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Review: Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot

Federal’s latest offering of defensive buckshot, Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot, ought to make bad actors split.

The .380 ACP Made Better: Federal Hydra-Shok Deep & Punch Handgun Ammo

Richard Mann takes a look at two loads from Federal Premium that deliver excellent penetration and expansion from the .380 Auto.

Predator Defense With a Handgun

There’s a fair number of critters out there that might consider us a tasty snack—we Homo sapiens, though, aren’t entirely defenseless.

New for 2020: Federal Hydra-Shok Deep in .380 ACP

Federal has introduced a .380 ACP load to its Hydra-Shok Deep lineup, the first cartridge for the chambering to consistently meet FBI protocol recommendations for penetration—12 inches minimum—through bare gel and through heavy clothing.

The Terminal-Performance Triangle: Measuring Ammo Effectiveness

Though legends like to tout the existence of a magic, "silver" bullet, the fact is that there are limiting factors in every available bullet.

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