Through mother nature’s worst, humanity finds itself at it’s best. We at Defenzia want to extend our deepest sympathies to those effected by the terrible events in Houston and other areas effected by Hurricane Harvey. We also want to express our deep appreciation for the brave men and women who make up our nation’s first responders. God bless and stay safe.
Through mother nature’s worst, humanity finds itself at it’s best. We at Defenzia want the extend our deepest sympathies to those effected by the terrible events in Houston and other areas effected by Hurricane Harvey. We also want to express our deep appreciation for the brave men and women who make up our nation’s first responders. God bless and stay safe.
There was recently an incident in Greenwood Indiana where a 26 year old man by the name of James McCarthy robbed a local store. Mr. McCarthy had beat up the tobacco store clerk at gun point, car jacked a vehicle outside of the business, and then proceeded to lead police on a car chase. The chase ended in a parking lot with a stand off between Mr. McCarthy and police officers. As seen in the video police finally closed the distance with Mr. McCarthy and utilized a Taser to bring him down.
As seen in the video the police officers had to close the distance with a potentially dangerous suspect in order to end the confrontation with less lethal means. Why did they have to do this? Because of two reasons. One, the police officers’ long distance less lethal solutions were locked away inside a patrol vehicle and the situation did not allow the officers to take their eyes of the potential threat. Two, the only less lethal weapon the officers had on them at the time was a one shot electronic control device (ECD) with a maximum engagement distance of 21 feet. This forced the officers to leave the cover and safety of their vehicles to bring down the suspect utilizing their current less lethal capability.
The Defenzia M09 solves both of the problems listed above as it provides long distance engagement in a light and portable solution that takes up less space on the officers’ duty belts than the current Tasers. The Defenzia M09 also offers four shots to the operator allowing them to make sure the job gets done right. Additionally, the Defenzia M09 offers highly concentrated OC gel and muzzle blast flash bangs to assist in the neutralization of threats. Utilizing the Defenzia M09’s primary defensive round, the .55 caliber rubber bullet, the operator can maintain a safe distance of up to 90 feet from potential threats providing four times the distance of current Taser style devices.
The Defenzia M09 is designed with officer safety in mind providing one tool to tackle many of the dangerous situations that today’s law enforcement officers face while on the job. The Defenzia M09 provides a truly portable, versatile, and effective solution in the battle against crime in cities across America.
On June 7th, 2017 US News reported an incident where a man wielding a baseball bat had been shot twice in the stomach as the situation escalated with police in Ohio. The suspect had entered a homeless shelter and had started making threats.
In situations like these were potential threats encounter law enforcement officers, Defenzia offers a portable and powerful less lethal solution in the M09 platform. With minimum engagement distances recommended at six feet with potential engagement of a target at 90 feet away, the platform provides the capability of a less lethal rifle platform in compact and easily accessible package. The four-shot Defenzia M09 provides 68 ft/lbs of muzzle energy with it’s signature .55 caliber rubber bullet. Assisted by an integrated laser sight, the solution is very accurate so the operator can deploy the system with confidence knowing that the target will fall when shot.
Defenzia believes in providing a less lethal solution with officer safety in mind that stops a threat without lethal outcomes. The Defenzia M09 provides comparable stopping power to that of a less lethal 12 gauge platform, but in a much smaller package capable of being carried by the everyday patrol officer on his or her duty belt.
The current less lethal platforms used for engaging suspects armed with baseball bats or edged weapons all have a common issue in place; they are usually locked in the rear of patrol vehicles. This is not ideal when the officer is placed in a hazardous situation, where calling time-out is not an option. Electronic control devices are carried on the officer’s duty belt, but most only offer one shot to get the job done right. In addition the engagement distance requires the officer to close the 21 foot engagement distance, which is not ideal when dealing with armed suspects. The Defenzia M09 less lethal firearm addresses all of these current problems with less lethal solutions.
Recently The Columbus Dispatch report that a Canton police officer had faced a man armed with a baseball bat at a homeless shelter. The man swung the bast at the officer twice prior to being shot in the stomach with the officer’s duty weapon. While the suspect is expected to recover and the officer was justified in his use of force, there is another option. The Defenzia M09 provides four times the engagement distance of any current electroshock or electronic control device commonly used by law enforcement. The Defenzia M09 also provides law enforcement officers with four shots to neutralize a threat with .55 caliber less lethal stopping power. The Defenzia .55 caliber rubber bullet travels at 400 fps and delivers 68 ft/lbs of force to the threat. Furthermore in situations such as the one reported by The Columbus Dispatch, the officer in question would not have had the time to retrieve a less lethal long range option even if he had it in his patrol vehicle. An ECD (electronic control device) is not ideal when facing suspects armed with edged or blunt weapons. The Defenzia M09 is the middle ground. It provides the stopping power of much larger platforms such as the less lethal 12 gauge and 40mm platforms into a solution that can be carried on the officer’s duty belt much like an ECD would be. Powerful and Portable are two of the main benefits of the Defenzia M09. With mission specific ammunition, the Defenzia M09 can be utilized throughout a wide array of law enforcement applications.
Original article can be found here: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170608/canton-police-officer-shoots-baseball-bat-wielding-man-in-homeless-shelter
A couple of weeks ago Defenzia’s Southeast team had the opportunity to meet with members of Durham’s police department as well as officials from the North Carolina Highway Patrol and DPS. The team tested the .55 caliber impact round/ rubber bullet and the effectiveness of the flash bang which produces a 145 dB bang and a 5 million candela flash. Officials from both agencies gave the Defenzia M09 less lethal weapon system a great review as they were impressed with it’s overall accuracy (being able to hit targets at 50 yards) and the powerful effect of the miniature flash bang round. Videos from the demos can be viewed below:
The South American team at Defenzia recently had the opportunity to meet with the Municipal Guard in Brazil. They had the opportunity to test the capabilities of the Defenzia M09 and it’s powerful .55 caliber less lethal round. Overall evaluation of the weapon system was a good one, with many officers pleased with it’s accuracy and compact size. The round has an effective range of approximately 90 feet and delivers the impact projectile down range with 68 ft/lbs of force.