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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1065
Fax:     (239) 590-1066
Email:  apacheco@fgcu.edu

 

 

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FGCU Invites Media to Less Lethal Weapons Munitions Testing
10/2/2006

WHO FGCU Weapons and Equipment Research Institute, for the media

WHAT Testing 12 gauge beanbag munitions to determine effect of barrel length and distance on projectile accuracy

WHEN 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4

WHERE FGCU

WHY A total of 700 rounds will be fired and the results recorded by a team of student researchers. The projectile drop rates are used to modify law enforcement less lethal weapons training, leading to a reduction in suspect injuries.



CONTACT Assistant professor and director of the Weapons and Equipment Research Institute Charlie Mesloh at (239) 590-7761 or cmesloh@fgcu.edu,or program manager, Frank Thompson at fthompso@fgcu.edu. Media representatives should stop at the Parking Services booth for directions to testing locations.


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