The next less lethal alternative to be discussed on this website comes from a company called SANG MIN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD which is based in Taiwan. The company’s Titan line specializes in a variety of self defense weapons that are less lethal. One of these weapons is the Anti-Riot Stun Pistol. This weapon combines options of other pepper ball style launchers with that of electric stun capability. The weapon is relatively small and made from T6 aluminum alloy. It functions of of compressed air or CO2 like may other less lethal launcher systems. It is magazine fed and provide the user with the options of firing pepper balls, hard rubber balls (riot balls), and electric bullets that have a self contained 9V battery. The electric bullets are rechargeable. The weapon is capable of engaging targets at a distance of 30 meters, or, 98 feet. The weapon measures just slightly over 8.5 inches in length and uses the 12g CO2 cartridges. front grips and laser sights can be added to the system for better accuracy and handling.
Our next Less Lethal Alternative bit of technology looks as if it were drawn straight out of a Judge Dredd comic book and comes to us all the way from Russia. A company in Russia called ( by it’s english name), Electro Shock Technologies, has been busy developing a new ECD device that allows it’s user up to 10 shots and is clip fed like a traditional firearm. This is exciting news because up until recently ECDs were only single shot devices. The RESD PDG-S5 is built on an ambidextrous pistol platfrom, allowing for both left and right handed operators. This Russian ECD features a tactical rail for mounting accessories like flashlights or cameras and has a button to trigger drive stun operation like a traditional stun gun. Get ready for this next bit of information, it will blow your socks off….. The operational range of the RESD PDG-S5 is up to 50 feet, unheard of in American ECDs. The wires projected from the cartridges are not insulated like the ones of a Tazer thus it allows for the user to drag the wires from point A to point B, if a second attacker tries to charge he will meet the “electrified fence effect.” The unit comes with a built-in laser for better target acquisition. I have contacted the manufacturer to see how the American consumer might be able to get their hands on the RESD PDG-S5, I will keep you posted when I find out more.
Today I was excited to learn about a new less lethal solution and alternative which is supposed to hit the consumer market in late Q1 2016. This new electronic control device (ECD) will be priced slightly higher than that of the previous Taser C2 which is now being re-marketed as the Taser BOLT. The Taser PULSE will be Taser’s newest solution to an ever-changing less lethal market which holds a demand with steady growth in both consumer sales and need for innovative self-defense technology.
The all new Taser PULSE will pack the same stopping power that Taser’s law enforcement models provide. The unit has an advanced laser target acquisition system with integrated LED flashlight for accurate deployment. The Taser PULSE offers a reach of 15 feet and a power cycle of 30 seconds. Taser offers a “Safe Escape Product Replacement Program” which means that if the owner has to discharge their weapon in self-defense and leave the unit behind at the scene of an attack, Taser will replace the unit for free when provided with a police report of the incident. The unit weighs a light 1/2 pound, is the size of a subcompact pistol, and uses easily replaceable batteries. The unit ships out with two 15 foot projectile cartridges and Taser is currently accepting pre-orders for it’s release date in late Q1, you can find the link below.
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