PepperSpray

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  1. lohki13

    lohki13 Former Guest

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    Okay well i'm going to start runnning in a month (weightloss goal plan) . And there are a lot of stray dogs and dogs people don't watch. I'm afraid of big dogs and was told to get some pepper spray so one come at me i mace it. What does it cost most of the time and whats a good brand . For the human element i'm bringing my tanto neck knife (wish i could jsut bring my brass knuckles be so much easier). Any input would be helpful.
  2. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    What's wrong with wearing a gun ?
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    You're going to run in Floriday? in August? :eek:

    Well, good luck.

    I had to lose about forty pounds myself. Began in February. I've lost 33 pounds. Did it with Atkins plan and walking. Lot's of brisk walking. :D

    I either carry a good sized lock back knife, or my Kel-tec P32. The P3AT would be a good choice too. Both are very light weight, easily secured.

    Don't know if pepper spray is a good dog repellent. Is that what the mail carriers carry?
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    Guys...he's 17 :), I would say crap on the pepper spray and carry a nice menacing knife :)
  5. rondba

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    I don't think pepperspray is your best choice and there are several reasons why.
    1. To be effective you have to make contact with the skin of the animal. This could be hard to do on a long haired or slick haired animal.
    2. Peperspray effectivness relies on whatever you are spraying to have an alergic reaction to the O/C in the spray. A lot of animals are not alergic to it and there is about 3-5 percent of humans that it will not effect.
    3. There is a 10-15 second delay for the pepperspray to take effect. If you get enough on a dog to be effective you still have to fight this dog until thr spray takes effect. Now you have the spray on the dog and yourself and it is going to effect you worse that the dog.
    4. Blowback. If the wind is blowing you have to be careful about the use of O/C spray. You don't want it to blow back on you. Now you are blinded , in extreme pain, you will not be able to run and you have a dog trying to tear your throat open. Not a good day.

    I think you would be better off with a firearm or a knife.
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    I dont think you can have OC spray unless you are 18 but if you can get the ASP brand with the keychain canister delivery system. That is the best system ive seen, it is a cartridge canister inside an alluminum small cylinder with a thumb safety and a button naturally located on the top where your thumb rest naturally and the gas comes from the bottom at high pressure. Ive used OC at work in the line of duty on dogs and it does effect them regardless of what you hear although im not so sure it wasnt the sound of the hiss"" of the spray as it was the actual spray itself. First check to see if it's legal for you to carry. As for a knife, unless you are hard core and can commit to stabbing a dog to death dont waste your time carrying one, instead carry a stick or lightweight bat. I know when I go on exercise walks I carry either a J frame or my asp baton but im trained and both and allowed to do so, dont break the law.
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    swabjocky New Member

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    Yup, Patrol got it right. Check your local laws about using OC. It is very effective against dog's. As a matter of fact it was developed by the Postal Department for their carriers to use against dog attacks.

    I've used it very effectively against 2 legged critters with great success. There is nothing more scary than being in a bad area alone (or even with a partner) W.O.G. (With Out Gas). ;oD
  8. lohki13

    lohki13 Former Guest

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    Thanks for the reply i wish i could just carry a gun lol.
  9. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    Freeze +P is a good pepper spray. It's a stream rather than a spray.
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    Lohki, Let me ask you a serious question.
    Would you rather be unharmed and in trouble for carrying a gun or would you rather be in the hospital for a vicious dog attack and not in trouble ?
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    i would carry my gun not afraid of getting in trouble it's just my dad doesn't want me to get in trouble and ruin my chances of going in the military witch i understand completely. I'm always making sure when I'm with my friends that I'm not the one doing the stupidest illegal thing.
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    And that's a very long time. I have been relatively unimpressed with the results of using OC throughout the years.
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    Ahh hell, have any of you nay sayers even tried to spray a dog?

    Lohki, I run at night and have been confronted by many dogs (four last year)...Get your self a can of MKIII here... and watch them turn into spineless puppies.

    The link I posted was the first result I found and was to show you what brand I purchase...It is a widely used mail order for LEO...A LEO friend of mine turned me on to the stuff, but if there are credentials required, you can find it other places as well...I'm not LEO and have two rather large cans of the stuff...PM me if you have any problem finding it.

    Crpdeth
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    PM Recieved and returned Lohki...If you have problems with that particular site try this one here.

    I wouldn't bother with the little keychain toys...The 1.47 OZ is the smallest I've ever bought, and I really like the 3.0 OZ [​IMG]

    I've re-read what some of the folks here have said just because I really dont understand why someone would say something didn't work when it has saved my butt countless times and would comment that although it has never taken more then half a second to turn an aggressive dog into a whinning pup (in all my cases) I do see Ron's point in saying that a long haired dog has some sort of protection from the spray...Just let me say, when a dog means business, he is literally two feet from you, barking and showing his teeth...It is no trick to fill his face with a powerfull jet of this stuff.

    Crpdeth
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    lohki13 Former Guest

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    Thanks again for the links now i remember why i love this site so helpful.

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