G2 Research Ripout Trident Round

223 ripout

G2 Research is now selling a new version of the Ripout Trident round in .223 Rem. The bullet used is an all copper bullet weighing 65 grains. Muzzle velocity is said to be 2,840 fps (no barrel length given).

G2 research claims that the bullet expands to “nearly three times its original diameter” without breaking apart. Full expansion is said to happen within the first inch of flesh, yet still produces a long wound channel.

The MSRP is $54.99 for a box of 20 rounds.

From G2 Research:

G2 Research announces a devastating new .223 round for hunting and tactical use. The new G2 Research .223 Ripout “Trident” Round produces a massive wound channel that helps hunters achieve accurate, sure, swift and quick kills.

This new (and suppressor-friendly) round uses a fast-expanding, premium-grade copper alloy 65-grain bullet made by G2 Research in CNC machines.

The Ripout brand Trident Round produces enormous hydrostatic shock and the bullet expands (or, more correctly, opens up) to a diameter of nearly three times its original diameter–and yet stays intact so the permanent wound channel is long as well as wide, resulting in incredibly quick kills.

G2 bullets are precision machined one by one in highly specialized CNC machines and engineered to fully expand within the first inch of impact. This controlled expansion results in the opening of three large copper petals called tridents.

The G2 Ripout Round accomplishes this expansion at a barrel-conserving 2,840 FPS velocity, yet the bullet shank remains attached to the now-expanded bullet petals for deep, controlled penetration.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Giolli Joker

    It looks like a Lehigh ME bullet, but with 3 instead of 4 petals.
    Maybe for once this company has a product that performs like advertised.

  • sianmink

    Looks decent. I’m eager to see some independent tests.

  • Joshua

    $3 a round!!!!! I can get Barnes TSX for cheaper than that and it is actually proven.

    • SCL

      Never mind Black Hills MK.262 for $1 a round.

  • Weaponized_Hotdog

    Ripout or Ripoff???

  • Andrew Hobby

    Their R&D budget for “complete bullsh*t” must be through the roof!

  • dan citizen

    I have lost IQ points just from seeing this.

  • John Yossarian

    (Overly dramatic movie promotion voice:) In a world… Where people are made of that easily penetrable clear-gel… Without any layers of denim… One round reigns supreme!

    • gunslinger

      but..but… but… their PR specifically says “hunters” i don’t see much game wearing kevlar 😉

      • Andrew Hobby

        Yes, you wouldn’t since you haven’t hunted…

        The Most Dangerous Game:


        • gunslinger

          sea cows?

  • FightFireJay

    Hey, as long as it get’s 12-18″ penetration through some denim, I’d be pretty good in my book. Overpriced maybe, but good stuff.

    My only quibble is that they call it “controlled expansion” even thought they say it expands fully in the first inch. Typically that term is used for a product that expands over a longer distance.

    Hard to imagine how a company that makes such crappy pistol ammo can actually make good rifle ammo.

  • James

    G2 is very lucky the educational system is so shoddy here in the U.S.

  • Grindstone50k

    Looking forward to the ShootingTheBull video

  • USMC03Vet

    If I buy this does that mean the only easy day was yesterday?

  • Scott Wagner

    So….the RIP round flies apart because that supposedly does the most damage….and this one stays together since it supposedly does the most damage. You’d think in their constant lies to people they could at least stay consistent.