Advanced Ballistics Concepts has designed a bullet that immediately expands once it exits the tip of a rifled barrel that it plans to display in Las Vegas next week at the 2014 SHOT Show.
Called the Mi-Bullet, the round acts somewhat like a multi-pellet buckshot, but the separate fragments of the round are connected and will expand to a pre-determined diameter after the bullet is fired. The Mi-Bullet expands to a diameter of 14 inches when fired from handguns and 24 inches from shotguns.
ABC officials designed the Mi-Bullet to improve first and second shot accuracy for shooters in "high pressure situations," according to the company.
The Mi-Bullet supposedly maintains its accuracy by utilizing an accelerated radial spread aided by the rifled barrel, officials say. The larger diameter makes it harder to miss, the company said.
ABC designed three levels of the Mi-Bullet to include non-lethal (Mi-Stinger), semi-lethal (Mi-Stunner) and the fully lethal (Mi-Stopper). The Mi-Bullet is designed for most popular handgun and shotgun cartridges.