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Old November 20, 2020, 11:58 AM   #26
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Many years ago, like ca.1980, the Memphis Police Department SWAT team was armed with S&W Model 25 revolvers in .45 Colt, and after some testing (I don't know what was involved) selected the Winchester 225 gr. Silvertip Hollow Point as their standard ammunition.

Part of their choice was that the bullet did not over penetrate the human body, and it tended to "skid" along pavement rather than ricocheting.

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Old November 21, 2020, 10:02 PM   #27
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Contrary to popular belief, bullets that strike hard surfaces like walls and pavement tend to travel along them as opposed to ricocheting off.
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Old November 22, 2020, 01:48 PM   #28
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from my 4" mod 681 the 145gr. STHP were the best balance between power, recoil, accuracy and all that jazz. I haven't seen any in a long time on the shelf and on-line they want $1/per round or more. I've settle for something else.
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