Developed for the use in close-quarter battle (CQB) situations, particularly those involving hostages where the airborne irritant can be used to complement other weaponry. It can offer new tactical options during life-threatening confrontations.
The 12-bore cartridge case contains a mixture of CSM (CS Micronised). If the weapon is held against the door, the powder will blast through the door instantly producing a cloud of airborne irritant. The concentration of CSM is sufficient to instantly disable the most determined and hardened occupant.
Unlike most other ammunition, the RIP practice round exactly imitates the live round except for the irritant. It can therefore be utilised in training exercises without causing distress.