Pepper Guns For Self Defense
Pepper guns are an excellent option for non-lethal self-defense weapons. They can help you keep yourself and your family safe in the case of an intruder or attack. Armory offers Byrna SD, Byrna HD, and PepperBall launchers and projectiles. These brands offer superior quality and are modeled to look and feel similar to a 9mm handgun, allowing for easier carry and use than bulkier air guns.
Benefits of Non-Lethal Self-Defense
Not everyone is able to or wants to own a firearm and many people hesitate to use lethal force to stop an attacker. Additionally, there are more legal considerations for lethal self-defense, even when the use of force is justified. Using a pepper spray gun or another non-lethal self-defense method can be an excellent alternative to protect yourself and your family.
How Byrna and PepperBall Pepper Guns Work
Both Byrna and PepperBall are CO2-powered air guns that fire projectiles filled with chemical irritants. When they hit a hard surface, the rounds burst open and disperse the powder inside. Unlike other air guns (which should not be stored with the CO2 cartridge), Byrna launchers do not puncture the cartridge until you take the first shot. This means you can have them ready in case you need them without worrying about CO2 leakage. Once you do puncture the cartridge, you should discard and replace it after you are done shooting. These launchers are effective from up to 60 feet away.
The chemical irritants in the projectiles can cause a range of physical symptoms that help stop would-be attackers and give you time to escape. Some of the possible effects include wheezing, inability to breathe, gagging, burning sensation in eyes and/or lungs, chest tightness, and excessive salivation.
Pepper Gun Projectiles for Byrna
There are different types of projectiles available for Bryna launchers.
Byrna Max (Tear Gas)
Byrna Max projectiles contain oleoresin capsicum (OC) and. 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS). OC is pepper spray and CS is tear gas. The combination produces a powerful effect and these rounds have a higher concentration of chemical irritants than any other on the market today.
These projectiles include 5% OC and are among the most powerful real pepper spray rounds available for non-lethal self-defense.
To practice your accuracy without exposing yourself to the chemicals in the Pepper or Max rounds, you can use Byrna Kinetic ammunition. These are .68 caliber hard plastic projectiles that do not contain any active or inert ingredients.
Pepper Ball Guns from Armory
You can browse our site to see the various colors and models of pepper guns we have available at Armory. You can also purchase ammo including tear gas or pepper spray projectiles, as well as inert kinetic rounds for practice.