My BinL was LEO for the USFS before they switched to Glock 40s. He carried a Sig P226 or 228 which ever was service size. They were at different times issued different ammo.Didn't the guy who invented the Winchester Black Talon change jobs to Remington and invent the Golden Sabre that pretty much does the same thing as Black Talons using folded cartridge brass as jacket material that unfolds into sharp, stiff "petals" that cut flesh? I love Golden Sabres and in 147 gr 9mm was my carry round for quite a while. I switched to Federal 124 gr HST about 3 years ago but I still have an unopened box of Golden Sabres.
Anyway, Is anyone out there, besides me, old enough to remember Mer-core ammo? I saw these for sale in Shotgun News in the 1970s. They were mercury filled pistol bullets! Mercury is heavier than lead and the idea was that the mercury would splatter into penetrating droplets causing nasty damage. The ads for these bullets did not run long. I imagine they were outlawed in short order or did not sell. I sure as hell wouldn't care to try them!
Federal 9BPLE 115 +P+
Federal 124+p Hydra Shok
Rem 124+p Golden Saber
He was carrying the GS one day when he came across a herd of wild hogs running across a back road on the US Forest he worked. They were told to kill any hogs they see. He jumped out of his Tahoe and commenced to killing running hogs.
He fired 15 rounds....had 13 hogs on the ground...one hit 2x. He was not to be messed with with his Sig. Took off next 2 days, called friends and processed hogs.
Several years before retirement, he was chosen as Law Enforcement Officer of the year for the US Forest Service. 😎 He asked if they could just mail his plaque as he did not want to go to DC to receive it from Secretary of Agriculture. 🤣
After retirement, the DEA was wanting him to work as trainer at their training facility in Louisiana or was it Mississippi??? He said, nope I'm done!