ASP Street Defender
Designed for the law enforcement and private security industries, the Street Defender is machined from high-strength aerospace industry standard aluminum. An O-ring sealing and injection-molded positive safety feature protect against accidental discharges. The active inserts contain 30 one-half second bursts of potent, 2 million heat units-rated oleoresin capsicum, a proven irritant/deterrent. The training inserts hold an inert, lightly scented aerosol. The effective range is 10 feet. Each device is performance-tested for function and individually date-coded for reliability. MSRP $44.
Brite-Strike Technologies Tactical Balls RID-3
Brite-Strike Technologies’ rolling, illuminated distraction and disorientation device is a small, lightweight, water-resistant and concentrically designed sphere that is weighted to land light side up eventually to illuminate an area or subject. Tactical Balls are not strobes, nor are they exceptionally dazzling. They are simply designed to distract bad guys and then provide illumination for officer entry. Also available in an infrared configuration that is highly effective when used with today’s modern night vision goggles. MSRP $60.
Lightfield Ammunition Corporation SuperStar
Viewing the SuperStar projectile outside of the cartridge may give an entirely wrong perception. It might look like a child’s Koosh Ball, but it packs a punch. Designed to be used at a distance of 2 to 15 yards, the SuperStar’s patented design intentionally embraces properties that can greatly reduce the undesirable effects of a drag-stabilized, sock-style bean bag. The SuperStar uses a lighter projectile at a higher velocity coupled with a larger diameter and a flexible composition, which equals safer deployment. It is available in 12 gauge and thus able to be used in most police forces’ existing weapons. MSRP $18.75 per box of five.
Monadnock Model 5500 Impactor Fighting Shield
The Impactor Fighting Shield from Monadnock, part of the Safariland brand, is a unique, non-ballistic, multifunctional arm shield that is durable, lightweight and protects officers in both defensive and counter-strike situations. This new model adds features to assist in controlling combative subjects in a wide range of situations. A one-piece, solid aluminum grip provides added strength with a knurled surface that works well with or without a glove. The new, resized handle fits a wide range of hand sizes. Ergonomic padding down the length of the shield better protects against impact and bruising from hard blows against the arm and chest. Also integrated into the handle design is a secure holder for a Defense Technology MK-3 or MK-4 OC spray canister, allowing for easy deployment of the OC. The Impactor Fighting Shield is designed to be operated with one hand, leaving the other free for baton or other weapon deployment. MSRP $139.
Monadnock PR-24 Baton
There are numerous advantages to both extendable and side-handle batons. The PR-24 from Monadnock, now part of Safariland, combines both. It features a proven side-handle design and the compactness of a positive-locking, expandable system. The baton opens with a simple flick of the wrist, positively locking into place. A Trumbull stop handle provides increased baton retention. The PR-24 is available in both polycarbonate and anodized aluminum. MSRP $49.99- $110.99.
Phazzer Dragon Conductive Energy Weapon
The Dragon series from Phazzer has several advantages that make it a frequent choice for law enforcement. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery for “always charged” capacity, an intuitive design that makes operation second nature, a laser sight for increased accuracy and the ability to be used as a traditional stun gun after deployment or unloading the single-use cartridge are just a few. It also comes fully charged so that it may be used upon receipt with no registration or activation required, which is in accordance with U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives law. MSRP $329.99.
Law enforcement has long been aware of the efficacy of OC in chemical control devices, but there are also challenges. Use in confined spaces like holding cells or automobiles or inside a facility such as a hospital can increase the risk of both officer and non-subject cross-contamination. The new SABRE Green uses wasabi horseradish to produce the same involuntary reactions as OC but with the advantage of an 80% faster decontamination time. It also uses the company’s CROSSFIRE technology, which maximizes the ability to deploy from any angle or orientation. MSRP $17.
Taser X2 ECD
The X2 is touted by Taser as being “the most customer-driven Taser ECD ever developed.” More than 3,000 hours of testing and validation and 1,500 customer surveys have resulted in an enhanced power magazine that allows for more than 500 firings, dual lasers for improved accuracy, semi-automatic backup shot capability for multiple targets or misses, self-diagnosis that instantly conveys capability status and an IPX2-rated weatherproofing. MSRP $999 (upgrade with accessories available for $1,565).