Friday, November 7, 2014
Pepper balls are an interesting less lethal weapon. It is similar to a paint ball gun, but rather than paint, the gun fires pepper balls. Spheres that are filled with OC; or solid plastic balls are their projectile choices.
The spheres hurt when the suspect gets hit with one and the OC can help to blind and incapacitate him too. The range is much farther than just OC spray, and it works very well in a small space like a car. The pepper balls can be fired in quick succession and can fill up a car with OC.
The solid projectiles are good for breaking car or home window glass. They are also painful when they hit a suspect. This is a good tool to use against rioters or people armed with a potentially deadly weapon like a knife, or stick, or in a standoff situation where officers with firearms are able to engage as needed. It is a good addition to the tactical tool box; that’s what the SGT Says.