Fiocchi Ammunition may have its roots in Italy, but having been on American shores since 1983 they’ve long since learned that what Americans like best is having a choice–and they’ve added a new entry to the menu called “Blue Guardian.” Fiocchi’s expertise is built on years of producing NATO-certified cartridges and components, but the new Blue Guardian series is designed for regular citizens and law enforcement alike. It’s particularly suited for those of us who insist on training with ammunition that delivers the same ballistic results as our defensive ammunition…and who don’t particularly enjoy the thought of adding a lot of lead to our diets.
Fiocchi’s Blue Guardian lineup includes: frangible bullets for high-volume training; lead-free, reduced-ricochet bullets for use in home protection environments; and solid-copper bullets in pistol and rifle calibers (as well as a 12-gauge slug for the shotgun enthusiasts).
Blue Guardian FR – Developed for high-volume training, Fiocchi Blue Guardian FR features lead-free and frangible ballistically matched bullets in .380, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223 45 gr., .223 55 gr., and .300 BL. Engineered to disintegrate on impact with materials harder than themselves – i.e. AR500 steel, Blue Guardian FR is ideal for training. Lead-free primers offer additional safety for use in indoor ranges.
Blue Guardian HP – Intended for duty use and personal/home protection where ricochet is a concern in hard structure environments, Blue Guardian HP delivers the ideal combination of terminal performance and collateral safety. Incorporating an environmentally safe lead-free primer, Blue Guardian HP is based on a lead-free hollow point reduced ricochet bullet. The hollow point design induces critical fragmentation upon penetration of soft tissue yet begins to dump energy and disintegrate with impact on hard surfaces such as steel, concrete, tile, etc. Available for .380, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
Blue Guardian SC – For optimal penetration, weight retention, and terminal performance in soft tissue, solid copper bullets have proven themselves as premiere defensive projectiles. The Blue Guardian SC blends a solid copper bullet to ensure maximum impact energy and penetration with a hollow point profile to optimize wound channeling. Ignited by Fiocchi’s proven lead-free primers, Blue Guardian SC ammunition is offered in .380, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223, .300 BLK supersonic, .300 BLK subsonic, and 12-gauge slug.