NEW NovX 380 Auto Poly/Copper Training and Defense Round
Terry Nelson 03.25.21
We all know just how tough it is to find training and defense ammo today. Some calibers prove to be more difficult to find than others. For example, with just a little poking and prodding I can usually find some 9mm or .223 Rem for training purposes, but finding .30-30 Win for my ol’ lever action has been a challenge.
Likewise, .380 Auto for my pocket carry Glock 42 has not been easy to come by. Perhaps for at least the near future the .380 Auto problem has been addressed. New on the market is the NovX .380 Auto Poly/Copper training and defense round. I have utilized the NovX 9mm in the past, and now the company brings the same technology to the .380 Auto cartridge. The NovX company based in Calhoun, Georgia has just issued the following press release on the newest addition to their ammo lineup.
“NovX, the industry leader in advanced-Technology ammunition, is now shipping its innovative poly/copper training and defense .380 Auto ammunition exclusively to Midway USA. The NovX Cross Trainer/Competition and Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense ammo for handguns chambered in .380 Auto joins the NovX 9mm poly/copper ammo currently offered by Midway USA.
NovX bullets are constructed from an advanced polymer/copper matrix engineered to deliver predictable terminal performance for training and competition as well as home and self-defense applications. Harder than either lead or copper, NovX projectiles are lighter and faster than conventional ammo for reduced carry weight and quicker follow-up shots. Engineered terminal performance means NovX bullets are intended to break apart upon impact with hard objects while delivering devastating results on soft targets.“
Further contributing to NovX ammunition’s leading performance is the SST NAS3 cartridge case. This lightweight case features a stainless steel and aluminum construction that exceeds the performance of conventional brass cases. Reduced case expansion delivers higher projectile velocities and downrange impact energy along with more precise cartridge alignment in the chamber for improved accuracy.
Additional benefits of the NovX 2-piece high nickel stainless steel case design include overall improved efficiency, reduced carry weight, faster cycling, and less fouling along with ballistically-matched performance between the Engagement: Extreme and Cross Trainer/Competition cartridges.
NovX Engagement: Extreme ammo was developed for personal defense applications. This 56-grain engineered frangible poly/copper bullet has a fluted profile that offers maximum primary wound channel cavitation in soft tissue and delivers impressive secondary wound channeling upon breakup in the target. The .380 Auto Engagement: Extreme is available with standard pressure (1,300 FPS | 210 Ft/Lbs | $24.99/Box of 20) or +P (1,400 FPS | 244 Ft/Lbs | $26.99/Box of 20). A full case count is 200 rounds.
NovX Cross Trainer Competition ammo is ideally suited for training and target shooting. In .380 Auto, the Cross Trainer Competition utilizes 60 Grain poly/copper bullets with a muzzle velocity of 1,300 FPS and 225 Ft/Lbs of energy. The MSRP is $22.49 for a 20 Round box and the ammo is available in 200 rounds per case.
While NovX ammunition is engineered around the special requirements of defense professionals, the advantages of Engagement: Extreme and Cross Trainer Competition’s poly/copper matrix projectiles and advanced 2-piece high nickel stainless steel case design are equally suited to the needs of beginners, home and personal defense practitioners, as well as top-level competitive shooters. To learn more about NovX poly/copper matrix performance engineered ammunition, visit NovXAmmo.com. To buy the new NovX .380 Auto Cross Trainer Competition or Engagement: Extreme ammo, visit MidwayUSA.com.