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Winchester Bonded PDX1

Winchester's Bonded PDX1 personal defense ammo offers optimum penetration and expansion through a variety of intermediate obstacles. That's why it was chosen as the FBI's primary service round.

Snubby Ballistics

Shorter barrels are much easier to carry, but what are you giving up when trouble starts?

.40 S&W Winchester 180-grain PDX1

Winchester's Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1 ammunition was chosen by the FBI as their primary service round. See how it performs in our testing.

.22 LR for Self-Defense?

More bad guys are stopped by .22 Long Rifle ammo every year than any other chambering, but is it a good choice for personal protection?

.40 S&W Speer 155-grain Gold Dot

In his book "Street Stoppers," Evan Marshall predicts this load will have a one-shot stop percentage of 89.

.40 S&W 155-grain Winchester SilverTip

This load generated 1,209 fps out of a Glock 22 and the bullet expanded to almost .75 inch in 10-percent ordnance gelatin.

Getting in to Practical Shooting

"Top Shot" contestant, blogger, radio host and competitive shooter Caleb Giddings gives advice on how to start in Practical Shooting—a must read for anyone looking to improve their shooting skills.

Gear for the MGM Ironman

Bryce Towsley participated in the most extreme 3-gun competition in the world and the equipment he used took as much of a beating as he did. The gear survived fine, but the jury's still out on Towsley.

EAA Witness

The Witness series of pistols from European American Armory (EAA) has always been unique. While the core design of the pistol could be viewed as relatively traditional by today's standards, the Witness is home to numerous innovations and adaptations.

Kel-Tec PF-9 Pistol

Kel-Tec has developed a reputation for innovative and affordable firearm designs. Its new PF-9, a polymer-and-steel pistol chambered in 9 mm, is designed to fill a niche in Kel-Tec's line between its P-3AT (a single-stack, 8.3-ounce .380 ACP) and its P-11 (a double-stack, 14-ounce 9 mm), and it is a hybrid of the two designs.

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