Apparently he doesn't mind an unexpanded flat base being the only thing that reaches the vitals.
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Here are a few things I learned while testing the new RIP rounds from G2Research:
The "TROCAR" is a surgical instrument in the medical field designed for cutting during surgery. This is the science behind that additional feature of the RIP round.
The main portion of the projectile (base) performs basically like an ordinary bullet in that it penetrates straight through, creating one wound cavity, similar to other rounds on the market. What some people seem to be missing, after apparently getting bad scoop on the internet, is that the TROCARS are IN ADDITION to the base projectile. So, while the base penetrates straight through and performs the typical bullet function with deep penetration, the TROCARS also break away (only in soft tissue) and spread out to sever their way to 8 more wound channels to a wider pattern in all directions, which other bullets don't provide.
Through harder, barricade materials, the RIP rounds don't expand, but continue penetrating. What you'll see in the test videos we filmed, as well as in your own tests, is that, relative to traditional rounds, the RIP rounds tend to make sharper holes with less bowing of steel sheet. Once in the soft tissue, after penetrating barricade material, or even without, the rip round expands, peeling off its TROCARS to perform their function while the base continues forward with its penetration and main wound cavity performance.
You'll notice as the TROCARS peel off and sever their way outward, they turn around backward as they go, each tearing a wider wound channel as they expand in their starburst pattern through various vital organs. (HVS: Wut? Those trocars DO NOT penetrate to FBI minimum requirements. Not even close!)
After testing this round against many others, and seeing it perform with devastating results in a live tissue test with a 9mm RIP on a 310 pound hog, I can tell you this round does precisely what it is advertised to do, just as the FBI has publicly stated. The 9mm RIP punched through rib bone, then expanded and severed numerous vital organs, blowing the heart apart in a way surgeons who were witness to it have admitted they could not have repaired.
Anyone complaining about penetration of this round is either not paying attention, or is attempting to falsely "debunk" a new projectile. To me, it sounds a lot like the same emo drama that flew when the Glock first arrived on scene, revolutionizing the pistol industry, with people crying that a "Tupperware" gun could never work. Obviously, the Glock works quite well after all. So, if you've seen someone claiming to "debunk" this round, I'd seriously question their integrity after the performance I've witnessed during my personal involvement in the testing.
Would I carry this ammunition based on my experience as a federal agent, Marine, Navy SEAL and DEVGRU Operator? I already am! Is it for you? Only you can decide that. Shoot some and decide for yourself.
I will say that the Glaser performed impressively in bare ballistic gelatin, coming in a respectable 2nd place in my opinion to the RIP. (HVS's impersonation of Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura: Re-heh-heh-heally?!?!)
However, with the introduction of various barricade materials (2 sheets of steel, 4-12 layers of denim, drywall, plywood) THEN soft tissue, nothing even came close to the RIP's performance. The RIP round just does what the others don't do. That's been my observation. Go out and shoot some to satisfy your own curiosity.
Stay safe out there!
« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 03:51:12 PM by HiVelSword »
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