You shoot hollow point bullets into water and recover them. I got bored today and so I took all the specialty ammunition that I had for my hand guns and shot them, recovered them, and took a picture of them. The set up, 9mm, .40, .45, and .357, a steel five gallon buck, and a lot of water. The left column is the 9mm, the next is the .40 rounds, then the .45, finaly, the .357. The first row is the .45 Hornaday TAP round, probably the least impressive of all the rounds. The second row is a .45 glaser safety slug minus the lead shot, didn't want to pick the shot out of the carpet. Because of the expense of these rounds, I didn't fire the .40, figured it would do the exact same thing and it was a PIA to pick the shot out. The third row is two .40 Remington jacketed hollow points. Was rather impressed with their expansion and weight retention. The fourth row is Black Talon 9mm, .40, and .45. There are two 9mm Black Talon because I missed the bucket on the first round. Interesting that the bullet closed in on itself when it hit the sand. When in the water, all three calibers had near perfect expansion and nearly %100 weight retention. Still going to be my carry round. The fifth row is silver tips, 9mm, .45, and .357. These used to be my carry loads before the Black Talons, and after this, glad I don't carry them any more. Probably the worst of all for weight retention and uniformity. The .357 did the best, but it hit the bottom of the bucket and sheared off some of the petals. The sixth row is Starfire in .40 and .45. Probably the most impressive in expansion. The .40 also hit the bottom of the bucket, hence why it is probably flattened out a little more than the .45, and why the lead and jacket were seperated. The seventh row was Hydrashocks, .40 and .357. I have never been impressed with these rounds, never knew what that spike in the middle was for and after this, still don't. The eighth row is a .45 Golden Saber. I was surprised by this round, it expanded well and retained almost all of it's weight. I would carry them over the Silver tips or Hydrashocks. The ninth row is a Agila .45, broke exactly like it was supposed to, would like to see this one in a block of geletin. The final round was a Cor-Bon .45. What can I say, but what a mess! Well, that's it, now gotta find something else to do with my time.