Home Protection: Kooshball Shotgun Shells

January 30, 2010


I don't know about you, but I shoot to kill. Especially when it comes to protecting my castle (rent-controlled apartment). So I'm gonna have to pass on the Koosh bullets. AND seconds. Really, I'm stuffed.

Lightfield has been selling these projectiles to law enforcement agencies and wildlife officials for years. Each round is filled with a soft projectile that resembles a koosh ball. They look like toys, because they're made by a Chinese toy factory. The best thing about them is that they aren't likely to kill someone even if they are fired at point blank range. They're so soft that they're almost incapable of penetrating the body.

Eh. I'm a little hesitant to shoot toys at an intruder only to have them return fire with adult bullets. No, I think I'll be sticking to my laser blaster, thank you very much. And I'm not just saying that because I accidentally glued it to my arm training for the robot wars, but that's exactly what happened.

A closeup of the projectiles after the jump.


High-Tech Guns: Digital Revolvers, Koosh Bullets and Triple-Tasers [wired]
These Koosh Ball Bullets Make Getting Shot Look Friendly [gizmodo]

Thanks to Henry, who, if looks could kill he would be an uzi -- or a shotgun, BANG! What's up with that thang? I wanna know, how does it hang?

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