Originally Posted by ApoC_101
niiiiice! yea I guess it makes sense nylon would do a good job on regular crappy glass... I mean all it takes is blunt energy transfer to blow glass to smithereens... the blunter the better!
now, here's the real question.. WHY are they selling this? or marketing this? As if paintball really needs more tools for vandalism? Seriously. NOTHING should be marketed for .68 caliber that isn't safe to use against say, your standard paintball mask. Reballs, sure, they're soft and not completely deadly (still take an eye out like regular paint would). but hard nylon plastic balls? not so good.
Why do they make .68 cal law enforcement stuff? Likely the same reason that the original paintball equipment for the sport was the same equipment used in the cattle and forestry industries. Someone back in the 80s saw marker guns for marking trees and such, and thought "Hey, that would work great in another field!", and thus paintball was born.
Law enforcement later saw paintball equipment and likely said "Hey, we can take that existing gear, and use it for something else." and they simply stuck with .86 balls because that way they can just buy a box of Tippmanns and have pepperballs made with the same machines used for paintballs, just swapping the fill. No new equipment needs to be designed and built to make the new gear for law enforcement, and the stuff is then cheaper.