04/09/2015 - IWA 2015 / The Piexon firm showcased a new four-shots OC spray, dubbed the JPX-4
Piexon, a Swiss company, is one of the world's most highly regarded manufacturer of less-than-lethal self-defense instruments for civilian and professional uses; the astounding quality and performance of products such as the Guardian Angel, Guardian Angel II (also known as the "Kimber Pepper Blaster") and JPX pepper spray emitters are overwhelmingly appreciated all around the world, both by private individuals (where allowed by law) and by law enforcement and private security personnel.
New for the year 2015, at the IWA OutdoorClassics expo held in Nuremberg (Germany), the Piexon company showcased a new OC-based less-than-lethal defence instrument, once again aimed to both the civilian and professional markets: the JPX-4 jet projector.
The Piexon JPX-4 jet projector device is built out of metal and polymer, and is sized just like a semiautomatic pistol: it is long 193mm (7.57") overall, and features a quad-barrel assembly that breaks open for loading through the insertion in each single barrel of a long canister containing about 10 grams (0.35oz) of a Piexon-patented Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray) based irritant compound named PIEXOL, along with a propellant charge that allows it to be discharged as a dense ballistic gel traveling at about 97 metres-per-second (320fps), providing a maximum range of about four metres (23 feet).
The PIEXOL solution is one of the most powerful irritant self-defense compounds available on the market, at about 400'000 SHU. The single canisters can be assembled together with a quad-clip that works as a moon-clip or a speedloader in a revolver, allowing simultaneous reloading of all four barrels. The Piexon JPX-4 also sports a single sequential trigger, whose double-action-like weight and travel allows the user to discharge all four barrels in about four seconds.
The Piexon JPX-4 jet projector comes with fixed quick-alignment sights and an integrated red or green-light laser, as well as with a manual safety; a short MIL-STD-1913 "Picatinny" rail is provided under the trigger guard, providing a quick attachment option for a plethora of tactical accessories.
Piexon plans to market the PIEXOL canisters for the JPX-4 jet projector in several reduced-performance compounds, featuring a lower percentage of irritant agents and a lower muzzle velocity and maximum effective range, so to meet those local laws or regulations that, in some Countries or jurisdictions, impose limits to the performance of pepper sprays that can be sold to, and carried by, civilians.