Shell Shock Shooter John Vlieger at Battle in the Bluegrass

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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Wins High Overall at Battle in the Bluegrass X

Vlieger also placed Sixth Overall (fifth in Open Division) at the 2019 GLOCK® USPSA Area 6 Championship.

Westport, Conn. – ( – 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, has placed High Overall at the Battle in the Bluegrass X, held April 13, 2019 at the Bluegrass Sportsman Club in Wilmore, Kentucky, as well as placing sixth overall (fifth in the Open Division) at the 2019 GLOCK® USPSA Area 6 Championships, held at the OK Corral Gun Club in Okeechobee, Florida on April 14, 2019.

John Vlieger Bluegrass X

At the Battle in the Bluegrass X, Vlieger competed against 191 competitors to finish with 1352.7711 match points with a time of 166.17. At the 2019 GLOCK USPSA Area 6 Championship, Vlieger competed against 406 competitors to finish with 1323.805 match points with a time of 159.45.

“A new shooting season, and more of the same consistent, reliable, and undeniable performance from my equipment. Over 800 rounds of both standard ‘gamer’ loads and high performance, +P++ loads with Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases in two different firearms over the eekend with zero failures of any kind. Even the chronograph shows the consistency with an extreme spread of 10 FPS. Can’t say enough about being able to count on your gear when it matters,” 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.

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the 2019 Magnus Cup USPSA Level 3, to be held at the Southern Utah Practical Shooters in St. George, Utah, April 26 – 28, 2019.

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).

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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 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.