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Black Talon - Wikipedia

Black Talon is a brand of hollow-point pistol and rifle ammunition introduced in 1991 by Winchester, primarily intended for law enforcement and personal defense use.Black Talon rounds were known for the unique construction of the bullet and its sharp petal shape after expansion following impact with tissue or other wet media. Black Talon ammunition was produced in the following calibers: 9mm ...

A Brief History of Winchester Black Talon Ammunition

Winchester’s Black Talon was the ammunition company’s answer for a more effective self-defense round demanded by the FBI following the 1986 Miami, FL shootout. In the shootout with two bank robbers, William Matix and Michael Platt, eight FBI agents, mainly armed with .357 Magnum revolvers loaded with .38 Special went up against Matix and Platt armed with .223 Remington rifles and shotguns.

Black Talon | Military Wiki | Fandom

Black Talon is a type of ammunition that was introduced by Winchester Ammunition in 1991 primarily for law enforcement and self-defense. This hollow-point ammunition became known for its bullet's unique construction and sharp petal shape after expansion following impact with tissue or other wet media. [1]

Winchester Black Talons The handgun ammo that was just ...

Winchester’s Dave Schluckebier8 and Alan Corzine designed the Black Talon in the late ’80s with what they termed a “reverse-taper jacket;” i.e., unlike conventional hollowpoint handgun projectile construction, the copper jacket is thicker at the nose than at the base. This heavier gauge provides the necessary structural stiffness to the “talons” after expansion so they remain in optimal position to slice through tissue as it parts around the mushroomed skirt of the bullet.

Black Talon and Today’s Best Self-Defense Ammo - The ...

Introduced at the 1991 SHOT Show, Winchester’s Black Talon was the ammo company’s answer for a more effective self-defense bullet demanded by the FBI following the 1986 Miami Firefight. In a shootout with two bank robbers—William Matix and Michael Platt—eight FBI agents, mainly armed with .357 Magnum revolvers loaded with .38 Special went up against Matix and Platt armed with .223 Remington rifles and shotguns .

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If that's true, then that Winchester guy is in big trouble. These are the last of the infamous Black Talon rounds that went with my Glock 23 and S&W 4006. I found them when I was going through some boxes. So I...
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