PT writes …
It would seem that even with premium self defense ammunition, mistakes happen and bad rounds slip through QC. It pays to check every single cartridge as you load it into the magazine. I always make a point of glancing at the primer, making sure the case isn’t crushed or folded at the mouth, and so forth. An upside-down bullet is something I hardly expected!
Happily, Federal took care of me quite quickly by sending out a refund and UPS call tag, and the defective round is headed back to them currently.
How if only a large international gun company made magazines in which you could load rounds in backwards …. 😉