American Eagle Syntech is cooler, cleaner, safer handgun ammunition built for the 21st Century target shooter. Using a state-of-the-art polymer jacket that prevents metal-on-metal contact between the bullet and barrel, Syntech provides improved performance over traditional copper jacketed bullets while protecting your handgun investment.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I hate the chore of cleaning guns. That’s part of what makes Syntech so special. The rounds use a special clean-burning powder, and their hot, reliable, lead-free Catalyst primer provides more complete ignition of the propellant bed, further reducing residue. And because no metal comes into contact with the lands and grooves of the rifling, there is no hard to remove copper or lead fouling. It all works together to require much less cleaning. Shooting more and cleaning less—all while extending the life of my handgun—is a dream come true.

FP_AE_AE9SJ1_9mmLugerTSJ_BC_CSyntech also is safer. The soft lead inside the polymer coating, while not frangible, does break up on impact with steel targets and causes less bullet fragment dispersion. Also, without a copper jacket, there is no danger of copper fragments bouncing back to hit the shooter or spectators. In testing, the total weight of Syntech fragments traveling between 5 and 15 yards of the target was 51 percent less than comparable FMJs. It also resulted in 91 percent less weight in fragments traveling more than 15 yards from the target.

Because of a 12 percent reduction in friction in the barrel, the bore stays 14 percent cooler when shooting Syntech. In fact, after firing a full magazine, I was able to lay my hand on the barrel of my 9mm Glock and found it only slightly warm to the touch. In addition to decreasing perceived recoil, this reduced friction and heat lessen barrel wear and will extend the life of your firearm.

To top it all off, Syntech cartridges have a boxer primer pocket and feature reloadable Federal Premium brass.

American Eagle Syntech: It’s available in 9mm Luger, 40 S&W, and 45 Auto. It will keep you shooting longer, reduces the frequency of cleaning, and lets you get the most life out of your firearm investment. Sounds like a winning combination to me.