The PepperBlaster II by Kimber America is an upgraded version of its popular pepper spray launcher. This newer model’s patented jet projector technology enables shooters to fire off not one, but two continuous streams of highly effective pepper spray up to 13 feet. Even better, the technology is not affected by cold, heat, wind or direction, and the spray travels at 112 mph. MSRP $39.95.
NEAR OR FAR
The new PepperBall TCP is a compact launcher that enables users to cover various distances. A familiar, pistol-like design relies on CO2 or nitrogen cartridges within the magazine to send PepperBalls accurately up to 65 feet. Load in the new PepperBall VXR shaped projectiles, and you can increase the reach up to 150 feet. This semi-auto less-lethal pistol conveniently fits on a duty belt or attaches to any MOLLE platform. MSRP $449.
MISSION SAFE MUNITIONS
Mission Less Lethal Technologies devises less-lethal products that address multiple scenarios. Mission Safe Munitions payloads include OC, CS, PAVA, blends and specialty projectiles that permit users to choose what application works best. For example, use it to make a high kinetic impact, safely break glass from a distance or even leave a strategic marking. MSRP varies per product.
AUTOLOCK X3 HG EXPANDABLE BATON
Monadnock, a brand of The Safariland Group, revealed its new AutoLock X3 HG Expandable Baton at the SHOT Show in February. Although smaller in size — the open length is 19.75 inches and closed length is 8.75 inches — the shaft has a larger diameter, which offers more surface contact area. Also enhancing performance is the updated cam and stainless steel ball-bearing design for reliable locking. The Super Grip handle is wrapped in a Santoprene material, while the integrated nose cap allows for smooth holstering. MSRP $196.
CROSSFIRE TECHNOLOGY GEL DELIVERY
The SABRE Crossfire Technology Gel Delivery offers operators nearly universal application with deployment from multiple directions and angles. The flip-top firing mechanism enables quick access, and the product withstands high temperatures and hydrostatic pressure. The gel is a water-soluble capsicum oleoresin with ultraviolet marking dye. MSRP $15 per unit.
TRMR-LE TACTICAL TRAINING DEVICE
AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems’ TRMR-LE Tactical Training Device is a reloadable, non-lethal training grenade. Sturdy construction and easy-to-understand instructions make this an invaluable tool. Capable of up to 250 uses before replacement, the TRMR-LE is effective as a stun mechanism or a dispersal unit for irritants. The twist-to-arm system prevents accidental discharge. MSRP $250.
TAKE DOWN EXTREME
Mace Security International is a hallmark brand in the less-than-lethal market, but this isn’t the same old spray introduced generations ago. Take Down Extreme provides ultimate stopping power. Its omnidirectional technology allows engagement from any angle, even upside down, without compromising stream consistency or interruption in spray power. Also, its powerful capsicum oleoresin gel ensures adherence to the subject for maximum effect. MSRP $16.99.
An officer’s duty belt or tactical vest is already crowded with gear, so carrying a separate less-than-lethal weapon can be less than convenient. The Alternative by Alternative Ballistics solves that situation with a patented system that converts a duty handgun into a less-than-lethal weapon. Affix the system to the gun’s muzzle to deploy a blunt-force munition. Immediately afterwards, the firearm returns to lethal-force capabilities with a fresh round cycled in. The Alternative is available for several 9mm models and makes. MSRP: $50.
Read this story in the Summer 2017 issue of FOP Journal.