RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) — A new non-lethal personal safety device will be introduced in Richmond.
Byrna, a non-lethal weapons company in Massachusetts, is introducing the product to U.S. consumers following a successful test market introduction in South Africa.
Richmond residents can get a first look at the device at the Richmond Raceway on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m.
The Byrna is a pistol-style CO2 powered launcher that shoots out hard and pepper spray projectiles – very similar to CO2-powered airsoft guns that have been on the market for years but with more serious ammunition.
The gas-powered pistol comes equipped with Crimson Trace laser sighting systems for accurate target acquisition.
The device is not considered a firearm, so it will be available for purchase online and at select retailers.