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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The Olympian

The Olympian

The Olympian by Guard Dog Security Products is a less lethal multipurpose device which features the so-called “Triple Threat” of self defense options. The unit has a high voltage concealed stun gun for close encounters, a built in OC/pepper spray (18%) that can spray a target at 16 feet, and a 175 lumen flash light (improved from previous version) which is also great for everyday practical use. The OC/pepper spray also contains a UV dye which can be used by police to identify assailants after the encounter. The flashlight’s bulb has a 100,000 hour life span. The unit is rechargeable and comes with a USB charger so you can always keep it ready to go and comes with a small leather carrying case. The unit it self also features a rubberized grip for firm control of the unit when using it. It also features a dual safety switch: One for the stun gun and one for the pepper spray to prevent...
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Cold Steel Brooklyn Whooper

Cold Steel Brooklyn Whooper

It's a well known fact that in lieu on a firearm, a baseball bat can be a great defensive weapon. But old school style Louisville Sluggers can splinter, crack, and break. Aluminum bats are good but are also prone to wear and tear. Cold Steel is a company known for making high quality edged weapons and knives that come with a life time warranty, but it would seems that they have also taken notice of the defensive capabilities of the traditional bat. Therefore they created one that is almost indestructible made of modern day polymer composite. Their solution is the "Brooklyn Whooper" measuring at 38" and weighing 48.3 oz/ 3.02 lbs.  To give some perspective to this measurement most baseball bats used in sport today weigh between 34-36 oz. When the user swings this indestructible bat they will deliver a substantial blow to the target. This could be a great tool for homes in areas where owning a firearm is...
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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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JPX4

JPX4

From the Switzerland based company Piexon comes their latest solution in less lethal OC firepower called the JPX4. Piexon revolutionized the consumer defense market several years ago when they first unveiled their JPX Jet Protector; a two-shot semi automatic pistol that fired blasts of OC gel at distances previously unseen from compact platforms. Their system uses a pyrotechnic charge, just like a traditional firearm to deliver a payload down range, but instead of a lethal round the device fires a hot blast of OC. The JPX systems use their own proprietary OC called Piexol which is rated a 400kS, which will cause extreme burning to the eyes, skin, and difficulty breathing to any exposed target. The JPX4 is the newer four-shot variant of the original system, but the newer platform uses an open breach reload for the cartridges rather than a replaceable barrel system found on the original JPX platform. The firing mechanism is mechanical and delivers the OC down...
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TASER BOLT

TASER BOLT

Taser International is arguably the most well represented brand in the less lethal industry and are known by many as the company that started the term "less lethal". The company pioneered the CEW (conducted electrical weapon) technology which is now used by law enforcement agencies world wide. Jack Cover a NASA scientist developed the Taser product for the law enforcement market back in 1969. Since that time Tasers have seen a world of change and expanded their market into consumer sales. One of Taser International's consumer self defense products is the Taser Bolt (formerly the Taser C2), a compact single shot CEW that fires two darts at an attacker at a distance of 15 feet. The weapon uses a non-rechargeable lithium battery(up to 50 uses) and has replaceable cartridges.  The weapon cycles through a 30 second energy blast which means that a target shot with the Taser Bolt will be immobilized for at least 30 seconds and probably disoriented for...
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