NovX Launch Their 9mm ARX Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense Ammo

NovX 9mm Ammunition

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USA -( Today, NovX is introducing the most effective, lethal combination of bullet technology in more than a century. Stainless steel and copper polymer have come together to create the first 9mm Luger +P and standard pressure Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridges.

At 1,655 FPS there is no +P copper poly bullet that is faster. At 65gr there is none lighter. The bullet flies flatter than lead, offers less felt recoil, and creates absolutely devastating wound channels.

Today the world discovers brass and lead had their chance. Welcome to the new world.

The NovX 9mm ARX Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridge is a totally new and revolutionary patent-pending class of ammunition. It combines the intellectual properties of a polycarbonate/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 NovX technology is replacing old-world brass with a stronger, lighter and more consistent cartridge, creating possibly the most accurate defensive handgun ammunition on the market.

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.

NovX 9mm ARX Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense ammo produces 20-30 percent higher velocity than standard ammo and is extremely accurate. Both new and seasoned shooters will appreciate the 20-30 percent less felt recoil aiding in faster target re-acquisition times. Law Enforcement and government professionals benefit from the 40%-60 percent weight reduction versus standard ammo when in the field.

The NovX 9mm RNP CrossTrainer 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 Projectile) bullet in lieu of the ARX profile.

With nearly identical weights and velocities as the NovX 9mm ARX Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense round, the NovX 9mm RNP CrossTrainer is an excellent choice for training, competition and recreational shooting. 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 polycarbonate/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.


About NovX:

The NovX brand of ammo has been specifically created by Timberghost Tactical, LLC, a Georgia-based company, and combines stainless steel casings with poly/copper projectiles creating a new class of ammunition that is ballistically superior. Reduced Recoil. Match grade accuracy. Devastating wound channels. Welcome to the new world!

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Capt R Bellfi

As a target and competition round this has enough to make it a winner. No issues with feeding on G17 and my centerpiece Sig P210. It has flat ballistics – at 45ft, 75ft and and for extreme shooting was able to hit 14 of 15 at 60 yds (yep) on a Transtar II 36″ silhouette from a bench with a sight in and a hold up on my Sig. It looks consistent. I’m not sure when the rd goes subsonic but was still stable at 60 yds. The powder burns clean, little residue, The recoil is noticeably lighter and allows… Read more »

Arthur Wellesley

It’s more expensive because the stainless steel cases. Stainless steels are generally expensive metals.

Jeffrey Fackrell

How well do these bullets penetrate or react to bone – specifically ribs and the sternum?

M Reyna

I have shot the ARX from my Glock 42,M&P40 Springfield XDs 45, And my Taurus PT 111 with out issue.
Accuracy is excellent and I also love the reduced recoil. Recoil is approx. 25% less that regular ammo.


I have fired several hundred rounds of this ammo. I find it reliable, flat shooting and feeds well in several sub-compact 9mm EDC firearms. As for the comment junk ammo, I believe this is a bit harsh considering no one has any real world ballistics on a real world shoot. So, with that said, It’s increased velocity I believe will be the trade off for mass so to speak. Anyone knows that pistol caliber rounds do not historically carry enough energy and velocity to create a significant wound channel. Basically, it’s poking hole. Ballistic gel is also a basic indicator… Read more »

Andrew Cox

Also looking to buy this Ammo for Ruger American 9mm


Garbage ammo that exploits the inelasticity of gel to imitate a wound path. Human tissue doesn’t tear when you bend it, gel does; and the shape of the round projects forces tangentially that are enough to stretch gel to a tearing point, but would never, and does not, do anything to actual tissue… same wound path as FMJ but shallower


How do you know that?


Human tissue doesn’t tear when you bend it? What do you think a torn ligament is?

James Higginbotham

anyone know where i can purchase this ammo?
I’ve looked and can’t find it for sale.


I bought some at Cabellas last year. I have not tried it yet.

David Pulliam koo

Are these bullets available for reloading?l

Rick Cosmar

Midway also has this but in the Inceptor brand ARX . Which appears to be the exact same projectile. Just Novx now sells this in their brand as an inflated price. 16.79 per box at Midway today


I also ask the same as A Anglin.


No. Lloyd did not say that.

Albert Anglin

Are the cases reloadable? Do they plan to sell the APX bullet for the reloading market?

jerry cunningham

I have seen the arx bullets available from ruger for reloading. I was comparing these to the ruger arx (80grain,1445fps and 371ft/lbs) I carry the arx in 9mm +P and .40. I am Very interested in trying these out, and will the case be reloadable?


I believe the question many of us have is: How well does this new ammunition perform in a short-barreled concealed 9mm pistol?

William Edwards

Is it safe in a edc compact pistol 31/4″ barrel?

Rick Cosmar

Absolutely safe for this barrel length.

Rick Cosmar

I use this ammo in all of my CCW firearms. No issue at all, accuracy is excellent as well as recoil is reduced. I also have found this an excellent ammo in all my duty size firearms. With that said I also use the inceptor brand. Which I ave found to be much cheaper. Burns clean in the firearm as well. I have Cal. .380,9mm,40 S&W and .45ACP. no issues at all with FTE or FTF. Just Novx is for some reason way more expensive.