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Posted: 7/20/2003 1:49:02 PM EDT
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D. TEFLON-COATED BULLETS - (back to top) -


Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 14-34.3 it is unlawful for any person to import, manufacture, possess, store, transport, sell, offer to sell, purchase, offer to purchase, deliver or give tfoo another, or acquire any Teflon-coated bullet. This prohibition does not apply to the following:

(1) Officers and soldiers of the United States Army, when in the discharge of their official duties;

(2) Officers and soldiers of the Militia when being called into actual service;

(3) Officers of the State, or county, city or town, charged with the execution of laws of the State, when acting in the discharge of their official duties; and

(4) Importers, manufacturers, and dealers validly licensed under the laws of the United States or the State of North Carolina who possess for the purpose of sale to authorized law-enforcement agencies only;

(5) Inventors, designers, ordinance consultants and researchers, chemists, physicists, and other persons employed by or under contact with a manufacturing company engaged in making or doing research designed to enlarge knowledge or to facilitate the creation, development, or manufacture of more effective police-type body armor.


Link Posted: 7/20/2003 3:10:21 PM EDT

(5) Inventors, designers, ordinance consultants and researchers, chemists, physicists, and other persons employed by or under contact with a manufacturing company engaged in making or doing research designed to enlarge knowledge or to facilitate the creation, development, or manufacture of more effective police-type body armor.





Ok, so it sounds like you need to buy a $50 surplus flak jacket and put a few rounds into it and keep it handy...
Link Posted: 7/21/2003 6:48:29 AM EDT
Nyclad is coated with nylon, not teflon. The coating was designed to reduce airborne lead in indoor ranges. I have used it in indoor ranges and it is accurate and easy to clean up after.

On another note...

I wonder why so may folks, including the ones that wrote this law, think teflon-coating a bullet will make it a magical bullet-resistant vest penetrator. The so-called "cop-killers" shown on TV in the 80s were pointed brass bullets going very fast. This alone was enough to defeat some vests. The teflon was just there to help not eat up barrels so darn fast!
Link Posted: 7/21/2003 10:45:39 AM EDT
"In the mid 1960's, Dr. Paul Kopsch (an Ohio coroner), Daniel Turcos (a police sergeant) and Donald Ward (Dr. Kopsch's special investigator) began experimenting with special purpose handgun ammunition. Their objective was to develop a law enforcement round capable of improved penetration against hard targets like windshield glass and automobile doors. Conventional bullets, made primarily from lead, are often ineffective against hard targets especially when fired at handgun velocities. In the 1970's, Kopsch, Turcos and Ward produced their "KTW" handgun ammunition using steel cored bullets capable of great penetration. Following further experimentation, in 1981 they began producing bullets constructed primarily of brass. The hard brass bullets caused exceptional wear on handgun barrels, a problem combated by coating the bullets with Teflon. The Teflon coating did nothing to improve penetration, it simply reduced damage to the gun barrel.

Despite the facts that "KTW" ammunition had never been available to the general public and that no police officer has ever been killed by a handgun bullet penetrating their body armor, the media incorrectly reported that the Teflon coated bullets were designed to defeat the body armor that law enforcement officers were beginning to use. The myth of "Cop-killer" bullets was born."

You don't need the teflon coating to defeat the vest, the teflon coating keeps the round from wearing out the pistol.

Link Posted: 7/21/2003 8:25:37 PM EDT
Nyclad is Nylon coated, not Teflon. They are sold in NC.
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