Less Lethal munitions has been in use for decades, but is not commonly trained for in the military or law enforcement arena. Any organiztion that conducts ballistic breaching needs to under go a reveiw of thier lethal force SOP's and training plans prior to employing Specialty Impact Munitions. In the role of less-lethal munitions delivery system the 12 gauge shotgun offers exceptional versatility. Here, more then any area, though the lack of training ammo or qualification standards has defeated the commander. Munitions such as the TASER eXtended Range Electro-Muscular Projectile, Sting ball grenade/ Non-Lethal Bursting Hand Grenade, with grenade launching cup extend the less lethal range up to 100 meters. Employed from the grenade launching cup attached to the shotgun the user has an extremely effective method of dispersing rioting mobs.
Extended Range Rubber Slug: The HV Rubber Slug is an extended-range Less Lethal impact projectile intended for direct fire at targets between 40 and 60 yards. Rifle sights are recommended for maximum accuracy.
Mid-Range Rubber Slug: The Mid-range Rubber Slug is a less lethal impact projectile intended for direct fire at targets between 20 and 40 yards. Rifle sights are recommended for maximum accuracy.
H.V. Rubber Buckshot: The H.V. Rubber Buckshot load is a close to mid-range less lethal impact projectile. It holds 24 .32 cal. balls for direct or indirect fire at targets between 8 and 25 yards.
Rubber Buckshot: The standard velocity Rubber Buckshot load is a close-range less lethal impact munition. It holds 24 .32 cal balls intended for direct or indirect fire at targets between 1 and 12 yards.
Double Ball: The Double Ball is a Mid-range Less Lethal impact munition using two (2) .73 cal. balls. It is intended for low-angle direct or indirect fire at targets between 12 and 30 yards.
SuperStar: The SuperStar is a close-range less lethal impact projectile intended for direct fire at targets between 2 and 15 yards.
StarLite: The SuperStar is a close-range less lethal impact projectile intended for direct fire at targets between 1 and 10 yards.
Power Punch Bean Bag:The Power Punch Bean Bag fires a 26 gram or 40 gram bag projectile, producing controlled and directed incapacitation at a close proximity to the subject.
Pen-Prevent: The industry’s only Drag Stabilized 40 gram ballistic bag utilizing Pen-Prevent. This round produces a painful and powerful blunt impact reducing your liability profile in relation to lethal ammunition.
Hydro-Kinetic Impact Bag: The Hydro-Kinetic Impact Bag was developed for close range, urban environment situations where penetration issues prevent an officer from using conventional bean bag ammunition.
Hornets Nest: The Hornets Nest fires 20 each, .308 diameter rubber projectiles, producing excruciating pain. The stinging effect caused is designed to result in behavior modifications, retreat away from officers or immediate response to issued commands.
High Velocity Hornets Nest: A Higher velocity direct fire 12 gauge round which fires 24 each, .308 diameter rubber projectiles. This round was designed for single or multiple target engagement allowing escalation of force from an extended distance prior to use of lethal means.
TRI-DENT: The TRI-DENT fires 3 each, 46 grain rubber projectiles, producing controlled and directed incapacitation by blunt impact trauma and excruciating pain.
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