Norma Introduces Personal Defense Handgun Ammunition with Monolithic Hollow Point

Norma  9mm Monolithic Hollow Point
Norma 9mm Monolithic Hollow Point

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- For more than a century, Norma has built a world-wide reputation among hunters for accuracy, reliability and terminal performance across a wide range of hunting applications. In 2019, Norma is proud to deliver this same standard of precision and ballistic performance with the release of its new 9mm Monolithic Hollow Point (MHP™).

Norma’s 9mm MHP is an all copper bullet with massive expansion and great stopping power. It is designed to reliably feed into all pistol and carbine chambers and is calibrated for consistent devastating terminal performance, regardless of barrel length. By achieving consistent, massive expansion, repeatable time-after-time, the Norma MHP is poised to set a new standard for personal defense ammunition.

“Our new MHP is likely the most expanding 9mm 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.”

Initially being offered in 9mm with a 108gr projectile, the new MHP is the perfect choice for concealed carry and personal defense. Its cold formed monolithic copper construction delivers extreme terminal performance and consistent penetration out of any type of firearm or barrel length at varied velocities. MSRP for a 20-round box of Norma 9mm Luger MHP is $22.48.


Norma is a registered trademark of RUAG Ammotec, a RUAG Group Company.normausa-logo

Established in 1902 and based out of Amotfors, Sweden, Norma has built a reputation world-wide for its dedication to quality, precision and reliability. Norma’s commitment to delivering trustworthy ammunition for hunters and shooters has been the driving force in the continual growth and expansion of Norma’s product line-up and manufacturing capabilities. For more information on Norma ammunition and components, please visit Norma-usa.com.

Based in Tampa, Florida, RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. is a division of Europe’s leading manufacturer of small arms ammunition and OEM components, RUAG Ammotec GmbH. RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. not only introduces Swiss, German, Swedish and Hungarian hi-tech offerings to the U.S. marketplace, but also leverages European offerings known for precision, reliability and innovation and combines them with disruptive U.S. components, know-how and partnerships to manufacture and deliver world-class small arms ammunition solutions for use by sports shooters, law enforcers and warfighters in the United States and abroad. RUAG Ammotec markets commercial product offerings under the Norma, Geco, Swiss P and Inceptor brands.

RUAG Ammotec belongs to the Swiss technology corporation RUAG Holding AG, which is headquartered in Bern. RUAG develops and sells internationally renowned technology applications in the field of aerospace along with safety and defence technology for use on land, sea and in space. A total of 57% of RUAG's products and services are for civilian use, and 43% are intended for the military market. Its corporate headquarters are in Bern (Switzerland). Production sites are located in Switzerland and in 13 other countries in Europe, the USA, and the Asia-Pacific region. Around 8,700 employees – 430 of them trainees – represent 48 nationalities and generate revenue of around CHF 1.86 billion.

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LewMed

For 45 auto EDC I’ll stick with 230 grain Speer Gold Dot’s it always works for me in all my 45 pistols. Plus they are still sold in 50 round LE boxes.

John
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John

VERY light for caliber, Great Idea…In simulant, copper projectiles seem to expand as well as cup and core JHP’s, but usually don’t exhibit very deep penetration. Some like the Barnes product as loaded by Barnes or Black Hills go 9-10 inches in simulant. I surmise in a 124 gr at Aprx. 1200 fps, might see a better result. Unfortunately, for me I want to use a tried and true ammunition with some “street” credibility. Old technologies that worked, still do…..

JD
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JD

Had to shoot a large Mastiff attacking my dog. Federal HST in 45. Dropped it. Felt sick having to kill a beautiful dog like that but glad it was instant. I’ll always keep with HST.

William Charles
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William Charles

Ahhhhh, Yawn
Ole slab sides with a .230 FMJ BulleIt has always been a man stopper, a knock downer and will always be the best.
Bye Bye…………….

Mike Johnson
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Mike Johnson

FMJ for Personal defense? You obviously have ZERO REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE. Just because the US military used it for 80 years DOESNT mean it was the best at ANYTHING. IF U SHOT SOMEONE IN A SELF DEFENSE SCENARIO WITH YOUR FMJ “ MAN STOPPER”, LMFAO ( you sound so ignorant), you had better hope the bad guy doesn’t shoot back and take you down while He (they) is (are) exanguinating…..,it’s hard to believe that this foolish mentality actually still exists with so much information available TO ANYONE. william Charles you obviously never worked in a hospital emergency room or military… Read more »

Rick
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Rick

It is the man’s opinion. No need to insult him for that. Insulting really only shows your lack of maturity and ignorance. To each his own I would say.

Craig Ewoldt
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Craig Ewoldt

Agreed. No need to be demeaning.

Russ
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Russ

LOL!…So does a Rock!…….Why even step up to a firearm for self defense?
That’s pretty funny William.
BTW, your ammo isn’t best, it’s just cheap.

Grigori
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Grigori

Good to see Norma back in the handgun ammo business, again! Historically, their stuff ran a little on the hot side, which is fine, IMHO. I recall in the early 1980’s, they were putting out a .38 Spl round with a 110 gr JHP. The round was advertised as achieving some benchmark velocity out of a 2″barrel gun for that day (maybe 1,000 FPS?) and was also advertised as “not +P” leading many to speculate that Norma had discovered a perfect powder blend. As I seem to recall, the Norma bullets had notoriously tough, thick, or both, jackets and expansion… Read more »

Roy D.
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Roy D.

My first foray into reloading was using some Norma 124gr jacketed soft points and Red Dot in a 357 Mag Colt Trooper. Those bullets, like most back then would not expand. I also remember that Norma produced the brass for Weatherby ammunition and it was softer than other brands. When this was brought to Norma’s attention they said they didn’t think it would be a problem because their other customers didn’t reload like Americans do; to include loading to max levels as Americans were want to do. They changed their process a little which resulted in harder brass in the… Read more »

Grigori
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Grigori

Interesting additional history on Norma! Thanks, Roy!

AGML
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AGML

Still have a large selection of Corbon 115 grn. Over 90% one shot stops. Might be old school but it works. Triton Hi Vel and Quick Shok also work well if you can find some. Check out a copy of Street Stoppers by Edwin Sanow and Evan Marshall old book very interesting.

Steven W Cox
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Steven W Cox

Got a copy of it… Great info!

Shlomo
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Shlomo

How do you know they are 90%

Glock HK PrtPistol
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Glock HK PrtPistol

600ftLbs 357sig is almost as powerful as 10mm daily carry.
308 m62 tracers in Ptr51Pdw pistol 30×2 taped mags vehicle gun.

PaulKersey
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PaulKersey

357 is not close to 10mm nor will it ever be.

vincent valentino
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vincent valentino

Sir, I suggest you expand your ballistics research. The 357mag is superior to 10mm in many cases. My favorite round in semi auto is 10mm and has been for over 20 years. I have reloaded both rounds and my 357mags will easily beat my 10mm round some times by 100ds of feet for same weight bullets The 10mm has a larger .400 diameter opposed to 357mag .358 diameter which favors the 10mm. The useful case capacity of 1.36 cc for 357mag is superior to the 10mm 0.95cc.These are a commonly known facts that are indisputable, there is also readily available… Read more »

Greg K
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Greg K

Vinny, I think they are comparing the 357Sig to 10mm. That said, are you actually using same length barrels and a chronograph? When a 5″ 10mm is compared to a 357mag 6″, we find the ballistics so similar that it’s spooky. Most published data shows 357 in 10″ barrels with magnum powders like 2400 or 296 300 or 400 fps faster, but you need a little length to get there.

Steve T Lynch
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Steve T Lynch

I’ll put it in the closet with all the rest of my 9mm expanding, explosive, monolithic hollow point ammo, that I will never use and that’s five times the price and still trying to equal the .45 or 10mm clown and or zombie ball ammo

Dr. Strangelove
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Dr. Strangelove

Was that a review or an ad? Well, I stocked up on HST when It was cheap, I don’t have to worry about the newest thing to hit the market.

Mitchell Ota
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Mitchell Ota

I wonder what the muzzle velocity and barrel length is?

Grigori
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Grigori

Good question, Mitchell! The pic of the box has “1312” FPS on it, but that tells me little without knowing what length barrel they claim to get that from.

Chris Masters
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Chris Masters

Also interested in penetration I mean copper for real , what about barriers?

CDC
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CDC

Well looks like Barnes TAC XPD is obsolete. /sarc

3manfan
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3manfan

Not for me….the quicker & more massive the expansion, the less the penetration. Barnes seems to have the balance correct, I’ll wait until real-world shooting data comes in on this Norma before considering a switch….& that’ll take at least a year or two if not longer.