Well, you might prefer the book (Stephen King wrote it), but please don't read the ending first!!!
I like Stephen King; I bawt his Carrie
movie with Sissy Spacek. I like her, too.
What's the difference between a hollow point bullet and a regular one?
Is the hollow point more painful or just more deadly?
1. More deadly
2. it probably hurts worse (more severe
shock, greater cavitation).
U c, K, the engineering filosofy of a bullet
is to serve as a vehicle to deliver the MUZZLE ENERGY
into the target (i.e., the threat). When the bullet enters
the target, it will release all
of its kinetic energy therein
(possibly producing a very significant, disabling
and opening a wound channel of great girth
the slug remains
within the target. In that circumstance, the target (bad guy)
will fully absorb all of the slug's kinetic energy. Toward that end,
some bullet configurations have been engineered to put the brakes on
after it enters the target, e.g. by deforming, opening into a mushroom shape
of much larger caliber than the slug was. Such a configuration is the hollowpoint.
(There r other engineering strategies to achieve the same goal,
e.g., naked soft lead slugs that deform into larger calibers;
in the First World War, thay were called "dum"
However, if a bullet remains fully intact and fails
after it hits the target, then there is a greater chance of OVERPENETRATION
(i.e., it goes out the other side of the target,
a significant amount of its kinetic energy, which is wasted).
Admittedly, overpenetration will promote exsanguination
(from a large exit wound) but that might well take too long
to be relevant to the fight upon whose results u bet your life.
As a police officer of my acquaintance put it:
"if I shoot someone (which he DID
I don 't want him to die TOMORROW