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    http://www.nrange.com/howitworks_ammo.htm

    Was wondering if anyone has tried this type of ammunition -- and if it really does what it says.

    Thought it was an interesting article.

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    Interesting solution to firearms training with limited facilities. I wonder how much it works out to per round? I ask because I can use my greengas airsoft for training at a cost of about 1-2 cents a shot.

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    Since you're still expelling a round from the barrel,wouldn't thatstill legally be considered discharging the firearm?

    Interesting but I don't like it. The recoil just isn't there... It would be fun to try, but I don't think it makes sense for serious practice/training.

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    Expensive...

    $60 for 100 9mm, that's more than 2.5x a .45's cost.
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    The Roman army used to train with armor and weapons which were twice as heavy as the actual combat issued stuff, so I would frown on air guns and ultra-light ammo loads as a substitute for live-fire training, personally. I do have a BB/pellet gun, and there's nothing wrong with that, but it's just not the same as a .30-cal sniper job, to be sure.

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    Legba wrote:
    The Roman army used to train with armor and weapons which were twice as heavy as the actual combat issued stuff, so I would frown on air guns and ultra-light ammo loads as a substitute for live-fire training, personally. I do have a BB/pellet gun, and there's nothing wrong with that, but it's just not the same as a .30-cal sniper job, to be sure.

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    Its not a substitute for live fire but its better than nothing. A lot better because I can practice at home, daily, and cheaply.

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    Wouldn't it be safer (and cheaper) to just handload a squib-round (i.e. no powder, just primer) with an aluminum bullet?

    That tapered 9mm looks kind of suspicious to me.
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    just_a_car wrote:
    Wouldn't it be safer (and cheaper) to just handload a squib-round (i.e. no powder, just primer) with an aluminum bullet?

    That tapered 9mm looks kind of suspicious to me.
    not sure about the aluminum, but i can guarantee you (as i've had plenty of my share) that a primer can NOT propel a .45down a 5" barrel. goes about an inch, then you're banging it out with a hammer and rod. the spring rod works, but i hate having to use that when i'm unprepared with something better.

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    To use this system, you have to replace your barrel with their special barrel and if you look at thecross section, the primer only pops the smaller slug about 2" down a much smaller barrel.



    The ammo sizes they state is only the case size, all their aluminum projectilesare the same size.





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    At $564 for 1000 rounds of 9mm. Ummm, no thanks.



    EDIT: + $368 for the conversion...yeah, I think I'll be alright.

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