SIG SAUER Announces New Elite Ammo Types for P365
As the NRA Annual Meeting gets closer and closer we at ConcealedCarry.com continue to get loads of information from those companies who are attending the event. The announcement we are going to take a look at today comes from the folks at SIG who are offering a new set of ammo for their P365 pistols.
SIG SAUER'S ANNOUNCEMENT
In a press release received by SIG SAUER, we have discovered that there are 2 variants of this new SIG Elite brand ammunition. One in 115gr 9mm V-Crown, specifically optimized for concealed carry pistols and another for full metal jacket rounds.
For more information about the what and why of these new brands of ammunition let's take a look at what SIG themselves said.
Training the way you carry is paramount, and SIG full metal jacket (FMJ) ammunition is engineered to shoot like SIG V-Crown jacketed hollow point (JHP) personal defense loads – same recoil, velocity and importantly, same point of impact – to ensure a seamless transition from training ammunition to carry ammunition. Corresponding SIG V-Crown and FMJ rounds are loaded on the same machines, use the same brass and are loaded to the same pressures. They use the same clean-burning powder that is consumed before the projectile leaves the barrel, for the optimal mix of muzzle velocity and muzzle energy, while still making recoil very comfortable and manageable.
SIG V-Crown stacked hollow point ammunition is especially effective for personal defense. The proprietary V-Crown bullet delivers exceptional on target energy with maximum weight retention and expansion for ultimate stopping power, and the V-Crown’s coated, nickel-plated cases provide enhanced lubricity, superior corrosion resistance, and reliable feeding and extraction. SIG FMJ training ammunition features durable, copper jacketed bullets that stay with the lead on impact and offers the perfect combination of affordability and performance.
“SIG 365 Elite Performance Ammunition is designed for exceptional performance in the new SIG P365 and other short barrel pistols,” said Bud Fini, Executive Vice President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division and Special Projects. “We use clean burning powders that are consumed before the projectile leaves the barrel, resulting in optimal muzzle velocity and muzzle energy. SIG 365 FMJ ammunition is an affordable, high-performance training load, while the award-winning SIG V-Crown stacked hollow point ammunition is exceptionally effective for personal defense, delivering outstanding accuracy, reliable uniform expansion and maximum terminal performance.”
Muzzle velocity for both 9mm SIG 365 115gr V-Crown and FMJ loads is 1,050 fps from the P365 3.1-inch barrel with muzzle energy of 282 ft-lbs.
SIG SAUER V-Crown ammunition meets the FBI protocol test requirements and all Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured to SAAMI specifications by SIG SAUER at the company’s new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas. For more information, visit sigsauer.com/ammunition.
THOUGHTS ON THE NEW ROUNDS?
Obviously, we haven't gotten our hands on these new rounds to do any test shooting as of yet, but they do look interesting.
But what do you think? Do you think you will start carrying any of these rounds or are these a pass in your eyes? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
These rounds present an interesting sales strategy which basically indicates that other ammo is less consistent than theirs will be. In my shooting, I don’t run enough JHP ammo to know for sure. I’m curious as to how others view this proposition.