Originally Posted by Max-Q
I know this is off topic and I'm not trying to start crap but out of curiosity why would you load practice rounds that hot? I've always loaded mine to the minimum. My thought is it saves powder and wear on my gun while allowing for faster and more accurate follow up shots. I use them in local matches and I'm able to rapid fire accurately and quickly.
I'm just wondering your thoughts or reasoning on the subject.
For my carry weapon, I practice with what I carry as close as is practical. I know there is disagreement on this subject. When I carried a revolver, I practiced with full power .357, while most of the other officers used .38 wadcutter.
I have no empirical evidence to prove or disprove either side. The FBI uses duty ammo for practice, for whatever that's worth.
I guess that all I can say is that "it feels right to me."