Sellier & Bellot (S&B) is one of the longest running ammunition manufacturers in the world. Sellier & Bellot has been making ammunition out of the Czech Republic since 1825. The fabled ammo company is now producing a new solid copper hollow-point bullet called XRG Defense. The new defensive round is available in .380 Auto, 9mm, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, and 45 ACP.
The new XRG lineup of ammunition features lightweight projectiles that produced less felt recoil, high velocity, and reliable expansion from upon your target. The new ammunition is designed with concealed carry and self defense applications in mind.
The 9mm version of the XRG line has a bullet weight of 100-grains and comes out screaming from the muzzle at 1,312 ft/sec. While the 10mm weighs in at 130-grains and has a muzzle velocity of 1,362 ft/sec and hitting with 723 Joules of energy. That is about a 40% increase compared to 9mm which hits at 520 Joules. The new XRG Defense ammunition is moving fast and hitting hard upon it’s attended target.
Below, is the product announcement from S&B and a little about its rich history within the firearm’s industry.
This solid copper hollow-point bullet construction results in near 100% weight retention regardless of the barriers encountered. Light-for-caliber bullet weights produce low perceived recoil, high velocity, and reliable expansion from today’s compact personal defense handguns. The impressive, real-world performance of XRG Defense has been proven by many European Law Enforcement units.
History Of S&B
Sellier & Bellot is one of the oldest companies in the shooting and defence industry. Advanced technology throughout all operations guarantees the quality of their product portfolio, which includes production of hunting and sporting ammunition for pistols & revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and rimfires. Integral parts within their range are specifically manufactured for Law Enforcement and military applications. Quality management is ensured by ISO 9001, 14001 and military standards, which are accompanied by a variety of certifications. A focus on research and development has led to a number of innovations like their NONTOX primer mixture, lead-free projectiles, and infrared tracer bullets.
To find out more about S&B’s new XRG Defense ammunition, click here.
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