Sometimes you come across a product that makes you wonder what in the world is the point. The Piexon JPX6 Jet Protector is exactly one of those products.
Who is Piexon and what is the is the JPX6? A writer going by Hrachya H writes,
Piexon is a Swiss company specialized in manufacturing liquid irritant launching devices. Particularly, they make less-lethal multi-barrel pistols/derringers.
Now, as you can see in the picture above, this looks (roughly) like a firearm. In fact, in a stressful situation like a mugging, that’s likely exactly what this gun will be mistaken for. But it’s not.
As noted above, this gun fires a “liquid irritant.” In other words, it fires pepper spray. To be fair, the company says that their pepper spray is much more potent than the standard pepper spray which is available on the market, and they also say that their propulsion system makes their pepper spray less affected by wind and distance.
But it is still in the shape of a firearm. In fact, all three models are in the shape of a firearm, though they are specifically “non-lethal weapons.”
Frankly, I have trouble calling this a weapon as it’s purpose seems to be to have the purpose of having the “scare” factor of a firearm (in other words, it scares you when pointed at you) without you actually having to have the internal fortitude to do the unpleasant but necessary violence to another person to end a violence confrontation. In other words, if you’re scared to hurt people, even if your life is on the line, then this gun is made for you.
The problem with this gun, like any other tactic or weapon, is that, if you aren’t willing to use it to the extent necessary, then you could be the one to be injured or killed.
Look, no sane person wants to use a firearm against another person, but, when you need to defend yourself, which are you going to choose: the non-lethal weapon (and hope that it works) or the one that you know has the stopping power to get the job done in the only situation in which a weapon is justified (which is when your life is on the line)?