FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Tactical Pants - Galls
A popular choice for public safety professionals, the Galls Tactical Pants are...

Top News

SHOT Show 2014: Remington Launches Concealed Carry Ammo Line

January 16, 2014  | 

Remington announced at the SHOT Show this week that it is launching a line of ammo specifically formulated and engineered to produce the optimum results from short-barreled handguns.

Marketed in the Ultimate Defense line of Remington ammo, the Compact Handgun rounds are designed for shooters who carry subcompact pistols.

Chris Faust, Remington’s product manager for pistol and revolver ammunition, says when some hollow point ammo is fired from a short-barreled pistol it won’t expand properly, which can cause overpenetration.

Remington’s solution to the problem has been to engineer a bullet that will expand properly at lower velocities. The bullets used in the new Compact Handgun ammo have spiral nose cuts as well as a softer lead core to make them expand faster from a compact or subcompact handgun.

Faust says the company’s tests of the new Compact Handgun ammo have yielded “very consistent results” of 13 to 14 inches of penetration in ballistic gelatin.

Both .380 and 9mm ammo are available now. Faust says .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .38 Special will follow very quickly.

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

San Francisco Police Commission Approves Restrictive Taser Policy
Officers are limited from using Tasers in special circumstances, including when a person...
Air Venturi Releases Nomad 4500 PSI Portable Compressor for Filling Airguns
The Nomad plugs into a standard 110V outlet or attaches to a standard car battery. Once...
Video: NC Officer Becomes Department's First Female Sharpshooter
McFaul said it's an honor to be the first female to reach such a prestigious level within...
Bushnell Launches New Ballistics Calculator App
The new Bushnell Ballistics App is a companion app to use with Bushnell rifle scopes to...

Police Magazine