Non-lethal weapons are essentially weapons intended to be less likely to kill a living target than conventional weapons. It is often understood that accidental, incidental, and correlative casualties are risked wherever force is applied, but non-lethal weapons try to minimise the risk as much as possible. They may also be used by military police, by United Nations forces, and by occupation forces for peacekeeping and stability operations. Above, we have the PHaSR. Continue reading to see more.

5. ARMA-100

Unlike other handguns, ARMA-100 is legal throughout the USA, and uses single-shot gas cartridges for propulsion. It can be used effectively from up to 6 meters (20 ft) away. The company says that when a bean bag projectile strikes a target in a vulnerable spot, like the stomach or head, they will be incapacitated for a time.

4. Thunder Generator

This isn’t some toy, as the “Thunder Generator” – initially developed by Israeli farmers to scare away flying animals – is capable of projecting a series of extremely short, yet effctive, shockwaves up to 100 meters (328 ft) away. They can not only be used to knock down and stun individuals, the resulting waves of energy bounce around through the barrel, and their force grows exponentially.

3. Uzi Tactical Pen

The Uzi Tactical Pen look nothing out of the ordinary, but when used properly, it can take down a nearby assailant. Its design is based onself-defense sticks (Kubotan, etc.), and features a spiky metal or plastic tip, along with a blunt side on the other side. Hit a nerve point or patch of soft tissue hard enough to cause temporary paralysis.

2. JPX Pepper Gun

The JPX Pepper Gun is just like a personal stun gun, as it uses jet protectors to fire OC irritant at the attacker, quickly disabling them. Featuring a dual-barrel, this weapon is able to simultaneously fire two doses of irritant at a staggering 430 kilometers per hour (267 mph).

1. PHaSR

The personnel halting and stimulation response rifle (PHASR) is a prototype non-lethal laser dazzler developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. Its purpose is to temporarily disorient and blind a target. The PHASR rifle, a low-intensity laser, can skirt this regulation, as the blinding effect is apparently temporary. It also uses a two-wavelength laser. The PHASR was developed at Kirtland Air Force Base, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate in New Mexico.