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Old August 2, 2001, 11:32 PM   #26
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Fox pepper Spray

The PD fo which I work generously volunteered my recruit class for 'testing' the effectiveness of various OC Sprays. OBVIOUSLY I only was hit with one brand, but it was (of course), Fox.

Pure liquid Hell.

It may be coincidence, but only three recruits were sent (note: not whined and asked to go, but were ordered to go) to the hospital, and each was hit with Fox. Nothing serious, just three cases of chemical conjunctivitis, but damn...that stuff is HORRIBLE.

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Old August 3, 2001, 07:55 PM   #27
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Check out www.guardalaska.com for some really serious OC. Also an interesting discussion of why they don't use SHUs for ratings. As for impact weapons, I would consider Newt Livesay's WA1 (whoop ass 1) sticks. They are somewhat flexible and tear things up like a sjambok.
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Old August 3, 2001, 11:24 PM   #28
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I just had a little run in with a punting dog sized mutt (35+ lbs). It charged me and kept acting all tuff guy towards me. The owners watched and did nothing.

I'm thinking of bringing bear spray or Pepper but what quantity and what size would be apropriate?

It was trying to bite me but my runners kept it away. It was mostly an annoyance so I don't think it deserves to be fermaldehyded yet....

How about some tabasko or such liquid?

Advice?
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Old August 5, 2001, 01:57 PM   #29
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bear spray for a dog seems a bit of an overkill don't you think?
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Old August 5, 2001, 04:20 PM   #30
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Dogs and humans are far harder to dissuade with pepper spray than bears are. The bears have a natural fear and aversion to man that dogs and humans do not have. Also the bear has far more wet mucous membrane available to hit, dogs less, humans very little.
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Old August 5, 2001, 07:46 PM   #31
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Yes bear spray may be overkill...... So maybe pepper.....

It's passed the rolled up newspaper stage so how else can you disassociate a dog with yourself. Would pepper spray leave a lasting memory not to interfere with nice Joggers?
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Old August 5, 2001, 09:36 PM   #32
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i never said an overkill was a bad thing.
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Old August 6, 2001, 08:12 PM   #33
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Hey Jody,

Did that dog have to get shots after you bit him?
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Old August 6, 2001, 08:41 PM   #34
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HoooHaaaa,

Gino, I was trained in the Mike Fink school of battle protocall.
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