Re: exploding bullets
Take a look at the Glaser ammo, if you wanna see what technology can do
It's basically a load of #12 shot, in a copper shot cup, suspended in teflon.
A cop's dream, surgeons nightmare, one shot stops, with calibers like .32 acp, .380 acp, are the rule. Shootees, when, if seldom, they arrive, alive, have hundreds of pellets in the vicinity of the entry wound, and a long surgical procedure; usually, at taxpayers expense.
There are others, of course, but none that provide the immunity from over penetration, or deflection, with collateral damage, as this round, in the hands of casual shooters, like cops.
Personally, I prefer penetration, to expansion, within some limits, of course.
Favored load is a 200 gr hard cast bullet, over a moderate load of WW 231, assuming daily carry conditions;if two shots, center of mass, elicit no response, the rest go directly into the 'control room', til the threat goes away!
Shot placement is the key; bullet performace is a crutch. Terry
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry