posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 10:39 AM
Frangible rounds have been around for quite a while - re Glaser Safety Slugs, et al.
This round is basically "half" frangible making it quite a bit different performance as in the cinder block test.
Most frangible rounds have characteristics which impart a great deal of destructive power to soft tissue targets
However, performance against solid objects like brick walls is generally stated as reduced "ricochet" or "over penetration" - sold as a benefit in
case of missing the intended target.
I'm seeing this round as the worst-of-both-worlds scenario: all of the destructive power of frangible rounds on soft tissue, none of the safety
benefits of being completely frangible - and enough non-frangible weight for extreme penetration. Still, useless against a vest.
edit on 29-1-2014 by ganjoa because: bad code