Strike Three Ammo?


January 3, 2003, 08:41 PM
Does anyone know anything about Stike Three Ammo? I have never heard of it before. The following is the description from the Sportsman's Guide:

This Home Security Pistol Ammo delivers not one, not two, but THREE separate lead projectiles from each cartridge. Its three .30 cal. #1 buck shot pellets triple the stopping power and safe accuracy of your pistol! Each round delivers a maximum high "shock" effect and energy on impact, while minimizing over-penetration for safety. Average pattern is a 2" spread of the projectiles at 7 yards. Projectiles are encapsulated in plastic for easy loading and smooth feeding.

It is available in .38, .38+p, .357, .40, .45 and 9mm. A pack of 10 is $11.98.

The .38's and .357 loads might be good a good choice for snub guns. :confused:

Chris Nemeth

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January 3, 2003, 09:05 PM
Sounds vaguely familiar, like something from the 80's. Check out the webiste ad and notice that the .357 magnum shows only 850 fps and 105 fpe. Maybe that's per pellet?

January 3, 2003, 10:08 PM
If this is what you're referring to, then it's the latest ammo design from Armscor-Philippines, the makers of Charles Daly 1911's.

Website here:

Don't have experience with it, but it sure is expensive here, about a dollar a pop.

January 3, 2003, 10:13 PM
low power and penetration, no expansion, and no accuracy at all.

January 3, 2003, 11:27 PM
Guns and Ammo did an article back in the late 80s/early 90s about handloading similar rounds. Wiley Clapp wrote it if I recall correctly. I believe he sawed(?) a wadcutter(?)into fourths and loaded it. I believe he thought it was a good idea. I'd give you the exact issue, but my mother saw it fit to throw away the labors of my youth.


January 4, 2003, 12:05 AM
Sometime in the mid 80s (I think) one of the reloading equipment outfits sold a 75 gr. full wadcutter mould for the express purpose of stacking 2 of them together and loading them into a 38 special case in front of 2.7 gr. of Bullseye. The idea was 2 holes for the price of 1. I tried it and found it not worth having. I was getting 6-8 inch spreads at 25 feet.

January 5, 2003, 10:23 AM
Remington used to have a multiball load in 38spl and 357mag,i think there was 2 .36 caliber balls in each load,seem like the one's i tested only spread 2-3" at25-30 feet.

January 5, 2003, 09:22 PM
I remember one from way back when (i.e. '80's) that I want to say was called an 11 in 1, but I can't imagine that many projectiles. It was a .357 with a bunch of cone shaped projectiles stacked on top of one another. Even being young and kinda goofy I couldn't see the point.

January 5, 2003, 10:07 PM
Many years ago, the Remington Multiball load in .38 Special (R38SMB) was my favorite plinking load until Remington discontinued it and I couldn't find it anymore. :(

It was two 70gr. balls of 000 buckshot loaded on top of each other. It was quite accurate out to 5 yards, but beyond that, it was wildly inaccurate.

I wouldn't have chosen to use it for defensive use then, as it was extremely overpenetrative.

January 6, 2003, 01:00 AM
a friend of mine worked with a three ball load in .38 Special. This was prior to Remington's attempt. :neener:

The experiment was attempting to find a low range (home defense) load. The three simultaneous impacts would hopefully increase stopping power while lowering the potential for overpenetration of walls.

I had worked with triple-0 buckshot in 38 and 9mm caliber pistols in the early 70s as a cheap plinking ammo. It worked in 38 Special and .380 ACP. Wasn't match quality....

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