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.