|Bullet Weight||124 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1200|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||396|
|Cost Per Round||$1.20 per round|
This round has a middleweight 124 grain jacketed hollow point projectile, with a notched rim to promote more reliable and uniform terminal expansion. The bullet’s nose cavity features Winchester’s Hex-Vent – a rigid polymer column that prevents the hollow point from clogging with fabric and other debris that could impact its ability to expand on cue. As the JHP penetrates, the Hex-Vent presses inward to force the bullet open, even at lower velocities.
But this round certainly has got velocity working on its side. It’s a 9mm +P round, so its bullet exits the barrel faster than usual to follow a flatter trajectory and strike its target with greater energy. A 9mm +P round is loaded to a higher pressure that most modern pistols are designed to safely handle. All Glocks are rated for 9mm +P, for example.
This cartridge has excellent supporting components including a match grade primer. We love to see a self-defense round equipped with a nickel-plated brass case, as that exterior plating helps to reduce friction which could cause a failure to extract and also wards off corrosion. Winchester publishes the specific ballistic data for every lot of USA Ready Defense on their website at winchester.com/usareadyinfo.com.