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This is a discussion on copper Hollow-points within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; A friend of mine who reloads gave me a box of his copper hollowpoints. They are in .380 but are supposed to have been boosted ...

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    copper Hollow-points

    A friend of mine who reloads gave me a box of his copper hollowpoints. They are in .380 but are supposed to have been boosted up to "almost a 9mm" in power.

    Along with the cartridges came this warning...."Don't get caught with them in Delaware, they are illegal there."

    So, my questions are....are they illegal anywhere else? WHY are they illegal?


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    Hollow points are illegal to carry in New Jersey. I don't know about Delaware, but I imagine it's usually not a problem. The fact that the ammo is copper or "boosted up" is irrelevant.
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    If in fact they are boosted up to 9mm, I dont think I would want to shoot them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zsnake View Post
    A friend of mine who reloads gave me a box of his copper hollowpoints. They are in .380 but are supposed to have been boosted up to "almost a 9mm" in power.

    Along with the cartridges came this warning...."Don't get caught with them in Delaware, they are illegal there."

    So, my questions are....are they illegal anywhere else? WHY are they illegal?

    Everything that your friend told you here is totally bogus and untrue.

    No such law exists in Delaware.

    I would return the ammo to him, and tell him: Thanks, but no thanks.

    Better for you to be safe, than sorry.

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    Fireworks are always just a little bit better when "They're illegal in ________!"

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    Whether copper bullets are illegal or not is irrelevant. No .380 is built to handle the pressures of a 9MM load, they're a disaster looking for a place to happen!
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    If they are Cor-Bon DPX factory loads, smile and say Thank you. If they are Joe Blows reloads- run away.
    Oh yeh? Well this was sent from the scary black electrical box under my desk, so there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.M. Edmands View Post
    If they are Cor-Bon DPX factory loads, smile and say Thank you. If they are Joe Blows reloads- run away.
    +1, or even 3
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    I wouldn't shoot them if they've been loaded that hot either. I think I came across an item somewhere that there isn't even a SAAMI spec for +P 380 so I would assume that anything extra or +P would just be the loaders idea of what might not destroy the firearm.
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    Hollowpoints are illegal in NJ, not in Delaware.
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    I'm guessing by "boosted up" he meant +P load, which is higher pressure. you might want to verify that it is safe to use them in your gun if its a cheapo pocket pistol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Hollowpoints are illegal in NJ, not in Delaware.
    Clarification: in NJ it is Illegal to CARRY hollowpoints, but legal to own and transport them.

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    A BIG thank you for all the response.
    I recon you guys are more knowledgable than myself in this department, so I'll leave them alone.
    He was sure proud of them. And you are correct...he DID say N.J., not Delaware...my mistake.

    Again, thanks....probably saved my bacon...or at least an eye.

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    ... and your gun. My advice is to not shoot Joe Blow's garage reloads, especially if he says they're hot.

    Hot enough to blow your gun into little bits, maybe.
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    It is probably not a good idea to use this ammo. It is not worth the risk of firearm failure or, God forbid, worse.
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