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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Places Second Overall at the 2019 EGW Area 8 Championship

Vlieger also finished second in the Open Division with 1452.5935 match points and a time of 175.81. 

Westport, Conn. (August 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, placed second overall and second in the Open Division at the 2019 EGW Area 8 Championship, held Aug. 22 – 25, 2019, at the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. Vlieger competed against 521 competitors to finish with 1452.5935 match points and a time of 175.81.  Watch the competition video here:

“Another regional championship with zero failures to hold me back or keep me from competing at my peak. While a second-place finish is never easy to accept, the capability of my equipment shows through with how close the finish was. I have the utmost confidence in my ammunition loaded with Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases and plan to use them for all of my future competitions,” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 55,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it. He can be seen competing next at the 2019 Cheely Custom Gunworks USPSA Area 5 Championship, to be held Sept. 4 – 8, 2019, at the Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports Club located in Zanesville, Ohio.

Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases

About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

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About Shell Shock Technologies, LLC:

Founded in Westport, Connecticut, in 2015, Shell Shock Technologies, LLC is an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry. Shell Shock is a component manufacturer supplying shell cases to the shooting sports market, as well as to U.S. and foreign ammunition manufacturers, law enforcement, military, and other government agencies. Shell Shock does not load ammunition.

About John Vlieger:

John Vlieger began seriously competing in the action shooting sports in mid-2014 while serving with the US Army. Initially focused on Limited Division with iron sights, Vlieger found his calling in Open Division and has been pushing his limits ever since. Relocating to Lexington, KY in 2017, his efforts have redoubled to improve his skills and compete at the highest level. He has since completed over 60 major-level matches with multiple regional and state titles under his belt. Vlieger plans to compete in over 15 major events in 2019, with his eyes set on the 2020 World Championship.