Stored in a cool dry place (or maybe even your gun), ammunition has a shelf-life that puts SPAM to shame—and that’s saying something. Even so, every now and then I shoot my self-defense ammo and reload. I do it to reassure myself that my Glock 30SF likes the good stuff. I also want to know how the hollow-points feel the instant before they head downrange. It’s an expensive experiment, but confidence building. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) After my latest rendition of “Self-Defense Ammo? You’re Fired!”, I grabbed a box of Remington Golden Sabers. ‘Cause them’s the only self-defense rounds American Firearms School had in stock. Do I care? Not really. I wouldn’t get stressed if I’d been “reduced” to “ordinary” ammo. What about you? How important is your self-defense ammo? How did you choose which brand to carry?