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Award Winning Defense

The compact, easy to conceal non-lethal tool anyone can use! HERO 2020 fits in your pocket or purse and goes anywhere you do. No messy wires or sprays, just point and shoot. Simplicity and power that won Self Defense Product of the Year!

HERO 2020 is defense made easy. Save lives, live confidently!

How it works

HERO 2020 launches projectiles filled with PAVA, a synthetic form of capsaicin, known for its intense heat and irritation properties. PAVA binds to the receptors that send pain and heat signals to the brain, causing targets to experience intense burning on the skin (as if exposed to scalding heat), difficulty seeing, fits of coughing, and discomfort for up to an hour. There are no long term effects.


Used and trusted by police, security, and military around the world, PAVA stops attackers in their tracks – so you can get to safety.



HERO 2020 comes with innovative interchangeable cartridges, allowing users to choose the rounds most appropriate for their surroundings. Cartridges use PAVA as their active ingredient and can be swapped out in seconds.



Explodes on impact, engulfing the target in an ultra fine, 3-6′ cloud of PAVA. Fired at 160-175 FPS, up to 20 feet away. Each 3g payload contains 10% PAVA.


Learning to operate your device in any environment is essential. Practice at the range with trainer cartridges to ensure you can take action when it matters most.

Shelf Life

HERO 2020 cartridges remain potent for up to 2 years.

Features & Specs

Hero Non-Lethal, Hero Less-Lethal

Choose Your hero 2020 kit

Unable to ship active ingredient products to: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.

Retail Launch Kit

  • HERO 2020
  • Cartridge: Trainer x2, Active x1
  • USB Charge Cable
  • User Guide & Warranty
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Stickers & Practice Target
  • Training & Registration Information

Professional Bundle

  • HERO 2020
  • 2x Active PavaBall Cartridges
  • 2x Trainer PavaBall Cartridges
  • USB Charge Cable
  • User Guide & Warranty
  • Stickers & Training Information
  • Registration Information
  • HERO® Neoprene Holster
  • HERO® Soft Box Newly Included!

Quality at Home

We’re passionate about building and supporting non-lethal products that save lives. That’s why we only work with suppliers and manufactures who share our commitment to product safety, testing, and quality materials. HERO and its employees are located in the United States and available to answer any questions you may have.