My lasted order from www.frangiblebullets.com is on its happy little way to me. I’ve never tried any of their .40 S&W ammo, so I ordered a broad variety of rounds to see how they run in my gun. Coming to me (hopefully tomorrow) I’ll get the following rounds:
- 50 rounds of Sinterfire/AccuSwage 105 grain rounds
- 50 rounds of Sinterfire/AccuSwage 125 grain FP
- 20 rounds of ICC Ammo 125 grain frangible hollow point
- 50 rounds of ICC Ammo 105 grain VT/Non-Toxic round
All the rounds that I’m ordering are frangible ammo, using similar bullet construction technology to achieve full projectile destruction on target. The 105 grain rounds are loaded over a charge that would be appropriate for a 135 grain bullet, and the 125 grain rounds are powder equivalent to 165 grain rounds.
The 20 round box is ICC Ammo’s “premium” defensive round – the first 1/2 of the bullet fragments in tissue, creating the “glaser safety slug effect” of a massive but relatively shallow permenant wound cavity. Unlike the Glaser or other frangible rounds, the bottom 1/2 of the bullet remains intact and continues on like a wadcutter, cutting a deep wound channel into the target. In fact, ICC’s ammo was tested and meets the FBI’s penetration protocols.
Hopefully I’ll have the rounds in hand before my next match, and I’ll be able to give you a rundown on how they work out of my Para 16-40.