Sturm, Ruger and Co. The claims against Olin were dismissed because it was held that the plaintiff could not prevail because there were no defects in manufacturing, design, or in warnings — the bullets "functioned exactly as designed". In Winchester removed the ammunition from public sale,  but at no time was Black Talon ammunition uniformly prohibited by US law.
Winchester discontinued the Black Talon line completely in Among shooters, [ who? However, there are differences in the anatomy of the bullets which become apparent when carefully examined side by side.
The hollow point cavity dimensions and angles of the meplat were altered to enhance reliability of expansion, though the basic "reverse taper" design pioneered by the Black Talon was retained. This "reverse taper" refers to the bullet's jacket being thicker at the tip than toward the base, enhancing rigidity which allows the sharp petals to remain largely perpendicular to the wound path, unlike traditional designs where the expanding jacket petals would peel back almost completely behind the expanded lead mushroom.
This difference is obvious after firing into ballistic gelatin. Besides further dimensional changes to the hollow point for reliable expansion, the distinctive perpendicular petals were made longer yet more rounded at the tips to retain stiffness.
The most obvious difference from the SXT is that the bonded design, meant to maintain structural integrity through difficult intermediate barriers like auto-glass, largely prevents the sharp petals from peeling away from the lead core and fully protruding into the wound track. It hits the target, it opens up, it creates six talons, and these talons are sharp. Black Talon 9mm Luger Gr. Each Black Talon 9mm Luger round is a jacketed hollow point that is designed to expose sharp edges when it hit the target.
The black color of the tip of the ammo is the Lubalox coating that is designed to protect the rifling in your firearm. This is a great round for self defense and highly popular among collectors. All ammunition is new, but the black cardboard boxes may show signs of wear just from being moved in storage. Black Talon 45 Automatic Gr. Each box of Black Talons contains 20 rounds of grain bullets with a Lubalox coating to protect the rifling of your firearm.
All rounds are brand new in the box. The cardboard box that they come in may show some signs of wear due to movement during storage. Black Talon 44 Remington Mag Gr. This wound caused Platt to drop his revolver. The wound was not serious.
One round hit McNeill in the neck, causing him to collapse and leaving him paralyzed for several hours. Platt then apparently positioned the Mini against his shoulder using his uninjured left hand. Hanlon fired at Platt and was shot in the hand while reloading. Platt rounded the rear of their car and killed Grogan with a shot to the chest, shot Hanlon in the groin area, and then killed Dove with two shots to the head.
Mireles fired four more rounds at Platt and Matix, but hit neither. A civilian witness described Platt leaving the car, walking almost 20 feet and firing at Mireles three times at close range.
Mireles does not remember this happening. Risner and Orrantia, observing from the other side of the street, stated that they did not see Platt leave the car and fire at Mireles. Mireles drew his. Mireles fired six rounds at the suspects. The first round missed, hitting the back of the front seat. The third hit Matix in the face, and fragmented in two, with neither piece causing a serious wound.
The fourth hit Matix in the face next to his right eye socket, travelled downward through the facial bones, into the neck, where it entered the spinal column and severed the spinal cord. The fifth hit Matix in the face, penetrated the jaw bone and neck and came to rest by the spinal column.
The shootout involved ten people: two suspects and eight FBI agents. Of the ten, only one, Special Agent Manauzzi, did not fire any shots his firearm was thrown from car in the initial collision , while only one, Special Agent Risner, was able to emerge from the battle without a wound. The incident lasted under five minutes yet approximately shots were exchanged. Toxicology tests showed that the abilities of Platt and Matix to fight through multiple traumatic gunshot wounds and continue to battle and attempt to escape were not achieved through any chemical means.
Both of their bodies were drug-free at the time of their deaths. Two of the agents had backup revolvers Hanlon and Risner and both would use them at some point during the fight. The initial collision that forced the suspects off the road caused some unforeseen problems for the agents, as the FBI vehicles sustained damage from the heavier, older car driven by Matix.
Hanlon lost his. Grogan, however, is credited with landing the first hit of the gunfight, wounding Matix in the forearm as he leaned out of the Monte Carlo to fire the shotgun at Grogan and Dove. Platt then fired his rifle at Mireles who was running across the street to join the fight. Mireles was hit in the left forearm, creating a severe wound. Due to collision damage, Matix could only open his door partially, and fired one shotgun round at Grogan and Dove, striking their vehicle.
Matix was then shot in the right forearm, probably by Grogan. Matix was apparently knocked unconscious by the hits and fired no more rounds. Also, the photo of the mushroomed bullet with 2 layers of petals is totally radical and cool and wicked!!
What type of bullet if that? I need a bunch of those!! Both are offered on the Underwood website which I like to go to. CTD Suzanne: As a Federal LEA I know quite well the Miami scenario and its ramifications towards the major changes it brought in all law enforcement and the overall industry at a National perspective.
I am also well versed in the Black Talon and its complete run in history to the point that I own some for posterity sake. With that, I wanted to take the time to compliment you on one of the best written articles to have ever covered this topic. Past works have been authored to cover only the major talking points in your article, and were forced to do so only as distinctly separate stories due to the sheer volume of information involved; however, you managed to blend the entire history of each topic into one very well written article that is somehow brief, yet able to maintain excellent continuity without missing any of the most important facts.
This is simply a brilliant piece of work. My hat is off to you. I was on duty that morning in Miami and heard it go down on my police radio… Since it was being dispatch County wide as it was happening…. I carry a descendant of the Black Talon, Q I have a box of sxt, but chose the bonded version for performance through auto glass.
Anything on that list should do the trick. Golden Sabers are on the list too. MUCH safer for firing in a small home. My absolute favorite based on my tests, their tests, and the awesome pic that shows the bullet cut in half, revealingt he load of balls. Time limit exceeded. Leave a Comment Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. Please be respectful of others. Released March Lands End - Chase Music Group From to , Charlie Shoemake made the essential contribution to George Shearing's groups, and the requirements to swing tastefully and freshly have sustained him in his own groups here.
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