Ok. I know that defense ammo is made to do more damage and from all I have researched on it, I guess it does. Does that mean target ammo won't do serious damage to an attacker? I have seen tests performed where good old ball ammo punches through farther in cases where the hollow point got sort of plugged by outer layer garments like denim. Am I just an old fool to think i am ok using regular target ammo in my firearms for defense. My home defense weapon is .45acp and my carry is 9mm. And yes, both have defensive rounds in them. But am I just being a sucker to marketing to think a couple of target rounds from my 1911 wouldn't be effective enough to get the job done? Someone please straighten me out, even if it means some tough love!