Pistol-sized multimunition launcher
On 19 January 2018, Pepperball, a division of United Tactical Systems, LLC, and a world leader in non-lethal products, introduced itsTactical Compact Pistol (TCP), a pistol-sized multimunition launcher for 2018.
The new PepperBall TCP is 7.5in in length, weighs approx. 21 ounces, and is designed to be worn comfortably on a law enforcement officer’s belt and can be quickly reloaded with a six round magazine.
The TCP is capable of firing the standard PepperBall round or extended-range VXR projectiles. This round projectiles can be used for direct impact out to 60ft and the extended-range VXR projectiles can be used for direct impact out to 150 feet. The TCP can be used for even longer ranges when deploying PepperBalls to saturate an area with PAVA powder. The TCP can use either CO2 or nitrogen as a power source, allowing it to function properly in extreme cold weather conditions.
This new pistol-sized launcher is a gamechanger when it comes to versatility and economy of force. It can be used for multiple non-lethal requirements when fast action can often stop an incident from spiraling out of control. The TCP delivers everything an officer needs in the field when it comes to non-lethal: long range engagement ability, multiple shot delivery, and the ability to use even when a subject is not in view. All these abilities are now available within arm’s reach.
“Thousands of agencies worldwide, such as the US Coast Guard, US Border Patrol, US Federal Bureau of Prisons, municipal police and sheriff’s departments, and state departments of corrections have come to rely on PepperBall as their go-to alternative when needing a non-lethal answer for situations involving riot control, suicide by cop, domestic violence, correctional disturbances, and any other situations where non-lethal options prevent violence,” Ron Johnson, CEO of United Tactical Systems, said.