You know the saying “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck. Then it probably is a duck.” The same cannot be said about the Byrna Kinetic and Pepper Launchers. Byrna Technologies series of Byrna Self Defense (SD) personal security device looks like a gun, shoots like a gun, but it is really not a gun.

Byrna SD Kinetic and Pepper Launchers

Described as “un-gun”, the Byrna SD features an improved trigger, enhanced sighting system, and honeycomb grips. It uses CO2 canisters as its propellant to send non-lethal projectiles downrange up to 60 feet (18 meters) and at 300 feet per second (92 m/s).

Byrna SD joins the company’s original non-lethal gun, the Byrna HD, and it is available exclusively on Amazon for the next two months. Yeah. I know right. I was just as shock, thinking that Amazon now sells firearms. As it turns out, it is not. So all is cool.

Anyhoo, the Byrna Kinetic and Pepper Launchers are perfect options for those looking for self-defense weapons that will not risk taking lives.

Byrna SD Kinetic and Pepper Launchers

The Byrna SD introduced on Amazon comes as a bundled package. It includes the standard “Ready Kit” which comes with two CO2 canisters, two magazines, and three 5-ct tubes of ammo, plus an additional 50-ct package of kinetic rounds and an additional 5-ct box of CO2.

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In the case of Byrna Pepper Launcher, it fires proper spray projectiles at up to 320 feet per second (98 m/s) and the projectiles are some of the strongest all-natural real pepper projectiles available today.

When hit, it will leave your attacker with a burning throat, wheezing, gagging, and stuff. You know, the usual effect of pepper spray.

Byrna SD Kinetic and Pepper Launchers

Each Byrna SD device further features an ambidextrous safe/fire switch, making it both left- and right-hand friendly.

U.S. citizens and residents who are interested may pick up the Byrna SD Kinetic Kit or the Byrna SD Pepper Kit from for US$429. No background checks or permits are required, but you do have to be 18 or older to purchase the device.

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Published by Mike

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