HSLD Operator Paul Howe pokes holes and rakes windows for the LULz:
The GAT (Glass Assault Tool) is designed to penetrate car side and back window glass while enabling the operator to keep their hands on their weapon. It will also allow officers to defeat most cosmetic glass when responding to high risk missions such as active shooter or hostage rescue.
Source – XSsightSystems
I don’t really get this point of this tool. Yea I know it’s to break glass, but given the two scenarios of “active shooter” and “hostage rescue” I just see this being a very niche product as far as when it will actually be used. Let’s start off with an active shooter scenario… if someone is shooting, why would law enforcement be up close and personal with the shooters car? Since when isn’t the object of the game to fill the shooter with holes by shooting through the glass from a safe distance? Now regarding a hostage situation; hostage to me means that there is still a “threat”, so again why are LEOs up next to a car with a hostage and a gunman fixin to rake his glass? If there’s no threat and we are calling hostages stupid people who don’t know how to open a door, or people who possibly have their arms bound or injured fine I guess that works… rake away. Keep in mind there are hundreds of glass breaking tools you can buy that are no bigger than a pen that will work just as well and don’t require you to have a light mounted on your handgun like an idiot in the middle of the day.
FYI: WL-GAT (TM)… yea that’s trademarked guys, watch out! I know thousands of you were like “Damn son, I better get back to name brainstorming for my next big product which I was going to call the WL-GAT”. *sigh* It’s official, all the good acronyms are now taken.
2:34 – “My GAT will be in the 12:00 position”. haha his gat, that will never get old.
Since I think the name WL-GAT is fucking retarded I’m going to approach XSsightSystems about licensing the design to me for a rebrand as the glass entry tool every open and concealed carrier needs in their life to help prevent something I hate seeing. Still with me? I hate seeing dogs in hot cars. This is why I present to you the DICKINFASTHO – Dog In Car Killed If No Fresh Air Soon Too Hot Out. Rake the window, save a dog’s life. I don’t make the big bucks for nothing… this idea machine of mine doesn’t have an off switch.
Oh yea and don’t mexican carry with the GAT unless you want a hole in your junk. Don’t even try suing XSsightSystems if you don’t heed my warning and that happens either… they have lawyers that specialize in scrotum injury law on retainer that will eat the case.
I can’t find this handgun version of the GAT on the XSsightSystems website, but there is this hilarious AR-15 version you can check out.
Disappointing for all your non law enforcement / military guys that I know wanted to mount a GAT on your gat… XS won’t sell one to you. Probably for good reason… admit it, you had some dumb shit planned as soon as you saw the video. haha
Thoughts? Would operate with? Useful tool or a gimmick?