for home defense.......... ok, so i have a Glock 17, with 2 loaded magazines with Federal HST Hollow points. the gun is in a place i can get to easy enough. but here's the thing. if i ever have to use it, the police will confiscate it and run thier testing on it, and here (as i was told) they engrave the case number, and other ID remarks into the gun. after they do all that damage to a $600 gun, i'd not be too happy. so, i have a new Taurus G3c, that cost only about $300. i can easily part ways with the Taurus. what so you think/say about the situation about not ever getting back a gun from the police, or getting it back, and it's all "mucked up"? ok next, the Taurus G3c has 12 rd mags. should all 12 rds be loaded, or maybe only 10 rnds? my Glock for instance has 17 rd mags, but i only load them to 15 rds. i do not load to the max, only because i do not want the mag springs to be over worked sitting still. in the end, the Glock will still be "at the ready" as a back up to the Taurus. i do take each gun (all my guns are in a rotation to go to the range for a work out) comments? suggestions? advice? thanks in advance to all respondents.