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

Phone: (239) 590-1006
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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FGCU Invites Media to Less Lethal Weapons Munitions Testing

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


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,or program manager, Frank Thompson at Media representatives should stop at the Parking Services booth for directions to testing locations.

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