Frequently Asked Questions
1) Can I Spectrum Series (TM) TPJ ammunition in a firearm with polygonal rifling? Yes, the bullets are sized after they are coated to a consistent diameter for improved accuracy and are safe to use in polygonal rifling.
2) What are Total Polymer Jacketed Bullets? TPJ bullets are hard cast bullets with a tough polymer shell which encases the lead projectile. They are similar in concept to copper plated bullets, except the plating is made out of polymer instead of copper or copper alloy. Also, while many plated bullets are made of soft lead and can't stand up to powerful pistol loads, our hard lead alloy allows these bullets to hold up under these higher levels of stress.
3) Can I shoot Steel Targets with Spectrum (TM) TPJ ammunition? Yes, these bullets will deform and splatter just like regular hard cast lead bullets when shooting steel plates. In fact, our TPJ bullets are even safer than copper jacketed or plated bullets when shooting steel, since the bullets splatter into smaller pieces instead of sharp jacket fragments. Always wear eye and ear protection and follow all safety precautions for shooting steel.
4) What coating is used for Spectrum (TM) TPJ bullets? The coating we use is a proprietary coating developed to outperforms other off-the-shelf coatings on the market today. The coating stays intact at higher speeds, hotter temperatures, and higher pressures compared to other coatings available, and is also possible to manufacture in a much wider variety of colors. For those wanting a more scientific answer the coating could be described as polyester bearing material impregnated with a dry lubricant.
5) Will the TPJ coating foul my barrel? Our research has shown that there is no fouling of polymer and your barrel can simply be cleaned out with a cotton swab.
6) How are the soft recoil loads obtained? We use a different powder type and different quantity to reduce the Free recoil.
7) What is Free recoil? The term refers to the recoil of a free-standing firearm, in contrast to a firearm securely bolted to or braced by a massive mount or wall. Free recoil should not be confused with recoil. Free recoil is the given name for the translational kinetic energy transmitted from a small arm to a shooter. Recoil is a name given for conservation of momentum as it generally applies to an everyday event.
8) How is Free recoil measured? It is measured in and foot-pound force (ft·lbf)
9) Why are some of the firearms you sell marked recoil reducing? These firearms use technology that is designed to reduce the amount of recoil imparted to the shooter. This means that while they may have a specific Free recoil (ft·lbf) the shooter will observe less recoil than other firearms of the same mass.
10) Why don't you stock completed ammunition cartridges? Most companies have two to three .380 ACP different cartridges. We have 25 different cartridges. Our ammunition is made specifically for you.