The Keefe Report: U.S. XM17 MHS—It’s the Hollow Points, Stupid

While much of the attention has been focused on the XM17 and XM18 MHS pistols, there is one aspect that has not received much attention—the ammunition.

Fear & Loading: Army to Consider Hollow Points

An internal legal review from the Pentagon has determined the U.S. Army may consider adopting “special purpose ammunition”—with fragmenting or expanding bullets—as it conducts testing to determine the branch’s next-generation, modular handgun system.

Frangible Ammo

Apparently, there are some shooters, who are understandably concerned about over-penetration, that have concluded that this kind of ammo might be just the ticket for shooting attackers in the house. Please don't do this—it is not a good idea.


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