Sierra Bullets, in partnership with SIG Sauer, has announced the availability of five new members of the V-Crown self-defense-bullet line. The V-Crowns deliver optimal weight retention and expansion at all effective distances and exhibit Sierra’s world-renowned accuracy. The line features a stacked hollowpoint-bullet design with an additional hollowpoint cavity.
The new bullets are:
* 9mm (.355) 90-gr. JHP V-Crown. The #9990 was introduced in November 2015 and has a ballistic coefficient of .094 @ 1200 fps and above, a BC of .109 between 1200 fps and 850 fps, and a BC of .106 at 850 fps and below, according to published Sierra figures.
* 9mm (.355) 124-gr. JHP V-Crown. The #9924 124-grain 9mm, along with the #9925, #9465, and #9820 covered below, has a cannelure halfway up the shank, which locks the jacket to the core, ensuring maximum weight retention and terminal expansion. The #9924 was introduced in November 2015 and has a ballistic coefficient of .120 at 1250 fps and above, .160 between 1250 fps and 1000 fps, and .170 at 1000 fps and below.
* 9mm (.355) 125-gr. JHP V-Crown. Like the #9924 above, the #9925 was introduced in November 2015 and has a has a cannelure halfway up the shank. It has a BC of .122 at 1250 fps and above, .168 between 1250 fps and 900 fps, and .173 @ 900 fps and below.
* 10mm (.400) 165-gr. V-Crown JHP. The 0.4-inch diameter #9465 was introduced in November 2015 and has a shank cannelure like the #9924 and #9925 9mm versions. BC for the 10mm is 0.132 at 1150 fps and above, 0.147 between 1150 fps and 850 fps, and 0.118 at 850 fps and below.
* .45-Caliber (.4515) 200-gr. V-Crown JHP Match: The #9820 was introduced in November 2015 and has the midway shank cannelure. Ballistic coefficient is .118 at 1200 fps and above, .143 between 1200 fps and 900 fps, and .148 @ 900 fps and below.
Check back with us soon to order these fantastic new bullets. Be sure to write a review once you’ve had a chance to see how they perform in your self-defense handguns.
3 thoughts on “Sierra Announces Five New SIG V-Crown Bullets”
Sierra makes great bullets, but I have no idea why they post ballistic coefficients for defense bullets. Old habits die hard, since their BC data is important for long-range target and hunting work. How about expansion, penetration, barrier performance at different velocities?
No disrespect intended to a great bullet company.
Your absolutely right. Ballistic coefficients mean nothing for a defense bullet. Everything else you mentioned is critical though. Functionality in a semi-auto for defense is probably most critical before the other factors you mentioned. I’m wondering how the expansion of this hollow point will affect penetration? I carry the Speer Gold Dot “Short Barrel” load in my Glock 27 for conceal carry, but now I’m wondering about penetration, i.e. through heavy clothing, etc? The hollow point is wider to open up quicker, but what about the penetration????
Perfection is what this bullet brings to mind for the 357 sig. The absence of a crimp grove in 9mm bullets has been the biggest problem for the 357 sig with it’s short case neck. This bullet will and does solve that problem, plus it has great over all performance to boot. I have been waiting for a long time for a bullet like this I just don’t understand why it took so long for someone to make one. Sierra should sale a ton of these in 9mm because it is the perfect bullet for the 357 sig.