This is a discussion on Using reloaded hollow points for self defense within the Deadly Force and The Law forums, part of the Main Category category; I understand the "what if" you are referring to I just think it's unnecessary. Like Doc said, it is theoretical ...
I understand the "what if" you are referring to I just think it's unnecessary. Like Doc said, it is theoretical with no case law to support it. And with that being the case why would you limit your options on a theoretical concept?
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...Jesus Christ and the American G.I.
One died for your sins; the other for your freedom.
In agreement with NAVYLCDR,
also please check each factory round when you remove it from the box.
Over the years I have found some dented, some too short and too long, and most recently 1/2 a box with the hp rim flattened out like they had been tapped with a hammer.
Do everything possible to SAVE YOUR LIFE.
An eyeball hit with a 22 is better than a loud miss with a 44 magnum.
We just picked up some Hornady HTP hollow points for home use Self-Defense. I hope I never have to find out how they work or what the law says about using the reloads.
My CCW permit instructor recommended not to, his explanation was that factory self defense ammo has ballistic data available that will help CSI figure out who shot whom from what distance etc etc. Since that's not available for reloads things could get a bit muddled and it may for example look like you shot from a much farther distance than it actually happened.
kerstingm, NRA Member, CCW Permit,CZ 75B, CZ 75PCR compact, Kimber Ultra Aegis II 9mm, Kimber Ultra Raptor 45, Beretta Px4 Storm 9mm S/C, Sig P229, Ruger Super Redhawk 44 Mag, Taurus PT1911, DPMS AR15, Mossberg 930 SPX 12 Gauge, Beretta AL 390 12 Gauge
Mas Ayoob reported on a number of cases where legal problems were encountered. Very interesting how things get twisted by prosecutors.
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Mas Ayoob makes a lot of money as an expert witness. If he tells me to purchase my carry ammo I choose to follow his advice. I believe that my home rolled is of excellent quality. I am sure that is true of the great majority of the hand loaders here. Rest assured that if I am on your jury the ammo you used will not be counted against you.
I sat on a jury in a murder trial. That man should never have been arrested let alone charged. He was a hero for what he did but the prosecutor wanted a murder conviction to celebrate. During deliberation we discussed whether there was a way that we could charge the prosecutor.
A few bucks for factory ammo once in awhile is cheap insurance. I doubt that they would prosecute me because I had made the ammo in my gun. They would, however, use everything at their disposal to convict whether it was pertinent or not. As mentioned above there might be a problem determining whether you story was accurate with your home made ammo. Do as you wish, I will deny them this nail for my coffin.
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