Umarex's Futuristic Rangefinding Less-Lethal AR-type Carbine

James is at the Umarex booth to talk about this wild new less-lethal air-powered AR-type carbine that accepts a wide range of ammunition payloads including OC/pepper powder, less-lethal solid projectiles, and even UV markers. The most interesting part, however, would be its ability to self-regulate its operating pressure and projectile velocity based on the distance to the target, which it detects with a laser range-finding module.

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[IWA 2022] Umarex's Glock Paintball and Air Pistols

Glocks are very popular, a statement that can earn someone the title of “Captain Obvious”. It is still true, though. So it should not come as a surprise to anyone that the German gunmaker Umarex is giving this pistol its very special attention and opening up the air pistol and paintball gun market. The company was licensed by Glock to make copies of the gun for various non-lethal uses. It started last year with a gas-gun version. Due to the enthusiastic acceptance and the great demand, it was decided to develop further variants. The next two copies, Glock paintball and air pistols, were presented at the IWA.

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James Reeves and John Correia Talk Non-Lethal Weapons

In this TFBTV Show Time SHOT Show 2022 wrap-up episode, James Reeves interviews John Correia of Active Self Protection about non-lethal options, why they are great, stun guns versus tasers versus pepper spray, and the three best non-lethal weapons shown at SHOT Show 2022. With his experience on Active Self Protection, John has a lot to say about the subject, and today, he’s sharing it with you.

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[SHOT 2022] Civilian Less-Lethal Products From Byrna Technologies

Byrna Technologies produces civilian less-lethal products that fire .68 caliber projectiles. The flagship of the lineup is the SD model, which is laid out like a handgun. Each magazine contains an 8 gram CO2 cartridge and five projectiles. Byrna claims a 60-foot effective range for the SD.

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New FN Herstal FN 303 TACTICAL Compact Less Lethal Launcher

FN Herstal continues to develop their series of less lethal launchers with a compact and modular version of the FN 303 Tactical. The launcher uses a light, durable polymer chassis with a variety of buttstocks and pistol grips that are easily and quickly interchangeable. The FN 303 Tactical uses a more compact compressed air tank which is refillable. It comes with semi-auto fire which is said to produce no noise, flash or recoil. The magazine holds 15 rounds. The Tactical model does not exceed 508mm (20″) in length when folded, and you can still launch projectiles if needed in a confined space for instance.

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FN Introduces the FN 303 Mk2 Less Lethal System

FN have introduced an improved version of their FN 303 less lethal system, the FN 303 Mk2. This is a pellet launching system which fires fin-stabilized, .68-caliber projectiles. It has a magazine capacity of 15 projectiles and is effective out to 50 meters. It’s powered by compressed air and its semi-automatic action can rapidly fire a range of projectiles.

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FBI Selects the Armament Systems and Procedures Agent Baton

With a sharper focus on the use of force by law enforcement recently, less lethal options are more important than ever. This includes one of the oldest weapons used by man, the stick. At this end of its lengthy evolution, the stick has become the Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) Agent Baton, and was just adopted by the FBI.

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U.S. Army Buys PepperBall guns for Non-Lethal Protection

PepperBall has announced that they have won a substantial contract to equip the US Army with their non-lethal Variable Kinetic System launcher. The contract is worth $650,000 and the PepperBall VKS is destined to equip troops in Afghanistan.

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Three Special Firearms Designed by Pyotr Serdyukov – Creator of VSS Vintorez and AS VAL

In this article we’ll take a look at three unusual and less-known firearms design by Pyotr Serdyukov, the designer of the SR-1 “Gyurza” pistol,  VSS “Vintorez” and  AS VAL suppressed rifles. Just like the more famous ones created by Serdyukov, the guns discussed in this article were made for the special forces.

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40mm Gel Rounds from Defense Technology

Military and law enforcement organizations have an ongoing need for improved less lethal munitions to subdue violent people. The 37mm and 40mm launchers are one area that has seen improvement and innovation in recent years – both with the design of the launchers and with the munitions available. Defense Technology, a brand under the Safariland Group umbrella, announced a new 40mm munition that it believes is “highly effective” with “greater energy and delivered energy” than competing products.

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2nd Gen "Directed Energy" Anti-Drone Gun Released by Battelle

Technology research and development company Battelle has announced the second generation of its DroneDefender anti-drone weapon. First released in 2015, the DroneDefender’s initial configuration appeared to be essentially a radio jamming apparatus attached to an AR-15 chassis sans barrel. The V2 introduces a new external design, streamlined jamming apparatus, and integrated electronics. Battelle released a product video for the DroneDefender V2, embedded below:

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Shotgun FLEM

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

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B&T At B&T Police & Military Day 2015 (Part II)

TFB friend Lionel attended the recent B&T Police & Military Day 2015 event, and covered some of the products exhibited there. Show host B&T had on display their less lethal ammunition and accessories for 40mm grenade launchers, including vests and grenade holsters. Lionel writes:

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Enforcer Nonlethal Stun Gun At B&T Police & Military Day 2015

TFB friend Lionel attended the recent B&T Police & Military Day 2015 event, and covered some of the products exhibited there. TASER competitor PhaZZer was present at the show, displaying their alternative stun gun product, the Enforcer. Lionel writes:

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The Alternative aka Gun Condom

Alternative Ballistics has developed a less than lethal option for law enforcement. It acts like a condom for the gun. The “Alternative” is placed over the muzzle end of the slide. It holds onto an alloy metal ball. When the first round is fired, the bullet is captured by the metal ball and the force releases the ball from the slide attachment. It is propelled forward to the shooter’s target. Once fired, the docking device automatically ejects from the slide allowing the next followup shot to be lethal if needed. By increasing the size and mass of the projectile, it supposedly does not penetrate and is not lethal. I am sure there will be instances where it could cause damage or even death. Even rubber bullets have been scrutinized and in some cases have caused death.

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