Strike Industries Oppressor: The Game-Changing Golf Ball Launcher

If you’ve ever looked at a golf course and thought it was a waste of what could be a perfectly good shooting range, this product is for you. The Strike Industries Oppressor turns your AR platform rifle into a golf ball launcher, meaning your rifle is even more versatile than before. Want one? Read on for details.

The Strike Industries Oppressor launches golf balls
The Strike Industries Oppressor launches golf balls, finally making golf less of a waste of what could be a fantastic shooting range. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Strike Industries provides the following details of the launcher:

FORE! Based on the Strike Industries OPPRESSOR blast shield muzzle device which aids in redirecting blast and sound, this SI OPPRESSOR Golf Ball Launcher also uses the quick detach PATENTED Strike Rapid Engage Mount (SREM) system mount.

Using blanks, golf balls can be launched 100s of yards, of course in a safe direction. Depending on the various golf ball, golf ball fit, weapon and blank used, you can see launch golf balls 500+ yards.

Point to just about any angle without the ball falling out as the tapered cone/cup and large O-ring is designed to fit most golf balls on the market. Constructed of a steel SREM base with a 7075-T6 aluminum body, this SI OPPRESSOR Golf Ball Launcher attaches (and detaches) in seconds propelling golf balls down range with velocity and distance. You can also use this SI OPPRESSOR device as a blast shield and/or concussion reducing device with live ammo WITHOUT a golf ball inserted.

Strike Industries Opressor golf ball launcher
The Strike Industries Oppressor isn’t actually the complete platform, it’s a muzzle device that works independently from live fire (meaning no, you don’t shoot ammo while launching golf balls). (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

The Oppressor mounts directly to your gun and includes an O-ring that fits most standard golf balls. Golf balls are then fired by using blanks. The manufacturer claims the balls can be launched at distances up to around 500 yards. Why? Because we can.

Compatibility

  • Only with SI OPPRESSOR Strike Rapid Engage Mount (SREM) muzzle devices
  • Desert Tech: Ratchet compensator, Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR) w/ Ratchet compensator
  • Ferfrans: CQB Modular Muzzle Brake System (only GEN 1)

The OPPRESSOR is not a direct barrel threaded device and is not compatible with any other muzzle device than those listed above. 

Strike Industries Oppressor golf ball launcher
The Oppressor is not a direct thread muzzle device but it is compatible with Strike Industries muzzle devices. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Features

  • Quick detach using patented Strike Rapid Engage Mount (SREM) system
  • Point golf ball launcher at any angle without ball falling out
  • Launches golf balls 500+ yards
  • Use as a blast shield and concussion reducing device with live ammo (without golf ball inserted)
  • Tapered cone/cup and large O-ring designed to fit most golf balls on the market
  • Golf ball loading inside diameter of 1.716 inches (43.58mm)
  • 1.56 inch (39.50mm) base with 2.17 inch (55.00mm) body overall diameters
  • Steel base construction with 7075-T6 aluminum body
A close-up look at a golf ball loaded into an Oppressor that's mounted to a rifle.
A close-up look at a golf ball loaded into an Oppressor that’s mounted to a rifle. (Photo credit: Strike Industries)

Specifications

  • Golf ball loading diameter: 43.58mm (1.716”)
  • Overall diameter (base):VERALL DIAMETER (BASE): 39.50mm (1.56”)
  • Overall diameter (body)VERALL DIAMETER (BODY): 55.00mm (2.17”)
  • Length: 54.73mm (2.15″)
  • Width: 50.49mm (1.99″)
  • Height: 113.67mm (4.48″)
  • Weight: 10.90 oz
  • Weight w/ package: TBD oz

MSRP for the Strike Industries Oppressor is listed at $109.95.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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