Welcome to Crossfire Ammunition
Serious Personal & Tactical Defense Ammunition
Crossfire Ammunition is an Ohio-based manufacturer of factory-loaded defense ammunition of the highest quality. Our personal and tactical defense loads are deadly accurate, highly effective, and unquestionably innovative.
Crossfire’s philosophy is that Every Shot Counts whether you are on the range, or in a crossfire situation. Our commitment is to make the kind of ammunition where Only Your Opponent Needs A Second Chance. To make that commitment we offer the finest defense ammunition on the market!
In the ammunition business it is not difficult to produce a lot of basic, inexpensive ammunition. Install ultra high-speed equipment and follow a well designed schedule. You can produce a hundred thousand (100,000) or even a million (1,000,000) rounds in no time. However… in this business, when you really want to make the best ammunition, the program changes. You follow four basic steps: slow down the equipment, match the best components, faithfully follow exacting recipes, and test constantly. That is how you give shooters the ammunition that can hit bullseye - over and over again.
To accomplish Crossfire's mission, we had to deal with two main issues - bullets and brass. Without the best Hollow Points our best would not be good enough. Without dealing effectively with Brass Issues, the entire delivery system would fail!
Bullets -Top-grade Defense Ammunition is made with The Highest Grade Hollow Point Bullets.
The majority of Hollow Point (HP) Bullets can be categorized into 3 major groups:
1. Conventional Bonded HP's made with a copper or brass jacket, bonded around a lead core.
2. Solid Copper HP's made of 100% Pure Copper.
3. Frangible HP's, also known as "Grenade Rounds" or "Frags," made from powdered copper.
For Crossfire's choice of Conventional Bonded Hollow Points, we placed our confidence in the
recently published U.S. Law Enforcement Test Results that concluded that Speer Gold Dots and Remington Bonded Golden Sabers were the top two Bonded Hollow Points for expansion at subsonic speeds - a major effect on stopping power! Crossfire's Personal Defense line is dedicated to Remington Bonded Golden Sabers, and its Tactical Defense line to Speer Gold Dots.
In its Third Line of Bonded HP's, Crossfire uses Hornady Flexible Tip Extreme FTX's in Redcon 1 Ammunition - offered in 357 Magnum, 44 Magnum, and 45 Colt. Originally developed for big-bore revolvers - the 460 S&W and 500 S&W Magnums, these new flexible tipped projectiles offer better aerodynamics, speed, penetration and controlled expansion due to Hornady FTX technology,
Solid Copper Hollow Points are a new concept and offered by only a few manufacturers.
Their #1 Advantage is that they never separate or break up - even at high velocities - often a big problem for jacketed bullets. Solid Copper HP's maintain their original weight - that's 100% weight retention - even through hard interference such as car doors, windshields, or plywood while still tracking straight - totally impossible for conventional bonded hollow points. The # 2 Advantage is in their expansion. Because they do not have a jacket trying to stay attached to a lead core, Solid Copper HP's are free to expand as much as 30% more than bonded bullets - amazing!. Crossfire uses only General Bullet Solid Copper Hollow Points in its Strategic Defense & Black Max Handgun lines. In its Black Max Rifle lines in 300 Blackout Subsonic it uses LeHigh Maximum Expansion Hollow Points and Barnes TAC-TX for Supersonic. For 308 Win Black Max, we use General Bullet 165 gr. Solid Copper, HP, BT, Ribbed and Fluted Match Grade projectiles made on a lathe, and designed to produce up to 1,000 kill shots.
Frangible Hollow Points, also known as "Grenade Rounds," or "Frag Rounds" are the ultimate in Non-Conventional Hollow Point Design - intended for only the most serious high-danger situations. They are also excellent Safety Rounds because they resist penetrating walls. Crossfire's Tactical Grenade Handgun Ammunition uses only frangible bullets made by SinterFire, the only BATF Approved Frangibles for handguns on the market, made from copper powder that is bonded, molded, heat treated, then "drilled" on CNC machines. Ceramic-like in composition, the Hollow Points literally "fracture" after penetrating the target a few inches, thereby producing a "grenade-like" or "exploding" effect. Crossfire's 223 and 308 Rifle "Frag Rounds" are made from Barnes VG, M/LE and MPG frangibles. Firing at supersonic speeds, the projectiles are also done in Black Oxide to maximize penetration. These Frangible Projectiles are reduced hazard and lead-free, and yield explosive effects only possible with frangible ammunition.
Brass - Brass tarnishes, we all know that, but we hate to admit that it does it with ammunition too! - It tarnishes & It turns green! When that happens, it will not feed properly in an automatic! With expensive defense ammo, people do not shoot it up on the range. They buy range ammo for that - at half the price. With hollow points, you shoot a few and save the rest for the day that the unthinkable happens and some jerk tries to break into your house. On that day , your ammo must be perfect. When your brass turns green because it is a few years old, you are in big trouble! Recognizing this, Speer, Winchester, Hornady, and others have gone to loading their best Hollow Points into Nickel Brass - because nickel will not tarnish. At Crossfire we load it into Black Oxide Brass. Black Oxide never tarnishes, and its coefficient of friction is lower than nickel or brass, so it feeds like a dream in an automatic. Cleveland Black Oxide, the same company that did the Black Oxide for Olin Winchester's Black Talons, do the Black Oxide Brass for us - and it is awesome! Just look at any 20 year-old Black Talon. You will find that it is just a black and shiny as the day it was made. That shiny black finish is permanent, an awesome feature for those concerned about Long-Term Survival !
When you load the best Hollow Points on the market into Black Oxide Brass, you have a combination that cannot be beat! It doesn't get any better than that!
At Crossfire our research and development never stops, our range is almost never quiet, and our determination to make the best defense ammunition possible is a commitment that never ends.
Choose Crossfire Where Only Your Opponent Needs A Second Chance