I read an article that said Clint Smith only carries "High quality ball" ammo in his 1911 and I have to say I was a little suprised I know the 45 auto is a beast of a round and ball should easily get the job done but hey if you can do better with HPs why not load HPs and my dad who was a lieutenant on the police force is the same way, whenever he carries a 45 he only loads ball ammo too. He says its proven and thats all he needs but like I said in the above I know ball can get the job done but if you can do better why not upgrade. does anyone else use 45 acp ball instead of hollowpoints and what reasons do you have for the choice. And also what does "High quality ball" mean I wouldn't trust remington UMC or winchester White box with my life. they are target loads designed for plinking and I have had a few missfire on me over the years and I have seen D&L sports special ball or double taps offerings but that just about the only high quality ball I can think of so if you do carry ball what make and load do you carry and does anyone know what Clint Smith specifically carries.