Not sure if this belongs in Caliber Corner or here... I know this topic seems like it comes up often, but I'm not exactly asking how long centerfire pistol ammo will last; the answer seems to be many years. I'm interested in how long, for you, premium SD ammo shelf life is in order to be considered very reliable. After this period, it should still be "range reliable" and still go bang consistently. I don't currently carry or have a permit (one of these days...). Reason I ask is that I bought a few hundred rounds of Gold Dot 2 years ago at a good price, and I'm wondering how many years it has left (in your opinion) before I should think about rotating stock or maybe using some of it up. Would you trust your life carrying ammo that you bought say 5-10 years ago if stored properly? Since I don't currently carry, I've only shot a few mags worth to check for function. There also hasn't been any issue of sweat or oils mucking it up. It's kept indoors, relatively cool, and dry.