The DC ban on carrying firearms outside the home has been ruled unconstitutional. This is a huge victory for the 2nd amendment. Next how about making amends to people wrongfully arrested and prosecuted in DC for having a firearm, or so much as loose brass in the car.
Looks like Remington is putting the the Buck Rogers Space Spizzler back into production.
So the new Xtreme Penetrator round claims to solve the old problem of the .380 round. Namely that hollow points don’t penetrate enough, and clog up and fail, while FMJ overpenetrate, and don’t create a wide enough wound channel.
So with machined bullets being the new frontier in bullet design, that may or may not pan out, this weird little bullet is claimed to penetrate enough, be incapable of clogging, and still produce a wide wound channel.
The round isn’t a hollow point at all, but a solid copper slug with channels cut into it. For this reason it can’t clog, as there’s no hollow point to clog at all. The channels cut on the side supposedly cut a wider hole as they pass through, making the bullet truly cut a hole through rather than simply pierce and part tissue that will immediately close back up like a pinhole.
Of course machined rounds are quite expensive, but for defensive ammo that won’t be used often, so price isn’t as big of an issue. If this design were to catch on though, the design of the bullet doesn’t look like anything that couldn’t be more cheaply produced by swaging rather than milling.
Now personally I carry a proper .357 magnum, but this design might also be beneficial in standard pressure .38 special, and could be a great benefit for those who need to carry a very small gun, or are recoil averse.
Unlike the controversial RIP round, the design of the Xtreme Penetrator seems to be much more practical in attempting to solve a conflict between two types of rounds that just aren’t reliable at lower velocities.
The bullet face however, I think, might cause feeding problems, and again there is the expense issue. Is it another gimmick bullet, or is it a round that could make the .380 an adequate stopping round?
Take a look at the video and make your own decision.
When a mental patient charged into a wellness center and opened fire, he wasn’t expecting anyone to shoot back. One of his intended victims, a doctor whom his first shot wounded, drew his weapon and returned fire.
What’s interesting here, is that while hospitals are legal to carry where this happened, the building was a posted gun free zone. The doctor chose to take the risk of carrying anyone and saved a lot of lives by doing so.
So what do we see here? We see another would be mass killer who picked out a gun free zone thinking he’d have nice polite unarmed victims, who got more than he bargained for because one person there decided his life was more important than a sign.