Wasp spray versus Pepper spray
You no longer need to keep your .45 or AK-47 sitting out on the coffee table… A can of wasp spray will do!
A receptionist in a church in a high risk area who was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended she get a can of wasp spray instead. The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. You could also keep it in your car and it’s perfectly legal. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School. For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door. Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades. It’s also one he wants everyone to hear.
Two Letters Re: Recommendations on Discreet Self Defense Weapons and TrainingJim,
First, here’s a link to an article on self defense considerations in Britain.
I usually carry my koppo in my weak hand at the ready. This frees up my strong hand to draw my primary weapon and the cord retention system allows the weak hand to perform other tasks such as slide manipulation. Planned use of the stick is for primary weapon retention and to gain enough time/space to draw the primary weapon (if available and warranted).
Here is a page on how to convert a pocket flashlight into a koppo stick.
Here’s the LED flashlight that I converted (available through Sears):
Finally, here’s a YouTube video on the subject.
Enjoy! – Rick H.
Dear Mr. Rawles,
I’ve got something for the guy in suburban London. England is a rainy area – isn’t´t it? So try this unbreakable umbrella.
And here´s something on video about how to use canes for self-defense.
Thank you! – Joe B.