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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.”

Ammunition Selection and Shot Placement Matter

A gunfight more than a century and a half ago stresses the importance of ammunition and shot placement.

Expensive vs. Budget Ammo: What's the Difference?

There are a number of things to take into consideration when selecting ammunition for concealed carry.

10 Great Defense Loads for the 9 mm

David Workman takes a look at 10 great options for defense loads in 9 mm.

Proper Training After Changing Your Everyday Carry Gun

When you change your everyday carry gun, there's plenty of training that should accompany that move. Sheriff Jim Wilson shows you how to ensure you're as comfortable as possible with your carry gun of choice.

5 Must-Have Accessories for Your Concealed Carry Revolver

These products will help you get more from your concealed-carry revolver.

5 Best 9 mm Loads for Self Defense

Richard Mann takes a look at five of the best loads in 9 mm for self defense.

Review: Springfield XD-S Mod.2 OSP

Eric Conn takes an in-depth look at Springfield Armory's new XD-S OSP, a single-stack 9 mm with optics-ready configuration.

5 Reasons to Choose a 10 mm for Self Defense

Is the 10 mm a good option for personal protection? Brad Fitzpatrick lists five reasons to choose a 10 mm for self defense.

Review: CMMG Mk17 Banshee 9 mm Pistol

CMMG's latest firearm is the Mk17 Banshee in 9 mm, which now takes Sig P320 magazines and makes an excellent personal-defense firearm.

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