Veteran ammunition-maker Winchester is now offering ammo specially developed for the Army's new handgun for broader use as training rounds.
The company announced the launch of its "Active Duty" 9mm training round line Monday.
"Winchester proudly developed M1152 to serve alongside the U.S. Warfighter and was selected as the sole source ammunition supplier for the United States Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) Program," the company said in the announcement. "Consumers can now use the same product selected by the US Military for their training needs."
Winchester was selected by the Army in 2017 to develop ammo for the 9mm MHS. It eventually released the M1152 full-metal jacket and M1153 special-purpose loads. The M1152 ball cartridge was designed for use against the enemy and in training, while the M1153, a jacketed hollow-point round, was suited for certain specialized and special operations-style missions.
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The "Active Duty" ammo now being offered to consumers is the M1152.
"Winchester Active Duty M1152 Ball ammunition utilizes a 115-grain flat nose FMJ and military-grade primer to deliver the accuracy and reliability required by the MHS program," Winchester said in the announcement. "Active Duty will be available in various pack sizes, including 100 rounds and 150 rounds."
According to a provided ballistics table, the ammo's velocity is 1,320 feet per second at the muzzle; 1,301 at five yards; and 1,232 at 25 yards. Energy is 445 foot-pounds at the muzzle, 432 at five yards, and 387 at 25 yards.
Brownells, which is already selling the ammo, is offering a 100-round box for $27.99 and 500 rounds for $129.99.
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