stun gun?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by terminator, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. terminator

    terminator Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Wife and I have had three encounters with aggressive dogs while on our nightly walks. Stun gun or pepper spray what do you guys suggest?
  2. reynolds357

    reynolds357 Former Guest

    Oct 24, 2011

  3. HunterAlpha1

    HunterAlpha1 Former Guest

    Aug 8, 2011
    Yorktown, VA
  4. gad1111

    gad1111 Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Swanton, Ohio
    Pepper, longer range
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    firearm, +1

    i've seen that pepper fog go back and gas everyone , the police dogs did not seem that effected

    the cops not wearing gas gear where ( Honiara , the Solomon islands peace keeping stint )

    tazer and its down .. but close is always more risky
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  6. HunterAlpha1

    HunterAlpha1 Former Guest

    Aug 8, 2011
    Yorktown, VA
    plus, the firearm doesn't have to be lethal. a .410 loaded with rocksalt will do the trick. i know, i was shot with some when i was a kid, taking a shortcut across someone's lawn.
  7. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    A firearm is a firearm even if loaded with rock salt. Discharging one is an area where it is against the law will still get you cited.
    I've been told that just the sound of a stun gun will turn dogs.
  8. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
  9. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Of those two options - baseball bat.

    JUNKKING Well-Known Member

    Pepper if it has to be one of the two. Just have to watch the wind. Try and stun gun my dog and he would eat it.
  11. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Think about a hiking staff! Make it, or buy it. The staff needs to be as tall as you are, that way you can't fall on it, and hurt yourself. If you are 5'10" tall, that would be the reach of the staff. Most dogs won't run under an object held out over them, so that is where things start. The staff is a great defensive weapon when in the hands of someone who knows how to use it. Works great for animals, and people alike. When I know that I will be going some place where I can't take a firearm, I always have at least a walking stick with me. They never fail to fire, the wind can't blow it back in your face. If you know what you are doing with one you can stop a threat, cripple it, or kill it!
  12. HunterAlpha1

    HunterAlpha1 Former Guest

    Aug 8, 2011
    Yorktown, VA
    another option would be an expandable baton. you can carry it in your pocket or on your belt and they are lethal when employed properly.
  13. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    have seen pepper spray ignored by many large dogs..especally pit bull and mixes.
    watched vidios of police using stun guns..againg about 50 - tasers are long as the wires are intact it will stop a big dog even a small bear. the trick is to keep shocking it till it decides its had enough..sometimes 3-4 hits. and remember you have to have a solid hit with the barbs to have that ability. so my vote is any gun caliber begining with at least a 4 and having at least 2 didgits...that being said a attacking dog is the same as a perp bent on harming you..for dogs file a report with the police then if it continues shoot to kill..just my 2 cents...
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    pepper spray doesn't affect dogs like it does humans. Dogs have a third eyelid that helps to protect the eyes from the affects of pepper spray. It might make their nose burn but, if they are pissed to begin with it is only going to make them even more pissed.

    Take a firearm or a big ass machete. You never know when zombies are going to attack.
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