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Arizona Sheriff's Agency to Test Less-Lethal Pistol

The Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff's Office is the first U.S. law enforcement agency to adopt the Defenzia M-09 less-lethal handgun, which fires rubber bullets. More Here.

November 27, 2015

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Jim B. @ 11/28/2015 6:52 AM

How many times did they use the term "non-lethal"? When we all know "less lethal" is the correct term. Way to put the idea that these things can't kill someone into the minds of the public.

And thanks for covering the downsides of these weapons and all the situations where these will not be appropriate and standard firearms will be needed. Go ahead and let the public think that officers in Pinal County will no longer be caring actual firearms and that officer involved shootings will be completely eradicated.

No need to do any actual research for your story or present a complete view of the situation. Good job Fox10.

Dan Algeri @ 12/1/2015 5:54 AM

I would be very concerned about sympathetic fire situations.

CARLSON1038 @ 12/1/2015 8:53 AM

It looks like a good tool to have. It needs to be yellow or orange, not black. It is also concerning that they sell flare rounds that operate int he the weapon. that should take a barrel assembly swap. I can see the headline now: "Officer lights suspect on fire with flare gun."

Robert @ 6/7/2017 2:29 AM

With most patrol units equipped with 'less-lethal' shotgun rounds is this tool both necessary and needed? The unstable suspects are usually longer drawn out events where they barricade and take up defensive positions of some sort, and negotiating units often step in and set up a command post. With no hostages I would think it would play out slowly over hours as most of the SWAT calls do now, With the low lethal shotgun as a given, I'm not sure this is worth the cost ($1100), and adds another item to an already overloaded duty belt

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