TASER X26P

TASER X26P

Taser has long been the go to brand for less lethal electroshock weapons and AXON, Taser's parent company has an impressive line up of solutions. One of them is the Taser X26P, a new and improved version of the Taser X26 a weapon that has been in use by law enforcement for over a decade. The weapon features an integrated laser sight and LED flashlight as well as an ambidextrous thumb safety. The weapon is a single shot system just like it's predecessor and also offers the same contact stun capability as any other Taser system. The technology works by firing two darts through compressed gas at an attacker up to fifteen feet away, once both darts penetrate the target the Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) temporarily overrides the attacker’s central nervous system, limiting muscular control for five seconds. The weapon can be reactivated at the pull of the trigger. The X26P features a long life replaceable battery which provides 50 firings and a...
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MAGMA Personal Safety System

MAGMA Personal Safety System

A less lethal and compact self defense solution, the MAGMA Personal Safety System. This system is a multipurpose flash light, pepper spray, and personal safety alarm all in one. The pepper spray has an effective range of approximately 19 feet or 6 meters. FDA approved plant based tear gas agent with two million SHU OC gas and two types of practice gas  and five million SHU OC gas (operational). The tear gas/OC agent comes in 15ml cartridges and each provides approximately 20 consecutive firings. The self defense spray is activated through a piston operation in stead of a gun powder or compressed gas delivery system. A powerful 130db alarm can be activated to let others in the surrounding area know that the user is in trouble and attract unwanted attention to any would be threat. The (S) version of the MAGMA includes a home security system that can be activated by hanging the device off of a door handle and gets triggered...
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KIMBER PEPPER BLASTER 2

KIMBER PEPPER BLASTER 2

Piexon is a defense company that specializes in advanced pepper spray self defense solutions. They are the same company that have produced the JPX and JPX4 for both law enforcement and consumer less lethal defense use. However the JPX and JPX4 both retail in the $300- $500 range. However they do have a more cost effective solution called the Pepper Blaster which utilizes the same Piexol OC solution that the JPX and JPX4 cartridges use. The Pepper Blaster is currently being marketed by Kimber Firearms as a less lethal solution as an additional carry for firearm users who wish to have multiple force options available. The Pepper Blaster 2 is a two shot unit meant to be discarded after it's been used. It features a semiautomatic firing mechanism and fires the two shots via pyrotechnic discharge much like traditional firearms but is not considered a firearm. It's effective reach is not as far as the JPX or JPX4, but it...
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BRUTUS THE BULLDOG

BRUTUS THE BULLDOG

When it comes to self defense you need solutions that are effective and easily accessible. One great option are self defense keychains which are either made out of impact resistant plastics or in some cases metal alloy. This has been an ever growing trend in the United States amongst civilians and they can serve as a great last ditch defense tool. One such tool is the Brutus Bulldog which is made to fit onto a civilians keychain and constructed of extremely tough plastic composite. Since this item is meant to attach to keychains it makes it extremely accessible and convenient since most people carry keys with them on a daily basis. The Brutus Bulldog acts similar in fashion to old school brass knuckles as it is meant to be used in a punching motion and it's pointed ears can be used to slash and gouge at an attacker. The eyes of Brutus are where the user would insert their index and...
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TASER PULSE

TASER PULSE

AXON formerly Taser International recently released a new ECD weapon for the consumer market known as the Taser Pulse. This new weapon is said to deliver the same stopping power as the law enforcement models such as the X26 and X26P. Unlike the previously released Taser Bolt this new platform is designed similarly to a compact semiautomatic pistol in order to provide shooters with a familiar feel in use. The unit incapacitates it's target via controlled pulses for 30 seconds through electric probes that feature fish hook darts which are fired from the weapon using compressed gas, not gun powder. The built in battery provides enough life for 50 firings of the weapon. The weapon provides a 15 foot engagement distance and a one shot capacity with the same touch stun capability as all other Taser units. The Taser Pulse has a shaved ambidextrous thumb safety, integrated laser and LED flashlight by the front of the trigger guard, as well as...
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Why less lethal?

Why less lethal?

Why less lethal? This a question asked by many, but consider the following. Above is a graph used by many law enforcement and security professionals when learning about use of force options and levels. Deadly force should always be a last resort. In many instances a firm and confident voice and posture will be enough to deescalate a potentially hazardous and violent situation. But when this fails "soft techniques" and "hard techniques" may be suitable to hinder further aggression and violence. Tools such as pepper spray and kubatons can be used in a less harmful manner in order to force compliance and stop an unwanted action. If this approach fails the next level of force may be warranted and authorized prior to the final stage of lethal use of force. Tools and weapons such as impact launchers both in compressed air format and pyrotechnic discharge can be enough to stop attackers and violent aggressors. In many parts of America and throughout...
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Walther PDP

Walther PDP

There is a new less lethal self defense product out on the consumer market that is being manufactured by UMAREX in partnership with Walther firearms. Their new less lethal platform is called the Walther PDP (personal defense pistol). It is not a firearm, but a pepper spray device similar to that of the MACE Pepper Gun. It works off of an aerosol OC canister that is inserted into the main body of the weapon where the muzzle and slide would be located on a traditional firearm. The Walther PDP has an effective range of six meters or 19 feet. The device comes in various colors such as black, white, and pink so the user has the option to carry a weapon that is easily distinguishable from a standard firearm. There are three different cartridges for the device which include; the Walther Pepper Cartridge, Walther Pepper Gel Cartridge, and Walther Training Cartridge. The Walther PDP features the same ergonomic grips as...
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MACE Pepper Spray Gun

MACE Pepper Spray Gun

MACE is a company that specializes in personal defense and security products. Their products range from personal alarms, stun guns, and self defense sprays in various forms. One of their items is the MACE Pepper Spray Gun which is a compact device in which the user inserts a 28 gram OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) can into the muzzle and activates it by pulling the trigger. Unlike some other device out there on the market the OC is delivered via compressed air instead of a pyrotechnic charge like the Defenzia or JPX. The OC is 10% formula which is on the lower spectrum of law enforcement strength. The formula also contains UV dye which can help law enforcement officials identify suspects after a hostile and potentially dangerous encounter. The device offers a maximum range of 20 feet and between 6-7 prays per can. There is also an external safety located where the hammer spur on a traditional firearm would be. Some models...
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Guard Dog Stun Baton

Guard Dog Stun Baton

A company called Guard Dog Security markets and manufacturers a wide array of less lethal self defense products for law enforcement, private security, and everyday consumers. One of the items is a combination of rugged steel baton and bright flashlight with concealed high voltage stun technology. This is the TITAN flashlight which is constructed of type 3 aircraft grade aluminum. The flashlight/baton measures 18.5 inches in length. The device has a three stage switch; off, light, and stun. The flashlight it self produces a bright 260 lumens and the concealed stun technology housed in the crown of the light packs 7,500,000 volts of power. The light's life span is rated for 100,000 hours and the internal battery is rechargeable.  There is also an external over-ride/safety button at the butt of the baton which also glows in the dark. The device comes with both a wall and car charger to provide the user with versatile charging options.   ...
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FN 303 Less Lethal

FN 303 Less Lethal

FN Herstal is a defense company that creates a wide variety of weapons for military, law enforcement, and private citizens. The company has been around for over 125 years and headquartered in Herstal Belgium. One of the branches of FN Herstal is focused on development of less lethal technology and one of their less lethal weapons is called the FN 303. The FN 303 is a less lethal carbine powered by compressed air, similar to a paintball gun. The FN 303 uses a fifteen round drum magazine with a clear backing so that the user can see how many rounds remain and what types of loads are loaded in the weapon. The types of ammo available for this weapon system are impact, impact+paint, impact + indelible paint, impact + irritating effect, impact with inert powder. The manufacturer claims accuracy at 50 meters and stopping power of 30 -25 joules. The FN 303 is a semi automatic platform and recommend for the following missions: ...
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