SLAPSHOT USA LLC - OUR STORY
In the morning hours of March 2011, a call reporting a suicidal man suddenly went wrong. Shots rang out and the worst reality for a police officer, “officer down.” As officers scrambled for their lives and for the lives of their friends, reinforcements from all over the City of Portland responded to aid their brothers and sisters who had come under fire from a sniper with a hunting rifle. The inventor of the SlapShot projectile drove at speeds exceeding 100 MPH while the hostage negotiator sat in the passenger seat talking to the sniper. Upon arrival SlapShot USA’s founder took over initial incident command as special operations resources responded, and incident command was established. As our founder established perimeters, identified assets, and evacuated citizens, his observations evolved into a single thought that lead to the invention of the patent pending Mechanically Adaptable Projectile.
The founder’s 30 years of experience in tactical incidents and defending his community informs him of the reality of armed combat in urban environments. He has said that the gunfight is an intense learning experience. The experience of rapidly unfolding armed conflict with another person is imprecise, unpredictable, and humbling. The peace officer does not have the luxury of only thinking of his or her own life. The peace officer must be the controlled, trained, expert who must not make an error that will cost the life of an innocent person. Stray bullets pass through structures and travel long distances and those can have unintended and devastating consequences. The founder has had to endure continued gunfire while pursuing gunmen on foot and in cars. He has had to calculate the best time and place to return fire in a neighborhood where community members looked on as the gunfire drew their attention. These events and experiences have been significant lessons that inform the founder’s goal of producing ammunition that is effective for defense and cutting edge in the industry.
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