A start-up recently shook the ammunition world by presenting an ammunition case that has truly taken the industry by the storm. The NAS 2-piece 9mm Nickel Alloy Shell uses a proprietary nickel alloy stainless cylinder and a nickel-plated aircraft aluminum head, and the 9mm case is about 50% lighter than traditional brass cases. Needless to say, it is significantly cheaper as well. Additional pistol cases and a broad range of rifle calibers are also expected to be released over the coming few months, making things incredibly exciting for those associated with the ammunition industry. When it comes to cases for your frangible ammunition, it really doesn’t get better than this.
A‘Head’ of the Competition
The aluminum head offers excellent aesthetics as can be anodized in several colors for easy load identification and branding. Moreover, it also allows better lubricity when compared to brass. It won’t clog, damage or wear-out ejector mechanisms either. The design is expected to prevent ballooning, something that is commonly seen in automatic weapons that come with unsupported breaches.
Beauty and Brains
The case capacity offered by the stainless cylinder is higher than that offered by traditional 9mm shells. It also allows for uniform wall thickness and complies with SAAMI specifications. The larger flash hole increases burn efficiency, eliminates black-face pressure and is perfect for environment-friendly shooters.
Why Choose the NAS 2-piece 9mm Nickel Alloy Shell
Combining its stainless cylinder and its aluminum head, you get a case that has more elasticity than brass and offers greater tensile strength and corrosion resistance. The cases are fully reloadable and they will not chip, stretch or crack. They’re built to support frangible projectiles and have already been tested on a variety of hand-loading and automatic pistols. They say that cost is everything and this is another area where the 2-piece doesn’t disappoint. The price is lower than beat brass and brass, and it doesn’t depend on copper prices either.
Testing shows that the case can offer up to 40 reloads. It can be picked with the help of a magnet, making it an excellent option for outdoor ranges. Better yet, the company is also willing to buy back spent casings from gun ranges at the same price as brass cases (per pound).
Why We Love It
These cases are the ideal platforms to support frangible projectiles and lead-free ammunition. The cases have already been tested at pressures of up to 65k psi and they are known to be the very best when it comes to ensuring that the velocity stays consistent for different rounds. A study conducted by HP White Laboratory recently revealed that the NAS case offered a velocity deviation of 0.093 FPS which literally makes it unbeatable.