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For several years, I carried a can of OC, but had never tried it! I bought a couple of extras to give them a try. I learned some important points...
How far it will effectively spray!
How long it will spray!
And...damn, that stuff really get your attention when the blow back gets into your eyes! It doesn't take much wind to spray yourself. I would not want to try and spray someone without having tried it.
Can you still 'operate' with a little bit in YOUR eyes?
If you carry OC and have never tried using it, your missing some important 'self-training'.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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i set up a roughly man sized piece of cardboard and practiced drawing it from my jacket pocket and spraying in the "face" of the card board
i dont have a big container of OC so i only drew and sprayed twice, using short bursts
the container says its good for 6-8 second long bursts
I think that must count for something right?
The krav maga website you posted seems pretty good, if your interested ask themabout a few free (2-3) introductory lessonsjust to get a 'feel' for it & see if you like it..I practiced aikido, jiujitsu,muy thai, for years (yes I'm old) before doing krav maga in my early 40's and it combined alot of my prior training...Great fun & practical --hope it works out for ya!