Magtech’s 2nd generation of it’s solid copper hollow point “First Defense” has just hit some store shelves after debuting at this year’s SHOT show. According to the literature posted on some retail sites it is the same exact thing as the original First Defense except that it now has a coating of tin on the projectile which is aimed at prolonging barrel life and “increasing energy levels”. Seems like copper would have been fine?.. The packaging is different of course, and they have added the word “Justice” to the name:
Some online retailers are now closing out their old stock of 1st gen First-Defense loads to make room for the new ones. I assume that the .45 GAP will not be renewed in the newer “Justice” style since that caliber has sort of dwindled in use since the earlier flirtations with it when Magtech first came out with the First Defense load. The Magtech website does not say anything however and is woefully out of date with no press releases since 2006, and their catalog still dates to 2010 and does not show the Justice load. The original First Defense calibers were: .380acp, 9mm, .45acp, .45GAP, .38spl, .357mag, and .40S&W.