Anyone carry pepper spray in their cars? Just 'cause

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Anyone carry pepper spray in their cars? Just 'cause

Post by Dr. Dickie » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:31 pm

I recently had a drunk guy driving home at 5am get road rage. He felt that I was tailgating him (I wasn't even close to tailgating). This was on a 30 mph road. Came to a 4 way stop sign. Stopped, then he started moving about two inches before he slammed on his brakes. I think he thought he was brake checking me, but he did it so quickly I never even had a chance to get started moving before he slammed on the brakes. It was funny as hell. He then stuck his head out of his window and yelled something to me. At that point I just drove around him. He was so drunk, I don't think he even notice that I was past him until I was like 100 feet down the road. He came racing up behind me, flashing him lights. I just cruised down the road and ignored him. He eventually gave up and turned around. I was armed, but it never got close to me having to reach for my weapon.
Then just last week, I was watching some videos about road rage, and in one of them, this guy came up to the window of this one driver yelling and raising hell. The drive rolled down his window and nonchalantly sprayed the dude in the face with pepper spray.
I started thinking about that, and I thought it would be nice to have a non-lethal method to use on some idiot that just loses control over something stupid. Someone who isn't enough threat to use deadly force, but it would be nice to take the fight out of them before it gets to that.
I put a can of pepper spray in my car. I would have hated to shoot the idiot if he had come at me. I just wanted something else to de-escalate a situation before going to deadly force.

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Post by Deputydave » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:02 pm

Having a non-lethal option is a good option. Just be careful leaving a can of OC spray in the vehicle during the summer. I had a can burst an O-ring once. It was contained in the center console but still made a mess.
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Post by TC6969 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:26 pm

I have some in the door pocket of my truck.

I have a K-Bar wedged in there to keep it from falling down farther than I can reach.

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:55 pm

Pepper spray is for little old ladies...I carry this:

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Post by Tenzing_Norgay » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:57 pm

I also carry the Sabre red gel as a back-up. The bear spray is too large a can to conceal.

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Post by CaptBarty » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:14 pm

Not a bad idea. I have no particular desire to shoot anyone: it is not a joyful thing. I was going to ask what a good, small spray is, and it looks like Tenzing has that covered.
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Post by TC6969 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:51 pm

That Sabre is the same one I have.

I test fired it when I first got it.

Trust me, if someone gets close enough to touch you this spray will make them rethink things!

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Post by jaytwillerham » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:31 pm

Yes, there's one in every driver car door side pocket.
Gotta' be sure the direction of the wind if used.
If not it could be like shooting oneself in the foot.

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Post by dieselbeef » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:07 pm

I did..but the heat in this god forsaken sauna we live in exploded it...thank god it was in the door pocket and didn't have dye....but it was brutal in the car for r a cpl day..think about it

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Post by TC6969 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 pm

Mines been banging around in my truck for 4 years without exploding.

Maybe I need to test it again.

It might not even work.

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