Miami, Florida (January 2019) – National Police Ammunition (NPA), the world’s leader in lead free ammunition, is pleased to announce that the prestigious Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) has selected to adopt the new NPA patent pending 130 Grain 300 BLK HELO SR as their primary rifle duty ammunition.
The HELO SR stands for; High Expansion Law Enforcement Ordnance, Sintered Ram and is a match grade monolithic solid copper hollow point projectile with a black oxide coating which improved feeding and mitigates barrel fouling utilizing a patent pending metal alloy sintered ballistic tip.
Erik Agazim, the founder of National Police Ammunition, explains how the new product was developed.
“My team and I initially met with the SRT team and they gave us performance specifications they required that their current ammunition could not attain, and they dared me to develop a better bullet.”
Erik continues, “I love a good challenge so over the course of 18 months we tried various methods of trial and error to satisfy the teams requirements, when we finally succeeded, we realized that we had developed a bullet design that was completely unique. Because the bullet design is truly a new technology, we made the decision to patent the bullet which I can say that the HELO SR projectile is unlike any other duty cartridge currently on the market.”
The NPA Patented Pending HELO SR is designed for law enforcement and specifically to pass and exceed all FBI performance protocols.
The NPA patent pending SR ballistic insert utilizes a metal alloy sintered tip that will not deform in flight and acts as a barrier blind round by allowing the ballistic tip to defeat intermediate barriers then release from the main body of the projectile once encountering soft tissue. This allows complete energy transfer and controlled expansion of the main body of the hollow point bullet, mitigating risk of over-penetration. The bullet can literally be programmed to penetrate to a desired depth in ballistic gel whether its penetrating a barrier or is shot at bare gel and has the same performance at various distances all based on the patent pending proprietary ballistic tip.
NPA also manufactures a fully sintered frangible 300 BLK training round as a companion cartridge that has the same ballistic characteristics of the HELO SR.
Currently NPA is planning to introduce civilian variants for self-defense and hunting cartridges distributed through its commercial brand Alchemist Ammunition starting in the 2nd quarter of this year.
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