How Byrna works




The Byrna Launcher is not considered a firearm, however, it is not a toy! It is a highly effective less-lethal weapon. While it is legal to carry in all 50 states*, it should only be used for lawful purposes, including self-defense. Like any other weapon, be it a hammer, knife or baseball bat, the Byrna should never be brandished or used in a threatening manner, except as necessary in the defense of oneself or others.

While the Byrna can be carried openly and does not require a conceal carry permit, Byrna recommends that because the Byrna launchers closely resemble actual firearms, they be carried discretely. Byrna offers a number of discrete carry options for your Byrna launcher, ammo and accessories.

*Subject to certain restrictions which can be found on our Shipping Restrictions page.


How Byrna Works: A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Defense with Byrna

Introduction to Byrna

Byrna is a non-lethal personal protection device that can be used for both self-defense and training purposes. It was developed by a team of experienced engineers, scientists, and defense experts with the aim of providing a safe, effective, and affordable means of self-defense. The Byrna system includes a compact launcher, various types of projectiles, and a range of accessories to enhance your self-defense capabilities.

How Byrna Works

The Byrna system uses compressed air to launch various types of projectiles, including chemical irritants and kinetic projectiles. The launcher features a lightweight and compact design that makes it easy to carry and use in different situations. Byrna is available in different models, including the Byrna HD and Byrna HD Max.

The Byrna HD model can launch chemical irritants, such as OC (oleoresin capsicum) powder, at a range of up to 60 feet. The chemical irritants are designed to cause temporary blindness, breathing difficulties, and intense burning sensations, making them an effective means of self-defense. Byrna HD Max model can launch both chemical irritants and kinetic projectiles, including rubber balls and solid nylon balls.

The Byrna system is powered by compressed air cartridges, which can be easily swapped to ensure continuous use. The cartridges are available in different sizes, with the larger ones providing more shots. Byrna also features a built-in laser sight and LED light, which can be useful in low-light conditions. The laser sight helps you aim accurately, while the LED light can temporarily blind attackers and provide a tactical advantage.

Features and Benefits of Byrna

One of the key features of Byrna is its versatility. It can be used for self-defense, training, and recreational purposes. Byrna’s compact and lightweight design makes it easy to carry and use, and its various types of projectiles provide different options for different situations. Byrna’s non-lethal nature also ensures that it can be used safely in different environments without causing harm to bystanders.

Another key benefit of Byrna is its affordability. Compared to other self-defense options, such as firearms, Byrna is much more affordable and accessible to the general public. Byrna is also legal to own and use in most states in the US, making it a popular choice for people who are not comfortable with firearms.


Q: Is Byrna effective for self-defense?

A: Yes, Byrna can be an effective means of self-defense, especially in situations where firearms are not legal or practical to carry.

Q: Is Byrna legal in my state?

A: Byrna is legal to own and use in most states in the US. However, it’s always a good idea to check your state and local laws before purchasing or using Byrna.

Q: How many shots can I get from a Byrna cartridge?

A: The number of shots you can get from a Byrna cartridge depends on the size of the cartridge. The larger cartridges can provide up to 15 shots.

Q: How do I aim the Byrna launcher?

A: Byrna features a built-in laser sight that helps you aim accurately. The laser sight can be activated by pressing a button on the launcher.

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