Yes, I'm a newbie. I've just recently gotten into guns and I only own a shotgun. I plan on upping my arsenal soon (with what I'm quite sure yet...) I hear so many people talking about hollow point ammunition. I know that there's been problems with it in the past (as far as legislation goes.) I'd just like to know more about it. Yes, I could have just googled it or looked it up someplace else, but I figured that I should ask some people who are experts. What I don't understand is, why is hollow point ammo any good? When you look at it logically, (at least from the sound of the name HOLLOW POINT) wouldn't ammunition with a solid point be more effective in terms of penetration just because it's probably heavier, etc.? Anyhow, can someone (a few of you even) give me a lesson on what exactly hollow point ammunition is, why so many people love it so much, and what the big deal with it is? I'm sorry if it's been discussed a million times before, but I wanted a fresh take on it, specific to what I wanted to know. Thank you.