Federal’s all-new Syntech Defense provides dynamic terminal performance with a hollow-point bullet that separates into three segments and a deep-penetrating core on impact. The core penetrates 12 to 18 inches through bare ballistics gel -a critical benchmark in self-defense situations and the best terminal performance of any round in its class. The petals create three secondary channels” each more than 6 inches deep” adding to the terminal effect. Like all Syntech loads” Federal’s advanced polymer jacket eliminates lead and copper fouling and drastically reduces damaging heat and friction in the barrel. Its Federal’s exclusive Catalyst primer provides hot” extremely reliable ignition without the use of lead.