Multiple Impact Bullet

by James Nicholas



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 (Mi3™) – 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.

Mi3 bullets are similar to multi-pellet buckshot in that both deliver multiple strike points. However, a Mi3 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.

Mi3 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. Mi3 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 Mi3 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 Mi3™rounds, 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 Mi3 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 Mi3 bullets in three distinct categories: non-lethal (aka: Mi3 Stinger™),semi-lethal (aka: Mi3 Stunner™) and fully-lethal (aka: Mi3 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 Mi3 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 Mi3™ bullets are “backward compatible” to eliminate the need to purchase new firearms. 

The company is currently focused on securing partnerships with manufacturers/distributors capable of bringing this innovative ballistic technology to the multi-billion worldwide ammunition/personal defense markets. Organizations interested in working with ABC can contact the company at (970) 396-4136 or visit the company’s website at www.mibullet.com