In the other discussion about +P+ ammo some have suggested that certain types of ammo have been regulated to "law enforcement only ammo." Well according to current law the only ammo that us common people cannot legally posses is either high explosive (HE) or pistol ammunition specifically designed to penetrate body(AP). Everything else is fair game. So according to the law you can own high velocity ammunition as long as it doesn't explode or is a pistol caliber that was specifically designed to penetrate body armor. There are some state and local regulations on the subject, but for the most part LEO marked ammo is legal to posses. There are some liability reasons as to why ammo makers only make it available to Law enforcement, but mainly it's because they don't want somebody to sue them if their hot loads blow up their gun. Not because they fear that some crazy DA will implicate them in a mass murder. Whether or not you want to shoot the stuff is entirely up to the user. If your pistol can take it by all means.