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.
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
Below you can find a clip from Defenzia’s visit at Henry County Sheriff’s Office on June 15th, 2017. Shots at 15 yards from target. Firing .55 caliber rubber bullet which travels at 400 fps, delivering 68 ft/lbs of force to target.
Last week Defenzia had the opportunity to meet with the St. Cloud Police Department and Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. We conducted demos of our .55 caliber impact rounds and muzzle blast flashbang rounds.
Earlier this week Defenzia had the pleasure of conducting a demo with Clearwater’s SWAT team. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was kind enough to allow us access to their training facilities for the duration of the demo. We had the opportunity to test the .55 caliber impact round, flashbang, and various flares. Please see the associated videos below:
This week our staff has been busy building a brand new testing and training facility at our Phoenix head quarters. This will enable us to conduct tests on new products as well as host demonstrations for various agencies.
Mean while the Southeast team of Defenzia was busy conducting demos for agencies in South and Central Florida. These agencies included Pembroke Pines PD, Wauchula PD, and Hardee County SO. Videos from the demos can be viewed below.
Next week Defenzia will be headed to Georgia to conduct a secondary demo for the command staff at Atlanta PD as well as a demo for the Gainesville PD of the Defenzia M09 less lethal firearm. Please subscribe to our news feed to keep up to date with events and news regarding Defenzia LLC. Stay safe out there!