Winchester’s Silvertip line of self-defense ammunition arrived on the scene about 40 years ago. Winchester hasn’t changed the highly effective design since then, although they have recently started offering the handgun ammo in more affordable boxes of 20 instead of 50. The key to this 9mm round’s takedown power is its 115 grain JHP bullet. Now, we know a lot of people will want Silvertip ammo because its bullet looks so distinctive. But that bullet does back up its good looks with great performance! Its specially engineered jacket profile enhances smooth functioning and exact accuracy. As the Silvertip bullet expands it fractures along the precise notches pressed into its jacket. This creates more uniform terminal expansion to magnify tissue damage. A giant like Winchester makes all their own components. With great attention to detail they have drawn this round’s reloadable brass case, equipped it with a reliable primer, and loaded it with clean burning propellant. Having carefully inspected every finished round by hand, Winchester fully intends for you to trust this American-made self-defense ammo!