THE ALTERNATIVE® sits in a pouch on the officer's belt for immediate use if the officer can safely apply it. It is designed to allow for a fluid, one-handed removal of the device and the subsequent seating of THE ALTERNATIVE® onto the top of the weapon within seconds. Most importantly, this can be accomplished without the danger created by an officer removing his or her eyes and weapon from the threat.
Once the bullet is fired from the gun into the projectile they permanently become one unit. The docking unit will automatically eject from the weapon and the firearm returns to its normal function before it cycles in a new round. Keep in mind this occurs when lethal force is already justified.
THE ALTERNATIVE® decreases the velocity of the bullet and allows the projectile to impact the threat, lessening the bullet’s penetrating energy. The result is serious pain with less internal injury to the body than a conventional bullet.
If the crisis is resolved without the need to discharge the weapon, the officer can quickly and easily remove THE ALTERNATIVE® from the top of the weapon and return it to the belt pouch for future use.