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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Wins High Overall in Open Division at the 2017 EGW USPSA Area 8 Championship

Westport, Conn. (August 2017) – 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 has won High Overall in the Open Division at the 2017 EGW USPSA Area 8 Championship, held Aug. 24 – 27, 2017 at the Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. Vlieger finished with 1565.6420 match points and a time of 187.27. This was his first Area win.

“The Area 8 USPSA Championship was an excellent competition that tested all aspects of a shooter’s ability. I am happy to say that I was able to pull off the Open Division win by the skin of my teeth and Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases helped me,” commented Vlieger. “Shell Shock Technologies’ cases give me several advantages over traditional ammo. They weigh less, allowing me to take extra ammunition with me, have a higher-pressure rating, allowing me to use +P+ competition loads safely and they have a natural lubricity which makes for more reliable feeding and extraction. I shoot 400+ rounds in a day and using Shell Shock’s cases gives me the confidence I need so that I can stay focused on the shooting and not have to worry about my ammunition being up to the challenge.”

The USPSA Area 8 Championship, or New England Regional, presented by Evolution Gun Works, is a Level III match that run 13 stages with a round count of approximately 300. Watch Vlieger compete at the USPSA Area 8 Championship below:

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the 2017 USPSA Area 4 Championship, to be held at the United States Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 8 – 10, 2017.

About Shell Shock’s NAS3 Cases:

Shell Shock’s 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 stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. When relocated by the Army to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Vlieger found easier access to the larger matches across the Eastern United States and competed in over 15 major pistol events in 2015. Initially focused on Limited Division with iron sights, Vlieger found his calling in Open Division. He has since completed over 30 state, regional or national level matches with titles from Alabama State and the Indiana 400, as well as an 11th place finish at U.S. Nationals. Vlieger plans to compete at over 18 competitions in 2017.