A New Offering in Defense Training and Everyday Carry:
When most people think of “frangible” bullets, they think of plinking on steel targets to minimize the potential for ricochet. The thought of loading you EDC (Every Day Carry) weapon with a frangible bullet would seem senseless, as well as useless for protection. Well, there’s proof to the contrary with the new Team Never Quit line of frangible pistol ammo.
So what sets TNQ Ammo apart? It’s all about Sintering.
The Sinterfire bullet is made up of copper and tin powder, compressed in a “sintering” or heating process to form and bond the bullets together. The result is a bullet which is very hard, and looks to the untrained eye much like a traditional full metal jacket, or total metal jacket bullet. When looking closely, you can almost see the compositional difference by a slight color variant and dull appearance to the bullet itself as it is not jacketed with shined copper or plating. The intent of the standard closed nose bullets it to be “frangible” or break up when striking a substance or target harder than itself. Traditionally, this would be AR500 level steel plates for maximum frangibility. Consider taking a sugar cube in a sling shot, and shooting it against the tile on your kitchen floor. It would break down into the smaller sugar fragments that make up the cube as the cube has struck something much harder than itself. This exact picture can be duplicated for a Sinterfire projectile striking an AR500 steel plate
But You Said Something About EDC!
We did. Look at the gel below:
That’s super soft, non-calibrated ballistic gel called Perma-Gel (more about the conditions below), shot at both ends by Lutrell’s TNQ 9mm pistol round. Yes, we name dropped that Marcus Lutrell. It all boils down to the “Train like you fight” Seal mantra that Lutrell lives by daily that inspired him and his tight group of buds to come up with this effective training and defense round.
As seen in the gel block above, one can see the basics of what the bullet does upon striking a soft target. The above was shot within a few feet of the front of the gel on a warm day, with the only goal being to show the reaction of the bullet on a soft target. As can be seen, the bullet begins an immediate and high action fragmentation down to the depth of the hollow point doing significant permanent damage upon entry. The base of the bullet, continues to penetrate. In this particular situation the bullet base exited the back of the gel block . In calibrated ballistic gelatin tests, the bullets in bare gelatin penetrate the furthest, and usually end up near the end of a 16″ block.
Also from the Ammoland Article:
“While this bullet performs exactly the same as the training projectile on hardened steel targets, the big differences come against other mediums and soft targets. The Frangible HP round, has been tested for overall performance against the FBI test protocol testing, the baseline for Law Enforcement and Operational Hollow Points, and passes each medium with flying colors, save one. The bullet performs successfully against calibrated bare gel, light clothing, heavy clothing, wall board (sheetrock), and light sheet metal before entering a soft target. It doesn’t perform well against auto-glass being the final and most difficult medium. Due to the hardness of auto glass, the bullet performs as it is supposed to which is to break up on hard surfaces. In comparison, many duty hollow points which have been fielded in the past for Law Enforcement also have immense difficulty with the same auto glass test, due to the hardness and composition of the glass. Jacketed hollow points often separate, or break apart on the surface without doing any fatal damage. Bonded bullets are still the way to go against auto glass if that is a concern. In our civilian self defense use scenarios, auto glass is of little concern. To pass a FBI protocol test, the bullet must ideally penetrate the medium, and continue to provide 12-18″ penetration…When faced with a self defense or operational situation, very rarely is someone shot who is naked, making testing against light and heavy clothing important. The wall board test is to simulate shooting in a home, and the light metal is to simulate a vehicle shooting. In all cases, the bullet will begin to break up upon striking the medium and still provide a penetration depth associated with giving the best chance at stopping a threat.”
Aside from the obvious benefits of using the ammo you train with, you get the added benefit of helping out the Lone Survivor Foundation with every purchase of TNQ Ammo. From 04/01/15 through 12/31/15, $0.05 of every box of Team Never Quit ammo is being donated to Lone Survivor Foundation (up to $10,000.) When you purchase Team Never Quit ammo, you are helping wounded veterans and their families. The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.
Did we mention the brass is completely reloadable?!?! You can even purchase new TNQ brass from us by clicking here!
Better Value than MAGTECH Brass per piece. All TNQ brass comes in bags of 100 New, Unprimed Pieces:
- 9mm Brass, 18¢ per piece
- 380 Brass, 18¢ per piece
- 10mm Brass, 21¢ per piece
- 40 S&W Brass, 20¢ per piece
- 45 ACP Brass, 22¢ per piece
- 300 AAC Blackout, 28¢ per piece
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