By Bob Owens
Geeks weaned on Star Trek and other science fiction/fantasy shows are latching on to “The Alternative,” one of the most poorly thought-out attempts in “less lethal” technology that we’ve ever seen.
Tech Times gushes:
Alternative Ballistics has presented “The Alternative,” a pistol accessory that helps police officers fire the first round 50 percent slower, which hurts but avoids killing the suspect.
Experience shows that wildly shot bullets tend to go further than intended and can go as far as 1,000 feet. This realization and the unfortunate cases of lethal interaction between cops and innocent civilians convinced researchers that no effort is too much to keep that from happening.
“The Alternative” acts as a one-use bullet speed modifier and is small enough to be carried around at the belt of every police officer. It is easy to attach it to the barrel of the gun. The orange plastic support hooks up easily to the weapon. After installing it, the first bullet fired attaches itself to a ping pong-sized metal alloy ball that is propelled forward by the bullet’s force.
The good news is, the accuracy remains the same, but since the ball is far larger than the bullet, the impact on the …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms