Published Online: 1 January 1980
Page Count: 9
Special agent and firearms instructor, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico, Va
British Army exchange pathologist and chief, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Washington, D.C.
(Received 24 April 1979; accepted 8 June 1979)
The Glaser Safety Slug and the Velex/Velet Exploding Bullet are both designed to fragment on impact with their targets. Recognition of these rounds after firing is possible by the use of roentgenography and wound tract examination, and the characteristic appearances are described and illustrated. Despite the degree of physical disruption of the bullets recovery of the copper jackets will permit useful comparison microscope examination. In the case of the Velex/Velet Exploding Bullet recovery of the percussion cap may also provide useful information.
Paper ID: JFS10935J