New "Nosler Defense" pistol ammo

I just noticed an advertisement in the April issue of Guns magazine for Nosler Defense pistol ammo. It looks like all the typical pistol calibers, and the bullet is supposed to be a high-grade bonded jacketed hollow point with a plastic nose cone (also available without the tip). The nose cone looks identical to the Geco Action type of thing. Also, I predict these will be visually confused with Glaser Safety slugs for years to come. Hopefully they have a new Nosler headstamp! The Nosler link is here:

And this is a screen grab from the link:

Pardon my colloquialism but OUTFRIGGINSTANDING. The AccuBond has been such a solid performer in 6.8SPC and other cartridges; I’m glad to see it put to use in pistol calibers.

The ad copy mentions rifle ammo…PLEASE Lord let them put out an AccuBond in 5.56mm/.223, 55gr-75gr.

I’ll be getting some of this first chance I have.

Looks like a copy of a DAG Action cartridge but with a lead core.

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Dutch - I am shocked at you with your normally good English. The proper spelling is “Yup” or possibly even “Yep.” Well, we’ll let it go this time pardner, but be careful! We want these highly technical answers to have good spelling and grammar. :-) :-)

John, I think I must visit your wonderful country again, just to improve my “grammar”.

Only hope my wife believe it when I tell her. -:)


I just got an email from Nosler. These two rounds are not yet available. The following is what they said when I tried to order some:

No need to get hot and bothered.


I have noticed over the past couple months that the JHP version of this new Nosler bonded ammo is available, with the .40S&W coming first, and now the 9mm +P is available. Headstamp on 9mm is: NOS 9mm LUGER +P . The tipped version with the rounded blue nose is supposedly due for Spring 2015 (I hope).

Matt. As usual, excellent photos and info.

Thank You.

Thanks Matt! Midway has it and some other new stuff. More when it all arrives.

I really appreciate your heads ups!

Merry Christmas to all!

Finally… the tipped ammo is on the market:

Nice! Thanks for the update Matt!

Here we are 4 years after the 9mm was released (6 year after this line was first announced) and the .45acp has suddenly, and unexpectedly hit the market. It’s been so long that I hardly remember, but I had thought a Nosler rep had told me a couple years ago that this project was discontinued. When the 9mm finally hit the market in early 2015, it was only around for 6 months or so, and they didn’t seem to do more than one run as far as I could tell from then until today. Only the .45acp of this sort can be found anywhere today, and it only showed up in the past month or so it seems. I say that, because all of the sellers which Ammoseek shows as presently carrying this are proxy-sellers who just mimic their distributor’s lists to the public, so they tend to show up first online. The 20rd .45acp boxes of bonded-tipped run around $22 to $26 online right now.


I noticed that the ballistics table has some serious errors, with velocities all in the 2000+ range, and the muzzle energy listed at 2871 ! I guess I would proof-read stuff like this for a good once-over if I were a major ammunition manufacturer… The data they show appears to be for their .308 165gr ballistic tip - Nosler #40063

And here is Nosler’s original 2013 promo video for the product.