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capnklump 08-22-2012 12:05 PM

Hollow point expansion
 
The other day I was in my CCWP class, and my instructor (he's a sherrifs deputy) stated that a hollow point personal defense round, I.E. Winchester Ranger T series, or PDX-1 etc. etc. Expands as soon as it is 18 inches clear of the barrel, even without contacting any BG's. In essence what he was trying to say was that air pressure against the hollow point was enough to cause expansion, and frankly at this point I have to call BS. I dont believe it. Am I wrong??

c3shooter 08-22-2012 12:17 PM

Unfortunately, your instructor did not know jack. It is BS, pure and simple.

Besides a million slow m videos of bullets in flight on You Tube, all he would have to do is LOOK at a paper target shot with a HP, and measure the hole.

trip286 08-22-2012 12:23 PM

How in the hell would anyone manage to hit anything?

Find a new instructor dude.

capnklump 08-22-2012 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter
Unfortunately, your instructor did not know jack. It is BS, pure and simple.

Thanks for confirming. Besides that, I would expect if that was the case, (mushrooming before contacting something solid) it would negate any decent accuracy, thanks again c3.

capnklump 08-22-2012 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286
How in the hell would anyone manage to hit anything?

Find a new instructor dude.

That would be nice but the class is over & done with. I passed, which is enough for my permit. And besides, I'm not spending ANOTHER $125 for that!

USMC-03 08-22-2012 02:23 PM

Your instructor is a moron.

ryguy00 08-22-2012 02:36 PM

You were raped. My ccw class is $50.00 with drinks, guns, and ammo provided.

PanBaccha 08-22-2012 02:47 PM

... plus an interesting instructor (local sheriff) who was quite informative.

capnklump 08-22-2012 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryguy00
You were raped. My ccw class is $50.00 with drinks, guns, and ammo provided.

Wow! What state?

hardluk1 08-22-2012 07:19 PM

You can get class in NC from 55 dollars at a home taught class to 85 dollars at a gun range. You better check to see if this guy as certifed to teach a class and I was gona say hes a dumb mules rear end but for 125 dollar he's make'n great money and gets to pratice his BS too. This guy is steal'narrested him for stealing.

Come on now what sheriff does he work for. Might be able to warn others about him.


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