Skip to comments.New and deadly handgun ammo combines 3 bullets in 1 shell
Posted on 02/07/2014 10:47:24 AM PST by null and void
If Robocop were real, he would probably use this ammo.
Multiple impact bullet, or MIB for short, is not your standard pellet-type round, such as the buckshot, and scattershot used in shotguns, but rather a .45mm handgun-type ammunition. MIB holds three projectile fragments that spread themselves in a specific pattern every time they're fired, thereby increasing hit probability and decreasing collateral damage. In essence, they're a law enforcement officer's dream.
The 3-in-1 round was invented by entrepreneur and game hunter, Todd Kuchman from Colorado, with the goal of increasing gun accuracy of nervous shooters. By employing a ballistic-strength fiber in the center of each bullet, Kuchman was able to contain the three shrapnel fragments within a finite distance of 14 inches across a Y-shaped pattern. This controlled distance makes the bullet ideal for hostage rescue squads aiming to take down a perpetrator holding a hostage close, as seen in most cliche'd cop movies.
A question of legality inevitably arises when dealing with the sale and manufacturing of a new kind of deadly weapon, especially one that advertises itself as being. Technically speaking, any type of ammunition is legal in the United States so long as it's not armor piercing, according to Earl Griffith, firearms technology expert for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Costing five dollars a bullet.
The wide shot range increases hit probability
The bullets can only be purchased from Kuchman's company, Advanced Ballistics Concepts, for five to six dollars a pop depending on whether customers opt for the .45mm handgun or 12-guage shotgun shells. The company has made a total of $100,000 in profits with the first two weeks, but gun analyst speculate that it'll be difficult for a new comer to succeed in a market traditionally dominated by the historic firms Winchester and Remington. Chiseling a segment of the market will involve many more years of extensive testing as well the adopt by law enforcement agencies, and frankly, I think this type deadly technology needs a bit more regulation.
.45mm handgun ????
More silly ammo that doesn’t work very well but is sure to be used by the anti-gun crowd.
“thereby increasing hit probability”
They should probably reword that to “increasing hit probability to a vital organ”, or something along those lines.
Neat, and scary.
great now they can kill your dog and the neighbors dogs on both sides with on one shot
I have some custom ammunition that has no fewer than NINE projectiles per shell. I can’t tell any more about it due to security considerations, but the box has “00” written on it.
“This controlled distance makes the bullet ideal for hostage rescue squads aiming to take down a perpetrator holding a hostage close, as seen in most cliche’d cop movies.”
If the frags spread 14” in 3 directions, isn’t that going to hit the hostage and the perp? Okay, I didn’t read the article, yet...
I can recall someone (not me of course) purchasing 12 Ga “bolo rounds” at the Pomona, CA show. Lead balls connected with some sort of cable.
Also, .45 ammo with three stacked slugs in each, two discs and one 155 gr semiwad, for a total of 225 gr. It made 3 holes in the paper.
This round looks similar but the overall concept is much slicker. Wonder what it sounds like.
Count the mistakes in this article— there are many.
I’ll bet yours is less than $5.00 per round; maybe one fifth that cost.
Maximum no. of persons shot....1....based on probability
Yea, I don’t see any point to this ammo at all, except maybe to deplete SWAT team gadget money.
Yep. All 3 sub-munitions hit within a 14” diameter circle, but the center of that circle is pulled every which way by the wobbling scoops on the ends of the strings.
Multiple projectile loads have been around for a long time and have never been very successful. Usually accuracy suffers greatly and the smaller projectiles have limited penetration ability especially through clothes, or windshields. Stick with modern single projectile expanding loads. They are more effective and cheaper as well.
useful in the war on dogs and drugs.
What???? Wait... 0.45mm... Bull#$%#!
I believe the author meant a segmented 45 caliber... but I could be wrong.
And this has been tried before.
he separation physics is very sensitive to things like minute differences in mass of the facets, wind, perturbations from the sabot separation process and for various other reasons doesn't work well in live fire.
“Yea, I dont see any point to this ammo at all,”
Exotic ammo collectors might like this, to put in the case next to Gyrojet and DU .410 slugs.
Nice. Although I'd rather get one of these 105mm handguns. Though ammo cost is a bitch.
That’s .018” diameter - about the same size as a sewing needle. Accelerate it to mach 5 and maybe you would get some recoil.
They have had soemthing similar for a long time. many law enforcement agencies have a 12 ga. round that fires two large ball bearings connected by a short cable. The reasoning for that round was yu could open a hole through a door and then fire a regular round through, assuming your target was foolish enough to stand by the hole. Obviously, its intended use is quite different than that suggested.
I suspect, without knowing the ballistic info behind this new round, it would lose too much of its stopping power, the range of the round would certainly be lessened. No doubt it would hurt like heck, possibly maim, but I don’t think it would be all that effective at flat out stopping. I think it would be useless in the hostage scenario they suggest.
Now a 12 ga. or even a 40mm grenade launcher with a device that expanded even further that could wrap around a perp might be something. I know one of the villians on the Tick had one and assuming television hasn’t lied to me, it could work.
Of course. Have you not heard of the new 0.018 caliber?
Kind of looks like a bolo, doesn’t it? No fps numbers, but I’d imagine that *hurts* pretty darned good. Tore-up the cardboard silhouette pretty good; I can imagine what it’d do to skin.
“A question of legality inevitably arises when dealing with the sale and manufacturing of a new kind of deadly weapon, especially one that advertises itself as being.”
Ammo with beingness?
As taught in the NRA concealed carry course I took, every fragment, like every solid round, has a lawyer attached. I’d rather deal with controlled hits than worry about that silly string trying to hold things together.
I caught that too and immediately thought... "Another media mental midget writing about something totally foreign to them."
And you gotta love a self-defense cartridge named RIP.
he separation physics is very sensitive to things like minute differences in mass of the facets, wind, perturbations from the sabot separation process and for various other reasons doesn’t work well in live fire.”
Can you imagine how much those quarter moon shaped projectiles will tumble and fly off at random angles? There is a reason bullets are shaped the way they are.
> .45mm handgun ????
> LOL! That’s 1.771 inches in diameter. I bet it kicks!
Nope, you’re off by a couple orders of magnitude:
0.45 mm = 0.01771654 in
So no kick at all; and you need tweezers and some REALLY steady hands to load it...
And it’s lead free!
I think they are talking about not the ability to punch through armor, but rounds made specifically to go through armor. A rifle round will definitely punch through a soft vest, legal. Armor piercing FN 5.7 rounds made for punching through armor, illegal.
Exactly my point; thanks.
Wow. We must shop at the very same Advanced Weapons Technology lab.
I prefer the 155mm version:
This is utter crap BS. What shooter in their right mind would trust a bullet with a 14" spread to hit a perp and not a closely held hostage. BS and more BS.
The writer knows nothing of which he writes.
The author of the article doesn't know the first thing about guns, ammo or ballistics. This is obvious by his confusion between the different designation of ammunition. He confuses MM with caliber (as in 9mm Vs. .45ACP). Thus he thinks this ammunition is 45mm. I expect he is also confusing a couple of tidbits of things he's read and heard regarding this or any other ammunition. The statement above obviously makes no sense at all to knowledgeable folks.
Another total dunce reporting out of his element
It was a called Triton, and it was advertised as being invented by the guy that invented Hydroshock. The company didn't last too long. I think that I still have a box.
Incorrect. But I see where you missed the the decimal point before the "45mm" part.
.45mm = < 1/2 mm. It would be almost half as wide as a fingernail is thick. LOL. Good luck trying to load that ammo in a clip. Now we should find a "handgun" to shoot it.
Actually, Triton was not supposed to separate until it hit the target.
Because if they were competent they might write actual news stories, and actual [truthful] news is deadly to our political caste.
At least that's my theory.
That's some seriously small ammo.