Thanks Leo. You are correct. Actually, it opens in targets with our turkey tip head.
More often than not, the cutting tip will deploy; however, in order to avoid the complaints about the times that it doesn't, I wanted to dissuade people from practicing with it. Also, because of the way the blades lock open and with the backcut, when people pull it out of the target, it could gather target material behind the blades and then it would need to be taken apart to be cleaned. No big deal but people would complain about this.
We chose to suggest that people remove the blades which weigh 25 grains and insert the 25 grain bushing for practice all year long. They then would remove the bushing and reinstall the blades to go hunting.
Thanks again Leo. We always appreciate knowledgeable feedback.
Since the Tip on these heads is a screw on deal. I suspect screwing on a plain blunt tip for use on etha-foam targets might get the "pliancy" action you are looking for.
Use that tip to see that the head opens every time in practice and change to the sharp one for game. You could call that the "small game" point and suggest that's what you should use on targets.
Just a suggestion.