American Tactical Imports has begun shipping a line of Bates & Dittus (B&D) 37mm launchers for law enforcement that include weapons with a pistol configuration (SML-37) or under-barrel launcher (UBL-37).
B&D launchers are made of 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and 4140 hardened steel. They can handle 37mm ammunition such as flares, smoke and pyrotechnic rounds for civilian use and batons, CS gas, rubber pellets and other less-lethal options. Four launchers in various configurations are available.
The Top Break Launcher, or TBL, arrives standard with a 12-inch barrel, full-length upper Picatinny rail, and a 1x red- or green-dot laser sight. The TBL is a single-action, exposed-hammer launcher with poly rifle style or telescoping stocks, horizontal or vertical foregrip, and 12- or 16-inch barrel options. Wood stocks are also available.
The Survival Mate Launcher, or SML, is the pistol configuration 37mm launcher, offered in 6- and 12-inch barrel lengths. The 12-inch version comes equipped with a vertical foregrip.
The Extreme Duty Top Break, or ExD-37, is DAO with an internal hammer and a 15-pound trigger pull that's available in 12- and 16-inch lengths with a custom aluminum vertical foregrip.
The Under Barrel Launcher, or UBL, is the B&D recreation of the M-203. It has a 12-inch barrel with a full-length upper Picatinny rail for attachment to a Picatinny rail-equipped AR-15 style weapon such as the AT-15, which is distributed by ATI.