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Thanks, Rich. I'll read through the articles - appreciate the help.

I can't even imagine where you folks live and work. Must be an otherwise special place to keep going back there on a daily basis.

We work an insurance agency in East St Louis, IL that's been in 2 of our families since 1953 - merged together in 1991. I've worked there since 1969. A lot of the people are very decent and many have been loyal clients for 20 to over 30 years - what keeps me there... plus the work pays bills I need to pay, of course.

I happen to be one of those who believes a well-armed populace is a well-protected populace, but that view doesn't always carry the day.

Yes, often perpetrators get the "drop" on you and there's little if anything one can do. Most of the perps here are illegal drug users and they're pretty desperate and irrational.

So whatever decision you make, use caution and care, and as we cops like to tell one another, make sure you're able to go home to your family at the end of the day.

That's the objective.

I've seen Talons at a local gun shop and shooting range called "The Cop Shop". I didn't know they were no longer available - Thanks for the advice on the XST. IIRC, Talons used a somewhat heavier projectile than I normally used in reloading. I think I used Remington 125 gr JHP in .357 and 110 gr in 9mm - It's been a while. The lighter weight contributed to higher velocity and better expansion (and Remington had a reputation for using a softer copper in their jacketing than some brands, at least at the time), and I liked the shape of their 9mm projectiles for feeding reliability. I also crossed this article this morning that I'll share, as you may be interested and, perhaps, may share some opinions:

Thanks again,
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