Defend your property from those pesky drones with new drone defense shotgun ammo.
Drones have been in the news a lot lately. There have been a lot of stories about the use of drones for hunting and whether or not it should be allowed. There have also been several instances of hunters being observed by anti-hunting groups via drone-mounted cameras.
One company has decided to try and cash in on the hype and has released their own drone defense shotgun ammo. Drone Munitions, based in Meridian, Idaho, is working alongside Snake River Shooting Products to bring their new ammo to the market.
Judging from the early pictures of this drone defense shotgun ammo in the box, each shell will have a “ferromagnetic ballistic payload” capable of bringing down a drone invading someone’s privacy. I’m not exactly sure what that means as far as what each shell contains, but it sounds like it will get the job done. The initial picture also indicates that the ammo will come in boxes of five and be three inch shells filled with #4 steel shot.
According to Ammoland,
The product launch will include a ferromagnetic ballistic payload 12 ga. shotshell capable of drone defense, with plans already in place to launch innovative new shotshell technology concepts within 2015. Drone Munitions will also launch a full merchandizing line of apparel, accessories and targets. Drone Munitions will roll out a formal state of the art website within the next 30 days to allow users to keep up-to-date on the drone news, where our products can be purchased, and the specs of current and upcoming products.
It will be very interesting to see how this new drone defense shotgun ammo is received by various groups. It is sure to raise a lot of controversy on both sides of the argument. For one thing, it is illegal to discharge a firearm within city limits. That will make the new ammo only useful in rural areas. There is also the issue of having the ammo ready to fire in your shotgun when a drone makes an appearance.
This may wind up simply being a niche product akin to all of the zombie ammo that has been released during the whole zombie craze. However, the fact remains that drones are becoming an increased part of our lives whether we like it or not. The debate is far from over and technology is only going to keep advancing.
If you want to purchase a box of drone defense shotgun ammo for yourself, you can contact Snake River Shooting Products directly.