This subject has been written about extensively and I have read dozens if not hundreds of the articles. I have also had this topic reviewed at a CCW class I attended. While I agree with "my house, my rules" in theory. I would prefer my lawyer have as few battles as possible on his hands if I'm ever in this situation. I have been a student of the gun for 40 years. I have read zillions of magazine stories about which gun or which bullets are best for self-defense. The reality is there is very little difference in the number of shots needed to stop a fight with the major calibers regardless of ammo. In a perfect world it shouldn't matter what you use to stop an intruder, but we don't live in a perfect world. To a jury the words 'makes his own ammo' or 'reloads bullets' sounds extreme. So I don't even want a prosecutor to be able to mention I was using handloads and paint a picture of a "gun nut" in court. The weapon and ammo someone else uses is their choice and I won't argue the point. However, I'm sticking with factory ammo in a major caliber and that's one less thing I have to worry about if I ever have to use it.