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As reported by the folks at Box of Truth:

The Box O' Truth #23 - ExtremeShock™ Ammo and the Box O' Truth


I had some friends from the HS2000/XDTalk Forum contact me about some ammo they were interested in testing.

My friend DJDan said that if I would be willing to test some, he would arrange for the purchase of the ammo.

This ammo is expensive.

This is a picture of what I received.



The Box O' Truth #23 - ExtremeShock™ Ammo and the Box O' Truth - Page 1
ExtremeShock™ Ammo and the Box O' Truth

I had some friends from the HS2000/XDTalk Forum contact me about some ammo they were interested in testing.

My friend DJDan said that if I would be willing to test some, he would arrange for the purchase of the ammo.

This ammo is expensive.

This is a picture of what I received.



That small pile cost $73.97 delivered to my door. (More on cost later.) The cost was paid by a group of guys on the XD forum that were interested in the results. It so happens that I met the owner of the company that makes the Extreme Shock ammo at the SHOT Show and he indicated that he was willing to send me some free ammo to test. He sure seemed to be a nice fellow. But I felt that if he did so, it might appear that I was prejudiced before the testing. This way, I can be totally honest in what I find.

I have two different types of ammo. The first is Extreme Shock 9MM 124FF, advertised as "Explosive Entry Fang Face, Enhanced Penetration". It is a "compressed Tungsten-NyTrillium Composite" fragmenting round.

They said that the bullet "fragments upon impact, leaving a wound channel of catastrophic proportions. The expansive fragmentation characteristics of the Extreme Shock rounds transfer the bullets energy in a far faster time span than conventional hollowpoints. The resulting stopping power is utterly devastating. E-Shock rounds are engineered to expend maximum energy into soft targets, turning the density mass into an expanding rotational cone of NyTrilium matrix particles, causing neurological collapse to the central nervous system."

The second ammo was "9MM 85AFR, R2LP-Air Freedom Round". This round will "reduced over-penetration and reduced ricochet characteristics of these rounds are nothing short of revolutionary. Over-penetration is minimized as the complete energy of the AFR bullet, including the fragmented bullet itself are typically contained within the target. The risk to EMS personnel is reduced because the rounds don't leave the many glove-shredding, razor sharp fragments of traditional rounds. The ExtremeShock™ AFR round disintegrates when it hits hard targets such as many interior walls and airplane skins, but retains astonishing stopping power on organic targets." Additionally they say, "is the best choice for home or urban carry. The rounds frangible and reduced ricochet characteristics provide a greater level of safety. A miss on a target won't penetrate through several walls, and potentially injure a sleeping family member."

Okay, sorry for the long information, but we need to know what this stuff is supposed to be able to do so we will know what to look for.

I cannot test for every possible variable, but we will look at two main issues. We will test for penetration in drywall (sheetrock) and we will test for penetration in water. I will shoot some other brands of rounds to use as a comparison...

The full review with graphic results can be found at; http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot23.htm

- Janq
 

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read this review before - seems like alot of hype to me


i will stick to my gold dots
 

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Agreed.

The box design alone and their marketing indicates that their product is intended for Nintendo warriors and Mall ninja types.
Who with a stright face would decide to name their product "Fang Face"?

Black Talon...HydraShock...Gold Dot...DPX...Fang Face (!) :huh:

Sensationalism to the extreme, P.T. Barnum style.
I'll stick with DPX, HydraShock, and discount WWB 'Personal Protection' JHPs.

- Janq

"A fool and his money will soon be parted." - P.T. Barnum
 

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as soon as i saw the box i was suspicious. but if it did what it said it would do it wouldn't be a bad round, just an extremely expensive one.

but honestly, if it was the end all be all of home defense ammo, i would keep a mag full in my bed-side table pistol. but i certainly wouldn't be putting em down range on my weekend shooting runs.
 

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Yeah its crap.....id trust Glaser way before this shit.
 

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They probably feared the backlash of saying it was an Anti-Police Munition. Anti Terrorist sounds so much better when your infront of a jury. Thats why I stay away from exotic rounds, and Im carful about gun mods (hair triggers and such).
 

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I wouldn't even think about buying that shit. One look at the box would tell me that the makers don't take what the do seriously. I'll stick with my HydraShoks and my TAP/FPD's. At least those are proven effective, and don't have a box that looks like it was designed by a meth'd out clown with ADD.
 
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