I discovered last night that after having made solid copper rifle projectiles for a few years, Maker Bullets now has their own SCHP pistol projectiles called the “P-REX”. They will be having these projectiles loaded by L-Tech Ammunition and will call the line “Overwatch” self defense ammo (as a Maker Bullets brand). Not only this, but apparently this same projectiles is the “Fullstop” expanding SCHP projectile which L-Tech is just recently loading up to sell, and is also the same bullet as loaded by L-Tech for the American Reserve Munitions line called “Counterstrike”.
Beyond this revelation, I contacted Maker and got a response that they are also in fact the manufacturer of the SCHP projectiles for the Gorilla “Silverback” line of ammo, as well as the Umarex “Havox” SCHP airgun projectiles which I covered in last months Industry News column in the journal.
According to some results I found in online searches, Maker has been experimenting and refining this line of new pistol SCHP projectiles for the past 18 months at least.
The below photo comes from an Oleg Volk article dated July 2015 which describes the bullets as experimental, and which has ID tags on the image file as being Maker, and which obviously match the L-Tech loaded “Fullstop” and others:
In another Oleg Volk article from Feb 2016, he shows a load identified as an experimental 147gr subsonic 9mm Maker Bullet, and it is clearly the Gorilla Silverback:
Here is the link to Maker’s site with the projectiles and loaded ammo, where for loaded ammo they also have .223, .300BLK, and a 12ga slug:
Oddly, they sell .45acp projectiles, but not the 9mm projectiles which they have loaded by L-Tech. The .45’s might be the ones they make for Gorilla (that look sort of like Libra Snails without cores), or it might be something new that looks like the 3-petal 9mm version? I’ll find out when my order comes in.