The head is constructed of cast aluminium and the barrel is machined from high grade aluminium stock. This eliminates any concerns of rust or corrosion inhibiting the use of the launcher. The firing pin is machined from stainless steel and has a brass seat that helps prevent the build up of residue in the handle. This eliminates the need for cleaning of the firing pin and spring. The self closing thumb latch makes for simple one handed opening and closing. When using the combination of our launcher with our new aluminium insert dummies the handler will see dramatically reduced recoil and this fact has been tested to be the lowest of any other hand held launcher on the market.