Mas, First of all, let me echo what so many others have said and thank you for not only your incredible contributions to this site but for your overall efforts to increase the knowledge anyone who is interested in protecting themselves and their loved ones. Your work is greatly appreciated. I've read many of your posts here regarding SD ammunition choices and it seems as if their are three rounds that you consistently recommend: Winchester Ranger-T, Federal HST and Speer Gold Dot. It also appears to me that you tend to favor the Ranger-Ts slightly more than the other two. Understanding that ammo choice can be a little subjective and depends somewhat on what the specific firearm "likes", can you offer some insight as to why you prefer the Ranger-T (if indeed this is the case)? I'm specifically interested in your thoughts on Ranger-T vs. HST in both .40 S&W (165 gr) and .45 ACP (230 gr).