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GAH! "Teflon coated bullets are armor-piercing!"

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Beren, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

    Oh boy. I've written the author concerning the urban legend, but thought you'd find this interesting:


    "A scuffle ensued, he said, and guards subdued the students and took a loaded handgun from each of them. One was a .380-caliber pistol, and the other was a .38-caliber snub-nosed revolver with Teflon bullets. Teflon-coated bullets are armor-piercing."


    The worst part is, it's probably the school police who spread the myth to the reporter.
  2. bakert

    bakert Well-Known Member

    Beren, I've argued with a number of people about this. Mostly non gun owners or antis but some who should know better. The myth about teflon bullets persists with all kinds of claims of how lethal they are especially with so called journalists.
  3. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Well-Known Member

    They are? So the teflon wrapped around the copper water pipes makes them... armor piercing plumbing?
  4. misterpugsly

    misterpugsly Member

    I mailed Joe a letter about this, too, since I subscribe to the Post-Gazette. Thanks to Medula for providing a good model.

  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Well-Known Member

    But, but, but,....Robert De Niro in "Ronin" was shot with a teflon coated bullet.
  6. hammer4nc

    hammer4nc Well-Known Member


    North Carolina specifically prohibits teflon-coated bullets.
    It would be amusing to learn the legislative history of this statute.:confused:
  7. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe Well-Known Member

  8. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

    Could the kid have had Nyclads?
  9. expvideo

    expvideo Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert on the subject (not even by a long shot), but I talked to a friend of a friend about 2 years ago (just an average street thug) who carried a revolver with what he claimed were teflon coated bullets (they had a blueish coating). Was he full of it, or were they actually teflon coated bullets? If so, he was deffinately not a LEO, and they were in new condition, not 40 years old.

    Not trying to instigate, just purely interested in the subject.
  10. tenbase

    tenbase Well-Known Member

    did they look like this?


  11. dragongoddess

    dragongoddess member

    Wow. I have armor piercing skillets. Better hide them before the cops find out.
  12. expvideo

    expvideo Well-Known Member

    They looked like that, but I'm pretty sure they weren't hollowpoints, if memory serves me. They did have a similar blue color to that though.
  13. River Wraith

    River Wraith Well-Known Member

    OH NO! Where's my chain mail? D'oh, that's made of armor!
  14. benewton

    benewton Well-Known Member


    If it works, why even consider exotics?

  15. beerslurpy

    beerslurpy member

    So if I dipped my fists in teflon, I could punch through tank armor? Raaaargh! Hulk smash!
  16. steveno

    steveno Well-Known Member

    the KTW ammo that I have seen was kind of a faded green color if my memory is correct
  17. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    Here's a close-up shot of the two main styles of KTW you see (whole and sectioned); the original style used a steel core in a gilding metal base cup (where neither the steel nor the Teflon ever engaged the rifling), and the later style made out of machined bronze.

  18. expvideo

    expvideo Well-Known Member

    So tenbase, what were those blue rounds?
  19. thexrayboy

    thexrayboy Well-Known Member

    The bluish colored rounds in tenbase's post are nyclads. Nothing really exotic.
  20. Axman

    Axman Well-Known Member

    So, if I get out a roll of teflon thread tape, I could wrap my bullets with it and shoot through stuff? COOOOLLLL!:cool:

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