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Frangible Ammo no Longer Limited to LE

Frangible Ammo no Longer Limited to LE

However, many of these loads are now available for civilian purchase through retailers like Cheaper Than Dirt and Ammunition To Go. They are a great choice if you practice on steel targets.

BallistiClean RHT from Federal is completely lead-free and uses copper-plated primers to identify it as training ammo. It's available in 9 mm, .357 SIG., .40 S&W, 10 mm and .45 ACP. The line also includes two 5.56 NATO loads with the company's jacketed frangible Lite Open Tip Match bullet.

Remington introduced sintered, frangible-bullet pistol ammo for the civilian market this year. Disintegrator CTF (Copper/Tin Frangible) is completely lead-free and is offered in 9 mm, .38 Spl., .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The company claims it is safe to use on targets as close as 5 feet thanks to the bullet's frangible, jacketless construction. Remington also offers a 45-grain .223 Rem. Disintegrator load in its law enforcement line.

Winchester Ranger Frangible SF pistol ammunition uses bullets molded from nylon, copper and tungsten, and is available in 9 mm, .38 Spl., .40 S&W and .45 ACP. There's also a 5.56 NATO load with a frangible, jacketed bullet. All Ranger Frangible SF loads contain lead-free primers.

Handloaders can keep their presses running with jacketed, frangible M/LE RRLP and MPG rifle bullets from Barnes, which are available in .224-, .277-, .308- and .310-inch diameters. SinterFire offers a wide range of frangible components, from a 75-grain bullet for the .380 ACP to a 700-grain bullet for the .50 BMG, as well as buckshot and slugs. Component bullets are available from Black Hills Shooters Supply.

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