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G2 Research Expands its R.I.P. Self-Defense Ammo Line


G2 Research recently introduced its new 10mm R.I.P. round, the latest in its line of self-defense, fragmenting pistol ammo line.

Is anyone out there familiar with this stuff? It looks impressive; wonder if its effective? R.I.P. stands for Radically Invasive Projectile that’s offered in a range of calibers, from .380 to .45 ACP.

“The key to the R.I.P. round's devastating effect is its exclusive bullet construction that causes the round to fragment into several separate controlled copper fragments thus causing more bleeding, trauma and pain all designed to stop an attacker quickly,” G2 Research officials said in a recent press release.

The fragments are called Trocars. The .380 round contains seven Trocars. All other R.I.P. rounds contain nine of these nasty little slivers.

“When the R.I.P. round enters the target, the large hollow point creates a huge temporary wound and the individual Trocars peel from the bullet body and spread in a controlled, multi-inch circular wound pattern while the bullet base continues traditional penetration,” the release states.


The 10mm R.I.P. was tested at H.P. White Labs at 1,220 feet per second from a 5-inch handgun, G2 Research officials maintain.

“G2 Research found that higher velocities do not significantly increase the R.I.P. round's devastating results,” according the release. “ On top of that, these lighter weight bullets loaded to reasonable power levels result in much lower recoil and noise, making for very quick follow-up shots (if necessary) even in small lightweight handguns.”


You can watch a lot of other videos on the G2 Research website. R.I.P. looks impressive, but it’s not cheap. --.380ACP... 62-grain … 1,250 fps … $49.99. --9mm … 92-grain ... 1,265 fps … $49.99. --.357Sig … 92-grain … 1,400fps … $56.99. --.40S&W … 115-grain … 1,080fps … $54.99. --10mm … 115-grain … 1,220fps … $56.99. --.45ACP … 162-grain … 975fps … $59.99.

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