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I was in one of the local gun shops the other day inquiring about his FFL transfer procedure. When I bug these guys, I always spend a few dollars.
I bought a box of Israel Military Industies (I.M.I.) .38 Special "Eco-Ammo". They are 100 grain, fangibles. I am familiar with the theory of the frangible loads.
When I got home, I looked them up on the net. These are rated at 1000 fps,(that's cookin' for a 38) and the projectile is designed to turn into powder if it hits something harder than tissue. These seem to be a good idea for home defense, seeing as they aren't suposed to go through walls and injure a non-threat.
Any feedback?
P.S. Here's the site: http://www.a-merc.com/
 

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Hey, Thanks for the quick feedback. Hmmm, no good, unreliable, huh? I guess they go into the range-bag for my next practice session.
I'm glad they weren't too expensive.
These guys are very patient, so, I just had to buy something. He specializes in military surplus items. He has a lot of old European rifles, a few Com-block pistols (Tokarev, Makarov, etc). Mostly a lot of clothing, and other accessories as in uniforms, hats, bandoleers, etc.
 

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Re: Follow-Up

Well once again I got good advice on this forum.
I went to the range today to shoot up these "frangible" bullets. Out of the first thirty rounds, two required a second strike. I'm glad that the target was just sitting there and not trying to hurt me. lol.
I'll save the last 20 rounds for next time. All other rounds were fine. (24 S&B 148 RNL, and 12 Fed Hydra-shock +P). All revolver rounds were .38 special.
Oh and I broke 500 rounds (100 today) with the PT 92, also. Works great! :D
 

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This is a follow-up to my follow-up.
I went to the range Tuesday, and shot the rest of that box of I.A.I. "Eco-Ammo", (20 rounds). I had two more rounds that needed a second strike. That's a total of four out of fifty. Needless to say I won't be buying it again.
 
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