Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Takes Home High Overall at the TPS USPSA at CMP Alabama Sectional 2020

Vlieger also took home first place in the Open Division, finishing with 983.5884 match points and a time of 113.10.

Westport, Conn. (August 2020) – 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 TPS USPSA at CMP Alabama Sectional 2020, held Aug. 14 – 16, 2020 at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama. Vlieger competed against 262 competitors to finish with 983.5884 match points and a time of 113.10. The TPS USPSA at CMP Alabama Sectional 2020 is a USPSA Level II Match. Watch the competition video here:

“Even in high heat, high humidity, and high stakes my gun and gear remain solid. Zero malfunctions of any kind, and the confidence to attack each stage of the match. Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases helped me take home another title, and they’ll be in my magazines through Nationals. Here’s to the next one!” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 65,000 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 2020 USPSA Area 8 Championship, to be held Aug. 20 – 23 in Hedgesville, West Virginia.

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 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 75 state, regional, and national championship matches with tens of titles under his belt. Vlieger plans to compete in over 11 major events in 2020, culminating in the 2020 USPSA Open Division National Championship in Frostproof, Florida.

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