Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

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Wasp spray vs Pepper Spray

Poll ended at Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am

Told to use wasp spray by Concealed Carry Instructor
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Told to use wasp spray by police officer
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Told to use by self defense instructor (non-CHL/PD)
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Heard on internet
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Lawyer's recommendation
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Sticking with pepper spray (comment below on why)
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Total votes : 13

Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby dl1911 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:42 am

Once again came across people who have been told to use wasp spray instead of pepper spray. Curious as to how many others have heard this and from where. Will post links to videos and articles on this from my research next weekend.
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby techmike » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:07 pm

Sorry, I have never heard of using wasp spray in a defensive situation. Would seem that the holster for such a can would be very large. :D
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby JediSkipdogg » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:24 pm

techmike wrote:Sorry, I have never heard of using wasp spray in a defensive situation. Would seem that the holster for such a can would be very large. :D


I think in most cases they are talking around the house. The idea behind it is that the range is much greater and overall it'such cheaper to keep on hand. I have never told a person to use it against a person but I have told people if needed, use it against a vicious dog.
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby Hyflyer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:16 pm

In the trucking world, I have heard/seen drivers that keep wasp spray in their trucks and recommend it because ...
1 it's not illegal
2 it's not "against company policy"
3 sometimes they really have to deal with bees/wasps/hornets
4 it does have a long range and can make more than just wasps decide there's someplace else they'd rather bee (<-- bee :lol: see what I did :D )

I'm of the belief anything can be a weapon, just depends how you hold it :mrgreen: but I think it would take a direct hit in someones eyes to actually be a physical deterrent. Personally, I don't think I would rely on wasp spray doing anything to a person other than making them madder / more aggressive than they already were.
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby techmike » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:18 pm

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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby AlanM » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:26 pm

I'm a WASP so I assume it would work on me.
Would it work as well on a Catholic or a Jew?
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby Gramps » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:55 pm

AlanM wrote:I'm a WASP so I assume it would work on me.
Would it work as well on a Catholic or a Jew?


That's funny :o
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby Brian D. » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:57 pm

The wasp spray advice hangs on like that one about "Shoot the intruder while he's still on your porch, then drag the body inside."
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby sodbuster95 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:59 pm

Seems like it would be easier just to get pepper spray with a longer spray distance if that's the concern. Not hard to find.
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby Bruenor » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 pm

I've heard it in a context similar to HyFlyer. Corporate policy prohibits concealed carry, and pepper spray. If anyone questions a can of wasp spray in your office you are possibly allergic to bee stings...

Is it effective ? I have no idea.
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby Brian D. » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:36 pm

Bruenor wrote:I've heard it in a context similar to HyFlyer. Corporate policy prohibits concealed carry, and pepper spray. If anyone questions a can of wasp spray in your office you are possibly allergic to bee stings...

Is it effective ? I have no idea.


No, it's not particularly effective to quickly incapacitate or stop human beings. Think of it as the chemical/tactical equivalent of carrying and displaying an empty gun to scare away bad guys.
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby screwman » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 am

I've had to use ether on a dog once... It was a handy deterrent. Works good on wasps too. :D
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:19 am

I've heard of doing this as well. I can't speak for the legalities at all, IANAL but I found this online. May be helpful.

http://articles.extension.org/pages/700 ... pper-spray

Reasons 2,3 and 4 kind of caught my eye.

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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby deanimator » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 pm

sodbuster95 wrote:Seems like it would be easier just to get pepper spray with a longer spray distance if that's the concern. Not hard to find.

The usual reason is that proper chemical defense sprays are unlawful to possess/carry.

There are places which (by law) force women (especially) to either submit to robbery, rape, etc., (or urinate on themselves) rather than defend themselves in any way which might harm their attacker.

It isn't about guns. When they ban mace and pepper spray, it's about a hatred for victims and self-defense.
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Re: Wasp Spray vs Pepper Spray

Postby steves 50de » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:18 pm

Brian D. wrote:
Bruenor wrote:I've heard it in a context similar to HyFlyer. Corporate policy prohibits concealed carry, and pepper spray. If anyone questions a can of wasp spray in your office you are possibly allergic to bee stings...

Is it effective ? I have no idea.


No, it's not particularly effective to quickly incapacitate or stop human beings. Think of it as the chemical/tactical equivalent of carrying and displaying an empty gun to scare away bad guys.

So are you say in you will be the test case at fun and gun to see if it works. :lol:
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