Inceptor 9mm Luger 65 Grain ARX Preferred Defense
Introduced in January 2014, the ARX® is a revolutionary bullet in every sense of the word. From the way it’s manufactured, to its shape to the way it transfers energy to the target. To understand the ARX®, one needs to forget nearly everything they’ve been told about bullets. The non-expanding ARX® is injection molded from a specially blended metal/polymer matrix that is designed to be tough enough to penetrate soft targets and tissue, but when it encounters tougher barriers it is designed to break apart to reduce the risk of collateral damage due to over penetration.
Even the heaviest clothing barriers have no effect on the terminal performance of the ARX® bullet. The ARX® penetrates straight until it encounters soft tissue. Upon entering soft tissue, the specially designed grooves in the nose harness the soft tissue and constrict, pressurize and eject it at 1.5 to 2 times the directional speed of the bullet. This is the well-known Venturi Effect. As the bullet penetrates it tumbles in a controlled, predictable fashion that delivers very consistent terminal performance that equals or exceeds conventional hollow point designs.
A 9mm ARX® bullet traveling at 1,545 fps will result in fluid flowing through the ARX® flutes at nearly 2,800 fps, resulting in 13″-16″ of penetration into bare 10% ballistics ordnance gelatin and a temporary wound channel in soft tissue that is approximately 3″(W) and 9″(L).
Out of a 4 inch barrel with a 1:9.8 twist, the 9mm Inceptor ARX® achieves 1,545 FPS muzzle velocity, 345 FT LBS of Energy, and rotates at over 112,000 RPM.