I want to take the time to explain this new technology in some detail so you can make an informed decision about THE ALTERNATIVE®. Alternative Ballistics was formed by former law enforcement officers, FBI firearm experts, ex-Special Forces and a group of individuals with business backgrounds. The company is pro law enforcement and Second Amendment devotees. THE ALTERNATIVE® was designed as a lethal force option. I’ll repeat that - it is a lethal force option; to be utilized when lethal force conditions have been met. If you ask police officers what options they have in lethal force situations they will answer, “My gun and bullets.” Yet they have a lot of options for less lethal situations: OC (pepper spray), Tasers, bean bags, etc. All are great products for their given application. But does every lethal force situation call for a bullet?
Here is a true story that happened to a personal friend: A call goes out across the radio, a DV (domestic violence) where a 15-year-old girl has a kitchen knife. She has already cut her mother and herself. As they pull up to the house the mother is in the front yard covered in blood screaming, “My daughter is inside and has gone crazy and has threatened her own life with the knife.” They approach the front door of the house, not a word is spoken between them - why should there be, they are both seasoned officers with SWAT experience. But that’s not why there is silence. They aren’t speaking a word because they both know they may have to shoot a 15-year-old girl if she comes at them with the knife. Both of these officers have children. How do you think they felt? As they enter the house they see the girl with the knife and are luckily able to talk her into putting the knife down. As I talked with my friend after this happened, he tells me he wished he’d had THE ALTERNATIVE®. These are the situations our product was developed for. Not for a suspect with a gun.
From suicide by cop to a mentally unstable person with a tree branch, there are many situations where THE ALTERNATIVE® is applicable. Under no circumstances do we suggest the use of our product when the suspect has a firearm or when the officer has to react instantaneously to protect life and limb.