The range was Shooter's choice in Piney Flats TN.
$13 a box of 50 is a good price for quality hollow points. Like was said, shoot a few boxes to test for reliable functioning in your pistols, then hold on to the rest and load them for defense, shoot a few every now and then to ensure you are familiar with the recoil. (maybe after unloading then reloading the same cartridge several times, put it to the side and when you get a few, shoot them)
The big reason to not shoot them up for general practice... The next time you go to buy some hollow points, you may be looking at 3 times that price for a box.