A: I am unaware of any prohibitions against using any "off-the-shelf" ammunition cartridges for users who have no firearm ownership and gun possession disabilities in the state of Michigan. I am fully apprised of the fact that civilian operators in the state of New Jersey can't own or possess jacketed hollow point (JHP) ammunition.
For the record, I strongly endorse that operators - where legal - only use "defensive" ammunition for personal protection. Those rounds, such as JHPs, are designed to hit, penetrate, and stop in the first struck target. This is a safety feature designed to protect innocents. Alternatively, it is very likely, especially for the 9mm caliber, that practice rounds (FMJs) will over-penetrate and will also hit whatever is located behind the intended target.
If you "accidentally" shoot an unintended target, you may be sent to prison and lose all of your worldly possessions in a civil suit. Thus, you SHOULD always use defensive rounds for personal protection. You will pay more money but peace of mind is worth the expenditure. Carrying practice rounds in your firearm is too risky.
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