I happen to have a very good (therefore reliable) friend who was long-term with the local Sheriff's office (just weeks ago retired... but not really: He went on supervisorial assignment to Bosnia to do things there for a whole year). The SO, by the way, was V-E-R-R-R-Y sorry to lose him at this point in time. In any case, he has had occasion to give me the straight scoop on many things that pertained to my safety and responsibility pertaining to firearms and such."A cop is the last person I would ask about this subject. .."
But they will sue you just the same and have the same chance of winning damages from you regardless of whether you use a handload or factory load. At least that is where things stand right now. Once again, there is no court evidence to support the notion that handloads increase liability and have had a detrimental outcome in civil court for a justified shooting.ccw007 said:I carry factory loads. When I spoke to a local lawyer this is what he recommended. He said, "If you ever have to shoot someone even if it is justified and no crimial charges were filed you will probabaly be sued by the scumbags family in a civil suit. Someone in his family will think his life was worth something." He also said, "Factory load remove any questions if the load was over powered and in court the facts on personal hand loaded ammo could be made to look qustionable to a jury."