Designed for situations in which close approach to the target is not possible.The round breaks up after penetrating the target, releasing an airborne irritant.
The 12-bore cartridge case contains a mixture of CSM (CS Micronised), which under the effects of compression and friction produces a rapidly expanding cloud when penetrating the target. The concentration of CSM is sufficient to disable the most determined and hardened criminal.
Unlike most other ammunition, the RIP practice round exactly imitates the live round except for the irritant. It can therefore be utilised realistically in training exercises without causing distress.
The jacketed lightweight RIP Round is effective up to 115ft (35m) and at that distance can penetrate a double glazed window unit, allowing a cloud dispersion to take place.