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Is The Glaser Safety Slug Good for Self Defense?

Glaser’s interesting Safety Slug is still available, but is it viable? Richard Mann takes a...

New Ammunition for 2020

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

Glock DIY Build: Choosing the Right Custom Components

The criteria and components that go into building a Glock for personal protection are more...

Handgun Bullet Behavior: Why Velocity Matters

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

Top 18 Pistol-Caliber Carbines for 2019

The pistol-caliber carbine market got hot over the last few years, and manufacturers have a...

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...

The .450 SMC: A Potent & Practical Defensive Cartridge

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

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...

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...

Dispelling Myths: Barrel Length vs. Velocity

So you think a handgun with a slightly longer barrel than another will always generate...

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.

5 Pistol Drills for Indoor Range Practice

Limited to a single-stall indoor range for your self-defense practice? Don't worry. Build your pistol...

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...

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield: Easy Upgrade Guide

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

New Ammo Offerings for 2017

While ammunition is superior now versus any other point in history, the even better news...

Selecting the Best Bullet for the Job

Think of your ammo as task-specific. Be sure you are selecting the best bullet for...

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.
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