First off … I am NOT and authority on the subject … I bet we can collaborate on a real nice thread and accumulate a lot of comments on the subject.
I would venture to say we have all have seen, or have case markings, stickers, labels, online posts, IAA Forum mentions and “stories” that say …. “this was used by sky marshals”; or “made for” or “tried”; or “advertised as”; or toted as “experimental”, etc., etc.
Very few have any “scholarly” information.
My “literature” search was this very Forum; back issues of the IAA journal (nothing found) and the internet, i.e., “Google”.
When you Google search for these typed in subjects
“Anti-airline hijack ammunition” …. About 1,640,000 results (0.63 seconds)
“Airline anti hijack ammunition” …. About 742,000 results (0.68 seconds)
“Sky marshal ammunition” …. About 2,120,000 results (0.53 seconds)
“Federal Air Marshal Service” …. About 8,260,000 results (0.67 seconds)
I found some Google posted questions
What ammunition do air marshals use?
“In early 2020, The Federal Air Marshal Service announced the agency will be transitioning to 9mm Glock 19 Gen5 and awarded Sig Sauer the contract for ammunition.”
Do air marshals use glass bullets?
“Federal air marshals say their guns are loaded with bullets capable of running through more than one person, metal doors and thick glass — too much firepower for an airplane. Jun 13, 2006”
I found a “YouTube” video … New bullet safe to fire on planes - YouTube
I found a US DOT report focused on the then unheard-of concept of passenger screening !!
Maybe we all can chime in and have a spirited thread about the subject?
I apologize in advance for my ignorance of the international landscape. My non-US drawers have many handgun loads with rubber, plastic, bean bag, frangible and “short range” projo variants that very well could fit the bill.
“Yes” = with some “solid” information
“No” = no good info to support its use (wrongly attributed) or previously discredited
“Unsubstantiated/maybe” = maybe a manufacturer sales posting, a mention on this Forum, a cartridge show or written case marking; not necessarily a “no” but I couldn’t find much to “support” it as a “yes”.
YES. (Lew Curtis)
(a hydra-shock bullet…full red base)
MAYBE (Buttweiler Auction Vol 2, No. ! item 147)
MAYBE (Buttweiler Auction Vol 2, No. ! item 148)
Fede … EOD (Alex) …Pete … Jeff (have at it !!!)
PLEASE discredit…huff and puff…yea & nay as you please
'add you own rounds as you see fit !