For practice, this is what I would do. Buy the cheapest one available. One or two things might happen. Either it jams or it doesn't. If it jams every once in a while, congratulations. Practice clearing drills. You never know when you might need the experience. If it jams constantly, time to go up the scale. Magtech seems to work just fine. All brands mentioned so far would fit the bill.I'd like a round for range work and one for self-defense. What are your favorites for either task?