I love shooting steel. There’s nothing better in the world when it comes to practicing with firearms. Instant feedback, no need to tape or replace the face between strings of fire, and the durability means it’s a one-time expense. The problem is that when you’re using lead-based projectiles pieces of those rounds have a tendency to come back at you. And especially when you’re in an enclosed space the idea of breathing particularized lead isn’t really appealing. That’s where Team Never Quit comes in with their new frangible ammunition, and they gave quite the demonstration the other day . . .
Normally, shooting steel targets from this distance would be near suicidal. The frangible nature of Team Never Quit’s ammunition means that instead of being sliced open by hot fragments of lead all it just feels like someone is throwing some sand in your face. I stood shoulder-to-shoulder with one of the ammo manufacturer’s reps on the range while he had the muzzle of an AR-15 rifle about a 12 inches from a piece of steel, and while it wasn’t exactly the most comfortable experience I’ve ever had on a range it was definitely safe.
That frangibility opens a couple other doors as well. Interesting concepts like this steel box are possible when you don’t have to worry about damaging your target or having bullet fragments fly back towards you from close distance shots. Things like this could be useful for training or zeroing rifles in the field where a proper backstop isn’t around. It also saves indoor backstops from getting so ripped up, enhancing their lifespan.
The ammo isn’t exactly Winchester white box level of cheap, but it does a whole lot more for your money. Based on the performance here I’d say it’s worth a look.