flash-bang

flash-bang

[¦flash ¦baŋ]
(ordnance)
The time interval between visual observation of the flash of a weapon being fired and the auditory perception of the sound of the discharge.
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He had brought a flash-bang knowing us "civilians" had never seen one.
In most cases, the explosives are mostly flash-bang bombs apparently aimed at causing panic among the public rather than major casualties.
The ShockRound produces a flash-bang and nitrogen gas shock wave that disables the assailant.
While police forces across the country began a process of militarization - complete with Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) teams and flash-bang grenades - when President Reagan intensified the "war on drugs," the post-9/11 "war on terror" has added fuel to the fire.
The American Civil Liberties Union in June released a report stating that police were overwhelmingly relying on SWAT raids -- involving the use of assault rifles, battering rams and flash-bang grenades -- for routine work.
SPRINGFIELD - The Lane County Sheriff's Office deployed armored military surplus vehicles and used pepper rounds and flash-bang devices to persuade 10 people to leave a Glenwood apartment after a report of a dispute on Sunday morning.
That night, a confrontation between protesters and police culminated in the use of flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas by at least one of the 18 different law enforcement agencies present.
As the siege went on, authorities began setting off flash-bang grenades on a regular basis just to rattle him, keep him from sleeping and wear him down.
The film's visual style is in total contrast to the flash-bang editing which hinders Battle Los Angeles.
Then, amid a flash-bang of indoor fireworks and a shower of confetti, the finalists themselves emerged as if by magic.
He grabbed for a flash-bang grenade, the perfect welcome for the fast approaching unfriendlies .
Deployed nonlethal weapons include blunt-impact munitions, optical warning and distraction devices, acoustic hailing devices, vehicle arresting systems, flash-bang grenades and munitions and short-range human electro-muscular incapacitation devices such as the Taser.