PepperBall® Personal Defense Compact Launcher Now Available With Refill Kit

Lake Forest, Ill. (December 3, 2020) — PepperBall®, the world leader in non-lethal defense and trusted supplier to the U.S. Army, over 5,000 law enforcement agencies, and consumers nationwide, is pleased to announce its new Compact launcher. This single-shot PepperBall launcher comes preloaded and ready to shoot. And now you can easily reload your Compact with the new Compact Refill Kits that you can purchase in two different options: Inert and Live; and Live only.

Using the same technology as our other launchers, this slim design packs a powerful punch, deploying PepperBall projectiles at 130 miles per hour, creating a kinetic impact and debilitating pepper cloud, allowing consumers to disable threats from up to 30 feet away. Weighing less than 3 ounces, it can be easily stashed in your coat pocket, purse or book-bag, allowing you to add safety and protection to your everyday routine. It’s ready to go right out of the package.
●    Loaded weight: 2.5 oz.
●    Capacity: 1 round
●    Size: 6.5” L x 1.25” W x 1.75”
●    Air source: CO2 (cartridge preloaded)
●    Launch velocity: 190 feet per second / 130 miles per hour
●    Effective range: 0-30 ft.
●    12 ft. debilitating irritant cloud
●    Hits with 7-14 joules of energy
●    Re-loadable with refill pack that will be available the Holiday Season
●    MSRP: $29.99

“We are very excited about our new Compact,” said Andrew Brennan, CEO of PepperBall. “Consumers have been so positive on our flagship LifeLite personal protection product. The LifeLite, originally designed for the military, provides unmatched non-lethal personal protection for the home, business, RV, or automobile. Consumers have been asking for us to complement the LifeLite with a smaller form factor product as well, something that can fit in a pocket, purse, and be easily carried in one hand while jogging. We are very happy to fulfill those requests with the new Compact launcher, which allows our PepperBall self-defense technology to be more accessible for consumers on the go, providing non-lethal peace of mind and personal protection from a distance.”
PepperBall projectiles are made in the USA and trusted by the U.S. Army, Marines, Border Protection, the Marshall’s service, and more than 5,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide.
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About PepperBall®
The PepperBall® system originated in a 1996 DARPA program. PepperBall® projectiles are precision-manufactured with a proprietary outer shell and food-grade irritant compound engineered to burst on impact into a temporarily incapacitating cloud with no permanent effects. PepperBall® products are used by thousands of agencies across the U.S. and around the world and offer a true non-lethal alternative with an unsurpassed safety record over thousands of incidents spanning 20 years. The company delivers professional certified training for users, instructors and armorers. PepperBall® engages with military agencies, law enforcement, and Tier One defense industry and security partners to continue evolving safe, versatile, effective variants for non-lethal solutions and missions. PepperBall® is a registered trademark of United Tactical Systems LLC, exclusive manufacturer and worldwide supplier of genuine PepperBall® products.

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