Recent legal updates in my state list that a "school marshal" (FYI, none in my AO or neighboring ISDs) use frangible ammunition in their handgun (which must be kept in a locked box).
Since I'm the agency rangemaster and "gun nut", 2 people now have asked me about what I would recommend.
With steam coming out of my ears, I always lay out the caveats that frang training ammo is normally lousy for antipersonnel use, dedicated frang carry ammo is lousy with regards to adequate penetration and barrier performance, and grotesquely misinformed people shouldn't be allowed to procreate much less pass laws....but the simple fact is these are ostensibly good guys saddled with a stupid law they are trying to obey.
Standard JHP ammo wouldn't be considered frangible here, esp. since state law uses the phrase 'disintegrate on impact'. Most definitions I've seen would mean at the VERY least 3 or more pieces. So, we're left with what.....LeHigh, Glaser, et al? I've had pretty lousy luck with the accuracy and consistency of frangible carry loads, not to mention ridiculous cost. Larger caliber is perhaps more appealing in this instance due to larger overall wound cavity, payload, depth of penetration and light-for-caliber projectiles?
I understand this is a case of stupidity driving equipment, but I'd still like to give these guys the least crappy of their crappy options. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.