An internal legal review from the Pentagon has determined the U.S. Army may consider adopting “special purpose ammunition”—with fragmenting or expanding bullets—as it conducts testing to determine the branch’s next-generation, modular handgun system.
Federal Premium Hydra-Shok, a popular choice in personal protection since its introduction in 1989, is now available as a component for reloaders.
While much of the attention has been focused on the XM17 and XM18 MHS pistols, there is one aspect that has not received much attention—the ammunition.
If there is a pervasive trend in the development of modern handgun ammunition, it is the development of more effective personal-defense ammunition. Much of this effort can be traced to the early years of the Wondernine Wars, when various makers struggled for supremacy in building double-action 9 mm pistols.
Loaded with bonded bullets and optimized for life-saving use, Winchester Ammunition now offers purpose-built defense ammunition for its 350 Legend cartridge.