What do you folks think is the better self-defense bullet, the Speer Gold Dot or the Federal HydraShok? Personally, I like both of these designs and feel relatively comfortable with either and more or less use them interchangably in my carry weapons. The only exception to that rule is with my S&W 637 in which I always carry that new 135 grain +P Gold Dot that Speer developed specifically for the .38 snubbie at the request of the NYC police department. While we're on the subject, what do you think of the Corbon line of ammo? Are these max-pressure rounds really any better performing than the Gold Dots or HydraShoks, or is Peter Pi's argument about velocity just so much hype?