G2 Research Releases A More Traditional Round – The Civic Duty

Nathan S
by Nathan S

G2 Research has announced the release of a more traditional line of defensive ammunition call “Civic Duty”. The new rounds are solid copper extreme expansion rounds designed to complete with similar offerings from Lehigh Defense.

The new Civic Defense bullet features six large petals that peel back for up to .855 inches of total diameter penetrating through a target. G2 says the bullets will quickly expand to “2.5 times its caliber.”

The new round is being originally offered in 9mm and .45 ACP. Currently, G2 is only offering the bullets in a factory loading. The 9mm has some interesting specifications:

  • 100 grain bullets
  • 1,230 FPS stated average velocity
  • 9-10 of “reliable penetration” in ballistics gel.

Personally, I am happy to see G2 Research expand past their R.I.P. (Radically Invasive Projectile) which picked up a bad wrap. What G2 Research is doing is truly incredible, as they are pushing conventional thought (even it was a bit overdone on the RIP) by using CNC machines to create bullets. While this seems simple in execution, it is not common in a market where low-cost swagging has been the predominant manufacturing method.

CNC machined bullets do not come cheap. Retail for a box of 20 9mm rounds clocks in a $41.99.

Formal testing from reliable third party sources such as ShootingTheBull410 are not yet released, but we will be looking for them.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Peewee Sierrafour Peewee Sierrafour on Nov 25, 2015

    This will go the way of the R.I.P......it will R.I.P.

    Troll product, shows how stupid G2 thinks the consumers are.

  • Cymond Cymond on Nov 26, 2015

    It seems like a marginally more conventional design. The nose is still a bunch of tines, and at over $2 per round, reliability testing will be expensive.