This is Joel Persinger.
I'm the Gun Guy.
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I have found an ammo company, whilewe were fiddling around at SHOT Show last year, that I really really like.
ItsAdvanced Ballistics Concepts.
One of the reasons I like them is becausethey're out-of-the-box thinkers.
They come up with some really cool ammo.
They've sent me a variety of different types of ammunition, some of which isreally interesting and fun and some of which is fairly basic, but prettyimportant.
I thought I'd take a look at thebasic, but pretty important ammo first.
That's this stuff right here.
This isthere Zuerillium Alloy™ ammo.
It's meant to be a lead free alternative,particularly for states like California that our outlawing lead right, left andsideways.
I have a feeling that's going to end up going across the countryand it may be coming to a range or hunting area near you.
So, this type of alternative ammo ispretty important.
Now, I'm not a scientist.
So, we did some very non-scientifictesting of this stuff.
We basically took it up to the Rainbow Range and tried todo all the stuff we would normally do with lead-based ammo to see how itperformed.
We're out here on the Rainbow Ranch.
on the instructor range.
to take alook at how well this ammunition will penetrate.
We've taken some blocks ofwood and cut them apart in small sections and screwed them all together.
We're going to take one shot and see how well it penetrates.
Here we go.
(Bang) That was the brand new Lead freeammo that we're testing today.
I've got a standard hardball 230 grain round thatis jacketed.
We're going to try that one.
Then when we tear it apart, we'll see which onepenetrated farther.
Here we go.
We went and picked up the board and took a lookat it.
I did mark the two shots: 1 and 2.
As you can probably see, if Iget a little closer, they're just really not that exciting to look at.
Theseare basically just two holes in the wood.
We did mark them and there was no way inthe world that either one of those 45 ACP rounds were going to penetrate allthe way through this.
What we wanted to see was just how far will each onepenetrates.
When we get back to the shop, we'll tear it apart and take a lookat it then.
We know that this is not entirelyscientific.
Actually, it's not even vaguely scientific, but we're having funwith it anyway.
One of the things we decided to do before we go down andshoot some steel, is to poke a hole in the dirt.
So, we filled a bucket full ofdirt.
We've got one of these lead-free rounds and we're going to shoot it intothe bucket.
Then we'll take it out and see how well it holds its shape.
Here we go.
Alright, that's one.
We'll dig it outwhen we get back to the shop and we'll show you what that thing looks like after itwent through the dirt.
I've been out here shooting the steelwith these rounds for a little bit.
One of the things I discovered is thatthe ammo feeds flawlessly in my Colt 1911.
So, I'm thrilled with that.
Therecoil is very light, which is nice because it gives you kind of a lighterround to practice with.
It doesn't beat you up if you shoot all day.
The one thing Idid notice is what you're going to see here.
When I'm shooting these steelplates the rounds don't always hit hard enough even when I hit the plate toknock the plate back.
So, you get the ping when it hits, but you don't necessarilyget the visual of the plate moving.
Sometimes, if you've got heavy earprotection on, you don't know whether you hit it or not.
Let me show you what Imean.
(Bang, bang, bang) As I look at those, it looks like thefirst three were not pushed back and the last four on the right were.
We'll get acloser shot of those targets for you and I'll shoot him again, so you can see whatI mean.
(Bang, bang, bang) Now let's see what happens with those final four on the right.
(Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang) Shootingat the range had us come to some conclusions and pros and cons about theammunition.
One of the things that we did, was look at the bullets that we savedwhile we were shooting and compare those before we came up with our finalconclusions, which I'll share with you here in just a minute.
We shot the ammo into the board to justsee how powerful it was.
You can see number 1 there.
That's the Zuerilliumammo and then number 2 is the hole for the full metal jacket round that I fired.
The full metal jacket around wentall the way through the second board.
It was just much more powerful and theZuerillium round did not.
In fact, it lodged in the board.
as you can see, abouthalfway through.
When we take it out we'll show you that it didn't change itsshape very much.
It's just not as powerful as normalrange ammunition.
Its low recoil and it doesn't have as much punch.
That wasdemonstrated by this whole board thing.
There's the full metal jacket roundthere in the third board and, of course, nothing made it to the last board.
This first round is the one we dug out of the dirt that was shot in the bucket.
The second round is the one that we dug out of the wood.
The third round isthe one that I just took a bullet puller and took it outof the brass.
an un-fired bullet.
There's just not a lot of difference.
These things really hold their shape amazingly.
We came to a few conclusionsafter we did all this goofiness at the range and started tearing stuff apart.
Here's the pros and cons associated with this news Zuerillium ammunition.
First of all, it's lead free and that's avery big deal, because many states are outlawing lead ammunition and lead ingeneral.
I have a strong suspicion that that's going to sweep across thecountry over time.
We might as well start preparing for it now.
As far as ledfree alternative ammunition is concerned the other pro is that this ammunition ismuch less expensive.
I shopped around and I found that this was a little lessexpensive in some cases and a lot less expensive in others.
I suspect thereason is because they're cast bullets.
It's just simple and easy and muchmore efficient to be able to cast bullets than it is to make morecomplicated bullets out of other materials.
These are cast bullets meantfor range practice and so on: simpler to make; a little less expensive tomake.
So, as a result, they've kept the cost of the ammunition down forus.
It's also very low recoil.
That's what's important if you happen to be a recoil sensitiveshooter.
For somebody that doesn't like recoil much, these things don't recoilhardly at all and yet they have enough velocity to them and enough oomph to them that theymake the gun cycle just fine.
It's very positive that theyfunction the gun, obviously, but the low recoil is really a joy to shoot.
Forplinking or informal practice or somebody who's recoil sensitive, that'sreally positive ammunition for that.
As far as the lead-free thing isconcerned, I'm finding that more and more positive for me and there are a few reasons why.
One is because I shoot for a living and I'm on a range for a living.
Ifyou're around lead all the time and you're around shooting all the time orif you shoot often, you're around lead residue and that is not healthy for you.
It certainly is not healthy for me.
I also have to prepare for the fact thatmy state, California, seems to be on the cutting edge of all these restrictions.
We're going to be the first one probably outlawing lead.
Which means, I needto start exploring lead-free ammunition now so that I'm prepared for my business andalso for my personal use.
Now let's look at the cons.
There aren't very manyof them, but I think they're worth mentioning.
The first one is thatalthough this ammunition is less expensive than other lead free optionsthat i could find, it's more expensive than lead-based ammo, which is stillcurrently available.
If I have a choice.
I'm probably going to buy thelead-based ammo until its outlawed, because obviously ishoot a lot and the cost.
you know, I've gotta watch my costs.
Its a business that I'mrunning.
so that is an issue there.
I may opt to go with this ammunition instead,simply for the health benefit because I shoot so much.
So, that's one ofthose things that I have to weigh.
There's not a huge difference, but it isa little bit of a difference.
The other issue is that, although thelow recoil is positive for recoil sensitive shooters and if you're goingto shoot a lot for plinking and so on, when you're doing real world tacticaltraining or real-world defensive training with any kind of tool, whetherit's a knife or a stick or a gun or anything else, you want your training tobe as realistic as it can be.
You want it to be as similar to actualfighting, for lack of a better word, as it can be.
If I'm training to defendmyself with a gun, I want the same recoil out of that gun when I'm practicing as Iwould get if I was shooting defensive ammunition.
If I'm shooting lowrecoil ammunition all the time and I'm not practicing with things that aregoing to give me that push back and give me that response, then I'm not really training the way Iwould have to fight.
There's an old adage that, "the way you train is the way you'llfight.
" So, you better trained to fight and shoot the same kind of ammo.
Now,there's a way to get around that.
You can use this to get a lot of trigger timeand then make sure that you're shooting some defensive ammo so you know whatthat feels like and you can control the gun.
But nevertheless, the fact that itdoesn't recoil much is both a pro on one hand and a con on the other.
I shoot a lot of steel.
I like thereaction of the steel.
What I discovered was, with the heavier platesthat would normally be easily knocked over by my 45, this ammo doesn't knockthem all over.
That's because it's just lower recoil ammo.
It doesn't have the oomph.
Its not hitting as hard.
So, that's a little bit of a conas well for me.
Not much frankly.
I could still hear theping when it hits and frankly, I'll just change the plates and I'll shoot lighterplates when I'm shooting this ammo and it'll knock the plates over.
But, it's importantfor me to mention it to you in case you're going to shoot a lot of Steel.
You'llwant to make sure you're shooting a little lighter plates with this ammothan with the ammo you're probably normally shooting.
Otherwise it may notalways knock the plates over.
Test it and try it and see.
If it knocks them all over for you, you'regood to go.
If not, then you're going to want to explore maybe some lighterplates to use this ammo so that you're getting the reaction that you want.
Your getting that audible ping, but you're also getting that visual response whenyou watch the thing fall over.
All things considered, I really like the Zuerilliumammo.
It's got those couple of cons, but they're not really allthat big of a deal and they're easy to work around.
What I like about it is allthe pros and there's a ton of those.
So, I'm going to start using some of thatammo and I can highly recommend it to you.
It seems like it's reallyoutstanding.
I've got a little bit more to shoot up and then I think I'm goingto order some more.
That's the Zuerillium ammo from AdvancedBallistics Concepts.
They also have some other cool ammo that you might want tocheck out as well.
We've got links for Advanced Ballistic Concepts in thedescription.
Check them out.
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