Skip to comments.This is the last bullet you’ll ever need — watch and see the technology for yourself
Posted on 06/08/2014 4:50:58 PM PDT by maddog55
The standard for anti-personnel bullets since time immemorial has always been the hollow point. It mushrooms out on impact, giving the bullet a much larger profile and stopping it inside the target. Unlike the full-metal jacket, which is designed to wound, it will more than likely not pass through what youre aiming at.
However, since we started using weapons, humans have never stuck with the If it aint broke, dont fix it philosophy and the bullet is not exempt. This newest anti-personnel round not only replaces the hollow point bullet, it also makes it look like a sissy.
Meet the RIP round from G2 Research. Not only does this bullet look scary, it does scary things. It was intended to be used for gun-toting women against would-be attackers, and its guaranteed to kill anyone dumb enough to assault anyone who has this in the chamber.
G2 calls it the last round you will ever need and describes its effects as radically invasive. As youll see in the video, the bullet doesnt just stay in one piece upon entering its target. The round uses its forward momentum to send the edges of the bullet ripping apart into your attacker. This not only puts a round into the target, it also sends shrapnel into various parts of the body as well, effectively destroying vital organs.
Video at the link..
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96 grains in what caliber?
Isn’t this pretty much a dum-dum of the type outlawed for international war around the turn of the 20th century as just too gross?
“At this time, G2 only has a 9mm version but plans to create various other calibers, including the 45 and shotgun slugs”
I believe that it is only available in 9mm.
Currently 9mm. They are working on others. Info is in article.
Probably another 9mm bullet.Over the years manufacturers have tried ever trick they could think of to improve the 9’s stopping power.
He thinks cops are not civilians.
Did they really call it the RIP? Did they not learn the lesson of the black talon? Should call it the equal opportunity huggie bear, that way the libs will will ignore it.
Very interesting tech.
The YouTube channel Military Arms Channel did several ballistic gel tests with this bullet. Looked quite impressive.
Ouch, this is gonna hurt.
How is there any real different from “Black Talon” (IIRC)rounds from a few years ago?
12 ga round, my number 2 steel shot will do much damage to an intruder
Still, you have to admit that the 9mm has come a long way. Most will still likely prefer a .40 or .45, but have a few extra thug plugs is hard to beat.
With ammo being expensive, I suppose a lot of people don’t mind paying a bit more for premium.
Yea, these would definitely be against Geneva
I still have half a case of 4 buck lead. Can’t shoot geese with them anymore...
Load these in a .358 Winchester or a 35 Whelen.How nasty would the wound channel be with the bullet at 3200fps?
That's OK, a lot of cops seem to think civilians are not citizens...
Black Talons were still lead. Copper is a harder metal. Talons mostly kept intact. These are designed to essentially explode on contact sending shrapnel throughout the torso.
I’ve seen similar brass bullets. Very destructive on gelatin.
Do the treaties on dum dum bullets apply to civilian use against thugs on the street? If I can load something besides FMJ in a 9mm that will drop a baddie without causing jamming issues, then it is worth a look.
This RIP bullet looks like it would make a REALLY interesting 12ga slug load though.
For internal use only.
Only outlawed for use by the military. Civilian enforcement officers are under no such prohibitions.
Will it make it through a hoody and a t shirt?
The BLACK TALON sent the anti-gun world into spastic foam at the mouth fits!
I saw on utube a rather interesting 12 ga slug. 2 slugs connected by piano wire. A lethal bolo. I think I saw a commercial variation with 3 slugs.
so—how’s it do on Kevlar vests?
Shotgun slug? Owwww!
Pretty sure you hit someone with a 500 gr. 50 cal. bullet they will lose all interest in being aggressive.
“Load these in a .358 Winchester or a 35 Whelen.How nasty would the wound channel be with the bullet at 3200fp”
You ought to see the wound channel a standard 158 gr. HP makes when fired out of a 35 Remington at 2400 fps. I’ve seen several deer shot with that combination, very impressive.
Dumb hype for a poorly designed projectile. Just looking at that I can see that it would almost certainly fail to achieve the F.B.I. minimum penetration in ballistic gelatin.
But, hey, most people don’t have the faintest concept of physics or anatomy, so they’ve got a big potential market of dim-bulbs to market that to.
I’ll check some of my gun forums and blogs to see if anyone has ripped this one to shreds yet, could be amusing.
Penetration will not be as good as a hollow point. This looks like much ado about nothing.
I am also suspicious. Looks like a frangible round, something they used to spatter on specially armored aircraft for gunnery practice. But they were fired from belt-fed weapons, not mags. This baby looks like a poor penetrator and worse, a jam'o'matic in a pistol.
What scary name will they conjure up this time?
“96 grains in what caliber?’
At this time, G2 only has a 9mm version but plans to create various other calibers, including the 45 and shotgun slugs.
I once had some .357 reloads that were 125 grain hollow based wad cutters set upside down, 1200 fps. Good for about 20 feet as far as accuracy, but after seeing what one did to a water melon, I had very little doubt what it would do to a man.
How about in a .38 or .357? Or better yet- a .44 mag with a six inch barrel?
A 115 grain 9mm has a muzzle velocity of about 1300 fps. I’m guessing this would have a muzzle velocity of almost 1600 fps.
In the war with Mexico in 1846-47, the United States lodged a formal protest in the International Court, because Mexican troops used copper bullets. Copper ammunition was considered poisonous, because it would react with body fluids and form poisonous compounds. A wound could kill you in a few months and make you sick for a long time before it finally did you in.
However, they did not address an issue I think might be important. That is, if the target has a any kind of harder shell, how well will this bullet penetrate and break up?
Also driving the bullet faster might make this projectile work less well. Intriguing. Perhaps they'll try it, patents permitting, with a soft ballistic tip. That might make it feed better in an automatic. Those jagged edges scare me.
But in the .38, .357, or .44 revolvers you mentioned, it should chamber just fine.
Reminds me of the Extreme Shock “Fang Face” round. Google it. Naaaaasty. Which is exactly why I purchased a bunch of it.
If looks could kill. The latest greatest until it meets the real world. Can we say shot placement?
I’ll stick with Gold Dots.
Is there something special about this? The same round (RIP) was being sold several years ago, when I was in college. Remember watching some youtube video on it.
“96 grains in what caliber?”
Initial rounds are 9mm, but they have plans for .380 (9mm short), 40 S&W, and .45 ACP, before they move on to rifle ammunition.
Speer Gold Dots or Winchester Rangers are my carry loads.
I find it amusing that all Winchester needed to do was re-name the scary-sounding Black Talon to the innocuous-sounding Ranger and all is well. Don’t tell the hoplophobes that the Rangers are “product improved” compared to the BT’s. There are some seriously impressive You Tube jello shoots with .45 ACP 230gr Rangers.