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.