NovX Ammo has introduced this week what it’s calling “the most effective, lethal combination of bullet technology in more than a century.”

The manufacturer has combined stainless steel and copper polymer produce the 9mm Luger +P and standard pressure Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridges.

NovX says the +P Extreme Self-Defense cartridges register at 1,655 FPS.

“At 65gr there is none lighter. The bullet flies flatter than lead, offers less felt recoil, and creates absolutely devastating wound channels,” the NovX Ammo press release states.

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First amongst the new ammo is the NovX 9mm ARX Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridge. The cartridge combines the intellectual properties of a polymer/copper ARX bullet with the Shell Shock Technologies (SST) stainless steel casing and aluminum primer base, operating on the principle of Aero and Fluid Dynamics, not hydrostatic shock or mushrooming. The result is a stronger, lighter and more consistent cartridge.

The NovX 9mm ARX Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense bullet design is a proven platform that leads to highly efficient energy transfer, superior terminal performance, controlled penetration in fluid-based targets and optimum maximum range to lessen the chance of collateral damage in urban and home defense situations.

According to NovX, the 9mm Extreme Self-Defense ammo produces 20-30 percent higher velocity than standard ammo, which aids in faster target re-acquisition times. On top of that, Law NovX says there is 40-60 percent weight reduction versus standard ammo when in the field.

Also on the roster is the NovX 9mm RNP CrossTrainer. It was developed in parallel with the NovX 9mm ARX Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridge utilizing the Shell Shock Technologies SST case, combined with the RNP (Round Nose Precision) bullet in lieu of the ARX profile.

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The RNP CrossTrainers features nearly identical weights and velocities as the Extreme Self-Defense round. NovX Ammo says the CrossTrainer is geared toward training, competition and recreational shooting.

The release states, “The NovX 9mm +P generates more ft/lbs of energy than a standard .45 ACP 230 grain at 875 feet per second.”

With the benefits of a self-lubricating and corrosion resistant stainless casing and the lack of lead fouling, firearms cycle faster and more reliably while shooting more accurately and burning cleaner.  The advanced polymer/copper bullet composition acts like a frangible round and mitigates ricochet when shooting into impenetrable surfaces or steel reactive targets at the range.  Plus, with emerging lead regulatory compliance issues in certain states, as well as indoor ranges, the absence of airborne and deposited lead is a significant advantage to the end user and range owners.

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NovX Ammo Specifications

NovX 9mm ARX Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense

  • 9mm Luger ARX
  • 65 grain
  • Velocity: 1,575 FPS
  • Energy: 358 FT-LBS
  • MSRP:  $27.99 (26 round box)

NovX 9mm ARX +P Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense

  • 9mm Luger ARX
  • 65 grain
  • Velocity: 1,655 FPS
  • Energy: 395 FT-LBS
  • MSRP: $28.99 (26 round box)

NovX 9mm RNP CrossTrainer

  • 9mm Luger RNP
  • 65 grain
  • Velocity: 1,550 FPS
  • Energy: 347 FT-LBS
  • MSRP:  $27 (51 round box)

NovX 9mm RNP +P CrossTrainer

  • 9mm Luger RNP
  • 65 grain
  • Velocity: 1,635 FPS
  • Energy:  386 FT-LBS
  • MSRP:  $28.99 (51 round box)

+P Combo Pack:  MSRP: $54.99 (includes 26 ARX +P Engagement: Extreme / 51 RNP +P CrossTrainer)

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