Constitution Arms New Tri-Plex Multi-Projectile .38 spl Cartridge
MAPLEWOOD, NJ – -(Ammoland.com)- Constitution Arms has completed its development of the ultra low recoil Tri-Plex(tm) cartridge. The round was developed in cooperation with the powder manufacturer and was subjected to in-house and independent laboratory testing.
The Tri-Plex is a patent pending triple-projectile .38 special standard load cartridge containing three stacked conical projectiles which at close range deliver a 158 grain payload that reliably separates and tumbles upon entering tissue. This provides similar energy transfer and physiological effect to an expanded semi-wadcutter hollow point (SWC-HP) bullet, but with significant improvements including a larger ballistic wound channel, greater hit probability, lower velocity and less recoil.
This makes it ideal for use with the Palm Pistol and other short barreled self-defense firearms such as snub nosed revolvers and Bond Arms handguns.
Principle findings, based on testing, were:
- The Tri-Plex(tm) creates up to 49% larger ballistic wound channel than a standard load SWC-HP cartridge.
- The Tri-Plex(tm) creates up to 11% larger ballistic wound channel than a +P SWC-HP cartridge
- The Tri-Plex(tm) has a 200% greater hit probability and ballistic wound channel at 10 feet than an un-expanded single projectile cartidge.
Detailed test results, including external and terminal ballistics data, can be viewed at below:
The cartridge will be available for sale mid-April 2011. Advanced orders can be placed now on the Palm Pistol(r) website at www.cts.vresp.com/c/?ConstitutionArms/defd9c8841/94aa85caca/41a1313b02. Quantities will be limited.
Matt Carmel, President Constitution Arms [email protected] www.palmpistol.com
The Palm Pistol is an ergonomically innovative single shot double action only defensive firearm chambered in 9mm that may be fired using either hand without regard to orientation of the stock. Suited for home defense, concealed carry or as a backup gun. It is also ideal for seniors, disabled or others who may have limited strength or manual dexterity. Using the thumb instead of the index finger for firing, it significantly reduces muzzle drift, one of the principal causes of inaccurate targeting. Point and shoot couldn’t be easier. Visit: www.palmpistol.com