The company

Historical background

Since back in 1650, and then again the watershed year 1820, the family-run business has demonstrated wisdom, intelligence and level-headedness needed to navigate the transition from expert craftsmanship to... cutting-edge, avant-garde industrial expertise, enabling us to carve out a position as trade-leading pace-setter.

At the same time, the company’s reach extends well beyond the national boundaries; our rifles have resonated with huntsman from every continent, wherever the gunsmith’s craft is alive and well. To get to the top and stay there, we had to press ahead, championing the same principles that forged our international renown, yet constantly innovating.

This is the path that, in the early 1990s, under repeated calls from the French national police, Verney-Carron launched the development of a new brand new firearm capable of delivering an effective solution to riot police dealing with protestors, demonstrations and aggressive gatherings, day-in, day-out.

What does « Non-Lethal» mean ?

Terms like « non-lethal » or « less-lethal » are increasingly becoming part of law enforcement agency vocabulary worldwide. In modern democracies, crowd control at protest demonstrations, scattering rioters, and self-defence all revolves around their own sets of techniques and approaches. All rely heavily on « non-lethal » weapons.

A non-lethal weapon, also termed less-lethal or incapacitating, is a weapon designed not to kill or critically wound the target.

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Verney-Carron shotgun manufacturer since 1650

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