SIG Officially Releases FMJ Ammo


Information leaked out late in 2014 about the new line of FMJ ammunition that would be introduced by SIG SAUER in 2015. SIG has now made it official.

The new rounds are an expansion of the company’s relatively new ammunition line. These loads are specifically designed to approximate the performance of the existing SIG hollow point ammunition. In theory, this will allow a shooter to experience recoil in the practice loads that is very similar to that in the self-defense ammo.

The following calibers are available:

  • .380 ACP
  • 9mm
  • .357 SIG
  • .40 S&W
  • 10mm
  • .45 ACP

From SIG:

Full Metal Jacket Centerfire Pistol Cartridges

Newington, NH (March 30, 2015) – SIG SAUER Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, accessories, and ammunition, continues to expand its popular Elite Performance Ammunition line with the introduction of full metal jacket (FMJ) centerfire pistol cartridges for practice and competition shooting.  The perfect combination of affordability and performance, the new SIG FMJ ball ammunition is designed to approximate the performance of corresponding jacketed hollow point (JHP) loads, making the transition from target ammo to carry ammo seamless.

The SIG FMJ pistol ammunition is now available in the following calibers and bullet weights:  100gr .380Auto, 115gr 9mm Luger, 124gr .357SIG, 180gr .40S&W, 180gr 10mm and 230gr .45Auto.

“With the SIG FMJ ammunition, we now have extremely accurate and reliable rounds designed specifically for practice and competition shooting,” said Bud Fini, vice president of marketing for SIG SAUER.  “We wanted to give our customers an affordable premium target load that feeds as smoothly as our JHP ammunition and also performs and feels almost identical to the JHP load when shooting. We designed our copper-coated lead bullets to have the most precise, uniform profile and the result is consistent accuracy.”

Manufactured to meet or exceed SAAMI specifications, the SIG FMJ centerfire pistol cartridges feature solid brass cases and durable copper jacketed bullets that stay with the lead at impact.  Dependable primers and clean-burning powders are used for reduced barrel fouling with more reliable functioning.  Like all Elite Performance Ammunition, the SIG FMJ is manufactured in the United States by SIG SAUER to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles.  For more information, visit

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  • john

    Wait, didn’t SIGs defense ammo get panned by most testers for coming up WAY short of their claims…yea…yea it did.

  • tony

    A room full of interns with single stage presses would do
    –Sig CEO

  • dan citizen

    let me know when they manage to make a handgun with ergonomics better than a brick.

    “What people want for concealed carry is a blocky gun, with lot’s of sharp edges, needless protrusions, and a really fat slide” …Said no one, ever.

    Seriously, it’s like they got a time machine and somehow thought the HiPoint .45 was the future gun to copy. If it wasn’t for .357 sig they’d have almost nothing to redeem themselves… and that was really just a pricey way to do what 7.62×25 tokarev had been doing for decades.

  • holdonmcgroin

    I released 1,121 rounds of performance 9×19 just last week. Takes out paper and gong like nobody’s business.

  • J.T.

    “our copper-coated lead bullets”

    Inexpensive plated bullets at premium prices!

    Thanks, but I will load my own.

  • floppyscience

    “These loads are specifically designed to approximate the performance of the existing SIG hollow point ammunition.”

    That’s not hard given SIG’s JHP ammo already performs like crap and fails to expand in anything but bare ballistic gel.

  • Rick Pentland

    you can practice with all the loads you like, but when the chips are down and the adrenaline is pumping it’s a whole different ballgame. If you are that seriously worried about the SHTF scenario then your money would be better spent on some form of firearms adrenal stress training.

  • 10mm Fetishist

    10mm FMJ from a big brand.
    Daddy likes it.