What is Byrna?

Pronounced burn-nah. the Byrna is the first of its kind, a powerful air-fired handheld personal security device available to all Americans. We engineered a non-lethal device that can effectively deter, disorient and delay attackers. The compact design of the Byrna allows it to be hidden comfortably inside a purse or inside a concealed carry holster.

What does the Byrna shoot?

The Byrna shoots 68 caliber practice rounds or live rounds filled with highly potent pepper extract at more than 300 feet / second using a compressed gas-firing mechanism. Upon impact, the pepper particles from these rounds disperse, causing respiratory distress and temporary vision impairment to anyone exposed to the particles. The operational range of the Byrna is 150 feet.

Is this legal to own in the U.S.?

The Byrna, which uses an air-fired propulsion mechanism to fire rounds, is not classified by the ATF as a firearm. In general, the Byrna is legal to own in all 50 U.S. states. Some states and local municipalities regulate the shipping or use of the Byrna. The Byrna is NOT a toy. You must be over 18 years of age to purchase a Byrna. Check the FAQ page for more information.

Who is behind Byrna?

We’re a Boston based public company called Security Devices International that develops and sells restricted non lethal products to law enforcement. The Byrna brand is our consumer product line that will be the first to be available to all Americans. You can check the parent company out at www.securitydii.com or email info@byrna.com for more information.