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Shell Shock Technologies’ 9mm NAS3 Cases Flawless in Grueling 1,000 Round Torture Test

By November 21, 2016No Comments

The VSO Gun Channel performed the torture test by continuously firing L-Tech 9mm FMJ with Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases through an Angstadt Arms UDP-9.

 Westport, Conn. (November 2016) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, announces that its revolutionary NAS3 cases  passed a 1,000 round torture test with zero ammunition related failures or malfunctions. In the torture test, Curtis Hallstrom of the VSO Gun Channel continuously fired 1,000 rounds of L-Tech 9mm FMJ with Shell Shock Technology’s NAS3 cases through an Angstadt Arms UDP-9.

“Shell Shock’s new NAS3 two-piece casings are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and with any new technology I always want to see for myself if the manufacturer’s claims are true. Shell Shock says its cases are stronger and more reliable than brass. Well, we shot one thousand rounds today; a lot of people won’t shoot a thousand rounds in a year and we did not have a single case separation or ammunition related malfunction. From a reliability standpoint, these new casings are flawless. I give Shell Shock Technologies two thumbs way up,” said Hallstrom.

NAS3 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 also 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 with S3 Reload dies. Customers have reported being able to reload NAS3 cases many more times than brass cases. A video can be found on Shell Shock’s website showing 9mm Luger NAS3 cases being reloaded 32 times using S3 Reload  dies.


NAS3 cases have been tested successfully to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases eject cool to-the-touch and can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 cases are “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), 9mm rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.93 fps (124 grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To find out where to buy loaded ammunition with Shell Shock’s new 9mm NAS3 casings visit www.shellshocktech.com. Unloaded cases can be purchased at the website.


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 suppling 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. www.shellshocktech.com

About L-Tech Enterprises, Inc:

Located in Eubank, KY, L-Tech Enterprises is a specialty ammunition manufacturer and test facility for advanced ballistic products. L-Tech manufactures ammunition for the US Military including US special forces and law enforcement. L-Tech also acts as a contract manufacturer for a variety of other ammunition brands. L-Tech manufactures a full range of ball, frangible and personal protection ammo that all features Shell Shock’s NAS3 case technology.

For more information or to order ammunition, please contact L-Tech at (606) 423-9782 or Info@ltechenterprises.com.