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Streak Visual Ammunition

See the path of your bullet with these rounds that they want you to know are not tracers:

They seem a bit spendy but it might be nice to have a good visual of your carry gun’s bullet path.

10 Responses to “Streak Visual Ammunition”

  1. Fred Says:

    Um, if you know where you are, and presumably if you have a gun then you should know where you are, and you know where you hit the target then, um, knowing that bullets fly straight (they do fly straight right?), then, um, don’t you know the path?

    Hey, cool tracers dudes!

  2. Paul Koning Says:

    I wonder why they claim it’s not a tracer. By the “duck test” it sure looks like tracer.
    Any guesses how it works? “Non-incendiary” is also an odd phrase, since conventional tracers are not “incendiary” (setting things on fire is not their purpose). Perhaps they mean they did something that makes it less likely things will be set on fire. Perhaps it’s just marketing verbiage. I also wonder about the “patented” — quite often that actually means “patent pending” (which has no significance) or “pretty neat but we’re not actually filing a patent application ever”. A quick search doesn’t turn up anything, so I’m guessing the answer is that it’s just marketing buzzwords.

  3. Nomen Nescio Says:

    no bets there are jurisdiction in which tracer ammunition is banned to civilians.

    no bets, either, that those laws do not (or do not adequately) define “tracer ammunition”. such that claiming it isn’t might be almost as good as some enterprising d.a. claiming it is.

  4. JTC Says:

    Might be nice for the BG to have a good visual of your carry gunís bullet path too.

    “Man, they’re shootin’ at me for reals!”

    Unless you’re a dead-shot as it were. Even then at least a pretty lightstream ain’t a bad last view.

  5. Sigivald Says:

    From their press release: Replacing fire-hazard burning metals is a non-flammable phosphor material that utilizes the light emitted during the discharging of the round to make STREAK glow. STREAK does NOT generate heat, making STREAK rounds safe to use in environments where traditional tracers are prohibited and can be a serious fire hazard.

    Clever, and probably makes a legal difference.

    (And note, bullet base; the target can’t see the glow, really!)

  6. Sigivald Says:

    (ie, it’s “glow in the dark” material charged by the ignition and powder burning process.

    Clever monkeys.)

  7. Lyle Says:

    Tracers can be a good training aid, and I believe I’ve seen them in pistol training films from days of yore. They don’t seem to talk about visibility in daylight, but that would be important. Of course the main application for tracer ammo, histrorically, has been in a machinegun, especially for aerial targets. Otherwise they’ve been excellent fire starters.

  8. comatus Says:

    “(They do fly straight right?)”

    Not really. Both smallbore and BMG are noted for a helical path that kind of, sort of, “screws in” to the target. Watching smallbore from straight behind the firing point through a spotting scope on a muggy day, you can see it. Bullet leaves a contrail, and appears to fall in to the bull from high right. Damnedest thing.

  9. Fred Says:

    Comatus,
    I almost, and should have, put that they don’t actually ‘fly’ at all. You’re comment is pretty cool. I knew somebody smarter than I would tell us the details about this.Thanks.

  10. mikee Says:

    Shooting at an outdoor range back in the 1990s when a guy brought a box of Vector ammo to shoot, I learned that bullets that hit rocks in a dirt berm go every which way as they ricochet. And a lot of bullets hit rocks. Before that, I did not realize that about half of all bullets shot there weren’t just digging into the dirt, but were instead going somewhere outside the firing range upwards, off to the side, or even (rarely) back almost to the firing line. Educational.