Defense™ Handgun Ammunition


Nosler®, Inc., the world’s foremost bonded bullet manufacturer is announcing their new Nosler® DEFENSE™ line of handgun and rifle ammunition loaded up front with Nosler’s new Bonded PERFORMANCE™ bullets.

Nosler’s Bonded PERFORMANCE™ bullets were developed with the same technology as Nosler’s renowned AccuBond® line which eliminates the possibility of jacket/core separation resulting in higher weight retention and maximum barrier penetration. Bonded PERFORMANCE™ handgun bullets are designed with a tapered jacket and specially engineered lead alloy core for predictable expansion and penetration. The polymer tip resists clogging and aides smooth, reliable feeding.  Bonded PERFORMANCE™ handgun bullets will be available exclusively in Nosler® DEFENSE™ handgun ammunition and are offered in either jacketed hollow point or polymer tipped configuration. Nosler® DEFENSE™ handgun ammunition will be offered in:

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Manufactured to meet Nosler’s strict quality standards

1.  High-performance powder and bullet combinations

2.  Each round is visually inspected

3.  Bonded for maximum performance 

Defense™ Handgun Product Line

  • 9mm Luger +P 124gr Bonded Tipped 
  • 9mm Luger +P 124gr Bonded JHP
  • 40 S&W 200gr Bonded Tipped 
  • 40 S&W 200gr Bonded JHP
  • 45 ACP +P 230gr Bonded Tipped 
  • 45 ACP +P 230gr Bonded JHP