The new launcher is called the 40mm Tactical 4-Shot Launcher. Not a terribly imaginative name, but very descriptive. The unit is made in collaboration with Lewis Machine & Tool, a company that many readers will associate with manufacturing AR-style rifles. The launcher is designed to be one of the lightest weight multi-shot units on the market.
It is equipped with a quad-rail and uses a pump-action mechanism to keep it running. The launcher has a black anodized finish and will retail for $1,899. Defense Technology expects to begin delivery of these units in Q2 of 2016.
The two rounds that were introduced are the 40mm eXact iMpact Adjustable Range round and the 40mm Direct Impact Adjustable Range round. The rounds are both designed to offer a consistent, safe impact velocity at ranges from 5 feet to 70 meters and are adjustable on the fly. So, instead of a soldier or police officer needing to change rounds as the threat changes, he or she can simply adjust the loaded round for the appropriate distance. Defense Technology advised both rounds provide point of aim, point of impact precision.
The new rounds will be available by Spring 2016. The MSRP will range from $29 – 35.50. Of course, Defense Technology is not the only company to show a new 40mm launcher at SHOT.