What’s the latest, greatest, super ammo on the market? Is it really something new and technically advanced in bullet and ammo design? Has there been sufficient and extensive ballistic testing with independent labs? Do we really even need it? Is it just a gimmick? Will it increase Failures to Feed and over-penetrate? Will it be expensive? Will the government buy it, ban it, or stockpile it? Will bad guys/gals use it on innocent folks? What about its availability to sportsmen and shooters? Will our military use it, given the Hague Convention and prohibitions on the use of expanding bullets in international warfare? Will you use it and do you want to shoot someone with ammo called R.I.P. (Radically Invasive Projectile) whose goal is to maximize dissipation of energy? Is there a legal risk in court for using overly-hazardous ammo? A lot of questions and concerns. Upon impact this ammo’s nine-millimeter 8 trocar points of its bullet begin to work like a powerful saw to shred the target, according to the manufacturer G2 Research (G2R) in Winder, GA. The trocars are very sharp and expand in many directions upon impact. It is like the trocar sharp-pointed medical instrument used in surgery to quickly and easily puncture a body cavity, maximizing kinetic energy. The bullet points are manufactured with trocar edges with three angles reaching one point, so they can “penetrate the dermis layer more efficiently,” according to G2R.
Because of the devastation in nine different directions, the potential for increase of damage to vital organs, and the vast incapacitation possibility, the company is promoting it as the R.I.P. bullet “the last round you’ll ever need.” The bullet is designed to enter soft targets like a closed hand and explode upon entry into eight razor-sharp fingers, each carving their own wound channels in different directions as the core of the bullet continues to follow its original trajectory. “Our bullets are the most advanced, intelligently-designed bullets ever made,” G2R says on their website. They say we wanted to create a round that would work well against a home intruder without having to shoot them six times. “We wanted to create an effective one-shot manstopper.” Their president also said “The R.I.P. will not defeat level 3A body armor; that was one of our main goals when designing this bullet.” Their website says that G2R has tested the new round with numerous fully automatic and semi automatic firearms, as well as rifles. They claim to have zero failures when testing most well known firearms on the market including Sig, Glock, Beretta, Springfield, FN, Taurus, Walther, Khar, S&W and many others. The new ammo is available now in 9mm, but the company says it plans to develop several more caliber options for the future in .380, .357, .40, .45 calibers and in shotgun slugs. I saw some 9mm today on a website for $242. for 20 rounds. Will you pay $12 a round for these?
Qualities and specifications for the new 9mm R.I.P. ammo, according to the manufacturer G2R, include:
- 16-inch penetration
- Up to 6-inch diameter spread
- 96-grain projectile
- 2-inch grouping at 25 yards
- 1,265 FPS Velocity – 370-490 Muzzle Energy
- 9 separate wound channels
- Precision machined
- Solid Copper – Lead-Free
- Defeats all known barriers such as sheet metal, sheet rock, windshields, plywood, heavy winter clothing
Go to the G2R website to see some stunning videos and details.
Hope this has given you something to think about. I am interested in your ideas about this ammo. Continued success!