Described as the greatest improvement in forensics firearm identification since the adoption of the comparison microscope
Ballistics Research offers a patent-pending capability that
enables any calibre bullet, from small handguns to large military
rounds, to be recovered for ballistics testing and forensic
The results represent a significant improvement
in forensic firearm identification and ballistic testing.
now possible to fire a weapon into the Duke Projectile Recovery
System (DPRS) and in a few seconds retrieve a completely 100%
preserved bullet in perfect condition.
All too often, when using
a conventional water-tank recovery system, the test-fired bullet
breaks into small pieces.
This is especially true of high-speed
The DPRS represents a significant crime-solving
improvement over anything available in the world today.
extreme example demonstrates a .45 ACP, 230gr Gold Dot hollow
point that was test fired from a Colt 1911A1 with a left-hand
twist and recovered.
It was then reloaded and fired again, this
time from a Ruger P90 with a right-hand twist.
Even after having
been fired twice, the recovered round was completely undamaged.
Never before in the history of firearms has this been
accomplished, says Ballistics Research.
Its European distributor,
Mellner Alta Tecnologia, arranged for a unit to be evaluated by
various law enforcement agencies throughout Europe this month.
The Italian government is considering purchasing fifteen units
for its forensic labs around the country.
developed to fulfill the need for forensic firearm
identification, the DPRS has now been utilised by the military.
US Department of Defense facility responsible for weapons
development and testing recently purchased a unit.
fired only 12 rounds of ammunition into the DPRS, a ballistics
engineer contacted Ballistics Research stating how amazed those
in his group were with the results.
As well, he stated that the
system performed exactly as advertised.
He also said that they
now were able to do ordinance testing never before thought
The DPRS now gives the federal government the
capability of non-destructive testing and evaluation of enemy
The DPRS can be ordered in sizes capable of
accommodating up to 120mm projectiles fired from a main battle
If requirements call for an even larger unit, Ballistics
Research says it can adapt a unit to fill those needs.
been impossible up to now to recover a test-fired bullet that is
What this means for law enforcement is that they
can now have a tool that will provide ten times the ability to
match a recovered round from a crime scene.
No matter how small a
fragment is recovered, they will have a complete test-fired
bullet for comparison, thus greatly improving the probability of