I here all the nay sayers on the boards about using handloads in CCW/Home defense situations. Why not? If thats what you have in the gun at the time why should it be an issue. If your in a situation where your life is on the line or your family's who care's how you take out the threat. What are you going to do say hold on a minute I've got to switch to factory!! I liken this to telling a murder hold on a minute I can't defend myself with the wifes best cultery let me get the cheap stuff out of the dishwasher! Believe me I'm not going to woory if the situation presents it self. In Idaho a burgler in your house presents a clear threat to Family or my safety gets what ever is nessesary to remove that threat! Believe me I'll go to my grave fighting rather than let some court/lawyer tell me other wise.