You may know G2 Research from their uber-hyped G2 R.I.P. ammunition. That’s the personal defense round with “trocars,” shards of metal that break off from the main bullet on impact intended to maximize internal damage. While ShootingTheBull410 wasn’t particularly impressed with R.I.P.’s performance, the Brit Ministry of Defense apparently were.
Now comes word that G2 Research is doing for shotgun lethality what they’ve done
to for handguns. They’ve just announced a 12 gauge round that launches a 303 grain slug…with trocars! Here’s their press release . . .
Winder, GA, August 9, 2017, G2 Research’s NEW extreme performance self-defense 12 gauge round.
In development for over three years by G2 Research this new high-performance 12 gauge self-defense round will hit the market this Fall. The all brass 303-grain individually machined CNC slug is designed for incredible performance against soft targets.
First of all the G2 slug is 0.725-inch in diameter (about a quarter inch larger than a .50 cal. Bullet). When combined with the proven G2 Research R.I.P. technology which releases six trocars (large metal petals) into the target the result is incredible and instant devastation.
Upon impact the six trocars will open, detach and independently spread through the target some 6-inches wide delivering 9-11 inches of penetration resulting in massive damage and shock. The .70 caliber base of the slug will continue forward for another 5-6 inches.
Recoil is greatly reduced due to the lightweight all brass 303 grain slug.
The $49.99 price for five-rounds is painful but this is not intended for shooting at tin cans and cinder blocks. The typical scenario is the average person will go to the range and launch a round or two at a target of some type and load the remainder into their gun for the time should the need arise.
Mike Nickerson, G2’s marketing director says–“This 12 gauge round is very specific in its design and mission; that of a person defending his life and/or that of his family. The real question is how much value we put on put on our own life or that of those we are protecting.”
0.725-inch diameter 303 grain all brass precision CNC machined slug
1430 FPS velocity depending on barrel length, etc.
Effective performance design range 0-10 yards
MSRP $49.99 box of five
IMPORTANT NOTES: This round is designed for self-defense only and has a true effective performance expansion range of 10 yards. Several reasons for this: Much beyond that range the slug will begin to yaw which can affect correct strike angle for it to open as designed. Beyond the design distance of 10 yards it will still do massive damage however.
Second, it is not designed to be used for hunting, sporting or barrier penetration–it is designed for self-defense. Self-defense means just that and it is difficult to convince a jury that self-defense much past 30 feet really is self-defense.
Will it penetrate hard objects such as doors, walls, etc.? Of course but it may not expand as designed and, shooting through doors and walls presents a difficult legal case of self-defense in court.
This round must NOT be fired in guns with rifling, compensators, chokes or modified barrel cylinders, etc. The only type of barrel safely used is a modern smooth bore riot type shotgun barrel.