Originally Posted by hiwall
I would rather carry target ammo that I knew would fire instead of some super duper ammo that had been in the gun for a couple years.
*shrug* I trusted my life to ammo that had been sitting in depots for who knows HOW long when I was in the military. Same for our issue practice ammo when I was with the feds.
It all went *bang* without fail, every single time.
But this is definitely a "to each their own" decision and I highly recommend making it based upon YOUR comfort level rather than anyone else's.
I've still got Federal Hydrahok +P+ 9mm that is over 20 years old I was issued. I carry it, test a few rounds every once in a while, and have yet to have a malfunction, failure to feed or to have it ignite.
For my other guns, I generally carry my handloads and keep them swapped out pretty often.