New Ammunition From Lehigh

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Lehigh Defense is offering a new self-defense round called Xtreme Defense, or XD. The new rounds are being manufactured in 9mm and will soon be followed by .357 SIG, .40 S&W, 10mm, .380 Auto, .45 ACP and .38 SPL. They’re designed to create a larger, more devastating wound cavity while reducing risk of over-penetration.

From Lehigh: “Our XD ammunition has an optimized nose flute, total weight, and velocity to achieve a penetration depth range of 18 inches with a permanent wound cavity (PWC) that is just simply enormous; no other expanding hollow point comes close to achieving anywhere near this diameter and volume. Not only is the PWC over 100% larger than any other expanding bullet, it is near barrier blind, ignoring wallboard, sheet metal, and automotive glass.”

Testing was done using the new XD round by the Military Arms Channel’s Tim, who put the round through its paces and recorded the following video:

For a look at the new Lehigh XD round, visit:

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  • Will Will on Sep 05, 2015

    It's clear people on here are getting this round confused with the xtreme penetrator from Lehigh. This is a different bullet. They have an xtreme defender and xtreme penetrator. 22 plinkster used the penetrator in 10mm, NOT the defender. The only video I have found using the defender (which this article is referring to) is MAC.

  • LarryNC LarryNC on Sep 18, 2015

    In my opinion, twenty-one inches is too much penetration. His comment about the round not penetrating the width of the hog is just ridiculous. The should bones in that hog, and the very heavy muscle and two layers of pig leather are a HELL of a lot denser than those found in the human torso.