Fiocchi lead-free ammo will be introduced in its new Blue Guardian series defense and training ammo at the SHOT Show. Building on its years of producing NATO-certified cartridges and components—such as heavy metal-free primers—Fiocchi brings its innovative, duty-proven military ammunition manufacturing expertise to bear on a new line of specialized ammo for law enforcement professionals and personal defense applications.
The company’s Blue Guardian FR was developed for high-volume training. The loads feature lead-free and frangible, ballistically matched bullets in .380 ACP, 9 mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223 Rem. in 45-grain and 55-grain, and .300 Blackout. Engineered to disintegrate on impact with materials harder than themselves, i.e. AR500 steel, Blue Guardian FR is ideal for handgun and CQB training. Lead-free primers offer additional safety for use in closed environments.
Blue Guardian HP is for duty use and personal/home protection where ricochet is a concern in hard-structure environments. Blue Guardian HP delivers the ideal combination of terminal performance and collateral safety. Incorporating an environmentally the ammo has a lead-free primer and the loads are based on a lead-free hollow point reduced ricochet bullet. The hollow point design induces critical fragmentation upon penetration of soft tissue, yet begins to dump energy and disintegrate with impact on hard surfaces such as steel, concrete, tile, etc. It is available for .380 ACP, 9 mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.
And finally, for optimal penetration, weight retention, and terminal performance in soft tissue, Blue Guardian SC solid copper bullets have proven themselves as premiere defensive projectiles. This Fiocchi lead-free ammo blends a solid copper bullet to ensure maximum impact energy and penetration with a hollow point profile to optimize wound channeling. Ignited by Fiocchi’s proven lead-free primers, Blue Guardian SC ammunition is offered in .380 ACP, 9 mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223 Rem., .300 Blackout supersonic and subsonic, as well as 12-gauge slug.