.30 Carbine cartridge

Is the .30 Carbine the Most Overlooked Cartridge of All Time?

The story behind the M1 Carbine is fascinating. And, while this column is about ammunition, it’s impossible to discuss the “carbine cartridge” without some gun history. In 1940, the U.S. Army was looking for a light rifle or carbine.

How Penetration and Sectional Density Affect Terminal Performance

Penetration is a critical aspect of terminal performance. As the great African professional hunter and gunwriter Finn Aagaard once wrote, “Killing power is a matter of biology, not math and physics, and is influenced almost totally by shot placement, accompanied by sufficient penetration.”

Is the .357 Magnum the Best Option for Personal Defense?

Time and data have also unquestionably revealed that when compared to these semi-auto-pistol cartridges, the .357 Magnum does a better job at stopping bad guys.

5 Commonly Overlooked Carry Guns

Glocks and 1911s are not the only concealed carry guns out there, and in fact may not be the best options for everyone. Here’s a look at five often overlooked concealed carry options that you may or may not have heard of.

A Complete Guide: Double-Action Revolvers for Defense

The double-action revolver is always worthy of consideration when someone sets out to select a personal defense gun.

Why You Should Buy Your Ammo in Bulk

While the conventional wisdom is always “buy it cheap and stack it deep” when it comes to ammo, recent events show that’s not always possible.

Tips on Choosing Ammunition for Your Concealed-Carry Revolver

Many factors go into determining what carry ammunition to choose; make sure your choice is an informed one.

Predator Defense With a Handgun

There’s a fair number of critters out there that might consider us a tasty snack—we Homo sapiens, though, aren’t entirely defenseless.

New for 2020: Hornady Critical Defense .327 Federal Mag

With several self-defense revolvers like the Ruger LCR now chambered for the .327 Federal Mag. cartridge, Hornady will be adding a single load in .327 Federal Mag. to their Critical Defense ammunition line.

The Future of Handguns: Did We Peak?

No, we haven’t achieved the “ultimate” handgun; we’re just in a lull.

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