I'm sure some of you guys out there do what I do; You will handload practice ammunition for your pistol that is close to duplicating the performance of the expensive factory ammo in your carry pistol. At $25-$30 for a 20 round box of Corbons, who can afford to fire off 50-100 rounds of that factory stuff just for practice or to see if your pistol likes it!! This is one reason why I don't like to carry Golden Saber, Hydra Shock, or Winchester Ranger. They don't sell just their bullets alone. Therefore I can't construct inexpensive duplicate practice rounds. I haven't bought a box of Corbons in years. I still have old notes about my hand loads that duplicated the performance. My question to you guys is this; is Corbon still using Nosler bullets in their 135 grain 40 cal ammo? ...if not, what bullets are they using? But, I don't need to necessarilly stick with Corbon ammo. If you know of another good .40 cal defense cartridge, then please let me know. I just need to know that whomever is offering high grade defense cartridges, is also offering the same bullets for hand loads, How about Speer or Hornady...... do they still make good .40 cal loaded defense cartridges worth carrying?.....we know that we can always get a hold of their bullets to make practice rounds.