Four Bladed Bullet

Last week I posted a photo of an expanded LeHigh Defense .45 Auto bullet. This unique, totally machined, 175 grain projectile leaves the barrel of a five-inch .45 Auto at about 1100 fps. It will penetrate around 10 inches in 10% ordnance gelatin and creates a devilish looking wound cavity. LeHigh offers similar projectiles in a variety of defensive handgun cartridges. They offer moderate recoil and their four blades cut and tear tissue. Just looking at them makes my knees hurt.

View of gelatin block from the bullet entry end. Notice the distinct cuts in the block from the four blades on the expanded bullet.

LeHigh Defense offers their four bladed bullet in most defensive handgun cartridges. They are not cheap but you won't find this type perfromance anywhere else.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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4 Responses to Four Bladed Bullet

  1. Those look devastating

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  3. Beaumont says:

    Their site indicates that they don’t sell their handgun ammo to civilians. If correct, this would seem to handicap their company severely; no matter how good their products may be, lack of market share will limit the acceptance of those products.

    • gunwriter says:

      Not sure where you got that info, I guess it is somewhere on their site AND, I know they do make stuff for military and LE, BUT, the ammo I tested is available to civilians and they are marketing an entire line of defensive handgun ammo. Looks like the web site has not caught up with their enthusiasm. Give ’em a call or check with Mike Cyrus of Cross Outdoors:

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