If you can take the recoil of firing big boy bullets from your wheel gun, Liberty Ammunition has just announced a new addition to their Civil Defense line of personal defense ammo. They say their .357 lead-free (copper) hollow-point loads will give you twice the velocity and three times the terminal effect with 16% less recoil than standard plumbum pellets. Press release after the jump . . .
Bradenton, Fla. (September 2014) – Liberty Ammunition, the global leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement and civilian markets, is pleased to announce the .357 Magnum as the newest addition to its Civil Defense line of high performance personal defense ammunition. Known for its effective stopping power amongst handgun cartridges, the .357 Magnum makes an excellent round for self-defense, target shooting or small to medium-game hunting. Liberty’s high-performance ammunition delivers approximately twice the velocity, three times the terminal effect, 16% less recoil and considerably reduces the weight of loaded weapons.
In testing at Liberty’s production facility, the Civil Defense .357 Magnum achieved velocities greater than 2,100 fps. This velocity is nearly double that of standard .357 Magnum ammo. The Civil Defense line of lead-free ammunition features nickel-plated, solid copper projectiles and nickel-plated brass cases. Every round exceeds match-grade quality in performance.
Liberty’s deep cavity, hollow-point projectile, fragments in soft tissue, providing three times the terminal effects of traditional, lead-based ammo in comparable calibers. Due to the patented, proprietary design of the Civil Defense projectile and the lead-free component, Civil Defense ammo is approximately 1/3 to 1/2 the weight, depending on caliber, of traditional ammunition, thus significantly reducing the carry weight of all weapon systems.
Civil Defense Ammunition Specifications:
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Description: Copper, Monolithic, Hollow-Point, Fragmenting, Lead-Free, Personal Defense Round
Weight: 50 gr.
Velocity: >2,100 fps
Kinetic Energy: >490 FPE
Accuracy: <2″ @ 50 yds
Terminal Effect: >3.5″ W x 12″ D
Rounds: 20 per box
MSRP (20 rd box): $34.99
For more information on Liberty Ammunition visit www.libertyammo.com