For well over a decade, Starfire high performance cartridges have been chosen by thousands of consumers as their chief means of home and personal defense. The Starfire bullet, brainchild of Tom Burczynski – the “dean” of high performance handgun bullet designers – was a forerunner in the new era of advanced bullet design, and its still going strong today.
The secret of Starfire’s impressive performance lies in a unique, patented rib-and-flute hollow point cavity design that is like no other. Upon impact, the pre-notched jacket mouth begins to peel back, separating into five uniform copper petals and allowing expansion to begin. Pressure from incoming material creates lateral pressure on the ribs in the cavity wall, forcing them apart and allowing nearly instantaneous expansion of the lead core to the depth of the deep hollow point cavity. The sharp ribs are then exposed and form the leading edge of the expanded bullet, helping it cut its way through. The result is broad temporary and permanent wound cavities and impressive stopping power.
While the bullet design of all Starfire cartridges facilitates smooth and reliable feeding in semiautomatic handguns, the bullet ogive and propellant impulse of the 9mm Starfire have been specifically engineered to provide trouble-free, completely reliable feeding in fully automatic weapons. This enables the use of high performance hollow point cartridges that feed just as dependably as ball ammunition when the full auto setting is necessary.
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