Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
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Originally Posted by RhythmRider
10 minutes? then it must be sugar water!!! Police cannot afford to wait that long for anything to take affect.
I said 10 minutes for the mist (meaning the stuff outside the main stream of spray - i.e., overspray in painter's lingo). Even the mist getting in your eyes will slam your eyes shut - that's why I recommend keeping one eye closed tightly before you release the spray. That way you will have one eye that works if the mist drifts back onto you. You better be holding your breath too.
Crooks generally know this too. You aim the spray, they close their eyes and hold their breath. Maybe cover their face too. At any rate, they stop being aggressive and assume a more defensive posture. In two instances I have just shown my OC-10 to troublemakers and they went elsewhere. Never sprayed anyone yet, but after 15 years, I still carry a can clipped to my pocket daily.