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Snubbie Shortcomings: Making the Best of a CCW Revolver

Small revolvers are convenient and concealable, but they have some downsides. Here's how to address...

Handgun Bullet Behavior: Why Velocity Matters

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

LAPD Chooses Speer G2 for Duty Ammo

For use in its 9 mm and .40 S&W duty sidearms, the Los Angeles Police...

The Object of Defensive-Gun Handling: Stop the Threat

There's a lot of talk about the lethality of certain cartridges, but Sheriff Jim reminds...

9mm Resurgence: Why the FBI & Police Went Back

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

Review: Norma MHP Defensive-Handgun Ammo

Norma offers its take on a handgun round for personal protection with the launch of...

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...

Review: Black Hills HoneyBadger

Think it’s impossible for handgun hollow points to possess adequate penetration without expanding? Think again,...

5.56 NATO vs. 300 Blackout: Which is Right for You?

The 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. and the .300 BLK are two popular cartridge options for the...

Testing a CCW Gun: Todd Green & The 2,000-Round Challenge

Many of today's handgunners misunderstand the original 2,000-Round Challenge as developed by the late pistol...

Experimenting With 5.45x39mm: Problems & Potential Uses

American shooters are familiar with that most Russian of rifle ammo, the 7.62x39mm, but what...

Shooting to Stop: Caliber Considerations for Self-Defense

When deploying a defensive pistol, the goal of armed citizens is to stop an attack...

Rule Four in Self-Defense: Bullets On and Beyond Your Target

Col. Jeff Cooper's list of safety rules includes, "Be sure of your target and what...

First Look: Winchester 350 Legend Cartridge

With the all-new 350 Legend, fans of straight-wall cartridges have a new, powerful option for...

2019 Ammo of the Year: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep

Building on the tremendous success of the company's original Hydra-Shok design, Federal Premium enhanced its...

Barrel Twist Rates: Can They Impact Bullet Expansion?

Do barrel twist rates do more than just make a bullet accurate? The experience of...

The Terminal-Performance Triangle: Measuring Ammo Effectiveness

Though legends like to tout the existence of a magic, "silver" bullet, the fact is...

First Look: Honor Defense Ammunition

Designed for self-defense and duty use, Honor Defense now offers a line of handgun 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.
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