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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Takes Home High Overall at Doc Welt 9th Annual Memorial Match

Vlieger also took home first place in the Open Division, finishing with 805.8760 match points and a time of 101.70.

Westport, Conn. (July 2021) – 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, won High Overall and First Place in the Open Division at the Doc Welt 9th Annual Memorial Match, held June 26, 2021, in Clearwater, Florida. Vlieger competed against 145 competitors to finish with 805.8760 match points and a time of 101.70.

“The Doc Welt match is held in memory of Gary “Doc” Welt, and to honor his service to our country. Physically challenging courses are the norm for this obstacle-heavy match, and I’m happy to bring home the win. Even if my physical fitness is in question, my gear is not. My competition pistol fed with Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases functioned flawlessly through the sand, heat, and mud. Some victories mean more than others, and this match was a shining example of one that matters,” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 100,000 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 2021 Berry’s Area 1 Championship, to be held Aug. 4, 2021, by the Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsmen’s Club in Puyallup, Washington.

Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 casesAbout 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 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 100 state, regional, and national championship matches with tens of titles under his belt. Vlieger plans to compete in over 10 major events in 2021, culminating in the 2021 IPSC World Championship in Bangkok, Thailand.