New Nosler Defense Ammunition


Bend, Ore. –2013– 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

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:

  • 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

Nosler® DEFENSE™ Rifle Ammunition

Defense Rifle Ammunition will be offered in 223 Remington and loaded up front with the .224 caliber, 64 grain Bonded PERFORMANCE™ bullet that is designed for 90% weight retention, minimal deflection and true, straight-line penetration.

All Nosler® DEFENSE™ ammunition will be offered in 20 count boxes and is loaded to the strictest of tolerances for maximum accuracy, consistency and dependability.