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Discussion in 'In the News' started by mike316atl, Aug 20, 2007.
Very interesting article i came across.
http://www.policeone.com/police-product ... ses/77618/
Sounds a bit like the "blended metal technology" that was hyped not too long ago. It was supposed to have different reactions to soft or hard materials.
It turned out to be exactly that ..'hype', a gentleman sectioned a representative bullet and found a polymer ball with amost pure lead beneath the copper jacket; http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/t ... 8;t=001189
The Aguila website doesn't mention anything about it being able to penetrate a bullet resistant vest, makes me wonder exactly who is making the claim. My guess is it's the same people who are saying the 5.7x28 you can buy in stores is a 'cop killer bullet, designed to penetrate police vests at 200 yards'.
Added info: http://www.thegunzone.com/aguila-iq.html
Why does it just have to be a cop killer? Is that what makes it an intelligent bullet? Does it know what it's about to hit and stops (like in the cartoons) if it gets close and it isn't a cop. A criminal can kill a cop with any type of bullet if he/she wanted to. Just because it can penetrate some SWAT teams uber tacticool 'drug enforcement' equipment doesn't mean it should automatically come under scrutiny.
It's not a blended metal bullet. If it was, it would be advertised to create an explosive effect on contact with soft material, not harden up against armor.
I'm sure it's not the blended metal technology pioneered by LeMas (which turned out to be pretty much 99.44% pure lead with a trace of antimony),
going by Aquila's website it states the bullets are an alloy, meaning a combination of two or more metals, the atoms of one replacing or occupying interstitial positions between the atoms of the other: Brass is a blend of zinc and copper.
Bottom line? who knows but it sure seems to be overblown and overhyped .... and about 5 years out of being current news.