Grenade Launchers: AMTEC Less-Than-Lethal Systems — SHOT Show 2018

SHOT Show features not just all kinds of whiz-bang stuff for the civilian market, but to a limited extend Military and LE specific as well. ALS is the exclusive North American importer for Ripple Effect launchers, and it was so cool we couldn’t pass it up.


Ripple Effect is out of South Africa, and was at one time the same company that produced the MILCORE rotating six-round grenade launcher for the military. Those were just coming into service when I was rotating off a line unit, but the guys loved them. They had nothing but awesome things to say, and how could you not. The launcher is basically an overgrown revolver that shoots 40mm hate and discontent in the form of high explosives and shrapnel. Why, exactly, is South Africa the home of such devastating weaponry? I don’t know, maybe it’s something in the water.

The new Ripple Effect launcher is available in 37mm or 40mm, depending on how gangster your department is. Rounds include tear gas, flashbang and bean bag. If Antifa makes an appointment with your city, I suggest you make an appointment with AMTEC. Remember what we learned in Phoenix. Crotch shots with anti-riot rounds are both hysterical and encouraged.

For more information about AMTEC, click here.

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Spartan020 March 5, 2018, 7:48 am

    LOL I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING!!!! But seriously I want this!!!

  • billybob February 17, 2018, 11:53 pm

    LOL Now tell us where to get any type of ammo to shoot in it that’s not NFA controlled ! 40mm chalk rounds at $7 plus a round !

    • Glenn January 28, 2020, 6:39 am

      Young man you can use 47mm cartridge works out find. PS: making you self easy very easy.lets put it this way if you never worked with this launching the system. But to and start

  • fritz bousigschouer February 14, 2018, 12:55 pm

    If Antifa makes an appointment with your city, I suggest you make an appointment with AMTEC. AMEN brother!

Leave a Comment

Send this to a friend