Every year, Shooting Illustratedstaff members gather to review the firearms, optics, gear and ammunition launched in the past year. Out of this group, they choose the best of each category, which become the recipients of the next year's Golden Bullseye awards. For 2020, SI staffers chose theNorma Monolithic Hollow Point (MHP) as the Ammunition Product of the Year. Here's what SI Ammo Editor Richard Mann had to say about the ammo:
Based on my limited experience with MHP ammunition, I think it has promise for personal protection. It’s accurate, delivers consistent velocities, produces low recoil, delivers decent penetration and creates a wide and nasty wound cavity.
One of my favorite carry guns is a lightweight Browning Hi Power. This ammo seems perfect for that pistol because those guns will not handle a regular diet of the hot stuff. The MHP concept, however, is not as new and revolutionary as it might seem. Lehigh Defense has been building bullets like this for a long time. It seems smart ballisticians think alike.
For the full review of the Norma Monolithic Hollow Point ammo,click here.
To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, the product must have been recently introduced and available to consumers prior to the selection of the Golden Bullseye Awards. Each potential product has to have been used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine and/or affiliated media. In that testing, the product must be reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations. It must be innovative in design and function, readily perceived as a value to the purchaser and styled in a manner befitting the shooting and hunting industry and, perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts.