One of mother nature’s scariest moments can be experienced in the awesome force of tornadoes and with this in mind one company based a less lethal self-defense design around this terrifying phenomenon. Meet the Tornado OC delivery system, a 3 in 1 self-protection unit. The good people over at Tornado sent me an evaluation unit to test for my self so that I could give my readers the first hand account. There are two different units the “3 in 1″ and “5 in 1″, I don’t really know where they got the names from because the “5 in 1″ is really a 3 in 1 self-defense unit. The Tornado unit is small and light and comes with a belt clip and jogging arm band so you can take it with you where ever you are going. The unit is a two-part unit, the carrier and the actual self-defense unit which locks into the carrier. The “5 in 1″ features two additional self-defense items which I would highly recommend that you get if you are looking to purchase the Tornado unit. It features a high intensity strobe light to disorient an attacker as well as an ear-piercing high frequency alarm which is automatically activated once the Tornado unit has been released from it’s carrier. The alarm feature is one that I particularly like because it attracts a lot of attention, attention that any attacker won’t want. The self-defense unit is released from it’s carrier in a split second and the only way to turn off the alarm is to return it into the carrier. The Tornado has a reach of 12 – 15 feet and all of their units come with the law enforcement strength of 2 million Scoville heat units. The actual spray nozzle is angled at 82 degrees rather than 90 degrees like traditional OC sprays, this allows for less restriction in the dispersion of the spray.
You might find some units stamped with the Ruger logo that appear similar to those bearing the Tornado logo, don’t worry, they are the exact same thing just one is marketed towards the firearms community. On a personal note my wife and sister-in-law both own this unit.
The “3 in 1″ unit’s MSRP is $15.95
The “5 in 1″ unit’s MSRP is $29.95, **recommended and tested 1st hand.