I admit. I am at FAIL. I sincerely don't understand how doing either, or both in the thread topic, would be "Bad" if I wound up in court. I've always wondered about this since I first heard it. (Which would have been around 2006... I lead a sheltered life) Everything I've come up with is reaching... So what is it all about? There was a post here that finally sparked me to ask. Rather than derail the thread it was in, and in TRUE GT fashion, I started a NEW thread... The post I read, and refer to went like this: "Civil & Criminal Courts will SHORTEN your "life & balance sheet" if you use Re-loads vs. factory ammo.... just like if your gun is "stock or altered".... Stock gun with factory ammo is always more desirable in a courtroom vs. reloaded & altered.