Airsoft "grenades" going military

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Danger Room reports that the US Army is look at developing a less-lethal grenade that “shower of high velocity rubber pellets that sting and disorient”.

Airsofters have long been using non-lethal gas powered reloadable “grenades” such as this one from Airsplat.com:

It will be interesting to see what the military come up with. A gas system instead of a pyrotechnic solution would definitely decrease the danger of injuring or killing people in a crowd which is one of the problems with flashbangs.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Robin Robin on Mar 09, 2013

    The inclusion of Airsoft grenades within the experience of Air-soft creates it a lot of effective.The Airsoft grenades are used either for protecting a base or to secure up on the internet strike and therefore their element is improved in addition.

  • Raoul O'Shaugnessy Raoul O'Shaugnessy on May 10, 2013

    "a less-lethal grenade that “shower of high velocity rubber pellets that sting and disorient”."

    Uhm..Isnt that the Stingball?

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