Lightfield provides these safety precautions to consider and learn before using Less Lethal ammo in your firearm:
- All users must be trained and competent in basic firearms safety.
- All users must be fully familiar with any current Federal and State case law, as well as any local or organizational guidelines or restrictions regarding both the Use of Force and use of Less Lethal ammunition.
- All users must be able to differentiate between Less Lethal and conventional ammunition as well as articulate the properties and safe engagement distances of any Less Lethal munition they might required to deploy.
- All users must articulate why center mass is not the desired point of impact and why large muscle groups and soft tissue should be targeted.
- All users must be made familiar with the point of aim / point of impact of any Less Lethal munition they might deploy at varied distances by live fire range exercises as often as the agency might require.
- All users need to have an post-shooting plan covering possible medical treatment, restraint and removal of targeted persons.
- Lightfield LLR strongly recommends the use of designated shotguns (by color) for Less Lethal deployment. The principles of Contact and Cover should be integral to Less Lethal engagements. The use of available stand-off distance, obstacles, cover and concealment are strongly recommended.
Obviously, it’s vital to observe your typical safety precautions with any gun. Some of the points outlined above lean toward a little tactical training, which we are fans of here at Girl’s Guide to Guns. Check out the Women’s Tactical Association or Women’s Shooting Academy for information on classes.
Lightfield Less Lethal rounds come in 20 gauge, 12, gauge, and .410. They will fit in home protection firearms such as the new Smith&Wesson Governor to be released 2011. Below is a video we found displaying just what the Governor is all about.