also lacramatory rounds seem to tend to eat through cases if not stored properly

Another point if out of date, law enforcement, the likely end user would need to buy new, every 2 years.

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Agreed. Many of the riot control agents will still have a strong effect on personnel after a couple of decades, but that’s not making anyone any money.

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