I've never heard of "Eagle Black Talons". If you are referring to Winchester Ranger Black Talons... they were NEVER banned by the government. They were removed from the market by Winchester because of anti-favorable marketing issues. They have re-designed the bullet a few times going originally to an SXT design with 8 petals and then later to the Winchester Ranger T with 6. It is fine ammunition that I use in all my SD pistols. The Ranger T bullet is very comparable to the PDX1, except it is not bonded. It is widely available, normally in LE packaging - which can lead to another fallacy that LE ammo is regulated by the government - it isn't.I carry and have in my house gun Spree gold dots. The expansion is as close to the old Eagle Black Talons. Which were the best take down round produced, so good the government banned them. They had an expansion rate two and a half times the bullet and would star out. ER doctors put pressure on the government because of the damage the bullet did.