Hello, Josh. Check with Mike Shovel of Corbon ([email protected]) and I think he can mention some of them for you. He did tell me that one agency steadfastly sticks to the old Corbon 115-gr. JHP +P rather than going to the new DPX round. They have had such good luck with the older load that they just don't want to take "chances" on the new one. It seems like this one was in South Dakota, but I could be remembering wrong.
I am not personally aware of any agency using Corbon though I 've known more than a few officers who carried it on their own...including me.
I can't answer the original question but would guess it might be a "budget deal" as all the departments have to beg their money off of politicians in some fashion or other. The mayor in my little home town wouldn't know the difference between CorBon and a shotgun shell. He would just want "whatever is cheaper!"
My question here is about the Glazer Safety Plug, a CorBon product. Wonder if the bullet is traceable as it fragments. Any thoughts on that?
I think some of my old private investigation history may be surfacing here! :
joshua... I believe some smaller agencies may use Cor Bon, but I know of no major agency at the State or Federal level that uses it. There have been QI problems with Cor-Bon in the past. They have tended to switch components without notice. Perhaps they're better about it now. Most agencies get volume deals from the big ammo manufacturers, either on their own or buying through a co-op effort with neighboring agencies or State agencies, so pricing isn't the issue it might have been in the past. The market is pretty competitive regardless.
texaseyes... the so-called 'daughter particles' of a frangible round like the Glaser or MagSafe round can indeed be traced to the manufacturer by various means, and the jacket or cup that holds the particles will bear rifling marks which may or may not be forensically useful depending on integrity of the jacket when recovered from tissue.