Federal Premium has supplemented its Syntech line of ammunition with new defense offerings. Syntech changed the range with an advanced polymer jacket that dramatically reduces fouling, as well as significantly reducing heat and friction in the barrel. Now, that technology is revolutionizing protection as well. The Syntech Defense ammunition line 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 inches or more through bare ballistics gel and heavy clothing, and the petals create three secondary wound channels, each more than 6 inches deep. Initial loads will include 9 mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, with suggested retail prices for 20-round boxes ranging between $19.95 and $24.95.