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    One option that I like is one of those small air horns in the can. You can get them at marine shops, they are used as horns on boats. About the size of a salt shaker, and makes a no-kidding huge noise.

    Who knows though, maybe it would just tick someone off and make things worse.


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    Near to their ear, I imagine it could buy you a few seconds.

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    I think this can be overthunk to death. If it's legal to kill them, it has to be at least "forgiven" for using a less lethal device. But, just like using a gun, they better be right.

    Can you imagine the message it would send to the nation if a person were sent to prison for using a less than lethal device? They would be OK if they used a gun, knife, big rock, stick or whatever. So why would wasp spray be different. On the other hand, if they said "good Job" there would be a run on wasp spray. Suppose the BG's might consider that before doing what they do?

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    Wasp spray is expensive. Carburator cleaner works just as good on wasps and can sometimes be had for a little more than a buck a can.
    Tell her you can't afford wasp spray coz you spent all the money on real ammo, and toss her a can of WD40 instead!

    So has she found a holster for that can of wasp spray????? lol
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    I don't think that anybody is suggesting that there would be a problem using it if lethal force was justified, but if only a lesser degree of force was justified, then there is a good possibility of a problem.

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    I would recommend sticking with commercial self defense sprays.

    With that said in a pinch there are some chemical insecticide sprays that could be effective in an emergency. I would not recommend using wasp and hornet spray. While it may slow someone down and not make them happy it is a weaker formulation that other insecticide sprays.

    Typically Ant and Roach sprays can be found that have an organophosphate base. This is the same base as nerve agents use and is often more concentrated than military nerve agents.

    I am not advocating using such sprays but in a pinch any port in a storm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    One option that I like is one of those small air horns in the can. You can get them at marine shops, they are used as horns on boats. About the size of a salt shaker, and makes a no-kidding huge noise.

    Who knows though, maybe it would just tick someone off and make things worse.
    I dunno cammo girl - Coincidentally, last Saturday my son snuck up behind me and blasted me with one of those air horns. After I flinched, my reaction was what to do with the huge adrenaline dump while trying to laugh it off. I'd hate to give that sort of advantage to a BG.
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    Federal law states that it is a crime to use wasp spray for other than its intended purpose.

    Lethal force laws are almost always state laws.

    Federal laws trump state laws.

    I'd stick with the government approved OC spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    The below is an example of the kind of thing you might face, depending on the circumstances of use of the H/W spray.

    244. Any person who willfully and maliciously places or throws, or
    causes to be placed or thrown, upon the person of another, any
    vitriol, corrosive acid, flammable substance, or caustic chemical of
    any nature, with the intent to injure the flesh or disfigure the body
    of that person, is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison
    for two, three or four years.
    As used in this section, "flammable substance" means gasoline,
    petroleum products, or flammable liquids with a flashpoint of 150
    degrees Fahrenheit or less.
    Of course their would be charges pressed against you if you randomly started fights and finished them with brake cleaner,wasp spray,so on.

    I have been to court over beating someone with a turbocharger.But it was in self defense from a knife,and no matter what i used to fight back,it was seen as a reasonable use of force.

    Just an example.As with any weapon,it depends on how you use it in what circumstance,not what you use.

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    You will note in the first sentence of my post, the dependence on circumstances. They relate to almost anything/everything in SD.
    A tubo huh, that must have been interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    A tubo huh, that must have been interesting.
    It was in a parts yard i work in and was in my hand when i went into the office.Somebody was trying to rob us with a knife,and they found it interesting a few minutes later.Sorry about paraphrasing your post,im really tired.

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    No problem, get some sleep if you can.
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    I have also heard of using the wasp spray before in self defense although personally I prefer my Ruger SR 9 question though how long does it supposedly keep the bad guy down? Response time from LEO can often be 20 minutes or more is it really going to keep an attacker at bay that long?
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    I would look at it as a very short term distraction/discomfort, at best, to either provide time to escape or implement other measures.
    "I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".

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