The NEW Duke Pepper Grenade has been proudly developed and patented in South Africa. Our intention from the start was to offer a non-lethal solution that conforms to international human rights standards*
Filled with our world-beating pepper powder, the units pack a serious sonic punch of approximately 110dB and a 5m pepper dispersion to each side. It also has significant hang-time of the pepper, so that it affects even the toughest assailants.
The Duke Pepper Grenade has a detonation time of approximately 4,5 seconds, which offers the thrower enough time to lob the grenade into the desired area, but not enough time for the targets to escape the pepper dispersion radius.
The Pepper Grenades are drop- safe with the safety pin and military grade pressure spring preventing any accidental detonations. We have put the grenades through a rigorous testing process to ensure total safety for the carrier, thrower, as well as the intended target.
Our grenades contain no harmful chemicals, no primers, and no thermal reactions, so there is no fire or explosive hazard, which makes it intrinsically safe. Upon detonation, there is no shrapnel released, only the pepper is dispersed.
We have an optional tripwire attachment as well, please contact our sales crew for any more information.
The grenades do not fall under the international explosives acts, so they are totally legal to use in a self-defence situation.
* The voluntary principles on security and human rights. http://www.voluntaryprinciples.org/
How does the Duke Pepper Grenade work?
The grenade is 40% filled with pepper powder. The same powder we use in our pepper balls. A 12g CO2 canister is placed inside the core of the grenade. Upon detonation of the grenade, a striker pin punctures the CO2 canister which lets the gas out to build up pressure. This pressure causes the grenade to explode, spreading an instant pepper cloud of about 5 meters across the room. When used outside, this cloud can stretch up to 10 meters depending on the environment (wind and humidity). The cores are all reusable and only the outer and CO2 canister needs to be replaced. We can supply you with both filled and unfilled outers as well as the CO2 canisters. We also sell loose trip wires and striking pins.
One of the best non-lethal weapons that has been proven to effectively deter an attacker is pepper spray. Many police forces and other authorities around the world use these sprays, and they are an extremely effective deterrent. However, pepper spray, Pepperballs, when used or owned in the UK is considered an offensive weapon, which makes it ILLEGAL to own and carry.