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04/28/2005 04:54:51 PM · #1
Took this yesterday and thought I'd share... :)

' . substr('//visualoddity.com/perm/WeaponsOfChoice1Sized1.JPG', strrpos('//visualoddity.com/perm/WeaponsOfChoice1Sized1.JPG', '/') + 1) . '
04/28/2005 04:56:37 PM · #2
Are those the extra-deadly variety colloquially known as "cop-killers?"
04/28/2005 04:57:29 PM · #3
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Are those the extra-deadly variety colloquially known as "cop-killers?"
lol! No... They Winchester 9mil Hollowpoints... :)
04/28/2005 05:01:12 PM · #4
Right, hollow-point bullets are specifically designed to cause the maximum amount of tissue damage on impact. In the "good old days" they were called dum-dums.
04/28/2005 05:05:27 PM · #5
Yep.. on entrance they make a small 9mm hole. On exit (if they exit) they make a foot-wide crater.

Evokes bad memories... yuck.
04/28/2005 05:08:21 PM · #6
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Right, hollow-point bullets are specifically designed to cause the maximum amount of tissue damage on impact. In the "good old days" they were called dum-dums.
Originally posted by srdanz:

Yep.. on entrance they make a small 9mm hole. On exit (if they exit) they make a foot-wide crater.
Evokes bad memories... yuck.


While you guys are correct, I believe he is speaking of the ones designed to penetrate and pass completely throught bullet proof vests, hence the name "Cop Killers"... These are not those... ;)

Message edited by author 2005-04-28 17:08:40.
04/28/2005 05:16:03 PM · #7
You're right, cop-killers are the ones design to penetrate Kevlar or other armor -- my mistaken reference. I guess these could still be called dum-dums -- I think those were essentially the same design.

Anyway, the exposure and focus on the bullets looks good. I'm not sure I'd want to juxtapose these two interpretations of "shooting" -- but that's a personal decision; given that you want to show a camera in place of a gun, this was done pretty effectively.
04/28/2005 05:18:17 PM · #8
Nope...not cop killers...

My father used to have four armour piercing .357 rounds. I believe (but we're going back 20 yrs) that they were teflon coated. I could be mistaken.

A lot of armour piercing rounds have non-metal tips.
04/28/2005 05:20:50 PM · #9
BTW: The preferred technique is to put the image in your portfolio, and then post only the thumbnail in the forum -- it is automatically linked to the full-sized image for you. Just use the rightmost button in the compose post window, and insert the image's ID number (number only) found at the end of the image's url.
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