New RIP Ammo bills itself as the last round you will ever need

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A new company, G2R, has come out with a round they call the Radically Invasive Projectile. When you see it, it seems that there is something very different about this bullet to say the least. Upon closer look, it more than just seems that way.

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G2R advises that they went different from the ground up in development of their RIP round. The bullet is low trocar geometry, lightweight (96grains) 9x19mm Parabellum loading. When you compare this with standard 115-147grain loadings for that caliber, you can see the size difference. However kicking it up past 1200fps, they advise that the round outperforms legacy lead or copper jacketed rounds, while the geometry of the trocar design goes a big whammy.

From their description:

"Imagine a Hole saw. The hole saw action that occurs at points of entry into different mediums reduce initial drag which allow the hollow cavity in the center of the projectile to rapidly pack. In the case of plywood the hole saw action cleanly cuts and packs the projectile with a slug that makes it solid thus allowing it to conserve more of its energy. This performance could prove to be very effective for law enforcement that may be in a situation where the target is behind such an obstacle whereas more energy will be carried into the intended target and not lost in the obstacle.

In a fluid, the projectile fragments. Due to the trocar geometry of each petal, the resulting diameter of the fragmentation pattern is maximized. The trocar tips allow the fragments to swim through tissue / gel with less resistance thus conserving energy. The cross sectional thicknesses and geometries also create a full 180-degree flip halfway along each of the eight petals path. The resulting shock wave and wound path is maximized. The result is devastating."

Their packaging is very slick.....

And although we cant find where they are tied to Brazilian ammo maker Magtech, the boxes look very similar.

According to their website, they have the following specs. Now remember, these are their specs, not ours. We cant get our hands on any to test:

G2 Research R.I.P. 9mm
* 16" Penetration
* Up to 6" diameter spread
* 96 gr projectile
* 2" grouping at 25 yrds
* 1265 FPS / 370 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

In tests on the website, the G2RIP team show the round cycling well in select fire G18 and Beretta 93R platforms as well as a massive impact on ballistics gel hard enough to make our stomachs hurt when we saw it.

While they just have the 9milly available soon ($47 per 20, but they sold out in five minutes), G2R promises that .380ACP, 357SIG, .40S&W, .45ACP and shotgun slugs are on the drawing board. The fact that revolver loads (.38/357 and 44spl/mag) are left out demonstrates that they are aiming more to the LE market at least for now. It should be noted that 9mm Luger, their first offering, is NATO standard and used by most western country's military and police forces, which could point out why that round was picked as the initial offering.

They say they can make 60,000 bullets per month.

Moreover, if what they say is true, they may have a hard time keeping up with demand.

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January 29, 2014  •  02:04 AM
Interesting, but not terribly different from jacketed frangible ammunition. The separate wound tracts are great, but it's obvious that they're limited in depth of penetration from the video and they don't show what the gelatin looks like if the projectile has to first penetrate a layer of heavy clothing.

The 5.7MM cartridges were supposed to contain miracle bullets, but apart from the law enforcement and military cartridges, they're not much different than .22 Magnum bullets and very few were ever purchased by either of the two intended markets because just a little testing would show that while they penetrate well, they don't have a lot of kinetic energy behind them.

The design would likely induce more bleeding, which is how handgun bullets incapacitate, but I don't think it would be any more effective than a well placed shot with a regular 9MM hollow point for a quick stop vs eventual bleed out.
January 30, 2014  •  09:40 AM
When will this item be n stores? I would like to test it out.
February 3, 2014  •  09:42 AM
Brilliant Tech! Would like to test the 5.56 version.
February 3, 2014  •  04:48 PM
I instantly thought of the fleshettes being bunched together for a 12 gauge surprise.
February 3, 2014  •  11:29 PM
$47/box of 20? Another novelty round that ten other branded
hollow points can more than match in penetration and trauma - at half the price? I suppose if wounding and slow bleed out is the goal. Sounds like a tactical military round to me. Hamper and slow your opponents down. Cool, but no thanks.
February 10, 2014  •  01:57 AM
Not to totally dump on these, but you're gonna have a hard time convincing me that they'll saw neatly through barriers but expand to 6" in flesh. There have been enough miracle ammos over the years to make me stick to standard hollow points until the data is in from unbiased sources instead of the manufacturer. I keep PDX hollow in my nightstand gun because the LE community has a vested (pun intended) interest in putting down the bad guys ASAP. While this is shaking out, does anyone have any numbers on the amount of burglars/intruders/home invaders who have been stopped by 12ga flechette rounds?