Defensive handgun ammunition has been receiving a lot of new attention lately with the recent introduction of the new 30 Super Carry cartridge. Despite the introduction of this new cartridge, companies like Norma Ammunition are continuing to offer concealed carriers new options for some more longstanding popular calibers like 9mm. Norma Ammunition’s latest offering is their new non-expanding NXD Defensive cartridge which relies not on expansion for its lethality, but rather a solid injection molded copper fluted projectile that transfers an extreme amount of energy into the target while simultaneously offering the user less recoil impulse to allow for faster follow up shots.
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Norma Introduces New Non-Expanding NXD Defensive Ammunition
Introducing the Norma NXD or Non-eXpanding Defensive ammo. Available in 9mm, the NXD is a 65 grain molded copper projectile that boasts a lighter recoil, allowing faster, more accurate follow-up shots. The NXD’s extreme terminal performance on-target is achieved with the help of its fluted projectile. This technology produces an immense energy transfer and wound cavity within soft targets without relying on the expansion and mushrooming as seen in typical hollow point defensive rounds. With personal defense considered at the forefront when designing this round, we’ve optimized penetration within soft targets, so there’s no fear of over-penetration or collateral damage. NXD is the next evolution of personal defense ammo.
These 65-grain projectiles are traveling at nearly 2,000 feet per second (1,730) which is extremely fast compared to a lot of modern self-defense handgun cartridges. While the projectile might be light, both the design and velocity of these projectiles should prove to be more than lethal enough to protect yourself against any sort of threat you’d find on the street. Another great feature of this new ammunition is its price of just $19.99 per box of 20-rounds (at the time of writing these are currently on sale for $17.99 per box). What are your thoughts on this new defensive option being offered by Norma?