We’ve test fired STREAK ammunition. [Video from The Range at Austin below.] Think “tracer” rounds. Think fun in the dark. Ah but would the light tail help you in a self-defense situation? AMMO Inc. says yes — “with Night OPS, defenders and law enforcement can track their shots and adjust fire quickly” — as it prepares to offer armed Americans STREAK rounds in a frangible hollow point cartridge. I’m not convinced but it should be cool. And expensive. Press release . . .
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., February 22nd, 2018 – AMMO, Inc. (OTC:POWW), AMMO, Inc. has completed research and development of the Night OPS line of ammunition and will begin production and distribution in late Q2.
The labs at AMMO, Inc. set out to create the ultimate round for law enforcement, military training, and self-defense use. Night OPS is the revolutionary combination of AMMO, Inc’s two most notable technologies: non-incendiary visual ammunition and frangible hollow points. This blend from the STREAK (Listed as the sole “Cool Pick” ammunition of SHOT 2018) and OPS lines has some key advantages.
– Violent crime happens most in the hours of darkness (OJJDP.Gov).
– With Night OPS, defenders and law enforcement can track their shots and adjust fire quickly.
– Night OPS’s tungsten-copper-composite frangible projectiles dump 100% of their energy in the target, minimizing the risk of pass-through and collateral damage.
– Frangible projectile practically vaporizes on impact with steel targets. Spall, ricochet, and splash are practically eliminated.
– Hyper-Clean technology fouls less, decreases malfunctions and cleaning time, and increases training time.
Night OPS enhances training for individuals and agencies alike. The visual aid generates no heat, and frangibility increases safety when shooting steel targets at handgun distances. The perfect choice for military and law-enforcement indoor and close-contact training.
Violent criminals are ready for the night, with Night OPS you can be too.
About Ammo Incorporated:
With its corporate offices headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and a manufacturing facility in Payson, Arizona, AMMO, Inc. (the “Company and/or AMMO”) designs and manufactures products for a variety of aptitudes, including law enforcement, military, hunting, sport shooting and self-defense (see www.ammo-inc.com). The Company was founded in 2016 with a vision to change, innovate and invigorate the complacent munitions industry. AMMO promotes branded munitions, including the Jesse James line of munitions and accessories, /stelTH/ subsonic munitions, and OPS (One Precise Shot), a lead-free frangible tactical line of munitions for self-defense.
“Violent crime happens most in the hours of darkness”
Have to say I agree. Although crime doesn’t take a vacation, it does wake up later than the rest of us.
What commercial range is going to allow this?
How much testing have they done to insure there is no fire hazard?
“with Night OPS, defenders and law enforcement can track their shots and adjust fire quickly”
So can mass shooters when engaging a crowd of people at night in a ‘gun-free-zone’ that isn’t gun-free…
Not really. I’ve used some of these “cold tracer” technologies. They are barely visible to the shooter, they would be of no use to someone on the opposite end of the range.
Most self-defense shootings that happen at night are going to be too close to use a “tracer” and the muzzle flash would prevent you from seeing it anyway.
I think you hit the nail on the head. Even most police shootings are probably pretty close to this distance and you won’t see much over the flash.
My buddy Mike is part owner of D3 LLC in Scottsdale and he must have been doing some testing for them since he had a ton lying and filled up a box for me before he sent me on my way. I haven’t taken them to the range yet but he did give me a bullet he had pulled as well (think red glow in the dark base).
A cool design but outside of certain military applications I don’t see it having much use.
I can see where the tracer feature could be useful: it provides definite feedback as to whether or not your bullets are going where you want them to go.
Now we have to convince the manufacturer to use flash-suppressed powder.
Law enforcement can track their shots. OK that was sixteen in the hood of the squad car, four in a dog, twelve in the trash dumpster, ricochet off the tricycle, and one in my foot.
The concept is good
“Cold” tracer that can’t start fires is good
Why frangible ammo?
Let’s stick these on regular hollow point bullets!