Remington announced a new line of ammunition for home defense: the HD Ultimate Home Defense ammunition.Â Announced at the 2010 SHOT Show, the new ammunition is available for both handguns and shotguns in a variety of popular calibers.
The bullets in the handgun ammunition are based on the tried and true brass-jacketed hollow points that Remington made famous with their successful line of Golden Saber ammunition.Â Remington claims the bullets offer â€œmassive expansionâ€ and â€œdeep penetration.â€Â The cases are nickel-plated.
Handgun loads are available for the most popular handgun defensive calibers: Â 9mm, .380 ACP, .38 Special +P, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Â Less popular calibers, such as .357 SIG and .327 Magnum, are not mentioned in the press release. Â Remington reps at the show told me that customer demand drives many of the decisions on what new calibers to introduce. Â So, if there is a lot of demand for a new caliber – 9mm Makarov, for example – the company will attempt to meet that demand.
The 12 gauge shotgun ammo uses Remingtonâ€™s tungsten/bronze/iron pellets that are denser than standard lead pellets.Â Remington states â€œthese rounds deliver dense, devastating patterns and massive terminal knockdown.â€
The .410 shotgun ammo uses standard lead pellets.Â Remington said they designed the ammo with the Taurus Judge in mind. Â I guess anyone who is making new .410 ammo, they are making it with the Taurus Judge in mind. Â Is there anyone selling more .410 shotguns than Taurus is selling Judge revolvers? Â I doubt it.
It appears that the Remington Ultimate Home Defense ammunition has either been dropped or rebranded. Â The Home Defense ammo is not listed on the company’s website anymore, but the company did introduce a new line of Ultimate Defense ammo that uses the Golden Saber bullet. Â So, it is possible that the new ammo is the same as the old ammo, just with a new look and brand.
Remington announced a new ammunition product for “combination” revolvers like the Taurus Judge line of handguns. Â These ammunition packs include .410 shotshells and .45 Colt cartridges.
The shot shells use four pellets of 000-buck and the .45 Colt uses a Golden Saber bullet.