(KCEN) -- A new less-than-lethal weapon, already in use in Europe, is starting to gain traction with Texas law enforcement agencies.
The JPX Cobra 450 shoots a stream of pepper agent at 405 miles per hour.
It is touted as being more accurate and more reliable than the typical pepper spray officers use now.
The officer is supposed to aim the weapon at the target's face.
The result is a red stream of liquid that, seconds after making contact, produces a severe burning sensation.
The idea is to temporarily incapacitate a suspect long enough to cuff him and put him in a patrol car.
The effects wear off in 30 to 45 minutes.
The weapon is also available to the general public.