This 9mm round from Winchester’s Silvertip line of ammunition is really easy on the eyes. If you came here looking for the prettiest pistol cartridge, you’re in luck. But its lustrous sheen isn’t the only reason you’ll benefit from this round’s 147 grain jacketed hollow point bullet.
The bullet possesses a deep nose cavity, designed to translate its pounding close range energy into terminal expansion for maximum stopping power. The bullet jacket features an electroless nickel finish – hence its silver color – to reduce fouling and friction within the bore. That jacket’s profile is contoured to promote reliable feeding and streamlined for superior accuracy, and its six notches create fault lines that direct uniform expansion within soft tissue.
This heavyweight bullet’s consistent charge of propellant supplies a 1,010 fps muzzle velocity. That’s well below supersonic, and accordingly a little quieter – perfect for a suppressor. Winchester’s new run brass case ought to duck in and out of any handgun’s chamber reliably, and is well worth reloading after you’ve rescued it from the floor