frangible bullet

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frangible bullet

[¦fran·jə·bəl ′bu̇l·ət]
(ordnance)
A brittle plastic or other nonmetallic bullet for firing practice which, upon striking a target, breaks into powder or small fragments without penetrating.
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I was a little surprised when Burczynski told me Quik-shok was specifically designed to overcome the failings of pre-fragmented bullets.
Another flaw with pre-fragmented bullets is generally poor accuracy.
Lightweight high-velocity hollow-points, frangible or pre-fragmented bullets all reduce the dangers of over-penetration, but they also increase the risk they won't penetrate deep enough to reach the vitals of the assailant.