Less Lethal Alternatives frequently searches the wide expanses of the internet for some of the latest and greatest in less lethal technology and awesome defensive gadgets. One company has recently adapted one of it’s products to the trend of vaping, creating a camouflaged self defense tool called the Vaporizer. The world’s first Vaporizer stun gun and flashlight is the Vaporizer by Streetwise Security. Streetwise is known as a reliable manufacturer of self defense products and it’s products can be found on almost all major online stores. The Vaporizer comes in at 6.25 inches in length and is designed to be as compact and easy to carry as a regular Vaporizer. Don’t let it’s size fool you though, as the Vaporizer packs as much power as stun-guns twice it’s size.
The exterior of the product is shock proof and made from a military grade aluminum alloy. The etched ribbed handle ensures a non slip grip in stressful situations. In many circumstances it only takes the audible crackle and bright spark of the 18,000,000 volt stun gun to dissuade attackers. As with all of their products over the last two decades, Streetwise Security has designed the Vaporizer with advanced technology and top quality materials, and backs it with a lifetime warranty. The Vaporizer comes with a USB charger and wall adapter.
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.
Small and easy to hide, perfect for joggers and any body who ever parks in a garage late at night. ZAP Stick by PS Products delivers 800,000 volts of stopping power and has two LED lights to brighten up any dark environment. Comes in both black and pink, a true uni-sex self-defense tool. The ZAP Stick runs on 2 lithium CR2 batteries.
The Taser X26 has been in use by law enforcement for quiet sometime now and even available to the general public in it’s civilian model the Taser X26C. This device was the compliance tool to replace the older Taser M26 for law enforcement. This Taser X26C is built on a much smaller frame than the Taser M26C and is definitely the right size for concealable carry. It is still just a one shot device but it delivers a 10 second shock cycle where the older Taser M26C only delivered a 5 second shock cycle. The Taser X26C uses the same Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) technology as the law enforcement grade units and has the capability of penetrating through 2 cumulative inches of clothing. Like the Taser M26C the X26C has an ambidextrous flip safety which makes it easy to shoot for both right-handed and left-handed operators and like all civilian models has a reach of 15 feet. The unit also features a high intensity laser for better target acquisition and a LED flash light which was new to this unit. The device also has toggle options for the laser and LED flashlight which you can set to your own preference. The unit also displays the amount of battery life still available so you know when it’s time to charge. The device is backed by Taser’s lifetime warranty and if you ever need to leave your unit behind at the scene of an attack and have a police report, Taser will replace your unit at no charge.
The unit’s MSRP is $999.00
From the world’s leader in ECD technology comes another great achievement in less lethal technology. The Taser X2 and X3 Less Lethal Alternatives are semi-automatic devices that offer multiple shots prior to reload. The X2 and X3 were developed ,”by law enforcement for law enforcement”, and is the most advanced product in the infamous Taser lineup. Before this product was released to the professional market it had spent six years in research and development and been put through more than 3000 hours of validation testing. The unit features a double laser for greater accuracy than ever before, it’s improved power magazine allows for 500 firings, the unit is virtually weather proof made to work in any conditions, it features a self diagnostic application that determines if the device is ready and safe for use, Current Metering technology ensures that the appropriate amount of current gets deployed for maximum effectiveness while considering safety, and it also has a tactical accessory interface. Aside from all of the most cutting edge technology that this unit brings to the table, it’s appearance lacks no sex appeal. The unit is extremely sleek with sharp edges and ergonomic curves in all the right places. It boasts a comfortably contoured grip for your hand, recessed cartridges, ambidextrous thumb safety, and looks like a prop from the latest SciFi movie. Available in the black and black and yellow color configurations. At this time the unit is only available to law enforcement and military. The X2 version is a double shot model and is slightly thinner than its twin brother the X3 which offers three shots prior to reload.
Taser X2 MSRP is $950.00
Taser X3 MSRP is $1,599.95