Do flash grenades exist?

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Do flash grenades exist?

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Flash Grenades do exist and they are also known as Stun Grenades which are less lethal than regular grenades are.

A stun grenade, also known as a flash grenade, flashbang, thunderflash or sound bomb, is a less-lethal explosive device used to temporarily disorient an enemy's senses.

The flash grenade or stun grenade is designed to produce a blinding flash of light of around 7 megacandela (Mcd) and an intensely loud "bang" of greater than 170 decibels (dB).

The blast radius of a grenade is around 49 feet which means it can wound people as far away as 49 feet and the blast radius of the grenade which can kill people is around 16 feet.

The fragmentation hand grenade has a lethal radius of 5 meters and can produce casualties up to 15 meters, dispersing fragments as far away as 230 meters.

In some states it's illegal to own a grenade although in some states it's legal at the Federal Level to own a grenade as long as they have been registered.

Legislation. In the United States grenades are classed as destructive devices, a form of Title II weapons under the National Firearms Act.

They must consequently be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), are taxed, and are illegal in states that ban Title II weapons.

Hand grenades are regulated under the National Firearms Act ("NFA"), a federal law first passed in 1934 and amended by the Crime Control Act of 1968.

The 1968 amendments made it illegal to possess "destructive devices," which includes grenades.

A frag grenade weighs up to 2 lbs.

Frag grenades and other grenades are pretty heavy.

Hand grenades are regulated under the National Firearms Act ("NFA"), a federal law first passed in 1934 and amended by the Crime Control Act of 1968.

The 1968 amendments made it illegal to possess "destructive devices," which includes grenades.

You can pin a grenade by putting the pin back in the grenade.

The pin is only a safety mechanism and simply pulling the grenade pin does not mean the grenade will explode.

The grenade has to be launched for the grenade to explode after pulling the grenade pin.

You can pull a grenade pin and put the grenade pin back as long as the strike lever of the grenade has not been released.

Here's what happens inside once the grenade is released: With the pin removed, there is nothing holding the lever in position, which means there is nothing holding the spring-loaded striker up.

The spring throws the striker down against the percussion cap.

The impact ignites the cap, creating a small spark.

You cannot really rip a grenade pin or pull a grenade pin with your teeth.

Grenade Pins are easy to remove but it's not that easy to do with your teeth and can damage your teeth.

A Grenade costs on average of about $45.00 each and they are very dangerous and can easily kill someone who does not know how to handle it properly.

A grenade does not explode simply by pulling the pin.

A grenade only explodes once the trigger is depressed which happens when it's launched and hits the ground.

Grenades usually explode within a few seconds after it hits the ground or an object and the trigger is tripped.

The pin on a grenade is simply a safety pin to prevent the grenade from exploding while handling it.

So you can pull the pin of a grenade and it won't explode until you actually throw it or trip the trigger lever.

The outer shell of the grenade, made of serrated cast iron, holds a chemical fuze mechanism, which is surrounded by a reservoir of explosive material.

The grenade has a filling hole for pouring in the explosive material.

The proper way to throw a hand grenade: Depress the striker lever, pull the pin, hurl the grenade.

The firing mechanism is triggered by a spring-loaded striker inside the grenade.

Normally, the striker is held in place by the striker lever on top of the grenade, which is held in place by the safety pin.

The soldier grips the grenade so the striker lever is pushed up against the body, pulls out the pin and then tosses the grenade.

Here's what happens inside once the grenade is released:

With the pin removed, there is nothing holding the lever in position, which means there is nothing holding the spring-loaded striker up.

The spring throws the striker down against the percussion cap. The impact ignites the cap, creating a small spark.

The spark then ignites a slow-burning material in the fuze.

In about four seconds, the delay material burns all the way through.

The end of the delay element is connected to the detonator, a capsule filled with more combustible material.

The burning material at the end of the delay ignites the material in the detonator, setting off an explosion inside the grenade.

The explosion ignites the explosive material around the sides of the grenade, creating a much larger explosion that blows the grenade apart.

Pieces of metal from the outer casing fly outward at great speed, imbedding in anybody and anything within range.

This sort of grenade may contain additional serrated wire or metal pellets for increased fragmentation damage.

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