What about Extreme Shock ammo?

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    What about Extreme Shock ammo?

    Has anyone here every used, tried, tested, trusted, or carried the Extreme Shock brand of ammo.

    Seems they have the Air Freedom Round, very little penetration on hard objects but good on soft tissue.

    Then the Fang Face round which penetrates more.

    Then the Enhanced Penetration round which is even more penetrating but IT IS NOT A Hollow Point, due to my NJ Hollow Point post I started with Google.

    The Air Freedom or FangFace sound like a pretty good combo if you live in an apartment or cheap hotel. No over penetration but if you hit soft tissue, then massive devastation. I know that these two won't meet the FBI penetration test but I do feel a lot of ammo for different types of self defense (stop the threat) could be somewhat less penetrating.

    What do I mean by that? Why not have the first round or two in the chamber and magazine be one that is less penetrating then have those followed by hollow points, especially if the main threat may be coyotes or pit bulls or bad guys in summer clothes.

    Just a thought. Opinions? I am sure there are.

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    If I'm looking for a non-hollowpoint for use in New Jersey I'll stick with Corbon Power Ball or Federal EFMJ thank you.

    I used to be inclined to stick with hardball in a .45 ACP, but a recent letter confirming the acceptance of those two rounds lead me to favor them over hardball ammo in New Jersey.

    As for Extreme Shock and other "cool" named ammo, no thank you. I have better things to spend my money on, even if the better things cost more. Try to explain to a jury why your ammo is named as it is. I'll wait here.

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    I would never depend on ammunition that had to resort to names like Fang Face to get marketed. So gimmickry.
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    IMO, I would stick with what LEOs use....versus some manufacturer's hyped up round (hat tip: Majorlk)
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    A waste of money.. Just get a good quality HP... Speer, Win., HST, Golden Saber, etc.. and you will be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    If I'm looking for a non-hollowpoint for use in New Jersey I'll stick with Corbon Power Ball or Federal EFMJ thank you.

    I used to be inclined to stick with hardball in a .45 ACP, but a recent letter confirming the acceptance of those two rounds lead me to favor them over hardball ammo in New Jersey.

    As for Extreme Shock and other "cool" named ammo, no thank you. I have better things to spend my money on, even if the better things cost more. Try to explain to a jury why your ammo is named as it is. I'll wait here.

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    The highlighted part above. Has anyone ever received clarification on the law as it pertains to off duty LEO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dripster View Post
    The highlighted part above. Has anyone ever received clarification on the law as it pertains to off duty LEO?
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    From their literature:
    E-Shock rounds are engineered to expend maximum energy into soft targets, turning the density mass into an expanding rotational cone of NyTrilium matrix particles, causing neurological collapse to the central nervous system...
    Considering that everything in that sentence is complete and utter pseudo-scientific horse manure (i.e. a bald faced lie), I will never give a single cent to that company, even if they eventually develop the super-duper death ray...
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