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jeffsenpai
05-03-2010, 4:56 PM
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/5631/blackjpxweb.jpg or http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5346/pepperblasterii.jpg


www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhhRZ9TnNOY

Both of these pepper sprayers shoot a blast of OC spray at the target. The Kimber website does not forbid sales to CA, but seeing as how they look very similar to firearm shape, I wouldn't want them to attract LEO attention.

These seem more natural to aim and more precise than a safety tab can or regular pepper spray, what do you all think?

robcoe
05-03-2010, 5:03 PM
To me those seem to be getting a little to close to legal trouble for no real benifit over standard cans. However that is not an opnion based on any real legal training.

Not being restricted from shipping to California is not a good indicator of if its legal to carry. I can buy a .44 cal cap and ball gun from cabelas over the internet, but if I carried it on the streets of LA I would probably find myself in a squad car very quickly.

GrizzlyGuy
05-03-2010, 5:24 PM
This has come up before, and they may not be legal in CA depending on how they expel the spray. See here (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=3924273#post3924273) and here (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=4130992#post4130992).

gonzo1510
05-03-2010, 8:17 PM
Nope, I carry the Taser C2.

jumpthestack
05-04-2010, 8:07 AM
Seems like a lot of expense for something that has only 2 shots, has rudimentary sights, and you have to hit the attacker in the face.

johnny_22
05-04-2010, 12:22 PM
Fits in my sport coat pocket easily. Legal? I go on the fact that it is sold in every gun store I walk into, and not under the counter like condoms used to be.

gunsmith
05-04-2010, 1:35 PM
I like those huge cans of bear spray personally, I've used them and never gotten in trouble-then again, I know what to say if questioned by LE.

Barkoff
05-04-2010, 2:36 PM
My wife and daughter have them in their purses, I asked around at the time I bought them and was told they are legal...can't remember who I asked though.

cj cake
05-04-2010, 10:50 PM
Not legal in California.

12403.7 (e) (1) No person shall purchase, possess, or use any tear gas
weapon that expels a projectile, or that expels the tear gas by any
method other than an aerosol spray, or that contains more than 2.5
ounces net weight of aerosol spray.

12401. "Tear gas" as used in this chapter shall apply to and
include all liquid, gaseous or solid substances intended to produce
temporary physical discomfort or permanent injury through being
vaporized or otherwise dispersed in the air...

glockk9mm
05-05-2010, 6:14 AM
Not legal in California.

12403.7 (e) (1) No person shall purchase, possess, or use any tear gas
weapon that expels a projectile, or that expels the tear gas by any
method other than an aerosol spray, or that contains more than 2.5
ounces net weight of aerosol spray.

12401. "Tear gas" as used in this chapter shall apply to and
include all liquid, gaseous or solid substances intended to produce
temporary physical discomfort or permanent injury through being
vaporized or otherwise dispersed in the air...

Is tear gas the same as pepper spray?

Maestro Pistolero
05-05-2010, 8:16 AM
Is tear gas the same as pepper spray?
Legally, it would seem so.
"Tear gas" as used in this chapter shall apply to and
include all liquid, gaseous or solid substances intended to produce
temporary physical discomfort or permanent injury through being
vaporized or otherwise dispersed in the air...

glockk9mm
05-05-2010, 9:35 AM
Thanks maestro

2Bear
10-10-2011, 10:52 AM
I bought my GF one of these recently. She works one block from SF murder central. I can't imagine LE giving her a hard time for defending her life with it.

12403.7 (e) (1) No person shall purchase, possess, or use any tear gas
weapon that expels a projectile, or that expels the tear gas by any
method other than an aerosol spray, or that contains more than 2.5
ounces net weight of aerosol spray.

What's more, on the legality issue, it does dispense as an aerosol device, albeit in a pistol form factor. Anyone have any verified info that it's not CA legal?

(I've read most of what's here, FWIW, including: http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=436343 )

Lugiahua
10-10-2011, 11:50 AM
I would carry Taser M26C instead of those.

-less legal problem
-easier to aim
-longer effective range

Kestryll
10-10-2011, 12:04 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=436343

I chased this from DoJ down to the 'ask your local cop' level.

I have a PepperBlaster in my Gearslinger.

scarville
10-10-2011, 12:11 PM
I bought one about a year ago for my wife to carry because it looked like a nice implementation. I never gave it to her and it is now locked in my ammo cabinet largely because of the legal uncertainty. These days it seems the system is a bigger threat to the peaceable citizen than the hoodlums.

bwiese
10-10-2011, 12:13 PM
Remember, do not tamper or deface serial# on your pepper spray etc container.

I seem to recall there's a violation just for that in the Penal Code

smakbiam
10-10-2011, 12:43 PM
I purchased one of these for my GF recently. If they are not legal to carry or use, why in the heck are they selling them everywhere in CA? Doesn't make much sense.

darthnugget
10-10-2011, 12:44 PM
How about this one? It uses aerosol like the law requires.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kxici0SHL._AA300_.jpg

2Bear
10-10-2011, 12:53 PM
How about this one? It uses aerosol like the law requires.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kxici0SHL._AA300_.jpg

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Hmmm. It is $70 (?) though, vs $30 for the Kimber.

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smakbiam
10-10-2011, 1:53 PM
The kimber is powered by 2 pyrotechnic charges, not sure if that makes any difference legally. It's 2 shot system, where you can fire the first shot and choose to fire again if needed or leave it for another day.