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The M230 Baton round was a special type of ammunition for the underslung 30mm U1 Grenade Launcher of an M41A Pulse Rifle. The Baton round fires a low-velocity plastic projectile capable of incapacitating or even disabling an unprotected human. Primarily used during civil disturbances, the M230 was rarely issued to Colonial Marines.[1]

According to former Colonial Marine Patrice Riegert, the USCM used these rounds in combination with CS gas to quell a worker's strike at the end of the Cristóbal campaign.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual