Lovex Propellant Update

Export permission from Czech Republic has been granted and we have an ETA to Australia in mid-August
If you have purchased from us over the last 12 months you will be the first to be sent an email with an option to purchase from the first shipment. Dealers who have purchased from us in the same time frame will also be included in the first round offer.
Lovex propellant powder is made in Czech Republic by Explosia and is well known in Europe, South Africa and the USA (branded as Shooters World https://shootersworldpowder.com/
Tigershark are the official distributor of Lovex in Australia. We have 450KG total on this first shipment but we will have a follow up shipment later in the year.
3 types of powder will be offered initiaslly: D032, DO36 and D037.1 
April 29, 2022 by Steve Hoy

SG Smart Timers Have Arrived

We have received our first production shipment of the new Smart Timers from Shooters Global.  Shooters Global is a Ukrainian company who, for obvious reasons, have moved their production and sales office to Poland.  This timer brings new features and benefits to your live fire and dry practice.  It's like going from an old Nokia "brick" to an iPhone!  This is by far the best timer for dry fire where multiple strings can be run without the need to press start teach time.  What's more, most settings are adjustable and firmware updates can be done wirelessly.  The timer is Bluetooth linked to your phone (Android and IOS) and with additional features that are unlocked via a small subscription (one month included free) you can capture video of your run that includes your times. 

The timer comes with a belt clip, charging cable and lanyard.

PractiScore integration is in the final stages of development too and will available shortly via the firmware update. 

More info 

April 28, 2022 by Steve Hoy
Tigershark in Australian & NZ Handgun Magazine

Tigershark in Australian & NZ Handgun Magazine

The 2022 Australian & New Zealand Handgun Magazine is just out and features an in-depth review on Tigershark Bullets by well respected firearms expert & magazine contributor Geoff Smith. 

The testing starts with weighing and measuring the projectiles and then delves into detailed testing for suitability and accuracy.  Load data is included for 9MM, 357 Mag and 44Mag. 

For the full story click here 

January 05, 2022 by Steve Hoy
Competition Shirts - Get Your Order in

Competition Shirts - Get Your Order in

We have a new order going in to the factory so this is your chance to grab one or more of our very popular competition shirts.  Made by Icarus these shirts are produced in a fine light "DryFit" fabric - perfect for hot days on the range. 

Note that there is some very slight changes to our classic design with a little bit of colour added.

Orders must be in by April 30  - More details or to order yours click here

November 08, 2021 by Steve Hoy
MantisX Shooting Training Systems Back in Stock

MantisX Shooting Training Systems Back in Stock

A new shipment of MantisX shooting training systems has arrived.  We have selected to stock the X10 Elite Dry/Live Fire and the X2 Dry Fire system.  Our most recent shipment has nearly sold out but more are on the way.  

The X10 has it all suitable for live and dry fire practice, including recoil analysis and draw analysis.

Add some fun into your dry fire training with a MantisX

More info at 

https://tigersharkballistics.com.au/

October 22, 2020 by Steve Hoy
Introducing the FTP Alpha 3 Red Dot

Introducing the FTP Alpha 3 Red Dot

Tigershark are the exclusive Australian/NZ distributor for FTP's competition grade red dot optic.

Designed specifically for competition rather than LEO/military/competition.  Built without compromise with all the features a competition shooter needs. 

  • Made in Japan
  • Crystal clear glass
  • One of the largest micro red dot large windows available.  Bigger than a DPP or SRO 
  • Super bright 6 or 8 MOA dot
  • Mounts on RTS2 platform (may need slight milling of blast shield or optic cut to accommodate the larger sight)
  • Motion sensor - auto on/auto off (after 3 minutes of no movement)
  • 30 month warranty with direct swap over (as long as we have stock)

Check out this review  by the Humble marksman

Available to purchase at merchandise

October 22, 2020 by Steve Hoy
Tigershark Ammo

Tigershark Ammo

If you're tired of pulling the handle we'll do it for you!

Competition rated ammo for less $ than most factory ammo!

Made with either brand new, once fired or recycled brass.  All recycled or once fired brass brass is washed, polished and resized to spec.  Once loaded it is chamber checked to ensure 100% function.

Power Factor around 130 depending on conditions and gun

Sorry, we can't post ammo it must be collected in Brisbane.  Contact us to roder (we can't sell it on our ecommerce platform as it's loaded ammunition)

Queensland License to Manufacture Explosives: 2000050

 

March 05, 2020 by Addition Collaborator

TGRSRK or HAPS?

Without doubt Hornady Action Pistol (HAP) bullets have long been considered the benchmark for accuracy particularly for those needing precision at longer ranges. HAP's are a jacketed hollowpoint and their construction is quite different from Tigershark copper plated bullets. The manufacture of HAPs provides a very precise and uniform construction that leads to great accuracy when teamed with quality pistols and loads.  While Tigershark's are constructed differently due to the design, rigorous quality control and uniformity, the accuracy that can be achieved with Tigershark's is as good, or at least very close to HAP's as can be demonstrated in the photos below (using Tigershark 123HP's) - and they're less than half the price. Grab some now.

Tigershark vs HAPs

These groups were shot using the same pistol and load by one of our Tigershark customers so thank you to Greg Armstrong for allowing us to publish the results of his work. 

November 12, 2019 by Steve Hoy

How Does Twist Rate and Bullet Shape Affect Accuracy?

 

  

 

 Ballistics is a Black Art, well not really but it sometimes seems to be with so many variables involved that subtle changes to bullet weight, powder, primer, OAL, etc, etc can have dramatic results
Usually, with 9MM at minor power factor we find that great accuracy can be obtained with all weights and shapes from 115RN to 145RN/HP and, most competition shooters will have a preference for light, medium or heavy bullets that give a perceived difference in recoil – either slower/softer (heavier bullets) or snappy/quick (lighter bullets) for faster slide movement and perceived quicker follow-up shots). Now, how can you have the same perception (at identical power factor) you ask? - see what I mean about ballistics being a black art when we start talking about perceived differences). The difference really comes down to the preference of the shooter and sometimes their level of skill. Slower, heavier bullets will allow the shooter to more easily see the full recoil arc and therefore enable to “call the shot”. Lighter bullets tend to move the slide faster and can allow for a quicker follow up shot. However, if we get too caught up in the “feel” we are relegating accuracy to a secondary consideration. Without going in to how powder or other variables can affect accuracy, some individual pistols will be inherently more accurate with certain weights or shapes and this I believe is as important or an even more important factor in selecting the perfect load for your competition ammo. There’s more on the choosing heavy or light bullets at https://tigersharkballistics.com.au/pages/recoil-heavy-or-light-bullets

When we start getting into Major Power Factor for Open division pistols other things come in to play such as requiring loads that produce enough gas to work the compensator/popple holes to minimise muzzle movement in recoil. In Major PF barrel twist rate and its relation to bullet shape can become more of a factor affecting accuracy. Generally speaking, heavier (longer for calibre) bullets require a higher twist rate to optimise stability with pistol barrels being produced anywhere from a relatively slow 1:32 to a fast 1:10. Barstow Barrels are 1:16 with Schuemann offering 1:16 to 1:32. Some bullet shapes are inherently more stable and at Major PF velocities the difference in stability can be more noticeable and is evidenced in better accuracy. Tigershark “Hollow Points” are markedly different in shape to the equivalent weight round nose projectile with much more of a truncated cone shape compared to the tapering ogive of a round nose. It is thought that this shape is more inclined to stay on axis to target particularly at high velocity and may explain why many Open division pistols shoot very accurately with HP's.
Yes, it's a black art but once you find a load combination that works for you, stick with it.

 

 Accuracy testing in 38 Super using cast lead,
Tigershark 123 RN & HP's

Note that Tigershark bullets are factory rated to 1500FPS velocities higher than that can have a detrimental effect on accuracy as the bullet can become distorted and unstable. The minimum velocity in Open division for a 123GN bullet is just over 1300FPS so usually, this is not a problem.  

Testing credit to T Mason.

More information on twist rates at  http://www.schuemann.com/Portals/0/Documentation/Webfile_Barrel_Twist_Rate.pdf

September 05, 2019 by Steve Hoy

Delivery Options

Due to the increase in courier costs, we have found it necessary to raise the threshold for our Free Delivery.  From today free shipping is for orders over $249 -which pretty much covers all products bought by the box. Additionally, for those customers in regions not covered by our Free Delivery offer, we have recently added more shipping options that are at budget rates.  These rates are available now and you can be select the best rate at check-out.

August 09, 2019 by Addition Collaborator