Today, a lot of choices are available when it comes to ammunition. One common adjective associated with bullets is deadly- most of use regard the function or purpose of a bullet to be to kill the target. Nevertheless, as ammunition technology has evolved, there have been introduced several sorts of ammunition which serve a different purpose entirely. In other words, bullets that are not intended to kill or inflict harm. These sorts of ammunition, sometimes referred to as frangible ammunition, are much more useful in situations which do not necessarily involve combat. The way regular ammunition works is simple. A shell which goes into the weapon is filled with lead particles. Once shot out the weapon, the shell begins to rotate at high speed, so as to improve the ballistic performance and the possibility of penetration into the target. Upon impact, the rotating shell penetrates into the target and releases the lead particles, to make the damage output as high as possible. A new sort of ammunition, however, removes lead as a component of the projectile and takes out the risk of fatal injuries making it possible to fire shots which are not lethal to a target. In particular, this ammunition is best suited as training ammunition on firing ranges or for use in close combat training.

What is this sort of ammunition?

This sort of non-lethal ammunition is known as frangible ammunition and the way it works differs radically from regular ammo. The word ‘frangible’ is used to describe something which literally falls or breaks apart quite easily. Normally, it is applied to objects which are meant to crumble or break easily upon contact. frangible-ammunitionFrangible ammunition is designed to literally powderize upon impact with a target. This is particularly useful when practicing with a steel target as the frangible component of the ammunition completely eliminates any and all ricochet concerns. The way these rounds are constructed makes the bullet literally fall apart as soon as it contacts a target. It falls apart completely, and it doesn’t rotate as fast once fired. This allows you to fire a bullet without causing a fatal injury, once hitting a target. You must be wondering what is the purpose of this sort of a bullet, if it isn’t meant to harm. They definitely are not recommended for self-defense purposes, as the damage output they deliver is almost negligible. The main purpose of these bullets is to provide you a safe way to use them in firing ranges. As soon as they contact the target, they are going to fall apart entirely, before having the chance to release the lead particles in full speed. This also reduces the risk of a bullet particle ricocheting and hitting what it isn’t supposed to.

What else can these be used for?

In addition to using them for practicing purposes, you may also choose to purchase frangible bullets for mild self-defense situations. If this is your primary motive, you should always keep in mind the fact that these bullets won’t be able to deliver any damage intended to wound the target. This is why the best reason to purchase these sorts of bullets is to ensure that you won’t run into any accidents while firing your weapon at the firing range. In addition to minimizing potential harm to the shooter, frangible ammunition are completely lead free and thus eco-friendly as well. So, if you are planning an extensive training session at the firing range, you won’t have to worry about polluting the environment or harming yourself. You will find that these bullets are just a bit more expensive than their regular counterparts.