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Ben Thomas and three colleagues were driving north out of Baghdad in an SUV on a clear mid-September morning, headed down a dirt road into a rural
village, when gunmen in several surrounding buildings opened fire on them.
In a brief but intense firefight, Thomas hit one of the attackers with a single shot from his M4 carbine at a distance he estimates was 100 to 110
He hit the man in the buttocks, a wound that typically is not fatal. But this round appeared to kill the assailant instantly.
“It entered his butt and completely destroyed everything in the lower left section of his stomach ... everything was torn apart,” Thomas said.
Thomas, a security consultant with a private company contracted by the government, recorded the first known enemy kill using a new — and
controversial — bullet.
The bullet is so controversial that if Thomas, a former SEAL, had been on active duty, he would have been court-martialed for using it. The ammunition
is “nonstandard” and hasn’t passed the military’s approval process.
“The way I explain what happened to people who weren’t there is … this stuff was like hitting somebody with a miniature explosive round,” he
said, even though the ammo does not have an explosive tip. “Nobody believed that this guy died from a butt shot.”
The bullet Thomas fired was an armor-piercing, limited-penetration round manufactured by RBCD of San Antonio.
APLP ammo is manufactured using a so-called “blended-metal” process, said Stan Bulmer, president of sales and manufacturing for Le Mas Ltd. of
Little Rock, Ark. Le Mas is the distributor of RBCD ammo.
Various bullet types made by RBCD are designed for different effects, Bulmer said.
The frangible APLP ammo will bore through steel and other hard targets but will not pass through a human torso, an eight-inch-thick block of
artist’s clay or even several layers of drywall. Instead of passing through a body, it shatters, creating “untreatable wounds.”
Le Mas gave Thomas a small number of APLP rounds after he contacted the company.
After driving off their attackers, Thomas and his colleagues quickly searched the downed enemy fighter for items of intelligence value. They also took
time to examine the wound.
“There’s absolutely no comparison, whatever, none,” to other wounds he has seen from 5.56mm ammo, Thomas said in a telephone interview while on
home leave in Florida.
He said he feels qualified to assess a bullet’s effects, having trained as a special-operations medic and having shot people with various types of
ammo, including the standard-issue green tip and the Black Hills Mk 262, favored by spec-ops troops.
Thomas was the only member of the four-man group who had RBCD ammo. He said that after the group returned to base, they and other members of his group
snatched up the remaining rounds.
“They were fighting over it,” he said. “At the end of the day, each of us took five rounds. That’s all we had left.”
sounds like it has potential, but still people believe its illegal, and some call it mercenary rounds cause its used by non-military forces. in ani
case ill take the bullets if in combat zone. pretty awesome some bullet can make your flesh explode.