Glad to contact a hands on ballistics person.
You like talons. My experience with them is very positive, but I didn't select them for my carry rounds.
After using the old 'wet sears catalog' test, I decided on 165 golden sabre for 40 cal, and Golden sabre or gold dot 125+p for 9mm. Based on your testing, am i way off? I'm also fond of cor-bon for any cal.
By the way, the last Ranger T's I bought, I paid about $80/100 shipped.