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Stun Shell (Normal)

General Specification

Shell body Plastic
Cartridge case Al, cartridge containing .22 cap and propellant charge
Launching method Fired from 38 mm Gas gun or Multi Shell Launcher (MSL)
Shelf life     3 years
Composition Stun


Technical Specification

Total length 210 ±  2 mm
Diameter 37.5 ±.2 mm
Charge weight 50 ± 5 gms
Total weight 175 ± 5 gms
Delay time 3 ± 1 sec
Range 100 ±  10 mtrs



  • Creates fear/confusion in the mob and provides sufficient reaction time to law enforcing agencies.

  • Checks throwing back of T S Shells.

  • Augments effectiveness of T S Shells.

  • Flushes out barricaded criminals.


  • Can be fired accurately.

  • Stun shell bursts with loud bang and flash.

  • Plastic body of the shell minimizes chances of injury.

  • Ensures safe distance between police and miscreants.

  • Can be used in all weather conditions.


  • Stun Shell does not contain Tear Smoke gas, it only bursts with loud bang and flash.

  • Should be fired with an angle of about 450 to avoid direct hit. It should not be fired into the crowd.

  • Firing of T S and Stun shell one followed by another will give the effect of 2 in 1 Shell.

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