A company called United Tactical System LLC has a division called Pepperball Technologies Inc that has specialized in less lethal weapons technology since 1996. Pepperball which is based in San Diego CA, has a variety of product lines for military, police, and the security industry. One of Pepperball’s products is called the Flashlauncher and it combines the versatility of a practical 100 lumen flash light along with a five shot less lethal launcher. This product is targeted towards the private security industry for officers who may not be licensed to carry traditional firearms, but who may still need means of protection as well as a compliance tool. The Flashlauncher is semi automatic and features a laser sight which allow for fast target acquisition. The weapon functions off of a replaceable compressed C02 gas cylinder which is inserted at the top of the device and secured into place by the internal plunger. The Flashlauncher fires small balls similar to paintballs that are filled with hot pepper powder up to 30 feet that will burst open impact when it strikes it’s target. There is also an optional rechargeable battery and charger for this product. The Flashlauncher weighs only 1.75 lbs so it won’t add a lot of weight to an officer’s duty gear. The platform also has an ambidextrous safety for safe carrying and avoiding accidental discharges.
The Tiberius Arms T15 is a magazine fed paintball marker which can be converted for less lethal self defense and used as a great training tool. The Tiberius T15 is the first marker of its kind, offering a true .68 caliber 1:1 AR rifle platform for the ultimate in milsim authenticity. The T15 features a tough and durable lightweight aluminum body, built to withstand the harsh conditions and be reliable. The Tiberius T15′ collapsible stock features an integrated 13ci/3000psi aluminum HPA tank. The T15 can be operated with a standard hopper for increased ammunition capacity or mag fed. The Tiberius T15‘s continuous feed magazines can hold 19 First Strike Rounds or 20 glass breaker or PAVA rounds. The system features the T15’s precision-made barrel incorporates a hand guard with multiple aluminum 7/8″ tac rails for mounting bipods, scopes and other useful tactical accessories. Flip-up sights, red dot optics, and laser sights can also be added to this platform for better targeting acquisition. The Tiberius Arms T15 can provide the ultimate milsim immersion experience as well as provide great capabilities in long range less lethal defense when equipped with the proper ammunition such as hard glass breaker rounds or chemical PAVA rounds.
MACE has recently released a new design of their original Pepper Spray Gun called the Pepper Gun 2.0. This item’s new design features the same functionality as the previous design but is meant to provide a more tactical look. The redesigned version has a picatinny rail system at the top of the weapon which allows the user to attached accessories such as a laser mount. The weapon uses a replaceable 28 gram pepper spray cartridge, each cartridge provides approximately seven spray cycles and has a reach of up to 20 feet. The MACE Pepper Gun 2.0 features a self defense strobe light which can disorient attackers and is activated by the pull of the trigger. The 10% OC/pepper spray also contains UV dye so that assailants can be identified by police. Upon direct contact with eyes, respiratory system and mucous membranes, the active ingredients in the pepper spray will cause eyes to slam shut, coughing, and an intense burning sensation to the skin. Effects should lessen in approximately 45 minutes. This item comes in a black and orange color scheme as to identify it as a less lethal weapon and has various accessory options such as holsters.
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The next less lethal alternative is a revamp of a previously reviewed self defense item, the Guard Dog 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 accidental discharge. As with most of Guard Dog Security Products the Olympian is backed by a lifetime warranty. The unit measures 4 inches in length and is available in a variety of colors. This can be an ideal solution for both men and women who like to jog as well as for students who walk from one place to another by themselves late at night. I have seen this product retail at some online retailers for $49.99.
It’s been a while since I came across a real neat or unique marker that could be used for both real-sim training as well as self defense. Today I found the RAP4 468, a marker which is tough as nails and copies the muscle memory from an M4/M16 rifle. The RAP4 468 has a two-part receiver just like the traditional M4 rifle and allows for full customization with ability to swap the entire upper receiver including the barrel, hand guard, and any accessories attached to the hand guard for another specially-outfitted upper receiver in seconds.
The RAP4 468 is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and made in the USA. It’s been said to be the most field durable and dependable marker to date and features many newer innovations which include; Authentic split-receiver design, front and rear combat sights, optional air system, and Lok-Bolt Anti Chop System.
The RAP4 468 can be utilized for less lethal self defense application by switching from standard paintball rounds to specifically designed self defense rounds which contain Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) which is commonly referred to as pepper powder as well as hard hitting glass breaker projectile which are .68 caliber hard ceramic balls or rubber coated glass balls. For homes that don’t want traditional firearms in the house, the RAP4 468 seems to be a relatively practical and effective solution for defense. The RAP4 468 comes with a five year factory warranty and and a 14 round DMAG magazine.
Shoot less, while incapacitating more suspects–more effectively–with the all-new Peppershot PAVA Max Payload Less Lethal Live Round. Each Peppershot PAVA Max Payload Less Lethal Live Round delivers ten times the hot pepper -based irritant powder as our industry-leading Less Lethal Live Round. These maximum-charged rounds are recommended for situations that require the strongest level of irritant.
The Peppershot PAVA Max Payload Less Lethal Live Rounds are ideally suited for riot situations where officers need to create an intense barrier cloud of extremely hot pepper irritant. They are highly effective for safely dislodging barricaded suspects by filling enclosed spaces with an insufferable cloud of irritant powder, and fill many other less-lethal roles as well.
PAVA Max Payload Less Lethal Live Rounds have:
– Extremely hot capsaicin II irritant
– (PAVA) Pepper powder fill
– 10 times the strength of standard Live Agent rounds
– Standard .68 caliber dimensions to work in common Less Lethal Launchers
Standard Live Round: 0.5% PAVA
Max Payload Live Round: 5.0% PAVA
The next less lethal alternative is a pretty cool little gadget, a less lethal multipurpose device. The Olympian by Guard Dog Security Products features their 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 150 lumen flash light which is also great for everyday practical use. The flashlights bulb has a 100,000 hour life span. The unit is rechargeable so you don’t need to keep running to the store for batteries on a regular basis 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 accidental discharge. As with most of Guard Dog Security Products the Olympian is backed by a lifetime warranty. The unit measures 4.25 inches in length and comes in pink or black color schemes. This can be an ideal solution for both men and women who like to jog as well as for students who walk from one place to another by themselves late at night. I have seen this product retail at some online retailers for $85.00.
A few weeks ago I came across an interesting article featuring a product specifically made for women. The product was created by a woman who had her self been attack and realized that all her self defense options had been left at home. Through this experience she created a prototype sports bra that had a concealed sheath for a small defense knife, stun gun, or even a self defense spray. The product that was developed from the prototype is known as the Booby Trap Bra. The idea is similar to that of a neck knife, where the self defense tool is within easy reach and accessible during a hostile confrontation. This sort of self defense solution is ideal for women who live an active life style, running, jogging, and spending time outdoors by themselves. It’s a simple solution for self defense, it provides light, effective, and affordable self defense. The bra is made in the United States.
Today I saw an interesting item through a video that a friend of mine had shared on social media. This product seems to be very unique and features some very cool capabilities. The product is the Defender 24/7 and it’s main defensive feature is a law enforcement grade self defense spray. But the features keep getting better from there. The Defender 24/7 is also a communication tool. When the device is activated and pointed at the assailant the Defender 24/7 takes a snap shot of the attacker which is then wirelessly sent to your smart phone and the Defender App. After this the picture is sent to authorities and your GPS position reported to law enforcement in order for them to send assistance to your location. The device also features a medical alert button which can be activated by users with medical conditions that may require a life alert style system. As if all those features weren’t enough, the unit also has a personal defense siren which can attract additional attention to your location in case of an attack or a medical emergency. The device is small enough to fit in just about any pocket and is a great solution for both men and women seeking a less lethal defensive option. The units are now available for pre-order at around $179.00.
For more information visit: http://www.getthedefender.com/what-is-defender/
Our next topic of discussion about Less Lethal Arms is a self-defense unit produced by Jiun An Technology Co, LTD in Taiwan. You may remember an earlier posting about the Raysun X1 ECD type device, well this is it’s little brother the Raysun M1. The unit has an angled curve much like the Taser C2 and Kelin Remote Needle Gun, but unlike these units and it’s big brother, the M1 doesn’t rely on stun technology. This diverse Less Lethal Alternative platform has a variety of defensive options to offer it’s handler. The double barrel, over/under configuration fires a pepper bullet cartridge, a pepper powder cartridge, or SOS signal flare. The signal flare has a reach of 100 meters, the pepper ball can strike out at 12-15 meters, and the pepper powder cartridge is useful for disabling multiple targets at a close ranges of 3-5 meters. An optional high beam light cartridge can also be deployed for 60 minutes of continues use at 30 meters and can be used as a disorientation strobe device. The Raysun M1 has a laser sight for aiming as well as a small LED light for darker areas. It’s safety features include a red light indicator and a safety buzzer to let the user know the system is activated and armed. It’s dimensions measure 125x55x30 mm, for a fairly compact self-defense unit. The standard package includes the M1 unit, 3 mode LED cartridge x1, Pepper bullet cartridge x 1, Pepper powder cartridge x 3, one soft carrying case, and one belt holster. A rechargeable battery is optional, other optional ammo types include paintball and rubber bullets. The unit comes in a red/black or gray/white color scheme. I have attempted to find a U.S. dealer of this product but have been unable to do so yet. I will keep you posted on further details.