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What kind of pepper spray do you carry?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Oracle, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. Oracle

    Oracle Well-Known Member

    What kind of pepper spray do you guys carry, or do you carry pepper spray at all? I always carry pepper spray in addition to my sidearm, because there are situations where that might be a better option. I've been carrying the Fox Labs 11oz. spray, but I don't like the way the container is made, to activate it, the button is pushed to the side and down, and many times I've found it pushed into the "on" position after it's been in my pocket for a while (it hasn't sprayed on me yet, though). I'm considering getting the ASP keychain pepper spray, as it's slimmer, easier to carry, and has a more active but just as easy to release safety mechanism, so it's less likely to go off in my pocket. The Fox Labs spray is about twice as strong as the ASP spray, though (Fox Labs is 5.4 million SHU, vs. the ASP spray's 2 million SHU). Decisions, decisions.
  2. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    Don't carry OC, but if I did, it would be Fox.

    QKRTHNU Well-Known Member

    Fox. 5.3 million SHUs makes me smile. :D

    I have a 2oz fog type spray in the nylon belt-clip case, but I find myself carrying the keychain spatter spray much more often since it's so small and it's attached to my car keys.
  4. PATH

    PATH Well-Known Member

    I never looked. I picked a canister up for the wife as a Christmas gift. I also carry it because sometimes you can't shoot.
  5. shfttrsh

    shfttrsh Active Member

    We are issued First Defense mk-4 in the 3oz. size. Carry is mandatory on duty. Don't carry away from work as of yet.
  6. Jack19

    Jack19 Well-Known Member

    Fox. It works better than anything else I've ever seen.

    Will be testing the grenade version next week. :D
  7. KMKeller

    KMKeller Well-Known Member

    I don't currently carry any, but have been thinking about getting some. It seems that Fox is getting the general nod.
  8. Edward429451

    Edward429451 member

  9. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Guardian OC, prefer the fog rather than the stream.

    Whatever you decide upon, get a class and keep fresh stuff.
  10. Line Rider

    Line Rider Well-Known Member

    FREEZE +P+ you can hear their eyelids slam shut.:D
  11. Nathaniel Firethorn

    Nathaniel Firethorn Well-Known Member


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  12. Fed168

    Fed168 Well-Known Member

    Zark Industries. So far it has a 50% success rate.
  13. Bainx

    Bainx member

    Without a doubt, Fox.
  14. rage

    rage Well-Known Member

    Fox Labs.
  15. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

    Following extensive research and posting on various forums, I picked up:

    Fox 5.3 - Cone - 2 oz
  16. nualle

    nualle Well-Known Member

    I carry the ASP Defender (the keychain gadget). I like it. It is a bit long to carry comfortably in my pocket, so I'm planning to switch to the shorter Palm Defender I just found out about.

    When I tested the thing (not just the tester canister, but the real thing, too), the result was a nice spray rather than a stream. Having taken insufficient account of the wind direction, I can attest to the discomfort involved. There again, while being distracted and angered by the pain, I was far from incapacitated. Frankly, I think that's beyond the ability of any OC.
  17. Kevlarman

    Kevlarman Well-Known Member

    I carry Punch II. Accidentally went off in my pocket once, and it really stung! I had to drive with my head stuck outside the window so that the blowing wind would soothe my face. It also got all over my keys, so for weeks afterwards I'd still smell the OC whenever I opened my car or house door.
  18. mdwest

    mdwest Member

    While there are many very good OC products on the market, Fox (IMHO) is without a doubt the best.. everything else rates a very distant second place... low in percentage, high in SHU, very good customer service, QC issues are rare, etc...

    FWIW we (Legion) will be teaching a Fox Labs O.C. Aerosol Weapons Instructor Course (factory certified) in Memphis on February 8th and 9th. This course authorizes the student instructor to teach the Fox basic O.C. course upon completion. More information about the program can be found at our web site (www.legionconsulting.com). The course is "open enrollement".. anyone is free to participate...

    Stay Safe and Win at All Costs!
    Dave West
  19. Kahr carrier

    Kahr carrier Well-Known Member

    MACE pepper foam:)
  20. Edward429451

    Edward429451 member

    So how many of ya'll have actually maced someone and know what to expect?

    I had an occassion forced on me once many moons ago in Columbus Ohio. Warm summer day, perp in shorts and tennis shoes only. Skipping the auful details of why I hosed him up and down with it (stream type) and it seemed like a full five seconds before he reacted to it with the loudest girlish scream I ever heard. He had other things to think about then besides giving me a hard time so it worked, but a full five seconds???

    It didnt impress me.

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