It’s so common among firearms owners that it’s often taken for granted.
However, if you are new to concealed carry and personal defense, or want to better understand why certain concealed-carry decisions are made, it helps to understand the purpose of expanding rounds for self defense.
While non-expanding rounds can be used for range training, expanding rounds, such as hollow points or jacketed hollow points, are almost exclusively recommended for concealed-carry loading.
This is because of two main reasons...
Reason #1: Effective Terminal Ballistics
The top reason that expanding rounds are appropriate for self defense is that they deliver more effective terminal (at the target) per...
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