Westport, Conn. (September 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 that several of its sponsored shooters had successful match results this past weekend. John Vlieger placed second overall and second in the Open Division at the 2019 Cheely Custom Gunworks USPSA Area 5 Championship, while Garrett Schutz earned a ninth-place finish in A-Class Open Division at the same match. Area 5 was held Sept. 4 – 8, 2019, at the Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports Club located in Zanesville, Ohio. Meanwhile, Schutz also competed at the 15th Annual High Desert Classic and earned third place A-Class Open Division, while Trevor Cotter came in fifth in the Limited Division (first in A-Class). The High Desert Classic was held Sept. 5 – 8, 2019, at the Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Vlieger and Schutz competed against 305 competitors at the Area 5 match. Vlieger finished with 1626.7802 match points and a time of 218.48, while Schutz finished with 1146.4982 match points and a time of 288.26. Videos of matches and stages for Schutz can be seen on his Facebook page or Instagram account. Watch Vlieger’s competition video here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnVliegerShooting/videos/954331438232903/.
“Could not have asked for better conditions to shoot the last Area Championship of my 2019 season. Excellent weather, challenging stages, and ammunition that is boring in its reliability, consistency, and performance. The focus should be on the match, on the execution, and on the experience, not on what is in your magazine. Only one more match left, and it is the 2019 USPSA Open National Championship. I don’t plan to change a thing,” 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.
Schutz and Cotter competed against 205 competitors at the High Desert Classic. Schutz finished with 1056.6093 match points and a time of 221.15, while Cotter finished with1071.3314 match points and a time of 219.13.
“Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases worked flawlessly and provided consistent ammo allowing the trust to run the challenging courses of fire. Smooth feeding and extraction for the NAS3 9mm cases allowed for 9mm Major to be loaded safely and consistently to a power factor of 172. Huge thank you to Shell Shock Technologies and Atlas Gunworks for the awesome products that help me push my limits and improve on my shooting goals,” Schutz remarked.
Cotter said, “I’m happy with this performance, while not the overall win I was hoping for I look forward to performing to my fullest at Nationals in two weeks. Thank you to Shell Shock Technologies for giving me the trust in my equipment that is required to win.”
Vlieger and Cotter can be seen competing next at the SIG Sauer “HICAP” Nationals, to be held Sept. 22 – 28, 2019, in St. George, Utah. Schutz will next compete at the Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun 2019, to be held Oct. 17 – 19, 2019 at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky.
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).
To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.
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. www.shellshocktech.com
About Trevor Cotter:
Trevor Cotter began competitive shooting in March 2018 in Limited Division A and Carry Optics B in USPSA and in January 2019 in Carry Optics Division – Expert in IDPA. When he is not competing, he works as a Directional Services Salesman, an RO for local clubs and as a Pistol Instructor for Permian Basin Young Guns (youth shooting sports organization).
About Garrett Schutz:
Garrett Schutz began shooting 3 Gun competitively in 2013 while stationed as active duty Air Force in Las Vegas, Nevada. After catching the bug, he looked for other competitive shooting sports and found USPSA and IDPA. He currently competes in the Open Division in 3 Gun and USPSA and competes in the PCC Division in IDPA and USPSA. After being stationed in Alamogordo, New Mexico, he found more USPSA clubs local to him and shifted his focus, making A-Class in 2019.
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.