Whenever a firearm is discharged, it leaves evidence behind including cartridges, gunshot residue, and physical artifacts where the projectile passes through or embeds itself in surrounding objects. Trajectory analysis uses these artifacts to reconstruct, through observation and measurement, how a shooting most likely occurred, and determine the originating location of the shooter.
The new LTF200 Advanced Laser Trajectory Kit incorporates advances in lasers and digital measurement to provide the officer with one of the most accurate measurement and tools available. This kit allows a single investigator to do a detailed ballistics or shooting reconstruction.
LTF200 includes four anodized aluminum penetrating rods, centering cones, and grommets. These are placed in holes created by the projectiles, allowing the investigator to photograph the trajectory, measure the various angles of entry, and also attach strings or lasers to further reconstruct the path of the bullet. In addition, there are four more rods that can be used to extend the penetration rods, allowing the rods to be passed through hard to string areas, such as car seats. The centering cones are held in place by rubber grommets, which are easy to install and much harder to lose than the small o-rings typically found in these kits.
LTF200 contains two digital angle finders, the DMANGLE, which with an adapter, can be placed directly on penetration rods to determine the angle of trajectory, and the DMPRO, a digital protractor that measures any angle by simply placing the bottom edge at the measurement point, and opening the the leg to the point of measurement. The digital read out is accurate to 0.2 degrees.
Finally, for documenting the trajectory path beyond the rods, the kit provides for two methods, stringing and laser trajectory. For stringing, LTF200 includes elastic string, which when tightened does not sag like conventional string. Included are 6 spools (2 bright yellow, 2 bright orange, 1 neon green, and 1 highly reflective silver). For laser trajectory, LTF200 contains two lasers, a red laser and a new 15mw green laser. The lasers can be attached to the trajectory rods or placed on an included tripod mount to project the path of the bullet.
The kit also includes marking cones and triangles for identifying shell casings or other evidence locations, adhesive decals printed with a 2 cm scale and a blank space for custom manual labeling of bullet holes, a tape measure, and reusable Stikki-Dots and Stikki-Tabs that can be used to attach markers and string to any smooth surface. This kit is contained in an easy to carry and easy to deploy 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 backpack, and contains everything needed to execute a sound ballistics or shooting reconstruction.
- 1- DMANGLE Digital Angle Finder
- 1- DRP10 Digital Protractor
- 1- Angle Bracket
- 1- Protractor Laser Mount
- 1- Sunpak Model Tripod
- 1- Tripod Adapter
- 1- Tripod Extension Rod
- 2- Mounting Magnets
- 1- Counter Balance Bottle, 32 ounces
- 1- LTF201 Trajectory Rod Set (4 Penetrating, 4 Photography)
- 1- LTF200eC Elastic Cord Set, 6 spools (LTF200Y - 2 Yellow; LTF200N - 2 Orange; LTF200s -1 Reflective Silver; LTF200G - 1 Fluorescent Green)
- 1- LTF208 Centering Cone Set, 8 Cones & Grommets
- 4- Threading Tips
- 1- LTF102 Red Laser 5mW
- 1- LTF200GL Green Laser 20mW
- 1- Acrylic Photo Card
- 1- SEM20N SIRCHMARK Orange Acrylic Evidence Marker, Bag of 20
- 1- SEM20Y SIRChMARK Yellow Acrylic Evidence Marker, Bag of 20
- 1- SKC20 StikkiCLIPS White Plastic, Pack of 20
- 1- SKC50 StikkiDOTS reusable Wax Dots, Pack of 50
- 1- PEN15VS Short Plastic Photo Numbers (1 to 15)
- 1- PPS401 Vinyl Photo Evidence Scale, Gray, 10 each
- 1- PIM700 Photo ID Markers, Blank w/scale, 50 by 4 sheets
- 1- PNBR100 Label Circles, A-D, 0-9, 4 sheets, 11 each label
- 1- sK900 steel Tape Measure, Manual (100 feet / 30 meters)
- 1- Marker sharpie Fine Point Black
- 1- LTF200C 5.11 RUSH 24 Backpack