Every now and then I come across something that is too cool to pass-up, such is the case with the (mm Lehigh “Xtreme Penetrator”. But before anyone says you should run right out and by a case of it, settle back and watch the video and read the specs I’ll place in this article.
Here’s some info you might be interested in, also, check out what the reviewer had to say about it. You’ll find that UNDER the video.
L’audace, l’audace, toujoursl’audace.Audacity, audacity, always audacity.Aphrase that rings true to us here at Lehigh. Audacity to create new products, audacity to redefine terminal performance, audacity to deploy modern manufacturing processes. Audacity has led us to introduce a unique and innovative product, the Xtreme Penetrator (XP)product line, for both handgun and rifles. The progressive nose geometry allows for deep, straight penetration while creating a permanent wound cavity diameter exceeding that of most expanding bullets. To top it off, the bullet is solid Copper and/or Brass able to overcome barriers to penetration; environmentally friendly, target unfriendly, very unfriendly, downright obnoxiously unfriendly.
- Progressive nose geometry for deep, straight penetration
- CNC machined from solid Copper and/or Brass to overcome barriers to penetration
- Radial flutes that force the hydraulic energy inward to build pressure
- Exceptional acceleration that creates high pressure energy spikes
- Minimal surface area to increase the force at the point of contact and sharp cutting edges that defeat barriers
- A permanent wound cavity that is 2 to 4 times greater than flat or ball nose bullets
- Available for both handguns and rifles
- Ballistics Testing – FBI Standard 10% Ballistics Gelatin
- Barrier: 4 Layers of Denim
Here’s what the guy in the video had to say about it:
Review, including four test block shots, of the Lehigh Defense Xtreme Penetrator, 9mm 115 grain solid copper ammo. This ammo is non-expanding, non-fragmenting. Chronographed velocities are from a Glock 19, 4″ barrel. The review includes chronograph velocities, day and night shots, test shot; post-shot review of cavitation and penetration.
My frustration with this test, in spite of the bullet being well-constructed, is that in the greatest majority of scenarios this ammo is not suitable for self-defense. The risk of collateral damage is exponential with something like this. If you don’t don’t care about that type of thing, FMJ would probably give similar results, and it’s much cheaper. I receive a ton of questions with regard to my choice for carry ammo. The video explains it better than I could with a typed response. Although produced in 2013, my opinions really haven’t changed.
H/T – tnoutdoors9