Originally Posted by billdeserthills
Met a guy the other day, he feels quite differently about hollowpoints. Says they are the liberal's tool and that they were invented to make cops feel safe,
as there is no chance of them penetrating a bulletproof vest. Further, he insists that full metal jacket bullets are the only way to go. I don't know if it can be confirmed but this dude says there has never been a single documented case of overpenetration leading to the death of an innocent bystander. Really makes me think about ditching the defensive ammo altogether, now if only someone made good FMJ rounds.
Next time you meet this person tell him he is wrong concerning the reason for the birth of hollow points .
If you do a just a couple of web searches you will find that hollow points and the vest were virtually invented at the same time with the hollow points coming in a few years earlier than the vest .
Hollow points for Law enforcement began being excepted when Lee Jurras started the company called SuperVel with lighter bullets propelled at higher velocities .
The material for bullet proof vests or Kevlar was invented by Stephanie Kwolek at the DuPont science company in 1966. While experimenting with high performance chemical compounds .
The first Kevlar material to hit the market in the early 1970's was called Kevlar 29 and from then on it was being improved, and by 1988 the second generation of Kevlar material was called Kevlar 129.
Not only did hollow points predate the Vests so did ammunition that would penetrate them as a matter of fact those rounds existed for decades before the Vest .
If you recall Automobiles bodies used to be made of all metal . As far back as the 20's police needed round that would penetrate a car body or a criminal would be completely safe in a vehicle . If I recall correctly armor piercing rounds were invented way back then NOT recently to kill police with body armor as the Anti's would try to make you believe .
I can personally guaranty this is all true as my father grew up with our local Chief of police as such he often visited our home when I was a very small child . It wasn't uncommon for other officers to need to speak to him while visiting and they would also drop by .
Being interested in guns I was often showed a duty weapon after it was unloaded , I saw pointed armor piercing rounds "which was kept on the belt as a reload" as well as hollow points long before I saw a cop wearing a vest .