Is Winchester SXT the same as Black Talon?

Winchester discontinued the Black Talon line completely in 2000. The “Ranger SXT” ammunition sold later by Winchester is very similar to the Black Talon though without the black Lubalox coating on the bullet.

Why did they stop making black talons?

Winchester stopped producing the Black Talon round in 2000, and that kind of fed into its mythology and mystique. You may have heard that it was produced with a Teflon coating but in all actuality, it was a special round coating focused on preserving barrel life. No, Black Talon rounds are not armor piercing.

What is Winchester Ranger T Series?

Threat stopping performance. It’s what makes Ranger T-Series the trusted duty load law enforcement agencies across America. The bullet’s patented, segment engineered design enhances expansion, penetration and weight retention through a variety of intervening barriers.

What does a black tip on a bullet mean?

If you find Black Tipped ammo out there (and you probably won’t), that means you’re looking at a true armor-piercing round.

What grain is better for 9mm?

For self-defense, shoot your specific 9mm handgun with 115 grain and with 147 grain bullets at 25 yards and less to see if you find, like I did, that the heavier 147 grain bullet hits the target higher almost every time.

What ammo does the FBI use 2020?

The FBI has selected Glock Gen 5 handguns in 9mm as their service weapon. There has been much speculation about the reasons for their caliber change.

What is best grain for 9mm ammo?

Best 9mm Ammo (self-defense and on the range)

  1. Magtech 115-Grain.
  2. Remington UMC 115-Grain.
  3. Winchester NATO 124-Grain.
  4. Federal Train + Protect 115-Grain VHP.
  5. Federal 124-grain HST.
  6. Hornady Critical Defense 115 Grain.
  7. Speer 115-Grain Gold Dot.
  8. Winchester PDX-1 Defender 147-Grain.