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Old 30-03-2019, 10:47   #46
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Bear spray........if it stops a bear it'll stop a couple of people.....
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Bear spray........if it stops a bear it'll stop a couple of people.....


And in many places is just as illegal as a handgun.
However I agree, if legal it surely is effective, just try to not be downwind.

There is this story I was told at Glacier National Park about a Japanese tourist who had a can of bear spray, and lined her children up and applied it, thinking I guess that it was like mosquito spray.

Be terrible if true.

If memory serves, Bear Spray may be legal in Canada, but mace is not.
I believe the difference is mace is an ounce or two, while Bear spray is much, much more, but both are Capsicum pepper spray?
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And in many places is just as illegal as a handgun.
However I agree, if legal it surely is effective, just try to not be downwind.

There is this story I was told at Glacier National Park about a Japanese tourist who had a can of bear spray, and lined her children up and applied it, thinking I guess that it was like mosquito spray.

Be terrible if true.

If memory serves, Bear Spray may be legal in Canada, but made is not.
I believe the difference is mace is an ounce or two, while Bear spray is much, much more, but both are Capsicum pepper spray?
Yes bear spray make a little can of mace look, well little.......bear spray is capsicum has large volume and long reach.......like you don't want to hit the bear as it is on top of you.....
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There are many improvised weapons that are just, if not more effective as firearms in confined spaces.


I have a textbook that covered some of that from my cop days. I'll see if I can dig that out of the library in the next couple days.
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Guys

It is time to close this thread. The second you went to discussing weaponry for combat, be it self defence or otherwise, it became a topic not conducive to the policies of CF.

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