Widely considered the most lethal ammunition on the planet, RIP ammo rounds are changing the way that gun owners protect themselves, their loved ones, and their property. Due to the power that they contain, RIP rounds have been widely debated, primarily because of the damage that they can cause to their targets. Our team at We The People Holsters believes that educated gun owners are the backbone of American society. Based on that belief, we strive to ensure that you are constantly informed of the advances in firearm technology and the pros and cons that come with them.
WHAT ARE RIP AMMMO ROUNDS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
RIP stands for “Radically Invasive Projectile”. Those words paint a great picture of how powerful this new type of ammunition really is. When looking for a comparison to how RIP rounds work, there isn’t much to choose from in terms of ammunition. Instead, RIP ammo rounds essentially work as a hole saw. The copper-tipped machined bullets don’t just make a single penetration into their target. Instead, RIP rounds can produce up to nine different points of entry with a single shot. RIP rounds were introduced in 2014 by a company called G2 Research. G2 Research took the concept of Advanced Energy Technology, or AET, and amplified it.
AET rounds were originally developed in the 1970s as a response to a wave of international and domestic airline hijackings. Law enforcement quickly recognized the need to be able to target terrorists without doing damage to any innocent bystanders who are present in an enclosed space such as an airplane. AET rounds were designed to fracture into multiple pieces upon impact. As a result, AET rounds quickly lose energy which minimizes the risk that harm will be done to a secondary or unintended target.
ARE RIP ROUNDS LEGAL?
The answer to this question is both “yes” and “no.” Since RIP rounds fall under the heading of hollow-point ammunition, it is legal to purchase in the United States. While the concept of hollow-point bullets and RIP rounds have been debated in the past, the US government has not taken the official leap to outlaw this type of bullet.
WHAT IS THE COST OF RIP AMMO ROUNDS COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL AMMO?
As is the case with all new firearm technology on the market, the price of RIP rounds are inflated in comparison to their traditional ammo counterparts. We realize that different companies always have a price variance on ammunition, but below is a general side-by-side comparison in the pricing difference: