Most of the “pepperball” guns are nothing more than up-pressured paintball guns.

The added pressure to increase range a bit but mostly to ensure the breakup of the ‘balls’ on soft targets.

I won’t beat around the bush, they’re a joke when compared to a firearm, almost any firearm.

Sheriff’s department where I used to live had one and during training/testing I pointed out to the chief detentions officer that if they used it on some people, they’d only make them mad and I’d have to shoot them.