I've been shooting Gold Dot Hollow Points in 180 grain because I could purchase a box of 50 for about $16 at a dealer about three hours away. Now that it appears this dealer has run out of the GDHPs, I've found another source for Winchester Ranger Tactical loads in 155 grain for about the same price. I purchased one box and burned through four mags about as fast as I could pull the trigger ... so I'm satisfied the gun will cycle them.
Here's the question: Should I load up with this ammo at the $16/50 price and how long can I rely on these storing in a fairly dark, dry environment? Any downside to this choice of Self Defense ammo at all?
My practice ammo is 165 grain so I'm assuming the point of impact won't move much (if at all) and I will be competing in IDPA and IPSC meets this year shooting the 165 ball ammo.
Thanks for the input.