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How Penetration and Sectional Density Affect Terminal Performance

Penetration is a critical aspect of terminal performance. As the great African professional hunter and gunwriter Finn Aagaard once wrote, “Killing power is a matter of biology, not math and physics, and is influenced almost totally by shot placement, accompanied by sufficient penetration.”

First Look: Federal Premium Adds Four New Handgun Loads

Federal premium has added four new handgun caliber lines for 2021. Several new product line extensions in Hydra-Shok Deep, Punch, Syntech Range and more will be manufactured and delivered to dealers throughout the year.

First Shots: Springfield Armory Ronin Operator 10 mm

Springfield Armory's Ronin Operator 10 mm is a full-size 1911 that pairs style with a rugged build that's meant to last a lifetime.

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.

Old Firearm/Ammo Brands Make a Comeback

With a growing industry comes the opportunity to bring back names and products that have long laid dormant. Here are a few old brands that are seeing new life in recent years.

Review: Remington Black Belt Ammo

Move over Jackie Chan and Jet Li, there’s a new black belt in town, and it comes from Remington's ammunition lineup.

Review: Federal Premium HST Ammunition

The addition of Federal Premium HST ammunition to the commercial market allowed concealed-carry holders to use fight-stopping rounds previously only available to law-enforcement officers.

Using a Single-Action Revolver for Self-Defense

Single-action revolvers are popular shooters, but are they a viable tool for self-defense? Sheriff Jim weighs in.

Selecting the Best Bullet for the Job

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

2016 Golden Bullseye Awards

Our picks for the 2016 Golden Bullseye Awards showcase quality, innovation, value and performance that made them stand tall in a market crowded with great products.

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