posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 10:53 PM
One of the things that disturbs me the most is that all the rounds ordered by DHS are Jacketed Hollow Points (JHP). The military only uses Full Metal
Jacket (FMJ) as JHP are illegal on the battlefield per the Geneva Convention. JHP are much more expensive than FMJ, and if they are training with
these it is an incredible waste of money. I know they probably justify it by saying train with what you are going to use in a real life situation but
that's real easy to do when you are spending Other Peoples Money like the DHS.
Personally I use FMJ to keep my marksmanship skills up. JHP and more exotic rounds, like the Glaser in my pistol I keep by the bed are too damn
expensive to waste for marksmanship. However, I do burn of a few of JHP and Glaser to make sure they feed properly, and don't have drastically
different ballistic qualities than FMJ at the ranges I'm likely to need them.
Edit to add: Got to thinking about how many rounds I shot in basic training (15 weeks of 13 series OSUT) back in'95. Long time ago, but I doubt it was
more than 800 or so all inclusive of familiarization, pre-qualification, qualification, night fire, NBC fire, and the course where you practice bound
and overwatch live fire.
edit on 26-4-2013 by jefwane because: (no reason given)