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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by WolfePack01, Feb 10, 2012.
A bonded hollow point or one that will fragment - which is your preference and why?
I have pre-donned my Flame Suit, but here's my thoughts:
I would strongly suggest "off the shelf" mainstream ammo for SD purposes.
With the ever-increasing number of lawyers being "chasers' these days, you do NOT need to open yourself to any question about your weapon being modified, your ammo being hanus or that YOU were just LOOKING for an opportunity to draw and fire your weapon.
The courts recorded many civil cases where Black Talon ammo was used and it was argued that this especially hanus round caused "especially aggrivated" wounds. Long litigation and disruption of life followed, even if no penalty was levied.
Heck, even LE tried their hand at banning the "talon" type of ammo, but to no avail, though the brand label was changed to Ranger.
My rule of thumb is to stay mainstream, prepared and aware. It would be unfortunate to use my weapon, for sure I will go to jail for a time, but to add the civil suit scenario is double jeapordy.
A bonded hollow point will normally have good penetration and it will remain as one piece. Both of which you would want and need in a self defense round.
A fragmented bullet normally does not have as good of penetration because it breaks up rather quickly and that is not good for self defense especially when there is any heavy clothing involved.
A very simple explanation.
So what would you prefer? Off the shelf mainstream ammo that is bonded or off the shelf mainstream ammo that will fragment?
Following LE lead with weapons and ammunition seems like a fine idea to me.
My thoughts also.
Rounds that fragment are not ideal for SD. period.