These New Bullets Are Specifically Marketed To Shoot Down Drones

These New Bullets Are Specifically Marketed To Shoot Down Drones

Rednecks everywhere rejoice, they are now making "drone munition;" shotgun shells specifically made/marketed to shoot down quadcopters. says that "the rounds are a 12 gauge 3″ shot shell solution aimed at defending against drone-based privacy concerns and terror!"  Casey Betzold, the president of Snake River Shooting Products says: “We are very excited to be manufacturing a product focused on defending our freedoms. We see this line as a game changer in the industry and as an important defense against rising threats to our way of life.” 

I'm not really sure that these shells have any drone specific modifications aside from the hilarious packaging which will inspire paranoid rednecks to buy and bloggers like me to dish out some free publicity.

Deadmau5 certainly didn't need any special bullets. 

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Cornelius van Schaarn's picture

What is the difference between a redneck and a hillbilly? I don't get it? A peasant is always a peasant here in europe.

Lee Morris's picture

I would say that a hillbilly i someone who lives in the mountains and is out of the loop when it comes to current events. A redneck is a personality or even a way of life. There is certainly some overlap there but these images may help.



I certainly have some redneck tendencies :)

JB Kramer's picture

Those people are greatly preferable to what you probably have:

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They probably work for a living after all.

Cornelius van Schaarn's picture

So, the first one is similar to a vagrant or homeless person and the second one is akin to what the British would call a chav except they wear lots of camo and eat fried chicken?

Lee Morris's picture


Stefano Catalani's picture

A redneck is what is called a "bogan" in Australia :D

JB Kramer's picture

Shotguns do not shoot 'bullets'. Before you write about something you should at least know enough so you don't appear moronic. Bullets are: "a projectile for firing from a rifle, revolver, or other small firearm, typically made of metal, cylindrical and pointed, and sometimes containing an explosive." Note there is no mention of shotguns which fire shot (usually lead pellets) or sometimes slugs (solid lead projectiles).

Lee Morris's picture

being that most people wouldn't understand the word "shell" in a title I opted for the word bullets and sounding moronic.

Dan Hoene's picture

Could say shotgun rounds, or shotgun shells if you want it to be more accurate.

Prefers Film's picture

Get an Eotech if you want to be more accurate. ;)

Sean Moore's picture

The only moronic person here is the one complaining about the author's use of terminology. Are you that petty that you have to complain about something so menial??

B Jones's picture

Right because speaking with correct nomenclature is never a good idea. One might appear to be properly informed on a subject matter and then actually be considered worthy of making a comment.

Jennifer Kelley's picture

Make them in 22 guage and I'm down. If people were more responsible with them, we wouldn't have this issue.

Patrick Hall's picture

I'm so ready to start shooting the tires out of those people who aren't responsible driving their cars down my street <sarcasm mode off>

Jennifer Kelley's picture

I must have missed the part where I said I would go hunt drones down.

Eric Lefebvre's picture

Destruction of private property and violation of transportation laws as well as several internaltional treaties.

Shoot down a drone and you COULD POTENTIALLY be in jail for 20 years.

Jennifer Kelley's picture

That doesn't apply to hobbyist drones that teenagers have started using to peep into girls bedrooms. I think people are debating without clarifying the differences. If the Air Force flies a drone over my house, I wouldn't care or probably notice. If the neighborhood perv is hovering one in my backyard outside my bedroom window, we are going to have a problem.

Bill Peppas's picture

If it's a perv, you call the authorities.
You don't shoot his drone down unless you want prison time or to give him money and get yourself in more trouble for nothing.

Jennifer Kelley's picture

Every jurisdiction is different, but many will not do anything. They treat hobbyist drones as RC airplanes rather than cameras. There are several stories about these types of situations. Obviously I wouldn't be able to stand outside someone's bedroom window and take pictures inside, yet drones are exempt. I suspect we will see new legislation as their popularity grows.

I definitely wouldn't shoot a drone with my real gun in my backyard due to violation of local ordinances and general common sense regarding discharging a firearm close to my neighbors. I might employ a water Nerf, or a slingshot, or a net. Frankly, I'd rather catch the drone and turn it over to the cops so the perv can explain why he was peeping through my windows.

Eric Lefebvre's picture

"In response, the FAA has released a statement that seeks to answer many of the questions raised by such a city ordinance, whether symbolic or otherwise.


“Shooting at an unmanned aircraft could result in criminal or civil liability, just as would firing at a manned airplane,” adds the FAA."

From a 2013 article.

michael buehrle's picture

marketing. i would say that most guys who own a shotgun and wants to shoot down drones will only buy it if it's cheaper than their regular shell. i think i would have just said shotgun shells in the title, but i'm no writer.

Jason Vinson's picture

I bet a lot of people will buy these just to have them. I know that's why I bought a couple boxes of these for my AR15

Jennifer Kelley's picture

People don't seem to realize it's a novelty item.

Ken Cave's picture

Capitalism at its best! A perceived need and a market gap filled. Isn't America great.

Anonymous's picture

If you shoot down a drone with a firearm you're officially one of the biggest morons I've ever encountered. As a firearm owner and 2A supporter it bothers me that someone is marketing ammunition geared towards property damage.

You better have a damn good lawyer if you plan on shooting down drones.

Lee Morris's picture

Worse than that, it is promoting firing your weapon into the air

Eric Lefebvre's picture

Worse ... it's a federal crime.

Federal law states in part:

Whoever willfully…sets fire to, damages, destroys, disables, or wrecks any aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States or any civil aircraft used, operated, or employed in interstate, overseas, or foreign air commerce…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years or both.

Bill Peppas's picture

The moron who tries to shoot my drone with the D600 on it... I'll hang him with a fishing like and hooks and fly him up high in the sky using multiple drones...

Spy Black's picture

If you afford a drone that can handle the weight of a D600, you don't have to care if someone shoots it down.

Bill Peppas's picture

Is this a dark humor attempt ?

What does this mean ?

Having the economic capacity to buy a drone capable of carrying the D600 makes it right for others to destroy it ?

In similar logic, you walk outside and you see a Ferrari parked, he can afford a Ferrari, so it is fine if we go scratch it all over, crash it on purpose using our car, etc ?

Anonymous's picture

A long time ago, I saw a Ferrari, with the driver still in it, parked half way in a parking spot on the street and half way in the lane. I sped up in my 1974 Ford half-ton, beat-up pickup until he saw me in his rear-view mirror. Priceless look! Needless to say he backed up fully into the spot. :-)

Anonymous's picture

Bang bang i shot them down ....
But i will use instead of bullets (shotgun shells ) something like net.
You now you have to be always careful to not harm people or animals ... ;-)

Let`s the hunt begin ....

Paulo Macedo's picture

Well..old Betty is running a little low on shells...

Keith Davis's picture

lol... what the hell is....Each shell carries a proprietary ferromagnetic ballistic payload... sounds more like Snake Oil than Snake River.

Mikael Sundberg's picture

This is a ---- Only in the US problem ----

Reggie Hughey's picture

While I don't "condone" destruction of private property, there are some situations where I would "understand" the downing of a drone. Example (a): I live near the worlds busiest airport(Hartsfield-Jackson international), and the possibility of a drone getting sucked into a jet engine is real. Example (b): At this moment in time, pilots cannot drop water on the wildfires in the western United States because of..... You guessed it - drones. Example (c): the "drone-a-razzi". Using drones to get images of celebrities or personalities is over the top for me. Perhaps I'm too old for this stuff, hell, I don't get video on a DSLR's!(I can't serve 2 Gods). BTW, I'm as urban/suburban as those in New York or L.A. Now get off my lawn. Haha.

Darren McNeill's picture

I get it now..... When a Drone flies into someones property, it is a threat and the Drone is the issue, but when some innocent person gets shot, it is not the gun that is the issue, but the person, interesting......

Anonymous's picture

I think (hope) Lee is joking about the hillbilly comment and the ammunition manufacturer was joking with the packaging.
Lighten up people.

John Sammonds's picture

There is always an answer to shooting down my drone.