Paul Harrell on ‘Why I Don’t Like “Hyper” Ammo’
Russ Chastain 07.30.18
While ‘hyper’ ammunition — that’s high-priced specialty defensive handgun ammo typically loaded to high velocity and/or with unusual bullets — might seem like a great idea, not everyone agrees. And when someone with the experience and knowledge of Paul Harrell speaks up on the subject, it makes sense to at least give him a fair listen.
After a couple minutes of intro, Paul gets into the seven reasons why he holds a general disdain for hyper-speed ammo.
- High cost
- Poor/varying accuracy
- Lack of reliability
- Lack of availability
- The “precious” factor
- Legendary status
- Its effect on how you’re perceived by police/criminal profiling
I won’t try to recap his points; you’re better off to listen to them yourself. Suffice it to say that I agree with him on this subject and I’ve seen most of these things myself. Although I have yet to learn of an actual legal case in which the type of ammo someone used was a factor in his or her being charged and/or convicted.