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Old April 20, 2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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Which Fox Labs Pepper Spray ???

Sorry if this has been covered.

I am going to get myself one, and my girlfriend one today.

Should I get the 4oz for me, and the 2oz for her? How about stream versus fog? Any ideas on this one? Should I get the cop-top or the magnum?

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Old April 20, 2005, 12:30 PM   #2
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I'm no expert, but at least I'll bump this thread to the top for ya.

I recently bought two cans of Fox 5.3 in the "fog" option. They are flip-top cans (2 oz). Fit OK in jeans pockets and fit well my GF's purse. I caught a whiff of the stuff (see recent thread on the subject), and it is potent.
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Old April 20, 2005, 01:52 PM   #3
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Thank you !!!
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Old April 20, 2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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JMHO but I would recomend the 2oz, big enough to minimize propellent leakage ( my understanding is that there is always some leakage from the valve assembly and that the larger units can last longer since proportionetly less is lost in the same time period.) I understand that it is recomended to replace them once a year regardless of size. I would not recomend the 4oz due to difficulty in carrying and concealing and a 2oz that you or your girlfriend has on you is much better than a 4 oz or 1lb unit left at home.

As far as stream or fog, beats the heck out of me.

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Old April 21, 2005, 08:21 PM   #5
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I suggest stream instead of fog.

Stream will contaminate the immediate atmosphere *less*, is *less* affected by wind, and can be applied from a greater distance. However stream requires a little more accuracy to achieve a good facial application.

I also suggest you purchase inert training units, wear goggles and practice spraying each other so you learn the spray pattern characteristics.
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Old April 22, 2005, 09:47 AM   #6
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Just got two 2oz cans of stream with Cop-Top.....very impressed.
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Old April 22, 2005, 09:50 AM   #7
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Very impressed as in, "I just sprayed myself in the face and I'm contemplating a self-inflicted gunshot wound to end the agony?"

Seriously, I feel good knowing how incapacitating this stuff is. Gives you another option when danger comes.
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Old April 22, 2005, 09:56 AM   #8
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My GF gave me disturbing news recently. She says she doesn't think she would be able to pick up a weapon and shoot an intruder in the home.

So my last option was to ask her if she would hesitate to use spray, she said no not at all.

So I was going to have to do a little research here and now I do not. Thanks fellas.
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Old April 23, 2005, 02:01 AM   #9
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Refuses to use a gun? Heres the next best thing for self defense:

http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/1lb.htm


In the mean time get her to the range and get her comfortable with a firearm, and then take her back often to practice.
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Old April 23, 2005, 11:54 AM   #10
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djw6611,

She's been to the range with me a number of times to shoot trap, the .22lr, my .270...etc.

Her issue is she can't point and shoot at a person... thanks for the link though.
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