Bear or dog spray vs humans?
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Naturally you wouldn't carry it INTENDING ...
September 13th, 2005 01:04 AM
Bear or dog spray vs humans?
Just out of curiosity, and because carrying bear or dog spray might be easier to justify in certain juristictions.
Naturally you wouldn't carry it INTENDING to use it on human attackers, but if you were attacked by humans and happened to use bear or dog spray on them, would it be effective?
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September 13th, 2005 03:11 AM
I'm sure it'd work just fine. Here's a chart (scroll down the page) that compares some of the different Bear-sprays on the market. When I got to looking a little, it doesn't really seem that these are really much stronger/hotter than the "people" types (Fox Labs, Defense-Tech. etc.).
Of course, in the tactical sense, I wouldn't trust the bear spray any more than I "trust" the normal stuff. It's a step on the ladder, not the "be all to end all."
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September 13th, 2005 08:26 AM
September 13th, 2005 12:01 PM
Well, I dunno, but I once used a CS Tear Gas GRENADE on an angry Grizzly Bear and it worked great on HIM. Blank M60 fire had almost zero effect, however. Noise was not effective. But the gas got his attention!
Originally Posted by tanksoldier
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September 13th, 2005 12:14 PM
Bears have a sensitive snout and are easily deterred by sprays. Probably more so than a .44 Mag.
September 13th, 2005 01:37 PM
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This conjures up one heck of an image Ex - LOL!
I once used a CS Tear Gas GRENADE on an angry Grizzly
I am sure at time tho it was not funny, even for Mr Bruin!!
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September 13th, 2005 04:56 PM
Don't be so sure.
Don't know about the homeless where you are, but a few weeks ago some fool repremanded one who was tearing apart a garbage can looking for something. The homeless guy turned around, stabbed him to death and took off. I haven't heard anything about his capture.
Originally Posted by QKShooter
They live a very hard life and have to fight for everything they have, so I would put them in the junkyard dog category. Do they deserve to be killed? No, unless they are trying to kill you.
Seems to me that spray would be a good starting point, but be ready for them to become very violent.
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