[Video] FPSRussia Takes a Look at the G2R RIP in Ballistics Gel
The hype surrounding the fragmenting self defense round, the G2R RIP has died down a bit over the last couple of months. A few reviewers got their hands on the round and while the results weren’t necessarily bad, they weren’t anything overly special either.
Now FPSRussia, who seems to be getting into actual gear reviews rather than just blowing sh*t up [which is cool too], takes a look at the performance of the round in ballistics gel.
His results seem to be about on par with what most other people are seeing. Four-six inches of penetration from the fragmenting and trocars and good penetration from the main projectile.
However, while this might look impressive, those trocars are only going to create a superficial wound (no I would not want to get hit by them) compared to a standard self defense rounds.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I want the heaviest possible round for the caliber I’m shooting penetrating as deeply as possible while staying in the target. If there is some expansion mixed in there, well that’s just icing on the cake.
One thing is for sure, G2R is certainly selling some rounds and I’m sure there are going to be quite a few people with these rounds in their guns.
I’m one of the biggest proponents for new technology and thinking outside the box in the gun industry, but I just don’t think these are the end all, be all rounds they claim to be (they actually advertise the round as “The Last Round You’ll Ever Need”).
I’ll keep watching out for more data points on these rounds.