[su_dropcap style=”light” size=”5″]I[/su_dropcap]f you were to bet that “research” forms the core of projectile manufacturer G2 Research’s company beliefs, you would be correct. And along with research comes development, as in new products. We sat down with G2 Research to learn more about the company’s origins and what new rounds we might soon see. American Shooting Journal Did you start out small, or jump in with both feet?
G2 Research We thought we were starting small, but our internet presence went viral within a month of release. The servers handling our website crashed four times in a three-day period. At that point, we went in with everything we had. ASJ The projectile in your cartridges looks devastating the way it opens up like a proud ﬂower.
G2R The round you are referring to is the G2 Research Civic Duty. Our original round, the R.I.P., is designed to fragment, thus increasing stopping power and tissue damage. We found over the course of a year that it was too innovative for some people who were “set in their ways” when it comes to old-school tried and true. We set out to create the most expansion possible out of a solid copper projectile to ﬁll that need. ASJ What calibers did you launch with, and what have proven to be the most popular?
G2R We started with the 9mm R.I.P. Demand for that round was so high for a ﬂedgling company it took a while to get our next round, the .380 R.I.P., out. In the time since, we have covered all the semiauto pistols, as well as introduced a riﬂe line for hunting, and a cold tracer for training and plinking. Now we are working to get the G2 Research Civic Duty out in more calibers and research and developing revolver calibers. Nine millimeter is by far the current favorite for shooters, though trends do change. ASJ Do you have any plans to offer your projectiles for the reloading market?
G2R We load our rounds to such a ﬁne spec for performance that we feel a lot of homeloaders would overload or underload, thus decreasing the effectiveness of the round. ASJ Is your ammo primarily for hunters, or for home protection?
G2R We provide mostly to the self-defense market. Interest has been building for our riﬂe rounds as more people test and evaluate them. We also received the California DNR lead-free certiﬁcation.