A few 2-3-5 years back (it's been a while) I had the pleasure of shootingalongside a ballistics guru retired from the FBI. He was involved in designing and evaluating ammuntionusedbythe organization.
I was walking down range to checkmy targets, and I saw jacket shrapnel that looked a little odd, instead of copper, it was brass, and it was exapnded into curled back petals like you see on the Talon rounds. Nasty looking stuff for sure
I did not know who this guy was or his history at the time, but I asked him if he had ever seen a jacketed round that looked like what was on the ground. He said "yup, those are from me" I asked what he was shooting and he said it was a round that I would not see in any store. We walked back to the shooting bench, and he opened a box of .45ACP with semibrass-jacketed ammunition with some agressive looking expansion initiating cuts in them. I asked where he got those, and if it was a little expensive to be shooting ammo like that, then he told me where it came from, it purpose, and how it got designed.
The guy was a treasure trove of information, I wish I could have had a digital recorder handy when talking to this guy because he had so much knowledge on ballistics.
I wish I could remember half of the stuff I learned that day.
Anyone else ever see brass-jacketed hollowpoint handgun ammo in .45ACP?