Recently while perusing the Cheaper than Dirt catalog, I noticed a particular line of shotgun shells. This line is made by ALS Tecnologies. They call their line “Less Lethal Munitions.” They seem to be designed to take the fight out of others without killing them. I thought that I might talk about them here.
The Hydro Kinetic Impact Bag. This is a liquid filled projectile with marking capabilities for “behavior modification.” It is effective from 2 to 8 yards. $22.79
The Power Punch Bean Bag. Direct fires a 40 gram bean bag projectile for “behavior modification” at close range. It is effective from 7 to 20 yards. $16.49
The Rubber Fin Rocket. This one fires a 130 grain, 80 durometer projectile for use at farther and safer ranges. Its effective range is from 20 to 40 yards. $18.89
The Pen Prevent Bean Bag. This is the only stabilized bean bag available that produces a powerful and painful blunt impact. It is specially designed to be accurate and decrease the possibility of penetration. Effective range is from 7 to 20 yards. $24.19
Bore Thunder. This one is a noise maker that creates a bright flash accompanied by an extremely powerful concussive blast from the gun’s muzzle. It is used as a stun/diversionary tactic or an animal control device. $25.29
Door breacher. This frangible projectile is made from compressed, powdered copper and tin, and is used as an alternative to the battering ram. It can remove locks and hinges from doors constructed of up to 16 gauge steel. $23.69
All of these prices are for a box of 5 cartridges. These prices were correct in the May, 2012 catalog, #405
These might serve a purpose for some of you in a situation where you might figure that you don’t need to use lethal force. I just thought that you might like to know that these are available.