There was shock in court as it emerged that Pistorius, 27, had been using the Black Talon bullet
, similar to the expanding dum-dum bullet.
Winchester's approach, in what would eventually be introduced as its Black Talon bullet
, was to combine substantial expansion and attendant tissue destruction with the minimum twelve-inch penetration (under all conditions) requirement of the new FBI performance standard.
The first time I saw something like this was during Corzine's development of the Black Talon bullet
. The purpose is to provide a small reservoir for debris or cloth so fluid can enter the upper portion of the hollowpoint and initiate expansion.
He was on the payroll of the Olin Corporation, the company that manufactures the notorious Winchester Black Talon bullet
, a spokeswoman of the Violence Policy Center helpfully added.
I am encouraged by the corporate responsibility one manufacturer demonstrated by ending the public sale of the Black Talon bullet
, which is designed to maximize the damage inflicted upon its victim.
Not just a ban on importation, but a ban on domestic manufacture and a ban on distribution of these weapons of death." Freeh took the opportunity to applaud the manufacturer of the Black Talon bullet
for ending the public sale of the dangerous ammunition, which he said was tailor made for gang warfare.
Four months ago we called attention to the new Black Talon bullet
, which was specifically designed to shred human flesh; today, as I write, Winchester has withdrawn it from the market because of mounting adverse publicity.
"The Black Talon bullet
took out both shoulders, causing the fleeing animal's snout to form a fulcrum as it flipped end-over-end into the bushes like a gymnast at the Summer Olympics."
Pistorius shot Reeva with hollow-point Black Talon bullets
designed to cause maximum damage.