I picked up the purple tip bullet below at the ECRA meeting. It has a British origin. Radway Green typically put purple tips on some of their experimental and limited production subsonic 9x19.
Below is a photo of the British bullet (on left) next to a 357 Magnum bullet. They are very similar except that the British bullet has a crimping groove located higher up. The overall length of the British bullet is 19.57mm and the 357M is 19.61mm. Both seat deeply enough in 9x19mm fired cases to have an overall length consistent with a 9x19mm round. A 9x19mm case does not allow the British bullet to seat deeply enough to be crimped into the case.
I would like to believe it is a 9x19mm bullet but suspect it is a 357M.
Does anyone recognize the bullet on the right. I suspect it is a limited production of 357 Mag by Radwsy Green for a police unit or someone in the military. Thus the purple tip!
Does anyone know of British military or police use of 357Mag pistols?
Ideas, theories and opinions welcome.