I have been reading this thread, "hardball for self defense" and I must say that I am confused. Which is best for self-defense and stopping the bad guys? For all of you law enforcement officers and government agents, I would like to take a brief poll of what you carry in your weapons.
1. What is the manufacture of your ammunition?
2. Do you use hardball or hollow points?
3. How heavy of bullets do you use?
4. Do you use a premium type of ammunition such as the Federal Hydra-Shoks?
I would like to get an idea of what you fellows use in your weapons that use them on a daily basis to protect your own lives and the lives of others. What is good for you is good for me.
Also, I would like to know if their has been any studies done to determine how much hollow points will penetrate if they do expand as anticipated. Does anyone have any facts and figures? Are their any known issues of hollow point bullets blowing apart into pieces upon hitting something hard such as bone and thus preventing them from adequately penetrating?
I looked at some of the links that Frank Sottile posted from the Firearms Tactical Institute but their results seem to be contraversial.
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