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Who is Corbon?

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Hey all, we here at True Shot Academy are going to go over Corbon ammunition today. This brand is well-known for their defensive ammunition offerings and produces many loadings. Our goal here today is to provide a brief overview of the company while delving into their product offerings, traits, and other pertinent information. Without further ado, let’s cover Corbon.


What is Corbon?

Corbon is an ammunition manufacturer well-known for their defensive loadings. The company was founded in 1982 in Sturgis, South Dakota by Peter Pi Sr. The company was founded with the desire to create hollow point ammunition which would reliably expand upon impact. While initially intended for hunting usage, the hollow point manufacturing techniques used by Corbon expanded into defensive loadings. The company acquired Glaser, an ammunition manufacturer well-known for their Safety Slug loadings in 2002. Currently, the company is based in Ohio and produces a wide range of ammunition product lines. These lines encompass hunting loadings, defensive loadings, and match loadings. The company moved to their present location in Ohio in 2017.


Where is Corbon Ammunition Made?

Corbon ammunition is currently produced in the United States at their present Ohio location. In addition to producing components of their own, Corbon also utilizes ammunition components from other notable companies. Notably, Corbon’s Performance Match offerings utilize Lapua, Sierra, Berger, and Berry’s projectiles to maximize their accuracy potential.


The Corbon Method

Corbon was able to help ensure reliable expansion with their hollow points by producing loadings with light projectiles which travel at high velocities. The idea behind this design choice is that these lighter hollow points would travel at high velocities be more conducive to expansion once they impacted the target. The result was reliable and consistent expansion coupled with a considerable degree of kinetic energy transfer.

Corbon DPX 9mm Luger
Corbon DPX 9mm Luger
Glaser Pow'RBall .380 ACP
Glaser Pow'RBall .380 ACP

Product Lines

Corbon currently produces ammunition in both pistol and rifle calibers. The company does not produce shotgun ammunition at this time. Everything from defensive, hunting, match, and subsonic loadings are offered by the company in their various product lines.


Corbon JHP – This is the product line that put Corbon on the map. These types of loadings are known for their consistent and reliable expansion due to their high velocity and light projectiles. These offerings are available in both handgun and rifle calibers with offerings spanning 10mm Auto, .357 Magnum, .32 ACP, and even .243 Winchester. Simply put, these cartridges are optimized for self-defense use.


Corbon Hunter – This line of hunting ammunition offered by Corbon encompasses both handgun and rifle calibers. The company’s roots can be traced back to the founder’s desire to produce reliable and potent handgun hunting ammunition. These loadings feature the same bonded core projectiles which made the company famous with the addition of black polymer tips on the rifle loadings. Many cartridges are covered by this line such as 10mm Auto, .41 Magnum, .45 Colt, .454 Casul, and .300 Winchester Magnum.


Corbon Performance Match – These loadings from Corbon will utilize projectiles from prominent companies to help ensure the highest level of accuracy possible. These loadings can feature Lapua, Sierra, Berger, and Berry’s projectiles. These offerings are best employed in precision-oriented use cases and are well-suited for competition. Handgun and rifle calibers are represented in this product line such as 9mm Luger, .38 Super, .308 Winchester, and .300 Winchester Magnum.


Corbon Urban Response – This product line from Corbon represents the company’s offering designed to prevent over-penetration while still providing adequate effect on target. Corbon claims that this loading is suitable for self-defense in environments like subdivisions, apartment complexes, and even mobile home parks. This product line can be found in pistol and rifle loadings in the form of popular calibers such as 9mm Luger and .223 Remington.


DPX – This line of ammunition is available in both pistol and rifle form. The company’s DPX, or “Deep Penetrating X-Panding,” projectiles feature a solid copper projectile with a hollow point. These projectiles also feature serrations which help facilitate reliable expansion. The rifle loadings in this line feature polymer tips which aid in improving the ballistic performance of the round. This line includes popular calibers such as .380 ACP, .400 Corbon, .44 Magnum, .223 Remington, and .30-06 Springfield.


DPX Hunter – This product line represents hunting offerings from Corbon which utilize the company’s DPX projectile. Hunters in certain areas and states will appreciate these loadings in particular due to their lead-free nature. By utilizing a copper projectile, these loadings comply with restrictions on lead ammunition, a reality faced by hunters in states like California. Many popular rifle calibers such as .30-06 Springfield and .308 Winchester are covered by this line.


Glaser Pow’RBall – This loading was introduced in 2004 and essentially seeks to bridge the gap between ball and hollow point ammunition. These projectiles feature a reshaped bullet cavity which is plugged by a polymer ball. These loadings facilitate both reliable feeding and consistent expansion and are available in multiple handgun calibers. The calibers covered by Pow’RBall loadings range from .357 Sig, .38 Special, and even 9mm Makarov.


Glaser Safety Slug – The Glaser Safety Slug is available in both Blue and Silver varieties. Essentially, this product line serves as a commercial offering of the loading developed for Air Marshal use in 1974. These loadings are capable of being employed in more sensitive environments such as aircraft. These loadings feature a payload of shot which is encased within a thin copper jacket. The Blue line of Safety Slugs are intended to be used as a more general-purpose self-defense loading. The projectile will stay in one solid piece until it strikes its target, spreading the #12 shot within the target. The Silver Safety Slugs feature #6 shot and are designed to achieve deeper penetration than Blue Safety Slugs. These Safety Slugs are available in a number of handgun calibers such as 9mm Luger, .45 ACP, and .38 Special to name a few.


Multi-Purpose Rifle – While these loadings feature a green tip, they are a far cry from an M855 loading. The Multi-Purpose Rifle product line from Corbon feature hollow point projectiles with green special resin tips, match grade jackets, and uniform boattails. These loadings are designed to achieve a high ballistic coefficient, reduce drag, and facilitate reliable feeding in magazine-fed firearms. As the name suggests, these loadings are available in rifle calibers. The product line includes .22-250 Remington, .223 Remington, .300 Blackout, and .30-06 Springfield to name a few of the offered calibers.

Corbon DPX .40 Smith & Wesson
Corbon .40 Smith & Wesson

Original Cartridges

Corbon also produced and introduced some original cartridges to the market. Two of these cartridges, the .32 NAA and .25 NAA, were introduced as part of a collaboration with North American Arms. Another notable original cartridge produced by Corbon is the .400 Corbon. This round was introduced in 1996 and is essentially a .45 ACP case necked down to accept .40 caliber projectiles.


Is Corbon Ammunition Reloadable?

Corbon ammunition consists of brass casings and Boxer primers. The use of Boxer primers means that primers can easily be removed and replaced with the proper tools. Berdan primers tend to be sized inconsistently and can be more difficult to remove in some cases than their Boxer counterparts.


Is Corbon Ammunition Corrosive?

Corbon is an American producer of high-quality ammunition. The company does not utilize corrosive primers in their loadings. As mentioned above, the company utilizes Boxer primers in their products. Most Boxer primers will be non-corrosive in nature. Simply put, shooters will not have to worry about potential corrosion when shooting Corbon ammunition.



All in all, Corbon ammunition is reliable and will serve shooters of all types well. Whether you are looking for a reliable defensive loading, a lead-free hunting load, or a match load, Corbon has you covered. We here at True Shot Ammo carry Corbon products in addition to the wide variety of ammunition we currently offer. Regardless of whether you are after Corbon ammunition or something else, we can help you get stocked up. As always, happy shooting.


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