Why do you need hollow point to practice your aim? Serious question.
To CutThroat's question, my first instinct is that liability is an issue. If a civil suit can drive a wedge between the ammo used to train and that used in a controversial police/agency shooting, count on it that it'll happen. We live in the land where a spilled McDs coffee became MILLIONS. cn
Thanks for the video Fungus but that's really wasn't what i was asking I may order some of them for loading nevertheless. I am knowledgeable on ballistics, I load my own ammo and participate in match shooting.
It was also formulated at a time when hollowpoints were designed to maim.
This is where I disagree hollow points were designed to decrease penetration and disrupt more tissue, that's still their purpose today. I still don't see why inside America when can completely ignore the humane factor of killing someone as funny as that sounds. Bleeding out because the can see though your shoulder isn't the way.
I will yield that point, nontheist. I will observe that "humane" and defensive shooting are an odd mix. I did read somewhere that the 9mm Parabellum cartridge (and some of its contemporaries, such as the 7.65 Mauser) were specifically chosen to wound and not to kill. The "theory" behind this is that a soldier spending a month-plus in a hospital is a bigger logistical drain than a clean kill. In a non-military setting ... well if i am forced to shoot, it would not be to wound. Modern hollowpoints raise the 9mm from a marginal to an acceptable defense round imo. That said, I prefer and select the .45 ACP. cn
Who really knows what it's about.
You don't target practice with hollow points as they're 2 - 3 times the cost of FMJ bullets... then again government is stupid so it probably is for target shooting.
Secondly guns with chrome lined barrels are not only good for 7k - 8k rounds. There are plently of AK's, FAL's, and AR's that are on 10k+ rounds with no parts changed out. AR's are less likely to do this, but lots of FAL's and AK's go well beyond 10k rounds before needing replacement parts, let alone the barrel. There is a forum for FAL's where there's one guy who has over 25K rounds through his FAL without doing anything to the gun. 7k - 8k is just BS, wherever that info came from.
Anytime one tries to justify the violation of natural human rights, in order to increase the quality of another human being's natural rights, not only have they attempted to justify hypocrisy, they've lost all worthiness in what they believe, are credible opinions.
as far as train like you fight wtf? the army trains with ball ammo, you fight with a mixed mag.. there is no reason to use hp rounds except for stopping power. maybe the bath salt zombies?