Winchester Ranger T-Series
RA9T 9mm 147 grain Jacketed Hollow Points. $0.71/cartridge. UPC:
020892210462. MFR #: RA9T
for arguably the best and certainly the most difficult to find 9mm self
defense round. The ammunition in packaged in a factory sealed case of
ten black Winchester T-Series Enhanced 50 round boxes as pictured. This
ammunition was manufactured in the past year at Winchester's new plant
in Oxford, MS.
This is the modern day evolution of Winchester's Black Talon cartridge.
500 rounds is too many, we also sell 250
rounds and 50
EXCELLENT STOPPING POWER
OUTSTANDING PENETRATION,EXPANSION & WEIGHT RETENTION
WIDER & STRONGER SIX PETAL CONFIGURATION
Shellcase: 9mm Luger nickel plated shellcase with cap and mouth shellac
Bullet: 147 grain, reversed tapered jacket - not blackened.
Jacket Weight: 17 % of total bullet weight.
Powder: Low flash, clean burning.
Primer: Winchester non-corrosive primer
Accuracy: Product mean of 1.50” Extreme Spread –
Five shot targets at 50 yards from a SAAMI test barrel.
Velocity: 985 ft/sec nominal at 15 ft using a SAAMI standard
4” test barrel (995 ft/sec muzzle velocity).
Muzzle Energy: 317 ft-lb.
Pressure: 35,000 psi max. average
Waterproofing: Lacquer applied to primer annulus
cartridge is on Dr. Gary Roberts' list of loads
that demonstrate outstanding terminal performance and can be considered
acceptable for duty/self-defense use. 9mm
Self Defense and Duty Loads
you're at it, order some of the recommended practice round for Ranger
RA9T 147 Gr. Hollow Points: Speer
Lawman 9mm Luger 147gr FMJ 53620
American Eagle 9mm 147gr FMJ AE9AP
many of the largest west coast LE agencies have been using 147 gr for
two decades without any issues, same with the FBI..." Dr.
FBI currently issues a 147 gr and previously issued 147 gr going back
the last quarter century or so, as noted above..." Dr.
works well and is quite similar to the HST, but with a bit less
expansion and barrier ability." Dr.
Ranger Talon had been used around here for over a decade with superb
OIS incident results. Unfortunately, in 2008, Winchester was unable to
deliver the quantity of ammo needed in the required time frame; the
Federal HST met the bid requirements and was immediately available." Dr.
"Winchester Ranger? LAPD and LA County report high satisfaction with
the 147-gr. 9mm version." ( "Police
Ammo for the Rest of Us." Massad Ayoob, American Handgunner).
"At a Winchester ammo seminar earlier this year, I expressly asked the
assembled execs if they had ever heard of a case where an armed
citizen's choice of their LEO/Ranger ammo had been used against them in
court, and they replied that they had not." Massad
Ayoob posting on "The High Road"
means nothing with the new generation ammo. It relies on design to
expand not velocity.
"Whatever you choose, make sure you fire at least 500 and preferably
1000 failure free shots through your pistol prior to carrying it. If
your pistol cannot fire at least 1000 consecutive shots without a
malfunction, something is wrong and it is not suitable for
duty/self-defense use." Dr.
Gary Roberts in pistol-forum.com
this round is out of stock, consider buying these equally outstanding
147 grain 9mm cartridges that are also popular with law enforcement
Premium Law Enforcement Tactical P9HST2
LE 53619 Gold Dot
LE 54226 Gold Dot G2
designs like the Silver Tip, Hydra-Shok, and Black Talon were state of
the art 15 or 20 years ago. These older bullets tend to plug up and act
like FMJ projectiles when shot through heavy clothing; they also often
have significant degradation in terminal performance after first
passing through intermediate barriers. Modern ammunition which has been
designed for robust expansion against clothing and intermediate
barriers is significantly superior to the older designs. The bullets in
the Federal Classic and Hydrashok line are outperformed by other ATK
products such as the Federal Tactical and HST, as well as the Speer
Gold Dot; likewise Winchester Ranger Talons are far superior to the old
Black Talons or civilian SXT's." Dr.