This is Steinel’s premium 9mm defensive load. While standard “cup and core” jacketed hollow points have been relied upon for decades, this load takes advantage of modern CNC and EDM technologies in producing the perfect defensive bullet. These Solid Copper Hollow Points (SCHP) expand to a diameter of .706″ (see image) when fired from 3″ barrels and .857″ from 4.7″ barrels! Note that 3″ barrels are commonly found in today’s sub-compact pistols. The FBI standard ballistic gel test was also passed using a Kahr PM9 (3″ barrel).
This load is suitable for all barrel lengths but its performance is optimized for shorter, sub-compact and compact sized pistols.