Miami-Dade PD Special Response Team Transitions to New NPA Duty Ammunition

NPA HELO SR 300 BLK duty ammunition

Miami, Florida (  – National Police Ammunition (NPA), the world’s leader in lead free ammunition, is pleased to announce that the prestigious Miami-Dade Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) has selected to adopt the new NPA patent pending 130 Grain 300 BLK HELO SR as their primary rifle duty ammunition.

The HELO SR stands for; High Expansion Law Enforcement Ordnance, Sintered Ram and is a match grade monolithic solid copper hollow point projectile with a black oxide coating which improved feeding and mitigates barrel fouling utilizing a patent pending metal alloy sintered ballistic tip.

Erik Agazim, the founder of National Police Ammunition, explains how the new product was developed.

“My team and I initially met with the SRT team and they gave us performance specifications they required that their current ammunition could not attain, and they dared me to develop a better bullet.”

Erik continues, “I love a good challenge so over the course of 18 months we tried various methods of trial and error to satisfy the teams requirements, when we finally succeeded, we realized that we had developed a bullet design that was completely unique. Because the bullet design is truly a new technology, we made the decision to patent the bullet which I can say that the HELO SR projectile is unlike any other duty cartridge currently on the market.”

The NPA Patented Pending HELO SR is designed for law enforcement and specifically to pass and exceed all FBI performance protocols.

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The NPA patent pending SR ballistic insert utilizes a metal alloy sintered tip that will not deform in flight and acts as a barrier blind round by allowing the ballistic tip to defeat intermediate barriers then release from the main body of the projectile once encountering soft tissue.  This allows complete energy transfer and controlled expansion of the main body of the hollow point bullet, mitigating risk of over-penetration.  The bullet can literally be programmed to penetrate to a desired depth in ballistic gel whether its penetrating a barrier or is shot at bare gel and has the same performance at various distances all based on the patent-pending proprietary ballistic tip.

NPA also manufactures a fully sintered frangible 300 BLK training round as a companion cartridge that has the same ballistic characteristics of the HELO SR.

Currently NPA is planning to introduce civilian variants for self-defense and hunting cartridges distributed through its commercial brand Alchemist Ammunition starting in the 2nd quarter of this year.

Tested, Adopted, & Recommended by Law EnforcementNational Police Ammunition

Based in Miami, Florida National Police ammunition is one of the leading manufacturers of lead-free ammunition in the United States whose products have been tested, approved, and recommended by State and Federal law enforcement.  NPA’s products are held to the strictest of quality controls which have been developed with our customers to address the unique requirements of law enforcement agencies.  NPA consistently provides superior lead times, outstanding service, and the most cost-effective lead-free products to the industry.



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Ya and all charges were dismissed I looked it up. NPA has been around for 10 years and has state and Federal contracts so I don’t think their a flash in the pan and they did say they are putting out a civilian variant similar to how Federal has there LE brand and their Fed premium for us civvy’s. I am more interested in if they raise the prices on the civilian rounds like Fed premium does. Also Peregrine uses a solid brass/ copper insert while the NPA round uses a sintered insert so its sounds different maybe does the… Read more »


Here’s a quote from USA TODAY 2013 after NYS passed the “SafeAct” “Olympic Arms will no longer be doing business with the State of New York or any governmental entity or employee of such governmental entity within the State of New York” until the law is repealed, the company wrote in a news release last week. Other companies to express a similar sentiment include LaRue Tactical, York Arms, Templar Custom and EFI, as well as sporting-goods retailer Cheaper Than Dirt.” I believe Beretta made a similar statement about not selling anything but civilian firearms and accessories to MD police departments.… Read more »


Companies like this usually target law enforcement because they know it’s a limited market. They generally don’t have the capacity to load ammo for civilian sales. They probably buy all their components from other manufacturer’s to load their ammo. Companies like Federal, Winchester and Remington manufacture all of their own components for their loading operations and are not limited by supply streams of components. Let see how long they last. A lot of these “boutique” ammo companies are a flash in the pan, here today, gone tomorrow. I’m sure they made some Brother-in-law deal with Miami just to get their… Read more »


Taj Don’t forget they, probably, charge more because they can regardless if they are any better or not.

Deplorable Bill

I would like to know HOW they pre program a bullet for expansion. It would be nice if the projectiles were available to the public


The length and depth of pre-scoring the projectile.


I completly agree with true born son of liberty about these catridge manufacturers making “elite” rounds for LEO , at a time when we read in cities they want to take our firearms, WHO do you think THEY are going to send to take them ? And probably going to be packing these types of rounds, you do realise the FOP is a supporter of the left correct?

Carl Miller

You concept of what is a “left” issue and what is a “right” issue could use some tweaking. for the win!!


I have nothing but contempt for firearms and ammo manufacturers who specifically only sell to military and LE. You should too. Glad to read the last line in the article. I’d be interested in the 300blk projectiles as that’s my home defense caliber of choice. As long as it’s not some watered down variant.



Bill in ILL

Totally agree, I wish more firearm and ammunition manufacturers would stop selling to LEOs, they should not have anything we can’t have. This guy and his company are an embarrassment.

John Dunlap

No worries, Miami-Dade will find themselves in a fix when this company disappears, probably without filling the entire order. It appears to me that, patent or not, PDA has ripped off Peregrine’s design ( Peregrine is based in South Africa (the link is their new U.S. website), and has been around for some time. So, if you want this kind of bullet for your .300 BLK, Peregrine makes their Plainsmaster in .308, in weights from 132 grains to 200.

Charles Valenzuela

I agree as well. Their civilian variants will likely be quality control rejects or otherwise sub-standard inferior look-alike “variants”.


Do you know that all lake City products that start with XM are military rejects? Federal sells millions of rounds like xm855 and xm193 and they are all technically rejects. I would think that a company starting a new product line would be very careful about quality control especially when it goes into civilian markets because i’m sure there will be Youtube reviews dissecting the ammo for performance and any defects. It would be bad business to sell any rejects to us civilians and also the reviews would also get back to law enforcement.

Truth Teller

Agazim is the same (fill in the blank) who walked around during Miami’s last big hurricane smashing fire alarms in his building, got arrested, and asked a political buddy to get him off the hook, according to news reports. Now he has a police contract with Miami PD? Figures.


Look up the court docs all charges were dropped and the guy has his own law enforcement charity so I would give him the benefit of the doubt. This is still America unlike the liberal media would like you to believe that you are guilty until proven innocent, if that were the case Trump / Pence would have been impeached by now and the Dems would have Nancy running the show and 1st on her agenda would be taking our guns away. Do you believe everything in the liberal media because its far from the ” Truth Teller”.