Armor Piercing Ammo At Bear Arms N' Bitcoin

Q&A with Austin Jones Of Atlas Arms + Early Bird Pricing ends in 9 days

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Austin Jones of Atlas Arms is returning to BANB in 2021.


The first Atlas Arms concept in development, the Dagny Dagger project is developing a new type of legally-unrestricted handgun ammunition which in 9mm Luger is able to penetrate all soft armor and perhaps some rifle-rated hard armor (yes, it is possible). This will allow citizens the first legal access to armor-penetrating ammunition since 1986. The projectiles are intended to be more readily home-manufactured than traditional AP ammo, and all research and data including Ghost Gunner code will be released open-source, free and available to the public.

We asked Austin three questions.

GnB: What topic will you be presenting at BANB2021?

Austin: I'll discuss some of the strategy, tactics, and lessons-learned which have helped Atlas Arms come this far in our "off-road" projects, methods, and technologies. Hopefully it'll offer some applicable practical and legal insights to others in the militia industrial complex and other "extra-state/extra-corporate" spaces for building their own projects.

GnB: Why do civilians need armor piercing ammunition?

Austin: Body armor is now cheap and accessible to nearly everyone and can't be ignored as an aspect of contemporary combat and armed conflict. Arms which fail to address the new reality do loose some relevant efficacy. At some point, you need to consider upgrading from revolvers to auto-loaders, and from lead ball to armor-penetrating ammo. But for me, it's a matter of principle that the commons have a right to the same armed capability as the ruling class.

GnB: What are you most looking forward to at BANB2021?

Austin: The people! Especially for me coming from the firearms side of the GnB complex. Such a meetup of the DIY gun community was unprecedented until the first BA&B conference. It's the only time and place all the cool kids gather in person. As well, seeing so many gathered in one place who are specifically interested in and capable of killing the most oppressive arms of the state, control of arms and of money, might be the tastiest white pill I've ever swallowed.

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