G2 Research is at it again with the introduction of their new affordable Telos line of self-defense ammunition. Currently the Telos line offers a 105-grain +P .38 Special round, and a 92-grain +P 9mm round. The Telos line is advertised as a more affordable G2 Research self-defense ammunition option that does not sacrifice performance or expansion capabilities.
G2 Research made a huge jump into the marker several years ago with their R.I.P. line of handgun ammunition. The R.I.P. immediately caught the eye of manufacturers, law enforcement, and civilians alike, with the remarkably creative an innovative deep groove petal bullet design. As shown through testing and reviews, the R.I.P. bullets achieve incredible expansion (often over twice the original diameter of the bullet) while still achieving desired penetration. G2 Research would follow-up the R.I.P. success with the Civic Duty line, and the Trident rifle ammunition line.
G2 Research Telos Ammunition
- Caliber: .38 Special +P
- Bullet weight: 105 grains
- Velocity: 1,170 fps
- MSRP: $28.99 (20-rounds).
- Caliber: 9mm +P
- Bullet weight: 92 grains
- Velocity: 1,120 fps
- MSRP: $27.99 (20-rounds).
F.B.I. Ammunition Testing
- The penetration performance of the projectile, throughout the series of six tests is 12-18″ of uniform penetration, high bullet weight retention and 1.5 times caliber expansion.
- Average velocity from test barrel and service weapon
- Average accuracy from test barrel and service weapon – shots are at a distance of 10 feet from the muzzle to the front face of the gelatin block.
- Test 1 — Bare gelatin.
- Test 2 — Heavy clothing. Gelatin block is covered with four layers of clothing.
- Test 3 — Steel. Two pieces of 20-gauge, hot-rolled steel with a galvanized finish. This test simulates the weakest part of a car door.
- Test 4 — Wallboard. Two pieces of ½-inch standard gypsum board are set 3.5 inches apart. Gelatin block is placed 18 inches behind the rearmost piece of gypsum to simulate a typical building interior wall.
- Test 5 — Plywood. One piece of ¾-inch “AA” fir plywood is set 18 inches in front of the gelatin block. This simulates the resistance of a typical wooden door or construction timbers.
- Test 6 — Auto glass. One piece of A.S.I. ¼-inch laminated automobile safety glass set at an angle of 45 degrees to the horizontal and 15 degrees to the side, resulting in a compound angle.