Austin AFTE 23 Less Lethal Workshop

In May 2023, we assisted the Association of Firearm and Tool mark Examiners (AFTE) with some live fire demonstrations of common less lethal platforms.

Pepperball, FN303, ARWEN, 12 gauge and CTS 40mm systems were fired by students into static targets and ballistic media to simulate flight and impact characteristics. As scientists, we must also determine what evidence may remain after an incident for collection and analysis.

Less Lethal Rounds
.68 caliber pneumatics: FN303, Pepperball VKS
Impacts into Synthetic Ballistic Gel