Security issues have recently become very relevant. Conflict, including with the use of weapons, can occur literally with everyone on the street. Someone is wounded with a knife, someone answered an insult, one can get a hard object on the head or be simply trampled. Experts say that in more than half the cases of conflict in general, you can avoid using a very ordinary gas can.
Another about 20% of cases will be helped by a so-called gas spray can. In this case, its use is appropriate in the metro, in the entrance or some closed place. But people are rather skeptical about this weapon of self-defense, preferring not to deal with it at all. Disenchant with some of the myths that surround the gas cartridges.
Gas cartridges can not be considered a real weapon. This is a toy for cowardly women.
This opinion is sometimes shared by the strong women and the body themselves. They believe that enough knowledge of one of the martial arts to be protected from the attacker. However, it is enough to read weapons forums and sections devoted to self-defense. There, everyone perceives cans as a weapon. And the possession of such is considered ordinary and almost mandatory. Even there are special sections dedicated to the balloons. They consider their types, tactics of application, and the users themselves are changing the experience of using such a tool. After reading such materials, many people have an idea about buying a personal gas can. And getting used to his constant finding in his pocket even throws out the garbage, carrying these weapons with him.
A gas cartridge can start producing gas independently, which will lead to poisoning of its owner.
Such a thought frightens many people from acquiring. They believe that the threat from the outside is fictitious, but the risk to suffer to the owner from the can itself is quite real. In fact, the usual and not expired balloon can not simply let its filler out, it is not necessary to talk about the concentration of gas dangerous for the owner. Since the system is still completely airtight, in time it will become a little less than the active substance in the can. Those who fear for leaks may from time to time weigh their balloons. On the Internet, you can find pictures of spray cans after crashes. Even the crushed bottom and the split upper plastic cover do not lead to the emptying of the weapon’s capacity. The hosts are surprised to say that the amount of active ingredient in this can remains the same.
люди People get more aggressive with gas cartridges.
This opinion usually arises precisely with those who have no such self-defense tool. In fact, the main weapon of a man is not a pistol or a can, but his head. If a person does not own the situation, then nothing will not protect and will not save. Usually you immediately see a person who can not be trusted with a can. Even at the stage of conversation with him it is clear that an aggressive, arrogant and unrestrained language will be a bad owner of such weapons. He will be able to further inflate the emerging conflict. But in this case, the tool does not make a person like that, but he is already aggressive in nature. But an ordinary person will remain with him even with a can, sharply activating and becoming dangerous only in a critical situation, when he suddenly in a dark time suddenly asked to light or call.
Gas cartridges are an unreliable tool.
It is better to use a knife or any other metal object. Of course, critical defeat of the enemy means an unconditional victory. Only here the question may arise, and what to do then with his body? How then to put up with your conscience? But the gas can and does not cause any injuries, but briefly able to withdraw the attacker from the game.And from a psychological point of view it’s much easier to spray a person with gas, rather than hit him with a sharp metal object. Speech, of course, is not about a mother murderer, but about ordinary people. A simple demonstration of a knife, whether it’s a balloon or a lost thing. In this case, there is a simple, but true principle – if you get a weapon, then you must act on it. About the knife can speak fragile and defenseless women, who really have no idea how to operate this cold steel. It is also worth mentioning that in the issue of distance of application, the can has a slight advantage over traditional cold steel. In a critical situation, this can be crucial.
The gas cartridge does not work for drunk or drug addicts, nor for dogs.
This myth is one of the most common about gas cartridges. To disprove it, you can try at the end of some gatherings with a plentiful drink to try to touch the eye with chili peppers. Hardly anyone like that. The action of capsaicin concerns everyone. Especially mythical berserkers can avoid this, but they are unlikely to deal with banal robbery. But do not expect an effective impact of the gas can on any experienced soldier who has experience of service in special forces. According to observations, gas does not always stop large guard dogs. We are talking about Dobermans, Shepherds and Rottweilers. But usually attacked people are not trained and experienced fighters, but the hackneyed pumped gopnik, and the mongrels, fattened by grandmothers and guards. It is on these aggressors that the gas can and will act in the right way.
There is no point in using a gas cartridge in strong winds.
And this is the truth. But in this case the gas pistol will not be saved, especially if a strong wind blows directly into the face of the defender. The truth sometimes in such a situation can help a spray can. After all, he does not spray the cloud, but gives a narrow-stream. So in a dangerous situation, you have to watch “where the wind blows”, in a literal and figurative sense.
The gas cartridge can harm the owner himself.
First of all, we must take into account that it is still a weapon. Yes, it can be bought relatively simply, but it does not change its essence from this. Like any other weapon, you have to learn how to handle a gas cartridge. About this written a lot of articles and manuals, which can be found on websites and forums on defense. You can even find on the Internet video clips, where the testers try the effect of gas cartridges. As a result, a thorough study of the subject of possession of these weapons will minimize the risk of harming themselves.
Balloons can be substandard.
There is much debate on this issue. In fact, any product can be of poor quality, and the manufacturer can suddenly decide to save on its products. From this no one is immune. The choice of a gas canister should be approached responsibly, after reading before the recommendations of experienced owners and their feedback on a particular product.
Nerve gas is used in balloons.
This is not true, so do not listen to sellers or obsessive ads. If you are offered to purchase such weapons, especially without a label, it is best to refuse right away.
The cans are up to 2 meters away.
In fact, not a single aerosol gas cartridge will be effective at a distance of more than 1 meter. Possible maximum is 1.5 meters. If the balloon is also small, 25 ml, then this distance will be even less.
The gas cartridge will immediately stop the attacker.
Unfortunately, none of the cans is instantaneous. Irritant does not work immediately. Depending on the composition of the gas and the conditions of use, the delay before the action on a human substance can be from 2 to 30 seconds. So it’s worth to be prepared for the fact that the attacker in any case will have a couple of seconds left.