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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