Just today I came across Velocity Tactics (aka “Fort Scott Munitions”) out of Fort Scott, Kansas. They sell a variety of gun & ammo related items, but their premier thing seems to be their “Fort Defense” line of ammo. It is all loaded on Starline brass, but the bullets are solid copper and have a very pointed ogive, something halfway between a French Arcane and a normal FMJ ball profile. The only place selling them seems to be Clark Armory, or the Velocty website direct. Doing a quick Google search I cam across an early proto-version of their .45acp projectile which had a plastic truncated tip, but this no longer appears on their website. The calibers offered are: .380, 9mm, .40S&W, .45acp, .223, and .300BLK. The .40S&W is not yet shown on the Velocity site, but Clark Armory shows it as coming soon. This brand of ammo has only been out for a few months it seems.
On the Velocity website, they still show some box images of their earlier name “Fort Scott”, but all of the current branding points to “Velocity Tactics” being the name - not really sure where they are at there, but I ordered some from Clark, so we’ll see. This is another in the long line of solid copper lathe turned projectiles coming out, this one being sort of similar to the OATH “Halo” rd, but more pointed, and with a stated purpose of being designed to tumble inside a target, with no mention of being an enhanced penetrator, which was my first thought when looking at it. They don’t state velocity for whatever reason, but the 9mm 80gr with that sort of profile should be around 1400 - 1500 fps. The 184gr .45acp should be a more typical 900 - 1000 fps. I find it very odd that a cartridge of this type, with the sort of marketing they are geared for is not loading their 9mm & .45acp at +P, or at least offering a +P version. Leads me to wonder if they tested, and if +P gets it a little too high on the penetration scale (Kevlar) - enough so to give them pause, lest they become known as “cop-killer” ammo or some such thing.
The early version of their .45acp: