The only box of .380ACP Silvertips I have is about 4 years old…lot # 013WC30. The cartridges are loaded with the 8-notch bullet.
A lot of the updates were around the time that Winchester came out with the ‘civilian’ SXT product…one of the ways to tell the LEO bullet from the civilian product was that the Ranger/LE versions had 6 notches and the commercial bullet had 8. The commercial product was designed so as not to have the ‘talon’ feature when expanded.
You may also notice that more recent productions of the Silvertip and commercial ‘whitebox/WalMart’ JHPs are very similar…the Silvertip in some calibers (9mmP for instance) is now the standard commercial JHP bullet with the silver-colored jacket.
I typically purchase (or am issued) more modern, bonded JHPs in most calibers so I don’t use the Silvertip much anymore.
If you’re a Silvertip junkie, chronograph some current production 10mm 175gr stuff next to the older (white/red box) production stuff. The older product is noticeably speedier.