Advanced Ballistics Concepts, LLC
COLORADO COMPANY INVENTS NEW DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT BULLET FOR EXISTING HANDGUNS AND HAND-HELD FIREARMS
Advanced Ballistics Concepts Multi-segmented Bullet Dramatically Improves Hit Probability
Denver, CO – January 10, 2011
Recognizing that more than 90 percent of shots fired by handguns and hand-held firearms miss their targets, Advanced Ballistics Concepts, LLC (ABC), a ballistics research and development company, today announced the company has invented the first multi-part bullet that immediately unlocks and expands to a predetermined diameter and pattern of spread upon leaving the tip of a rifled barrel. This new wide envelopment bullet – enhanced with ABC’s patent-pending Multiple Impact Technology (MI4) – significantly improves a shooter’s hit probability in ultra-close and mid-range engagements because the bullet produces a "spider web”-like effect prior to impact.
MI4 bullets are similar to multi-pellet buckshot in that both deliver multiple strike points. However, a MI4 round enhances performance because the bullet expands up to 4x faster than buckshot. The bullet design also allows each segment to have a greater mass which in turn produces greater stopping power.
MI4 is the first bullet to interconnect three separate segments with Kevlar strings that expand like a spider web to a predetermined diameter and spread pattern that not only dramatically improves the accuracy and hit probability, but does so without disrupting the normal flight path of a spinning bullet. MI4 bullets employ a proprietary “accelerated radial spread” that compensates for most, if not all, of typical shooter error.
“According to national law enforcement statistics, more than 90% of shots fired in life and death situations miss their mark,” said Todd Kuchman, Co-Founder and President of ABC. “Our research shows that these missed shots are the result of ‘last second twitch’ which occurs to some extent whenever a gun is fired, particularly in highly stressful situations. Because every MI4 bullet offers a wide shot profile, it compensates for marksman's error which significantly increases hit probability.”
While improved hit probability is the primary benefit of MI4rounds, safety also played a large role in the design of the technology. “No one wants to cause collateral damage when discharging a firearm, particularly in the confusion of a threatening situation,” continued Kuchman. “That’s why the MI4 bullet is the first to offer SMART-STOP technology, a proprietary braking system that can be configured to stop the bullet after hitting a typical household wall or live target.”
ABC is preparing to offer its MI4 bullets in three distinct categories: non-lethal (aka: MI4 Stinger), semi-lethal (aka: MI4 Stunner) and fully-lethal (aka: MI4 Stopper) variants. Each variant is optimized for use by the company’s primary target markets: military, police, hunters and personal gun owners. By offering the three variants, ABC supports the blended use of MI4 bullets (Smart-Stack) which eliminates the need for additional expensive weapons -- such as shotguns -- and Tasers that military and police typically have to carry to address varied threats. In addition, all MI4 bullets are “backward compatible” to eliminate the need to purchase new firearms.
Advanced Ballistics Concepts, LLC
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Advanced Ballistic Concepts, LLC (ABC) is a ballistics research & development company founded by a highly motivated group of outdoorsmen/hunters, gun enthusiasts and scientists who set out to design a new type of bullet that can compensate for errors that typically occur in high-stress situations which historically result in more than a 90% miss rate. ABC’s patent-pending bullets with Multiple Impact technology for handguns and hand-held firearms, combine the proven hit capability of multi-pellet buckshot with the accuracy of a spinning bullet to dramatically increase hit probability.