This post is not a request to buy (as in buy/sell folder material). It is more of a “how do I buy” question…
I am trying to figure out a way of purchasing these bullets from the shown retail seller in the Czech Republic: http://www.alliancze.cz/strela-38-357-158-gr-fmsprvi-partizan/d-70729/ and getting them into the States. The website seems to have a function for shipping to the EU in general, but not out of the EU. The bullets in question are the “metal piercing” type which Winchester used to load in .38spl and .357mag, but they are a more modern variant as made by Frontier of South Africa, which did business in the EU via Italy as Northwest Bullets (I think).
Prvi Partizan is the primary buyer for these bullets as far as use in loaded cartridges and they refer to their .357mag with this bullet as the “FMS” (Full Metal Spitz): http://www.prvipartizan.com/handgun_b.php I would be game for purchasing the loaded Prvi version of this of course, but I would take just the bullets since it looks like civilians can purchase them more readily than the more limited and restricted loaded cartridges. Prvi has done this type of cartridge for many years, and it has gone through a few changes. Back in the 70’s they made a load which had a bullet identical to the Winchester version (Hansen imported a limited amount of these into the U.S.), and then in the 80’s Prvi seemed to have a bullet type which more closely resembled the Geco steel jacket piercing bullet. For the past 10 years though, it looks like Prvi is using this Frontier version which is a more modern type as compared to the older Winchester type.
Am I even generally correct that this bullet type is or has been marketed to law enforcement as an enhanced penetrator? And does anyone know if the bullets recovered from the assassination of Olof Palme were from the Prvi metal piercing load as opposed to the Winchester load? It makes sense that the the Prvi version would have been more readily available for that crime back then.