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If you ever have to fire on someone, questions may arise about the ammunition that you used. Easiest thing to CYOA (Cover Yourself), is to carry factory loads and have a few in reserve that can be identified and tested if necessary. I have heard stories of this arising at trial. Which may happen in a shooting. God help those who carry reloads because the courts won't. Factory Loaded Ammo will be ballistically similar and leave few further questions.

Trigger Pull is a question that may not have a solid answer but I would think the Lighter the Trigger the more problems it may cause you legally. Is there a cutoff point where a Trigger Pull is too light? Other than common sense.

I cut the Hammer Spurs off My Wife's and My Model 60's to make them Double Action Only. I have heard that questions may arise as to whether you have cocked the hammer before firing. My 45 acp is DAO.

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I hate lawyers unless I need one :D

But seriously though. If I modified my weapon to give myself a fighting chance against someone who already has a gun on me or who is high on drugs then I don't see why I should be prosecuted for that. We have to do what we have to do to defend ourselves from death or serious bodily harm. Next they might want to prosecute you for having an effective holster that helps you to draw quickly :mad:
 

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Trigger pull might become an issue in case of a ND, but I can't see how it could make a difference if I intended to shoot someone and succeeded.

I've read (many times) about the choice of ammo becoming an issue at trial, but have so far found zero actual, documented cases where that happened. All hearsay so far. I'm going to carry whatever ammo I believe will be most effective in stopping a threat to my life or the lives of my family.

Bottom line, make sure you're in the right before you pull the trigger.
 
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