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Handgun Bullet Behavior: Why Velocity Matters

The competition for the best-balanced defensive ammo is a race to the middle.

Lee Jurras & The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

Personal-defense ammo development owes a great deal to Lee Jurras of Super Vel Cartridge Company.

'The Caliber Wars:' Does the Round Really Matter?

9mm vs. 45 ACP vs .40 S&W... the caliber wars can go on forever. Does...

6 New Ammo Options for 2019

No need to gaze into a crystal ball. Here’s a look at six new ammunition...

Review: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Ammo

Federal Premium’s new Hydra-Shok Deep defensive ammunition comes with a lot of hype—but it delivers.

Ballistic Effectiveness: Which Handgun Caliber Wins?

Think you know what the best defensive caliber is for your personal-defense pistol? These numbers...

Review: The .22 TCM Cartridge

Sometimes the reason for a cartridge is that it’s a lot of fun. Enter the...

9mm: The Best Round for Personal Defense?

Think today’s 9mm doesn’t possess sufficient terminal performance for use by the FBI, law enforcement...

Lee Jurras: The Father of Modern Personal-Defense Ammo

Personal-defense ammo development owes a great deal to Lee Jurras of Super Vel Cartridge Company.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield: Easy Upgrade Guide

The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield is one of the more popular concealed-carry guns to...

Bullet Penetration and Expansion

Think you know what the best defensive fodder is for your personal-protection pistol? Think again.

Defensive-Handgun Cartridges

History repeats itself within many undertakings. This is especially true with regard to handgun ammunition.

.22 TCM

Sometimes the reason for a cartridge is that it’s a lot of fun. Enter the...