PepperBall Technologies announces release of HotShot pepper powder gun

Device is easily concealed, said to be more effective than regular pepper spray


SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego-based, PepperBall Technologies Incorporated (PTI), announced the release of its new non-lethal weapon, the HotShot, a tiny pepper powder gun. PTI has a long history of producing non-lethal weapons for military, government, corrections, and major agencies but the HotShot will be the first product available to the public.

The HotShot is a lightweight, portable, and compact weapon that instantly bursts a large, visible cloud of powder irritate (up to 12 feet), which works immediately and overwhelmingly. The HotShot is hotter and more effective than pepper spray with its super hot capsaicin II pepper powder. Weighing only 3.4 ounces, the HotShot can easily be concealed and placed in a pocket, purse or backpack, making it ideal for college students and females when they feel their safety is threatened.

"Having children of my own, I wanted to produce a protection device that was simple to use yet extremely effective," said PTI COO Conrad Sun. "The HotShot is as easy as pulling the trigger, whereas pepper sprays can take several minutes to properly administer and require accurate aiming to be effective. I don't worry anymore when my children or wife are out and about jogging or just walking to their cars at night. It's a major sense of security."

Even though the HotShot is just being made available to consumers, it has already made a name for itself. Recently, the University of Georgia made the HotShot its non-lethal weapon of choice. All the University officers have replaced old pepper spray devices for the HotShot as their primary non-lethal option as they have found it the most effective of the personal defense systems.

PTI has a full line of system launchers and projectiles for a variety of less-lethal applications. With over 15 million projectiles and 16,500 launchers sold since its inception, PTI personal defense systems have been proven to be highly effective and safe with no reported serious injuries. For more information about PepperBall Technologies or how to purchase the HotShot, which is available as part of an introductory campaign for only $39.95, you can call 1-877-887-3773 or you can visit www.HotShotDefense.com.

SOURCE PepperBall Technologies Incorporated