I've read a few posts and all seem to say different things about how to maintain ammo for CC. I've read that the larger 9mm rounds (147 or 180) aren't as effective as the faster 115 or 124/27 gr HP. So I think I've settled on the Golden Sabers in 124gr size. I also want to do some home ballistics testing with a water jug(s) and steel plate to see what Hornady FTX ammo (HP with a rubber insert) does against the other HP SD bullets. I say "home" as in a large, private, wooded area owned by a friend. Now -- handling the CC loads. Again I think I will load the mags, put one in the chamber and then LEAVE THEM ALONE except for removing the gun to take off the holster (I'm using a Smart Carry). How long is too long to leave this ammo loaded up? There won't be a lot of activity (like LEO would do) so I feel the problems with setback and flattening of the cases (?) wouldn't be an issue. These mags will be pretty sedentary like their owner! So I'd like it for all you more knowledgeable folks to give me some input / opinions (I'm sure everyone's got one...) on handling and care of carry ammunition or other thoughts you might have. I am a newbie to CC and want to start off right. Thanks for your time and input. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!