“Our new MHP is likely the most expanding 9 mm bullet in the world,” said Paul Lemke, general manager for RUAG Ammotec USA. “It also reliably feeds and performs with unmatched terminal affect through expansion, in all barrel lengths/firearm platforms. Getting this performance from an all-copper projectile is a very big accomplishment for our entire team. We’re proud to offer this unique personal protection and home defense option people can trust when it matters most.”
Each of Norma's 9 mm Monolithic Hollow Point rounds are made entirely from copper, and the large, hollow point cavity in each projectile is designed for unprecedented expansion, offering a new level of threat-stopping power for today's concealed-carry market. The profile of the bullet itself is specially designed to feed reliably in today's defensive handguns and pistol-caliber carbines. Both powder loads and projectiles are tuned to provide consistent terminal performance at varying velocities, ensuring that barrel length is not a major deciding factor in the round's capabilities.
Offered initially in 9 mm only, the Norma Monolithic Hollow Point round is loaded with a 108-grain bullet, cold-formed from pure copper. Muzzle velocity, according to the company's packaging, measures 1,312 fps. Overall, this round is designed to produce 418 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle. Each box contains 20 rounds of the company's MHP offering, and the suggested retail price per box is $22.48.