John Vlieger Wins High Open, High Overall at 2018 Illinois Sectional ~ VIDEO

Shell Shock Technologies sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, beats out the competition. The match was held at CIPS Devil’s Hole Range in Havana, Illinois, Aug. 10 – 12, 2018.

Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger at 2018 Illinois Sectional

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, won High Overall, High Open at the 2018 Illinois Sectional, held at CIPS Devil’s Hole Range in Havana, Illinois, Aug. 10 – 12,  2018. Vlieger beat 241 other competitors with 1,579.5733 match points and a time of 175.90. Watch a compilation of Vlieger competing at the match here:

“The heat, humidity and sand tried their best to slow me down, but my equipment and energy held up. Glad to be using Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases so I can keep the speed and accuracy at the forefront, and not worry about my equipment. Here’s to the next challenge!” commented Vlieger.

2018 Illinois Sectional

Vlieger has fired over 15,000 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 2018 Pro Am Shooting National Championship, to be held at the South River Gun Club in Covington, Georgia, Aug. 17 – 19, 2018.


About Shell Shock’s NAS3 Cases:

Shell Shock’s 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

Shell Shock Technologies, LLC.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 stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. When relocated by the Army to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Vlieger found easier access to the larger matches across the Eastern United States and competed in over 15 major pistol events in 2015. Initially focused on Limited Division with iron sights, Vlieger found his calling in Open Division. Relocating to Lexington, KY in 2017, his efforts have redoubled to improve his skills. He has since completed over 50 major-level matches with multiple regional and state titles under his belt. Vlieger plans to compete at over 20 competitions in 2018.

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