You really will see it. I bought 20 rounds of Corbon 124gr +p JHP today, and as my magazines hold 16 rds, I shot 4 just to make sure they feed okay, feel them out, etc... My first 2 shots were in the same hole at 7 yards, and the next 2 were within 2". Then I fired a box of Remington FMJ and shot my normal crappy pattern. Spend the money on high-quality carry ammo and shoot the target ammo frequently. Research the ballistic performance of various loadings and projectiles, watch the gel-shot videos, and tailor your choice to what you expect you might be faced with. The Corbon is about 4X the price of the Remington, but it's for a reason.