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originally posted by: schuyler
During WW II our fighter pilots used tracers as the last few rounds in a "magazine" (which is where the phrase "Gave him the whole 9 yards" comes from as that's how long the clip was). So the enemy was instantly aware when you ran out of ammo. Not such a hot idea, IMO.
originally posted by: KnightLight
a reply to: mindseye1609
Tracers were good when I was firing that 50 cal machine gun at 800 900 yards whatever.. I wouldn't use them in a handgun or anything else for that matter.
If you go the tracer route, one thing is they are hot rounds lol.. Careful with fire. I don't remember in training tracers being harder on your weapon of choice though.
They are very useful for knowing how bullets travel out of the end of your weapon just to have an idea of what's really going on. You can see how a bullet can bounce after hitting things too..