When it comes to self-defense, lethal force isn’t always the best option. Yes, if your life or the lives of your family are in immediate danger, lethal force may be the only option. But most situations aren’t this black and white, and dealing with the aftermath of taking lethal force can be more difficult than you realize.

The Mission Less Lethal PROTX fires rounds of pepperballs that will incapacitate your attacker. Each round causes long-lasting pain, blindness and respiratory distress. That gives you enough time to get away to safety.

The PROTX is perfect for home or office security, personal or home defense and even as a wild animal deterrent.

Mission Less Lethal Features and Specs

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  • 68 caliber
  • Deploys at 330 feet per second without recoil
  • Up to 66 feet of target accuracy
  • Patented air system
  • Creates a 5-foot defensive cloud
  • Fires 7 rounds in seconds
  • Impairs vision and breathing
  • Includes 7rd tube of OC Live Projectiles, 7rd tube of Inert Practice Rounds, 2x 12g CO2 cartridges and hard safety case

My Take on the Mission PROTX Pepper Ball Pistol
Mission Less Lethal PROTX Review

The Mission Less Lethal PROTX Less Lethal is a 0.68 caliber TPR pistol with a 7-round magazine. Mission Less Lethal was created in conjunction with the Tippmann PepperBall gun and is manufactured in Fort Wayne, IN.

The Less Lethal gun for self defense is designed to incapacitate your target by launching pepperball rounds that, on impact, create a 5-foot cloud of chemical irritant. You don’t have to be a marksman for this gun to work. Just target the ground near the attacker to incapacitate the attacker from a distance.

The PROTX OC Live Projectiles uses a blend of pepper powders and tear-gas that is more than ten times stronger than pepper sprays used by police. Each round causes the attacker pain, temporary blindness, disorientation and respiratory distress. These effects can last up to 30 minutes, giving you time to get away or disable your attacker.

The gun fires 7 rounds in seconds, taking the attacker by surprise and leaving him/her incapacitated in the process.

The PROTX offers long range effectiveness, deploying at 330 feet per second without recoil and up to 66 feet of target accuracy. Pepper sprays have a maximum range of just 12 feet, which isn’t very far.

The long range means that you don’t have to get too close to your target and put yourself in danger. You can incapacitate your target from a fair distance. With regular pepper spray, you have to be pretty close to your attacker, which puts you at risk.

The gun has a patented air system. The first trigger pull punctures the CO2 cartridge, so you’re always ready.

The PROTX comes with two 7rd tubes: one with OC Live Projectiles and one with inert practice rounds. Use the practice rounds to test out the gun and your aim. You also get a hard carrying case, user manual, maintenance kit and spare parts.

The kit has everything you need, so you’re prepared if you’re facing an attacker.


  • The strongest less lethal irritant projectiles on the market
  • Deploys at 330 feet per second without recoil
  • Comes with live and inert projectiles
  • Causes temporary blindness and respiratory distress
  • Effects last for 30 minutes


  • Cannot be shipped everywhere

The main drawback with this peperball gun is that it cannot be shipped everywhere. The PROTX cannot be shipped to NY, CA, AK, MA, HI or any US Territories (VI, PR, GU, AS and MP). There is a California compliant version available, but if you live in any of these states, you may not be able to get this pepperball gun online.

The Mission Less Lethal PROTX kit is ideal for anyone who wants to protect themselves without having to use lethal force. The OC Live projectiles contain a mixture of pepper powders and tear-gas, making them one of the strongest pepperball rounds out there. The effects last long enough to give you time to get out of harm’s way. In the meantime, your attacker won’t be able to see and will have trouble breathing. They’ll be so busy trying to see and breathe, they won’t be thinking about trying to finish what they started.

The PROTX can even be used to protect yourself against dangerous wildlife. So, if you live in a remote area or you’re an outdoorsy person who camps or hikes often, having this pepperball gun on hand will give you peace of mind that you can protect yourself or at least get to safety.