At the Czech meeting this past meeting I saw some 9mm loads referred to as “Forensic” cartridges. They were:
Headstamp: “9x10SRA4 DAG09B0851”, Brass bullet with yellow plastic tip Action 4, green pa
Headstamp: “9x19SR MEN09A0502”, GM bullet with black plastic tim, red pa
Headstamp: “9x19SX DAG05B0870”, Tinned (zinc plated) bullet
The note with them was that they had “oxyd galium” “gadolinium” in their powder and/or primer as a forensic signature. I think I understood that the boxes was marked to indicate this.
I suspect these are normal loads for police or other government agencies that contain a forensic marker to clearly indicate which bullets, cases and powder residue were fired by the police. I would not surprised that all of these type loads have these forensic markers, but I cannot recall seeing an indication of this on the boxes.
Can someone explain this process, and confirm that all German police type ammunition has these markers.
Do other countries put these forensic markers in their police ammunition?