CorBon has unleashed a new line of ammunition specifically for law enforcement officers working in urban environments—the 55-grain .223 Urban Response. In the Duty Ammo column in the upcoming February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, author David Bahde tests the new ammo firsthand and delivers the results.
Bahde writes, “The 55-grain bullet weight allows for significant energy with reliable operation in most .223/5.56mm rifles. Using a jacketed hollow point (JHP) increases expansion while maintaining the best possible accuracy. Its lead core is soft and its jacket is thin, encouraging separation as well as expansion.

The ammo is loaded using Lapua match-grade brass to maintain consistency and reliability under the harshest conditions. While not a ‘match’ load per se, its attention to detail meets or exceeds many other company’s match loadings. With a listed velocity of 2,900 feet per second (fps), CorBon’s 55-grain Urban Response ammo delivers plenty of energy at realistic distances. Designed for use with entry teams, for home defense or in urban environments, it is well suited to those tasks.”

At the range, Bahde tests the ammo’s expansion and penetration through several intermediate barriers, including boards and cinder blocks. To read his full report, check out the February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, available on newsstands and digitally November 26, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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