First of all, a browning 9mm for SD? I just don't see it, but if it floats your boat, go for it. These accusations you're making about ammo is about as wild as the accusations you make about LEOs. I can't believe anything you say. I've NEVER heard a gunsmith saying something like that. You make it an issue about price though too, which is beyond me. You should be fine with one box of hollow points for each gun the rest of your life, unless you do some type of testing, which obviously goes without say. For rifles with hollow point ammo, it's different, but if you see what I'm getting at, that 30$ should last your whole life if you load up a couple mags with it & even take one to shoot at the range.
That must be why I'm always hearing about JHP's jamming in SD news articles.
I've never heard such outrageous claims. I'm astounded by what goes on.
Older generation of guns, including older 1911s didn't do too well with JHP ammunition due to the fact that those guns were designed to be used with ball ammo as that was the only type of readily available ammo at that time.
Modern day guns works very well with both. A friend of mine has a Browning 9mm pistol, which works extemely well with JHP, but issues with Ball ammo, so I can say opposite based on that one specific gun.
Gunsmith, a reputable firearms instructor called you out. My friend is a NYS LE Certified Peace Officer, Glock & Bushmaster armorer, countless NRA certifications & NYS LE certified with a few different types of guns, Snipers, Shotguns, Rifles.... you get the picture. He's on a level like Brownie. He said he challenges you to some range time when he comes down here to South FL just to prove you wrong on all accounts and about every post you've made that I showed him.