|Bullet Weight||102 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.380 Auto (ACP)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||950|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||204|
|Cost Per Round||$1.40 per round|
Underwood selected Remington’s Golden Saber bullet for this self-defense load. The 102 grain JHP possesses a brass jacket, which is more rigid than standard gilding metal and thus able to retain the bullet’s weight more effectively. The deep penetrating Golden Saber bullet’s jacket rim possesses symmetrical serrations, which help the JHP expand as widely as its terminal velocity will permit.
This ammo’s cases are also made of brass, but they’re additionally enveloped in nickel plating. Nickel reduces friction to help a semi-auto function more reliably, and it also protects the ammo against corrosion that could cause it to jam. (Nickel-plated cases are pretty, too, but that doesn’t really benefit performance.)
Underwood loads their self-defense ammo with flash suppressed powder. Its dull muzzle flash helps the shooter conserve their night vision, which in turn leaves them able to continue aiming after they have fired their first shot.