SHOT Show: Jacketed Hollow-Point Rounds From Aguila Ammunition


Loaded to normal velocities and topped with a highly engineered bullet, Aguila Ammunition develops a highly-shootable defensive round that doesn’t lack in terminal performance.

Over the years, Aguila Ammunition has built its reputation as a range ammo manufacturer. It’s done a pretty good job in this quarter too, churning out some of the most consistent full-metal jacket options around – be it pistol, rifle or rimfire. But the scrappy ammo-smith switched gears in a big way at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Now they’re gunning for the self-defense market and isn’t holding back jumping into this niche.

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In all, Aguila has four jacketed hollow-point options to choose from in some of the most popular defensive calibers, including .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. And they’ve embraced an interesting concept in what they’ve scratched together for your concealed carry or home-defense gun. Instead of gassing up the rounds so they’re white-hot, Aguila pieces together much more moderate rounds that, theoretically, should prove easier to shoot. What does this mean for you? Potentially a more accurate option shot to shot that doesn’t compromise on terminal ballistics.

How Aguilar pulls off this somewhat impossible feat is through a highly-engineered bullet, one designed for maximum expansion at normal velocities. A large hollow point is one part of the equation, skiving – perforations in the jacket that ensure it opens upon impact – is the other. Together, the elements make for a deadly round for what is perhaps the most important gun in your possession. And in Aguilar Ammunition’s load, it also guarantees you’ll have a something you can place on target every time.

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