Tactical Balls

SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior MemberPosts: 5,458 Senior Member
Really, it is a product. Guess it is a low cost alternative to the "flash bang" concussion grenade minus the "bang." I think they might almost be useful in a bump in the middle of the night situation. Similar to the strobe option on firearms mounted lights. Even if none of you guys can find a real use for them, I am sure the following shenanigans will be worth the post.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/brite-strike-technologies-tactical-balls-white-led-rolling-devices.html



I wonder if Buffy could get a discount. I mean not needing the velcro bag and all since they would probably just end up in his wife's purse and all....
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,058 Senior Member
    They will be hidden by your tactical shorts.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I suppose the theory is that you can disarm the bad guy while he's scratching his head and wondering "What the..."
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,898 Senior Member
    If they float I might could use some
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,058 Senior Member
    I don't know about disarming, but if that's the way it plays out, fine.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    More or less disorienting is what I see these doing. But with the firearm mounted strobe, you aren't seeing the most intense part of the strobe, just the effects. It is much worse to be on the other end of the light (in more ways than one). Not saying I am a huge fan, but I see the merit.

    These things on the other hand, the biggest disadvantage being you are subjected to the same abuse everyone else in the room is.

    I once thought about a home defense strategy that would incorporate hard wired strobes to the house. The thought is a few super bright bursts from stage quality strobes and the intruder's vision would be poor, then I would move in. Having worked in live sound, I can tell you one of the 500w stage strobes will give you a bad day.
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
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  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    ......I once thought about a home defense strategy that would incorporate hard wired strobes to the house........


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    Come at them in a Tactical white suit,

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    More or less disorienting is what I see these doing. But with the firearm mounted strobe, you aren't seeing the most intense part of the strobe, just the effects. It is much worse to be on the other end of the light (in more ways than one). Not saying I am a huge fan, but I see the merit.

    These things on the other hand, the biggest disadvantage being you are subjected to the same abuse everyone else in the room is.

    I once thought about a home defense strategy that would incorporate hard wired strobes to the house. The thought is a few super bright bursts from stage quality strobes and the intruder's vision would be poor, then I would move in. Having worked in live sound, I can tell you one of the 500w stage strobes will give you a bad day.

    I like your idea Colt. The bright strobe effect would definitely disorient an intruder, because if for no other reason it wouldn't really be expected and if nothing else, a bright light like that in an otherwise dark environment would tend to temporarily blind the bad guy (and everybody else in the room that was looking up) unless the innocent's happened to all be asleep. This could serve a double purpose in that it would not only blind the bad guy, but it would be your "Tacticool" Alarm clock.

    Would you set this up to go off automatically if someone passed a light beam trip switch or some other auto initiator?
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,702 Senior Member
    I don't really think that throwing your balls on the floor constitutes an effective part of a home defense strategy....................but that's just me I guess
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,898 Senior Member
    :punch:
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,528 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    I don't really think that throwing your balls on the floor constitutes an effective part of a home defense strategy....................but that's just me I guess

    Unless you are AC/DC and have the Biggest Balls of them all
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,786 Senior Member
    Maybe it's just me, but I think a 5 gallon bucket of marbles thrown on the floor would be more tactical.
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,352 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Some balls are made for dancing, and some for fancy dress . But the balls made for tactical applications are the balls I like the best.


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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,786 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Come on. Sing it with me.
    "I've got big balls, we've got big balls....."

    Don't put them in your back pocket. One or more might accidentally be activated and someone will say something like, "Did you know that there's flashing light emanating from your butt?" (CPJ will get the reference :tooth:)
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,668 Senior Member
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,726 Senior Member
    Why would anyone other than someone raiding a house want to add an extra step of deploying their balls when dealing with a hostile individual, shine your light on them while pointing your gun at them would be the logical choice instead of the strobe ball, can't imagine that is good for my eyes either in the situation.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,786 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »

    :spittingcoffee:
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,702 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    That's a prized keepsake. That's written on the stub of Alec's plane ticket. :up:

    Yeah, I had to walk from Tennessee to LA cos I couldn't find my ticket....................but it was worth it to immortalise the moment........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,786 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Yeah, I had to walk from Tennessee to LA cos I couldn't find my ticket....................but it was worth it to immortalise the moment........

    Definitely one of those 'you had to be there' moments at the Shoot! :rotflmao:

    Alcohol may have been involved causing me to say that.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I know an ordinary car horn when trumping unexpectedly, can cause someone to beshat themselves copiously, I can see placing ordinary car horns, high intensity photographic strobe lights, staying safe in My bedroom and I am sure any intruders would want to leave as quickly as humanly possible.
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,945 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    come on. Sing it with me.
    "i've got big balls, we've got big balls....."

    but we've got the mall-ninjest balls of them all!!!
    WWJMBD?

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