leppardlady79 wrote:Yeah the AK is just a Little gun I notice some comments about pepper spray. The military spray is capcicum/mace/cs and is POWERFUL. Took my hubby 4 days to get over his certification test spray. None of the civilian sprays that I know of have that combo plus they do not spray as far. Most are just the capsicum (pepper oil) A guy who is high or angry can overcome the capsicum alone spray but it can buy you seconds so still worth having.
Thanks for the clarification LL... though I recall my trainers saying the version we were using was just pepper oil, I don't always trust the level of knowledge of military Gunner's Mates... some are EXCELLENT, but plenty of them just go off of hear-say.
You are right about overcoming the spray... we were forced to do so and fight with batons to demonstrate we could still defend ourselves... but it was extremely hard and had the other guy have had a gun, I'd have been done in for sure!
Like your husband, it took me a while to recover also. After several hours outside I went inside and propped myself under an A/C vent and passed out for about 2-3 hours. Afterwards I felt pretty good so I left the room to go back to my watchstation and less than 1 minute later my entire face was burning again and my eyes were tearing up so much I had to hold one eye open with my fingers while I kept walking... it was aweful! And it kept coming back every time I showered, washed my face for at least 24 hours. Not fun.