The first Atlas Arms concept in development, the Dagny Dagger project will develop a new type of legally-unrestricted handgun ammunition which in 9mm Luger is able to penetrate all soft armor and some rifle-rated hard armor (yes, it is possible). This will allow citizens the first legal access to armor-penetrating ammunition since 1986.
The projectiles are intended to be more readily home-manufactured than traditional AP ammo, and all research and data including Ghost Gunner code will be released open-source. The work will begin on 9mm Luger with future plans for Dagny Dagger loadings in 10mm/.40SW, 5.56, .308, and possibly 5.7. 
The Dagger will also debut APHP (Armor-Penetrating Hollow Point) bullets, a novel projectile design which boasts superior armor penetration while expanding and fragmenting on soft, unarmored targets for multirole performance.


The Reagan administration signed legislation to kill general availability of a few technologies critical to a well-regulated militia, while exempting government personnel. One of these technologies is armor piercing ammunition. Such property restriction is ethically unacceptable and even illegal by this federal government's own charter document. But we will reclaim the forbidden fire, by outflanking the regulators' definitions and imaginations.

We at Atlas Arms recognize the most revered principle of justice, equality under the law, which in turn recognizes no authority for any government to deny to its constituents any rights reserved for its own agents.


The definition of "armor piercing ammunition" established by the prohibiting legislation is any projectile or projectile core which is characterized by either of two criteria:

     1. Composition entirely of tungsten alloys, iron alloys, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium

     2. A full jacket which comprises more than a quarter of total projectile mass

While manufacturing or importing "armor piercing ammunition" remains illegal, the Dagny Dagger escapes these criteria by use of obscure alloys and careful geometry. To ensure federal legality, we will submit prototypes to the determination branch of the ATF under counsel of a well-respected firearms law firm. Local laws vary, but the Dagger will be legal for individuals to manufacture and possess in most of the 50 states.


Notably novel in design and approach, both project and projectile boast an impressive pedigree of unique and innovative methods, features, and abilities. Grouped in order of completion:

Published Manufacturing Specs

Published Loading Data

IIIA Soft Penetration

Federally Legal

Easily Homemade

Ghost Gunner Code

APHP Multirole Bullet

IIIA Plate Penetration

$2/rnd Market

$1/rnd DIY

Additional Calibers

IIIA+ Soft Penetration

III Plate Penetration

$1/rnd Market

Logistics - Help!

Development of the 9mm variant of the Dagger is estimated to cost $30k, including prototyping, testing equipment and materials, and legal counsel. An additional $30k will pay for a manufacturing operation to fill demand and fund continuing research and development efforts. Upon full funding, the "DD9" will take as little as 6 months to develop and publish, depending on legal factors such as ATF response times.

To raise these funds, a crowdfunding campaign is hosted at GunDynamics.com where you can donate via credit card (click here for BTC) to help us place this technology into your hands. Your donation is vital to the project, ensuring we can stay independent of investment interests and place publication above profit. We are honored by your faith in us to deliver on our claims.

Atlas Arms cannot accept preorders, but tokens of our appreciation are available for significant donations.

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