9 mm +P Cor-Bon 115-grain DPX

Cor-Bon Ammunition loads Barnes TAC-XP bullets (formerly know as XPB bullets) in their DPX line of ammunition. Typical of Cor-Bon ammunition, velocities are high.

Guide to Plinking

Here's just about everything you need to know to have a blast with the most enjoyable type of shooting—plinking.

.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?

9 mm Federal 105-grain EFMJ

EFMJ stands for expanding full metal jacket. This bullet was developed for those states where hollow-point ammunition is illegal.

9 mm Speer 124-grain Gold Dot HP

Speer Gold Dot bullets have become a popular choice for law enforcement agencies. This is due in no small part to the quality of the ammunition Speer manufacturers and the ability of the Gold Dot bullet to perform very well in FBI terminal performance testing.

9 mm +P Speer 124-grain Gold Dot HP

+P ammunition offers the advantage of higher velocity and generally more tissue destruction at the sacrifice of more recoil and penetration.

9 mm Federal 115-grain JHP

Standard JHP loads seldom get much respect when it comes to self-defense ammunition. It seems the more modern and expensive, bonded and specialty bullets are all the rage.

.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.

9 mm 115-grain Remington JHP

According to many "experts," this type of bullet is insufficient for personal protection, but the author can prove them wrong.

9 mm 115-grain Hornady Critical Defense

With its Critical Defense line of ammunition, Hornady's intent was to provide loads that would perform well against intermediate barriers by still expanding and not over-penetrating.

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