First, I should say I watched the Zimmerman murder trial that never should've been from start to finish. ONLY because it was politically motivated! A while back I heard a radio interview with a self defense expert. The interviewer said if Zimmerman's gun had been loaded with handloads the prosecutor would have had a field day with that fact. He went on to say his handloaded ammo would have been called special killer bullets made for the sole purpose of murder. The experts take on it was, yes a slick prosecutor might fool a jury with the special killer bullet line, but that's not the real problem. He said the problem with home made ammo is the judge will not let the defendant MANUFACTURE EVIDENCE. What does that mean? Zimmerman told the investigators the shot was fired at point blank range. Testing of the same factory ammo proved that to be true. See where this is going? The expert said the distance could not be proven if the defendant used his own loads because NO judge will allow a defendant to manufacture evidence. So, testing of homemade ammo will not be admitted into evidence from either side. Proving the shot was fired at point blank range, three feet, six feet or more is out if using homespun ammo. Of course this trial was forced by the Fed (you know who) and is certainly not typical. But anyone could get Zimmermaned! The prosecutor called his gun "over loaded" because the magazine was full with a round chambered. Even wrote it on the board during closing! Insinuated Zimm was reckless because his gun had no external safety. I trust my handloads far and above any factory ammo. Never had a problem with them. The same can't be said of factory ammo. No modifications to my carry gun..... It's loaded with factory ammo..... I just don't need to have, "that conversation"! (Paranoid, nah just cautious) Assuming this expert was correct, what do you think?