Originally Posted by sizir1shotguns
what are those special bullets
The words "exploding bullets" and "special bullets" cover a wide range of things. Exploding bullets smaller than 20mm don't make much sense because they're not very powerful. If they're mixed in with solid bullets in a machine gun, they don't weigh the same or have the same trajectory and might miss the target.
There are a lot of different special bullets like armor piercing, tracer and incendiary, but for normal purposes in handguns like the Python and Anaconda, special bullets would be hollow points. They have a cavity, a hole, in the nose that makes them flatten out and expand in diameter when they hit a flesh and blood target. Expanding increases the shock effect.
The idea is to put down the target and stop the threat with fewer shots. Hollow points are actually less lethal than solid bullets for two reasons: 1. They go in but don't come out, meaning fewer holes and less external bleeding, and 2. their greater effectiveness means fewer bullets are needed to do the job, and fewer bullets means less bleeding and internal damage.