Ensure that the ammunition you are using is the premium grade version from your favorite ammo maker. As a general rule, higher quality control goes into the manufacture of premium personal defense ammo. You may not have a choice in the matter, but it’s worth considering.
Have a backup plan. Firearms and ammunition are merely tools made by the hands of men. While most are extremely reliable, your life is worth having a second option. Another lagniappe Doug gave us was the “two is one, one is none” rule for critical gear. Doug always advocated carrying two guns.
In the end, it’s your life. Live it like you want to. For my part, I will check all the ammo I load when it might be “for real”.
About the Author
Mr. Markel has been a firearms industry writer for twenty years and currently hosts and produces “Student of the Gun” a television show dedicated to education, experience and the enjoyment of firearms. Episodes of Student of the Gun can be viewed by simply going to www.studentofthegun.com and clicking the “play” icon.