Was down at the range this afternoon with my P226 in 9mm. I've put over a thousand rounds through that gun , and mostly hand loads. My XD 5" Tactical has over 5.5K rounds through it, and 99% are hand loads. Here's the crazy thing. The general consensus seems to be that handloads are not as reliable as factory ammo. In my XD I have had 1 (that's uno, one, singular) failure to fire.....because of a failure to feed, something that was totally my fault, and something I learned from. In my P226 to date. The very first round I (attempted to) fired was a failure to feed(factory ammo, new pistol). And this is not a boast about my hand loading prowess, I genuinely am surprised at the reliability to date. Pulled out some Remington ammo today to shoot for a change, and I had two failure to fire in one magazine. OK Statistically, I'm doing really well. But in one magazine load, I just equaled my existing failure statistics. What's your feeling about Hand Loads vs Factory?