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.
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).