posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Grimpachi
reply to post by Daedalus
I don’t know if this is the case but hollow points use less lead so since they are buying in bulk there should(read that as should) be a price
difference to where training with hollow points makes more sense. I reload my own ammo so there isn’t any difference in how it’s done between the
two. I know some people that do train with the rounds they would regularly carry. I don’t know about whether 9mm or .40 is the standard carry or not
but I know .40 is preferred by most.
When I was armed security, we trained with the same rounds we qualified with - RNL. Because we qualified with RNL, we were supposed to carry the same,
because if we had to pop some one, there would be a field day among the lawyers in court if we had used hollow points to do so. The argument would
have been made that our intent was to kill, because of the hollow points.
I carried ny-clad hollow points, personally, because if I had to pop some one, my intent was damn sure not to just tickle them. I got called on the
carpet once for carrying hollow points. The bosses were not pleased.
Generally speaking, you train with what you qualify with, and you carry what you have qualified with. It makes the legal defense a lot easier.