I'd agree with most of this, but would advise that you practice with hardball, after select a reliable defensive HP load that will work in your particular gun. Determining that load would include accuracy, function, and of course not damaging the feed ramp!On 2001-04-20 03:24, Ken Cook wrote:
One word of advice though.
Carry hardball ammo in your pistol. Over time, some HP rounds (depending on bullet geometry) can literally gouge a groove in the feed ramp and trash your frame.
Use hardball and you'll never have to worry about it.
(Lead SWCs are fine also)
Personally, I am more comfortable carrying HP's in a defensive role than FMJ. Once I find a load I am comfortable with (300 rounds minimum), I usually buy a box or 2 per year, shooting it up after 6 months & buying more for carry.