The B&T GL06 launcher and SIR less lethal ammunition family is the state of the art in point-of-aim/ point-of-impact less lethal system for public order, law enforcement and peacekeeping operations. The system will secure the human rights of protesters and the safety of the police using the product.
B&T provides a wide range of 40 mm munitions that includes the popular SIR (Safe Impact Round), SIR-X (Safe Impact Round - extended range), dye marking, impact CS, impact OC, rubber shot, muzzle blast OC, ballistic smoke, ballistic CS and muzzle blast CS.
The GL06 was designed from the ground up as a standalone, lightweight, accurate, ergonomic and fast to shoot less lethal only launcher. Its polymer construction and hi-tech coatings make the launcher not only impervious to the harshest conditions but also extremely light weight (more than 25% lighter than competitive launchers) and convenient to carry whether as a secondary or primary weapon.
The GL06 weighs a mere 2 kg depending on stock selection, making it one of the lightest 40 mm launchers in the industry! The 100% ambidextrous design allows any operator, right or left handed, to be safe, fast (up to 15 shots per minute) and accurate (less than 10 cm at 50 meters) under any conditions. The breech release forces the operator to remove the finger from the trigger, place it on the latch and push forwards (the opposite direction to pulling the trigger).
The B&T 40mm SIR rounds are accurate, safe and economic. It will ensure the human rights of the protestors and the security of the users. The design utilizes lightweight, spinstabilized projectiles for optimal energy and accuracy. The munitions can be fired from any of 40 mm launchers but for optimal accuracy the GL06 is recommended. All B&T SIR munitions are safe to use from 1 meter to 50 meters except the SIR-X which is designed for longer engagement distances.
There is a selection of munition with different payloads. It is possible to deploy OC, CS, inert, or marking rounds that disperses upon impact with the target. The soft foam nose of the standard SIR dissipates the impact energy thus making it very safe. It will not penetrate human tissue or fracture human ribs.
The BT SIR family has been developed in the highest tradition of Swiss technical expertise and has even been tested and deemed acceptable by the University Bern, Institut für Rechtmedizin, Zentrum Forensische Physik / Ballistik, Dr. sc. forens., Dr. med. h.c. Beat P. Kneubuehl. This means that you can be assured that the SIR is safe and effective.
The GL06 comes, ready to be deployed , complete with a Aimpoint Micro T-1, a 1 or 2 point carrying sling and an instruction manual. To customize the GL06 for special customer needs, a variety of accessories are available.
The GL06 comes with a folding, fixed-length stock (middle). The optional telescopic folding stock (top) has an additional clampon cheek rest to add 12 mm in case special scopes with a higher mount are used. The optional helmet stock (below) will allow to use the GL06 while properly wearing a ballistic face visor or a protective mask. Vertical Foregrips – The B&T quick detachable vertical foregrips provides the shooter with a stable shooting grip.
As the operator never knows the exact task ahead of him, carrying a sufficient amount of ammunition is crucial. Therefor B&T offers a variety of ammunition carrying systems for the GL06. Besides a 5 and 11 round drop leg carrier there is a tactical vest holding up to 20 rounds available. A special „ready to go“ backpack containing the launcher, two 11 round carrier and a hydration bladder is also offered. The cartridges are easy to extract from all devices, resulting in a high rate of fire.
This accessory is an absolute must when an agency facing tight budgets wants to train its operators at regular intervals but does not want to cut the number of training rounds fired. One can easily reload the SIR/SIR-X cartridge in a matter of seconds using a very inexpensive 9 mm propulsion cartridge. This brings the costs per round fired down to less than 3 Euros, making the SIR/SIR-X munition by far the most economically priced 40 mm cartridge on the market.
- B&T order number: BT-31000
- Caliber: 40 mm x 46
- System: Break-down single shot, double action only (DAO)
- Barrel length [mm]: 280
- Rifling: 12 grooves, right hand, 1200 mm per turn (1 in 47)
- Overall length [mm]: 590 (stock unfolded) / 385 (stock folded)
- Overall width [mm]: 60 (stock unfolded) / 95 (stock folded)
- Overall height [mm]: 200
- Weight [kg]: 2.05
- Sights: Aimpoint Micro TL, Ghost ring iron sights (sight radius 339 mm), adj. in windage
- Colors: black (standard), less lethal yellow (optional), other colours on request
- Interfaces: NATO accessory rails (Picatinny) at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o´clock position, 6 one-point-sling attachment points