Assuming you're a reloader-I had always thought that you use handloads to practice and factory(like gold dots) for carry. Most of the gunwriters seem to agree with this. And then I read an article where the gunwriter said he had a drawer full of factory ammo that failed to fire for one reason or another. He said when it comes to his life he's going to carry the best handloads he can make. I agree with him, I've never had a fail to fire on my handloads but I've had with factory. Just yesterday I was at the range and the guys next to me were yelling about how lousy the ammo was they bought and how he felt like throwing it all away. What do you guys think?