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Old 02-10-2013, 14:50   #1
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Hollowpoint question

Ok. I'm trying to sell my lightly used Ruger LCP (information for context).

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Does the hollow point ammo expand and score the inside of the barrel?
What does he mean? I've never heard of such a thing. I'd say maybe I'm the ignorant one, but for some reason I think he is.
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The only way a hp bullet would expand in the barrel is if the barrel was totally submerged in water at the time of discharge. Maybe not even then.
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Ok. I wasn't sure what he was talking about, but then again I don't know everything.
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It is an odd question . . . . .
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It is an odd question . . . . .
The bidder has a NR (no feedback) on GB, so I can only assume he/she might be new to guns possibly.
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The bidder has a NR (no feedback) on GB, so I can only assume he/she might be new to guns possibly.
So what is GB?
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So what is GB?
gunbroker, sorry, i figured everyone knew that!
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It is an odd question . . . . .
No, it's a question from someone that knows nothing about guns or ammunition.
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No, it's a question from someone that knows nothing about guns or ammunition.
I think that you are right . . . . . . .
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Ok. I'm trying to sell my lightly used Ruger LCP (information for context).

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What does he mean? I've never heard of such a thing. I'd say maybe I'm the ignorant one, but for some reason I think he is.
Lol yah he had no clue what he was asking. He is definitely the ignorant one. Expansion is going to happen in every HP bullet after being fired from ANY gun. Not sure why he was worried about specifics of your gun in this matter lol.

Sounds like the person learned that hollow points have expansion technologies but didn't realize the bullet expands after being projected and contact made, not immediately upon firing.

Sounds like a dum dum to me. And when you are done selling him the gun send him my way! Tell him I have the special kind of hollow points that don't expand in the chamber made specially for your gun. Lol. We can split the profits!
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Ok. I'm trying to sell my lightly used Ruger LCP (information for context).

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What does he mean? I've never heard of such a thing. I'd say maybe I'm the ignorant one, but for some reason I think he is.
He's a nut who knows nothing about guns. Tell him you only use the hollowpoints that expand when they hit the target, so the barrel is OK. Then sell to somebody smarter. I find that when I sell anything to stupid people I'm more likely to hear complaints later, because they don't know anything about it.

If I'm selling something on Ebay and get a stupid question like that, I immediately add the person to my "blocked bidder list" just to avoid the future headaches.
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He's a nut who knows nothing about guns. Tell him you only use the hollowpoints that expand when they hit the target, so the barrel is OK. Then sell to somebody smarter. I find that when I sell anything to stupid people I'm more likely to hear complaints later, because they don't know anything about it.

If I'm selling something on Ebay and get a stupid question like that, I immediately add the person to my "blocked bidder list" just to avoid the future headaches.
I agree with you!
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