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PepperBall® Personal Defense Releases New Compact Launcher

Lake Forest, Ill. (January 16, 2020) — PepperBall®, the leader in non-lethal defense, unveils the new Compact launcher for the consumer market. This single-shot launcher is modernizing the pepper spray category. It is small, light to carry on the go and is quickly accessed, while offering the same power as PepperBall’s larger launching platforms. The Compact is ready to go right out of the package, preloaded with a Live SD™ PepperBall® round and is disposable after use. 

●    Stand-off distance: 30 ft. 
●    12 ft. pepper cloud
●    Hits with 7-14 joules of energy
●    Weight: 1.5 oz.
●    Capacity: 1 round
●    Size: 6.5” L x 1.25” W x 1.75”
●    Air source: 8 gram CO2
●    MSRP: $24.99

“We couldn’t be more excited about launching this new product,” said Kyle Tengwall, GM of Personal Defense Division. “We have had tremendous consumer feedback on the LifeLite® and the TCP® for the last two years, and we have received demand for the addition of a pocket-sized PepperBall® unit. We took the feedback to heart and created the Compact launcher, which allows us to introduce our product to new customers such as runners, hikers and many others who want to defend themselves on the go, at a moment’s notice. The Compact definitely delivers on that.” 

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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 live active 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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