You can read Part 1 of this review here.
If you aren’t familiar with Team Never Quit by Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell it’s more than just an ammo brand – it’s a movement. A community of people who stand united in the fight to honor, support and restore our veterans and to help them overcome the struggles they face when they come home. TNQ products are also Made in the USA.
We shot several calibers through several guns. We tried several different mediums and tried to test the claims made by the manufacture: frangible, reduced ricochet, reduced recoil, etc. By no means was this a scientific ballistics test, you can find that information here.
In our opinion each type of ammunition performed as the manufacturer claimed it would. Frangible behaved like FMJ ammo when it impacted surfaces softer than the bullet (wood, etc.). When it impacted a surface harder (steel, concrete), the projectile virtually turned to dust. In a hardened environment (e.g. schools, hospitals, etc.) this frangible ammo would be ideal for minimizing causalities from ricochets, often seen with FMJ ammo. It is worth noting, that in the FBI ballistics testing of this type of ammo, it does not perform well against automobile glass because of it’s hardened state. This is a factor common to all frangible ammo.
Over the course of the day, one phrase was heard repeatedly – “Wow, that’s impressive!”
The frangible training ammo presents new opportunities for CQB training. We often train at distances farther than would happen in real-life to avoid the likely injure from metal fragmentation. As you can see by our test results in part 1 and the video, you can safely shoot frangible training ammunition within a few inches of hardened surfaces. This allows for much more realistic training scenarios without risk of injury.
After shooting this ammo, speaking with company reps and learning more about their mission, I have become a believer. Not only are their products top quality and made in America, the people behind the movement are among our nations finest. In addition to switching my self-defense carry ammo to Team Never Quit, I have proudly become part of their Pro-Staff team.
If you have more questions about my testing or the ammo, post them below or email me.