Author Topic: Using reloaded ammo for self-defense carry  (Read 1570 times)

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Using reloaded ammo for self-defense carry
« on: December 22, 2015, 09:48:37 AM »
I had a student ask about carrying reloaded ammo.  I've seen several articles that criticize that practice.  I've always figured that was more a result of deadline pressure than a real issue.  ("I have to write and article for this month's magazine, what shall I write about?  I know, reloaded ammo.)
I think the issue is more whether it was justified than what gun, caliber or reloaded ammo you used.

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Re: Using reloaded ammo for self-defense carry
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2015, 04:30:31 PM »
Reloads are not a legal issue. They are a safety and reliability issue.  I have first hand experience with this.  If the ammo shoots reliably and true, no problem.  If, as in my case, the ammo takes a normal 3 inch group at 7 yards and turns it into a 10 inch group you may not want to stake your life on it.

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Re: Using reloaded ammo for self-defense carry
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2015, 04:11:55 PM »
Switch,

There are no legal regulations prohibiting the use of reloaded ammunition. However, it is not unreasonable to think this practice could potentially lead to some sort of negligence action.

Thank you for your question.