Shotgun FLEM

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
FLEM

Innovative Security Defense Equipment, a manufacturer and importer based in France, is now offering FLEM projectiles for your shotgun.

FLEM, not phlegm, is a less lethal projectile that is designed to lower the risk of great bodily injury or death to the individual on the receiving end of it. According to the company, the FLEM has a larger contact area than traditional impact munition. This larger impact area spreads the force out when it strikes the subject and has less penetration capability and reduced risk for serious bodily harm.

FLEM is designed to be launched from a 12 gauge shotgun and comes in a 2 ¾” shell. When it is fired from the shotgun, it exits the barrel and rotates 90˚ so that the widest area of the projectile will hit the target. Innovative Security Defense Equipment states the proper use range is 5 meters through 20 meters. Closer than 5 meters increases the likelihood of great bodily injury or death.

Innovative Security Defense Equipment states the company will also offer 40mm FLEM projectile. While many law enforcement agencies employ 37mm and 40mm launchers, so do military units. Although completely different, the FLEM certainly seems to be less likely to kill than the “less lethal” Ruger 10-22 and SR-22 rifles currently employed by the IDF.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • MrSatyre MrSatyre on Nov 21, 2015

    Why would I want "to lower the risk of great bodily injury or death to the individual" I'm shooting at? I'm certainly not ever going to be shooting at someone who isn't threatening my life, or those of any innocent person in my immediate vicinity. Sure, I get it: it's probably geared more towards sheep control by sheep-dog LEOs---and maybe that's the assumption one is supposed to make right from the start---but there's no mention of that, so I'm going to put a big fat "no" down for this idea.

  • Bad Penguin Bad Penguin on Nov 22, 2015

    But the IDF has to engage at longer ranges for the 10/22's are essential. If you let a gas bomb throwing terrorist get within 20 meters of you then you are a dead man.

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    • Matt Matt on Nov 24, 2015

      @Jerryjackson "If you let a gas bomb throwing terrorist get within 20 meters of you then you are a dead man."

      Ok, then you should also agree there are not dead men.

      If you wear riot gear, there is not even "extensive bodily injury", unless you can provide me as well with a list which proves the opposite.

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