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Predator Defense With a Handgun

There’s a fair number of critters out there that might consider us a tasty snack—we...

New Ammunition for 2020

There’s a lot of new stuff hitting the market right now. Here’s a quick roundup...

Handgun Bullet Behavior: Why Velocity Matters

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

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...

The .450 SMC: A Potent & Practical Defensive Cartridge

Sometimes the modification of cartridges can lead to evolutionary improvements. Here's the story behind the...

6 New Ammo Options for 2019

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

A Need for Speed: Rise and Fall of the Bottlenecked Pistol Cartridge

The trend of bottlenecked pistol cartridges has ebbed and flowed over the last century. Where...

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.

Large-Bore Love Affair: Why I Enjoy Big Bullets in Little Guns

Little guns and big cartridges are a contradictory—and irresistible—combination. Here's the back story on our...

Review: Remington Black Belt Ammo

Move over Jackie Chan and Jet Li, there’s a new black belt in town, and...

Ballistic Effectiveness: Which Handgun Caliber Wins?

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

The Development of Personal-Defense Ammo

History repeats itself within many undertakings. This is especially true with regard to personal-defense ammunition.

Review: The .22 TCM Cartridge

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

Modern .380 ACP: Good for Self-Defense?

The .380 ACP cartridge and pistols chambered for it have seen an explosion in popularity...

Review: Federal Premium HST Ammunition

The addition of Federal Premium HST ammunition to the commercial market allowed concealed-carry holders to...

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.
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