John Vlieger Places Second Overall at the 2020 Florida Open

Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger at the 2020 Florida Open

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, placed second overall and second in the Open Division at the 2020 Florida Open, held at Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida from Feb. 13 – 16, 2020. Vlieger competed against 266 competitors to finish with 1401.7732 match points and a time of 168.10. Watch the competition video here:

“The 2020 season is shaping up to be one for the history books. I have 15 major events planned, culminating in the 2020 World Championship in Pattaya, Thailand. Bringing the best equipment with me on this adventure is crucial, and my ammunition loaded with Shell Shock Technologies’ cases is a key component. Rain or shine, Florida heat or Kentucky winter, my ammo runs flawlessly with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases. Tens of thousands of these cases will be used this year, all with the goal of reaching higher. The Florida Open was the first test for the season, and I plan to push it even harder,” 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 TPS USPSA Alabama Sectional 2020, to be held March 20 – 22, 2020, at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama.

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:Shell Shock Technologies

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 15 major events in 2020, culminating in the 2020 World Championship in Pattaya, Thailand.

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RoyD (@royd)
1 year ago

Well, I guess the powers that be didn’t like the comments they received about Shell Shock ammo the first time they posted this article a few days ago. I guess that is one way to reduce non-complementary comments about a subject and it’s not the first time I have seen it done here. At least my former comment on this product was instructive and not “negative.” Oh well. And yes, I searched for the other posting, it’s not on the site.