You're probably stuck with those restictions in California , but in Idaho we (and the cops) carry hollowpoints. The point is to stop the bad guy without overpenetation. Frag. self defense ammo costs a fortune and I believe some of it underpenetrates. I also shoot only handloads. I know several local officers and the prosecuter and it's a non-issue here. Most of my guns have never fired factory ammo. They might blow up in my face! But you gotta do what ya gotta do.This case was not about the 10mm it was about self-defense and the scope of evidence and jury instructions. If it was about the firearm it was then as much about the
"hollowpoint bullets" so don't carry hollowpoints. I don't.