G2 Research, primarily known for their controversial Radically Invasive Projective or “R.I.P.” ammunition has released their latest loading, the Ripout. The ammunition is loaded with a 124 grain all copper round with a stated muzzle velocity of 2,270 feet per second. G2 research rates the round as suppressor-safe.
Unlike its pistol-oriented RIP cousin, the Ripout is not designed to fragment on impact. On the contrary, its designed to stay intact for half its stated 17 – 20″ of penetration then expand to “2.5 – 3x” its original size. Its an interesting idea to see where the company is attempting to keep the energy dump to the last half of the wound activity, versus JHPs which tend to create wound channels early in soft tissue.
Despite the contention in their naming, the technology that G2 Research is bringing to the fore has lots of potential. By looking past swaging techniques with lead, G2’s focus on machined bullets is exciting. Machining can add new patterns that swaging cannot.
G2 is not the only one in the CNC machine bullets game. Other companies are pushing into it like Lehigh Defense with their .380 Extreme Penetrator. Its exciting times in the ammunition world. With polymer cased ammunition and machined bullets, ammo is not yet done with development.
On the flip side, swaging is inexpensive. The 7.62×39 trident has a retail of $56.99 for a box of 20 rounds.