Force Profile | energy
As a spin stabilized shaped projectile, the HP68 is 25 times more accurate than spherical projectiles.
In addition, at 7.8 grams, it is more areodynamically stable than lighter 1.5 to 6 gram projectiles. The heaver weight makes it less succeptable to aerodynamic turbulance and cross winds.
The case for less lethal
According to the US Department of Justice 98% of less lethal deployments do not result in fatalaties. Unintended deaths are usually the result of larger 40mm projectile hits, hits at extremely close range, or hits to sensitive areas of the body, such as the head, neck, or ribs directly over the heart.
According to the US Department of Justice, 93 percent of the reported incidents involving impact munitions were resolved without officers having to fire their guns, even against armed individuals. And 98% of incidents were resolved with 10 or fewer rounds fired.
21 foot rule
If a subject is within 21 feet of an officer with a weapon, studies show that the officer can be reached and harmed before the officer can draw and fire a weapon.
Why is this important? Depending on your launcher, Grimburg projectiles can reach up to 165 feet. However, at greater that 21 feet, you’ll have a hard time convincing a jury your life was endanger. We discourage the use of HP85 projectiles unless you feel your life is in immediate danger.
Disparity of force
When one individual is unable to provide the same amount of force as the opponent due to physical capability, weapon, age, or gender. Examples: Multiple people against a single defender. Large man vs small woman. Young vs Old. Strong vs weak.
Why is this important? If the disparity of force is equal or greater, in your favor, adding a less lethal launcher greatly increases the disparity of force, and your chance of conviction.
We’re not lawyers offering legal advise. Every situation is different. You have to know your own neighborhoods, capabilities, convictions, and the level of responsibility you’re willing to accept.
However… if it can inferred that someone who chooses to employ less lethal has a 93% chance their opponent will stand down, and there’s only a 2% chance of lethal injury, considering the 97% chance of going to prison for homicide, we feel less lethal deserves serious consideration.