New OC Technology Increases Target Acquisition When Controlling Dynamic
Your mind races to process the totality of circumstances as you approach
a potentially dangerous subject. You’re not sure if this large and seemingly
aggressive individual is armed, an experienced fighter or will comply with
verbal commands. As your commands are dismissed, you escalate to OC deployment.
Suddenly, the subject extends his hands out from his face and ducks while
approaching you quickly. Seconds count and your safety is on the line. Are you
forced to escalate or do you have an OC countermeasure?
are few and far between. Aggressive and non-compliant behavior often results in
subject countermeasures to avoid officer control and restraint. When force
escalation triggers the use of OC, subjects will frequently move, duck or
attempt to block the spray. As these dynamic encounters ensue, the officer’s
task of gaining control becomes increasingly difficult. SABRE’s Crossfire
technology was specifically developed to give officers the upper-hand when
controlling dynamic subjects.
Superior to 1st and 2nd generation Aerosol
Irritant Projectors, Crossfire introduces 3rd generation technology which allows
SABRE OC canisters to deploy continuously from any position. Picture the face of
an analog clock which displays the time through the use of fixed numbered dials
and moving hands. 1st generation OC sprays only deploy upright between the
clock’s 10 and 2 dials. 2nd generation OC sprays increase target acquisition
with the addition of ½ second bursts deployments between the clock’s 4 and 8
dials. The 3rd generation Crossfire will deploy continuously from any position
or dial on a clock to maximize target acquisition when encountering dynamic
Crossfire Technology is currently available with SABRE DEFENSE,
SABRE 5.0, and SABRE Red formulations.
•Crossfire will deploy vertically
downward, from a horizontal position, if needed.
•Crossfire will deploy
vertically upward, from a horizontal position, if needed.
units featuring Crossfire Technology are also available.
When asked about
the name for this 3rd generation OC technology, David Nance, V.P. Sales &
for Security Equipment Corporation said,
“Crossfire is a good, strong name.
Aside from indicating the strength of SABRE products, Crossfire is a military
term which became popular during World War I. Crossfire is a technique using
lines of fire from multiple positions making it difficult for an attacker to
a covered approach. Preventing a covered approach, increases target acquisition
and OC effectiveness.”
Officers can now increase their safety and reduce
control and restraint challenges with Crossfire which permits continuous OC
deployment from any position.