Total Copper Jacket Bullets

Precision Cartridge, Inc. uses Total Copper Jacket ("TCJ") bullets.

The most widely cited benefit of using Total Copper Jacketed ("TCJ") bullets in shooting ranges is the dramatically reduced lead vapor levels that will result. However, TCJ bullets have several other important benefits as well.

First, TCJ bullets will not cause the damage or premature wearing of range backstops that traditional full metal jacketed bullets will. TCJ bullets are constructed of relatively soft, thin, pure copper electroplated jackets (the jacketing is so soft that when separated from the lead bullet core, it can be easily bent back on itself just using two fingers). Hollow point bullets are especially kind to backstops because their hollowed noses are more compressible than are the solid noses of similar weight bullets. In contrast, the rigid, abrasive jacketing metal of traditional full metal jacketed bullets can cause rapid backstop wear. As a result, full metal jacketed bullets are not permitted to be used in many ranges.

An additional benefit of TCJ bullets is that they will not result in the ricocheting that is common among traditional jacketed bullets. The thick, rigid jackets of such bullets can break away on impact with the backstop and cause potentially dangerous ricocheting. TCJ bullets do not pose the same problem. In numerous tests over a period of years in both the U.S. and Europe, TCJ bullets have been shown to essentially eliminate ricocheting problems.

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Precision Cartridge, Inc.

TCJ Bullets give you these advantages:

  • Low Cost

  • Minimize hazardous lead vapors

  • Highly accurate

  • Cores are swaged, not cast

  • Circuit board-quality copper jackets

  • No barrel lead fouling problems

  • No damage to scope optics

  • No separation of jackets from cores, no ricochetting

  • No premature wearing of barrels

  • Large selection

Total Copper Jacket Bullet Selection

380 Auto  95gr RN    
9 MM Auto 115gr RN 124gr RN 147gr RN
38 Caliber 125gr FP 148gr DEWC 158gr FP
357 Magnum 158gr FP    
357 Sig. 124gr FP    
40 S&W 155gr FP 165gr FP 180gr FP
10 MM 180gr FP    
41 Magnum 220gr FP    
44 Special 240gr FP    
44 Magnum 240gr FP    
45 Auto 230gr RN    
45 Long Colt 250gr FP