In the alternate reality created by Nero's temporal incursion, Montgomery Scott described the notion of transwarp beaming as being like "trying to hit a bullet with a smaller bullet, whilst wearing a blindfold, riding a horse." (Star Trek)
By the late 24th century, weapons that fired bullets were relatively rare. In 2375, when three Starfleet officers on board Deep Space 9 were killed with tritanium bullets, Chief Miles O'Brien pointed out that one didn't see bullets every day. (DS9: "Field of Fire").