Top 25 Less-Lethal Products For 2014 - Pro-Defense F4 Tactical
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Batons and flash bangs and mace, oh my! Certain situations call for less-lethal tactics from law enforcement officers and members of the military. An endless array of less-lethal options from manufacturers like Monadnock and Pro-Defense provides the user with a safe and effective way of getting the job done. Our list of the top 25 products for 2014 covers every facet of the less-lethal realm. The products below are sure to improve the tactics of any force that needs them.

AMTEC LMT Launchers

 

AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems is now selling 37mm and 40mm munition launchers made by Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT). The 40LMTS and 37LMTS are the lightest weight, single-shot launchers on the market. Each comes with a vertical foregrip and a Picatinny rail for mounting an optic.

For more information, visit LessLethal.com or call 850-223-4066.

 

BTI Crook Hook

The new Crook Hook from Breaching Technologies Inc. (BTI) is designed to force entry on mobile home doors, RV doors and security screens. The Crook Hook only requires one officer to use, as opposed to other pry tools that may require two officers. It weighs 25 pounds, is ambidextrous and comes with a lifetime warranty.

For more information, visit breachingtechnologies.com or call 866-552-7427.

 

BTI Lite Halligan

New for 2014 is a lightweight Halligan tool that weighs in at only 5 pounds. The Lite Halligan tool from Breaching Technologies Inc. (BTI) mates a fiberglass handle with an angled chrome-moly steel head. The tool is relatively short at 24 inches, which makes it good for confined areas.

For more information, visit breachingtechnologies.com or call 866-552-7427.

 

BTI Maul

For 2014, Breaching Technologies Inc. (BTI) is introducing a new lightweight maul. The maul is a good general-purpose tool for forcing entry during a tactical operation. This maul uses a fiberglass handle to help keep overall weight down to about 7 pounds. With the company’s special carrier, total weight is less than 8 pounds.

For more information, visit breachingtechnologies.com or call 866-552-7427.

 

BTI PAC Ram

Designed from the ground up to be portable, the Breaching Technologies Inc. (BTI) PAC Ram is very flat. It has not protrusions on the backside, allowing it to be carried with less likelihood of it snagging on other equipment. Since it is so flat, the ram is also ideal for storing in compact spaces such as in an officer’s patrol car.

For more information, visit breachingtechnologies.com or call 866-552-7427.

 

Casco Friction-Lock Batons

For 2014, Casco is introducing a line of friction-lock batons that are designed to offer high quality for an affordable price. The batons use carbon-steel shafts that lock open with a flick of the wrist. Initial batons will be 21 inches long, with 16-inch and 26-inch batons becoming available later.

For more information, visit safariland.com or call 800-347-1200.

 

CTS 9 Bang

Top 25 Less-Lethal Products For 2014- CTS 9 Bang
Top 25 Less-Lethal Products For 2014- CTS 9 Bang

Combined Tactical Systems (CTS) has introduced the 9 Bang flashbang for 2014. The new 9 Bang is a single-use distraction device that releases nine arrhythmic explosions. Each of the nine bangs is a minimum of 162 decibels at 5 feet. Additionally, each explosive event releases a minimum of 1,000,000 candela for a visual distraction.

For more information, visit combinedsystems.com or call 742-932-2177.

 

CTS Rapid Recharge MK-46

Top 25 Less-Lethal Products For 2014 - CTS Rapid Recharge MK-46
Top 25 Less-Lethal Products For 2014 – CTS Rapid Recharge MK-46

New from Combined Tactical Systems (CTS) is a fast-recharging version of the MK-46 OC spray system. Instead of dragging out nitrogen tanks and hoses, CTS is now offering a simple cartridge that threads into the MK-46 to recharge the system. The MK-46 deploys an OC stream up to 40 feet long.

For more information, visit combinedsystems.com or call 742-932-2177.

 

Defense Technology Low Roll Training Simulator

Designed to exactly replicate the Low Roll Distraction Device, the new Low Roll Training Simulator uses a pneumatic fuse to provide a safe way to use a flashbang in a training simulation. There are no sparks or flames in this unit, and the noise level is kept to 130 decibels.

For more information, visit defense-technology.com.

 

Dummies Unlimited Cuff-Man

Training physical control and handcuffing techniques is a time intensive and all-too-often ignored aspect of law enforcement officer skill development. Cuff-Man is a training dummy that allows for joint manipulation, Taser deployment and more.

For more information, visit dummiesunlimited.com or call 866-438-6437.

 

Global Safety First ReadiMask

The new ReadiMask from Global Safety First seals over the nose and mouth to prevent the inhalation of pepper spray. The ReadiMask can also be had with a clear eye shield to protect against backspray. For corrections officers, tactical teams and trainers, donning a ReadiMask can prevent them from being rendered ineffective from a pepper spray deployment.

For more information, visit readimask.com or call 732-860-8819.

 

Mace Omni OC Spray

New for 2014 is the Omni pepper spray technology from Mace Security International, which will be found in a few of its products, including the Take-Down. The Omni is a new technology that allows the spray to be dispensed from all angles. This means a user no longer has to ensure the canister is upright to properly dispense the spray.

For more information, visit mace.com or call 800-255-2634.

 

Mace Pepper Gun

Mace is now offering a less-lethal device called the Pepper Gun. The unit works similar to a pistol and even includes an LED white light. The unit ships with a canister of pepper spray and an inert training unit. Black, silver and pink models are available.

For more information, visit mace.com or call 800-255-2634.

 

Monadnock AutoLock II

Monadnock has introduced the next evolution of the expandable baton with the AutoLock II. The new batons build on the AutoLock platform and use a new cam design and a stainless steel ball bearing to give the batons greater stability and an improved locking function.

For more information, visit batons.com or call 800-347-1200.

 

Monadnock Ultralite

New for 2014, Monadnock has introduced the Ultralite expandable baton. The Ultralite is a friction-lock baton that weighs as little as 10.88 ounces for a 21-inch model and 13.15 ounces for a 26-inch model. These batons are 35 percent lighter than the standard Monadnock friction-lock batons.

For more information, visit batons.com or call 800-347-1200.

 

PepperBall P15

PepperBall has introduced the P15 launcher for 2014. The new launcher looks and operates in a similar manner to the AR-15 rifle. It is magazine fed (20 rounds), but can also accept a standard hopper. When used with a hopper and magazine, the user can select between the two to deploy different projectiles.

For more information, visit pepperball.com or call 858-638-0236.

 

Personal Security Products Hike ’N Strike

New for 2014 is the Hike ’N Strike from Personal Security Products. The Hike ’N Strike is an adjustable-length hiking stick with a rubber foot and a non-slip grip. In the handle is a contact stun gun that offers “in hand” protection should the need arise.

For more information, visit psproducts.com or call 877-374-7900.

 

Personal Security Products Zap Dazzle

Personal Security Products has also introduced the Zap Dazzle stun gun for 2014. The Zap Dazzle is a 950,000-volt contact stun gun that has a bejeweled pink or black exterior. The exterior is easy to grip and the fashion aspect makes its true use less obvious to the casual observer.

For more information, visit psproducts.com or call 877-374-7900.

 

Pro-Defense Defender

The Defender is a new pepper spray less-lethal tool that has the appearance of a tactical firearm. The Defender is gun shaped, with Picatinny rails for adding a white light and/or laser-aiming device. Additionally, the Defender has an attachment for a single-point sling.

For more information, visit pro-defense.com or call 406-892-3060.

 

Pro-Defense F4 Tactical

Pro-Defense has introduced a rail-mounted OC (oleoresin capsicum) or pepper spray unit called the F4 Tactical. The F4 Tactical mounts to the Picatinny rail of a rifle and allows a person to quickly use less-lethal force when appropriate. The F4 Tactical has a 20-foot range.

For more information, visit pro-defense.com or call 406-892-3060.

 

PROTECH Tactical Portal Ladder

Top 25 Less-Lethal Products For 2014 - PROTECH Tactical Portal Ladder
Top 25 Less-Lethal Products For 2014 – PROTECH Tactical Portal Ladder

New and improved for 2014, PROTECH Tactical has reintroduced the Portal Ladder. Designed to give tactical teams a portable way to make entry through elevated windows and doors, the ladder is extremely portable and compact: 1 foot wide and 2 feet tall when folded.

For more information, visit protechtactical.com or call 800-347-1200.

 

Sabre Red Safety Chick Kit

Sabre Red has teamed up with security expert Kathleen Baty to put together a safety kit for women that includes less-lethal pepper spray, a door alarm for hotel rooms and date rape drip testing units that double as drink coasters.

For more information, visit sabrered.com or call 800-325-9568.

 

Sage Ordnance BML-37

Sage Ordnance Systems Group is now offering a new less-lethal projectile launcher called the BML-37. The BML-37 uses a box magazine to feed up to six 37mm rounds through the launcher before reloading. The launcher can also be topped off without removing the magazine.

For more information, visit sageinternationalltd.com or call 989-739-2200.

 

Sage Ordnance Deuce

Sage Ordnance Systems Group is now offering the Deuce, an over/under double-barrel-style less-lethal munitions launcher. The break-open design allows the grenadier to fire two rounds before needing to reload. It is available in 37mm and 40mm versions.

For more information, visit sageinternationalltd.com or call 989-739-2200.

 

Yellow Jacket iPhone Case

Having a stun gun immediately available for self-defense is the purpose of the Yellow Jacket. This device combines personal protection with a phone case. Models are available for the iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5/5s. MSRP is $99 and $149 respectively.

For more information, visit yellowjacketcase.com or call 855-691-4866.

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