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I ordered a couple of these for my wife and I ASP Key Defender and they just got here today. We opened them up and put them on our keys and headed out to dinner. Well, I realized the business end of mine was loose, so I tightened it back up. I didn't feel any liquid and couldn't really smell anything noticeable.

Well...a few minutes later I kept getting the urge to sneeze (after I rubbed my nose once). Not thinking much of it, we continued our dinner conversation and my eye began twitching. I rubbed it (no big deal, right??) and suddenly WHAM!!! I could barely open my eye! After going to the bathroom and washing my hands VERY thoroughly I grabbed a paper towel and began rinsing/washing my eye.

It probably wasn't more than half a drop of spray...but wow! That stuff hurts!

I'll certainly be more careful next time...
 

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I prefer my hot sauce in my dinner - not my eyes :popout2:

glad you are okay and hope neither of you ever have to use them...
 

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Wow...you need to defend yourself from, well, yourself. I just started carrying OC spray about a month ago and haven't had any incidents yet. I carry it in my pocket on a ring with a small flashlight. I'm sure my turn will come sooner or later. At least you know it is effective!!!!!
 

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This is why I have suggested that individuals who buy and plan to carry OC spray, buy an extra one to experiment with...preferably sprayed on a windy day. Some will come back to you...can you handle it in a parking lot with a BG trying to ruin your day?:gah:
How far does it spray effectively? How easy is a target to hit from 10-12 feet away?:confused:
I'd get another one and have both you and your wife practice a bit prior to HAVING to use it.OMOYMV:yup:
 

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haha im in the academy got 5months left we got OC sprayed the week before xmas and tasered the week after....OC wasnt bad but it burnt like hell..
 

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This is why I have suggested that individuals who buy and plan to carry OC spray, buy an extra one to experiment with...preferably sprayed on a windy day. Some will come back to you...can you handle it in a parking lot with a BG trying to ruin your day?:gah:
How far does it spray effectively? How easy is a target to hit from 10-12 feet away?:confused:
I'd get another one and have both you and your wife practice a bit prior to HAVING to use it.OMOYMV:yup:
Big +1. Go to a park, pick a tree, and learn how to aim it. Learn if you can handle being downwind of the target tree. Learn how many times you can fire the unit. It is good to know these things.
 

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Alrighty then,
This stuff sounds more dangerous to tote around than a loaded firearm!!


Whew!

P.S.
Don't pepper spray yourself again, ( you said to remind you)


"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering
 

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Someone makes practice containers - not sure who tho'.

Big question: If you were really pissed off, on drugs, really determined, etc, would that spray really stop you from causing harm to someone you were intent on harming? Just something to think about.
 

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When I was a copper and we first got pepper spray we had to take a shot in the snoot during training! OH HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! I was totally blind, had snot balls hanging to my knees and felt like I had just snorted the flame from a blow torch and it took me 2 days to get over it! Okay, maybe I'm remembering it worse than it was... no, no I'm not! :rofl:
 

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Sounds like you got lucky.
I got accidentally dosed in my car back in highschool. My dad a LEO at the time kept a old can of OC spray that was well way past its experation date, it burst while I was driving....Now that sucks.
 

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When I was a copper and we first got pepper spray we had to take a shot in the snoot during training! OH HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! I was totally blind, had snot balls hanging to my knees and felt like I had just snorted the flame from a blow torch and it took me 2 days to get over it! Okay, maybe I'm remembering it worse than it was... no, no I'm not! :rofl:
That's very descriptive...I hope it has the same affect if I ever have to use it in SD. If I ever accidentally spice myself up, I hope you are exagerating. Thanks for the visual image either way.
 

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Next time just squirt it in your chili...
 

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OC in Car

Sounds like you got lucky.
I got accidentally dosed in my car back in highschool. My dad a LEO at the time kept a old can of OC spray that was well way past its experation date, it burst while I was driving....Now that sucks.
A few years ago one of my Mom's friends had a OC cannister explode in her car. The OC spray came off her key ring. In the heat of the day here in Vegas the cannister EXPLODED and covered every surface in her car with OC!!! It was NOT cheap getting all that stuff off the surfaces of her nice car.
 

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I was working in a restaraunt/bar as part of the wait staff, when one of the cooks wife's came in with a can of spray. Her niece was here from Iran and thought it was a can of perfume and proceeded to spray her arm just as I was walking by. I thought to myself what a strange smell, so I proceeded to take a deep thoughtful smell :scratchchin:and then I realized what I had done as my nose began to shoot flames.:yup:
 

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I think everyone who carries OC spray should get exposed to it, if only to understand the weapon´s capabilities and not freak out if they ever get sprayed on a SD situation.

I can say that it was possibly the most painful experience of my life, but I wasn´t really incapacitated for the first few seconds. After getting sprayed, you may still manage to keep some vision, and you can fight back for a while, retain your firearm, or stab/shoot someone if he is close.

After 20-30 seconds it gets worse and worse, until you literally need all your willpower to function. You can´t walk around, you can´t aim a gun, you are just cursing and trying to catch some fresh air. It rubs off after about an hour, but you stay with an uncomfortable feeling for the whole day.

Some people are supposedly inmune, but I´ve never seen it personally. I´m definitely not one of them (But then again, I´m pretty wimpy when it comes to spicy foods).

Still, you have to remember that it´s a great tool to allow you to run away or fight back, but DO NOT expect the crazed knife-weilding BG to stay there yelling "OW OW OW OW".

Also, expect to get at least some of it in your eyes, especially if it´s windy and you are using the "cone" type.


/Just my experience
 
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