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Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Though it has become an industry standard for testing terminal performance of ammunition, ballistic gelatin...
Testing a CCW Gun: Todd Green & The 2,000-Round Challenge

Testing a CCW Gun: Todd Green & The 2,000-Round Challenge

Many of today's handgunners misunderstand the original 2,000-Round Challenge as developed by the late pistol...
Experimenting With 5.45x39mm: Problems & Potential Uses

Experimenting With 5.45x39mm: Problems & Potential Uses

American shooters are familiar with that most Russian of rifle ammo, the 7.62x39mm, but what...
The Maximum Practical Range of Slugs & Buckshot

The Maximum Practical Range of Slugs & Buckshot

Think you know how far your shotgun’s reach is? You might be surprised.
2019 Ammo of the Year: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep

2019 Ammo of the Year: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep

Building on the tremendous success of the company's original Hydra-Shok design, Federal Premium enhanced its...
Review: Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Ammo

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.
Review: Wilson Combat 300 HAM'R

Review: Wilson Combat 300 HAM'R

Wilson Combat set out to create an AR-15 cartridge that produced "optimal terminal performance." Did...
First Look: Speer 10 mm Gold Dot Personal Protection Ammo

First Look: Speer 10 mm Gold Dot Personal Protection Ammo

Speer Ammo expanded its Gold Dot defensive-ammo lineup with the addition of a new option...
First Look: SIG Sauer 365 Elite Performance Ammunition

First Look: SIG Sauer 365 Elite Performance Ammunition

Inspired by the company's micro-compact P365 pistol, SIG Sauer launched its 365 Elite Performance Ammunition...
Using Competition Guns for Concealed Carry

Using Competition Guns for Concealed Carry

Pistols intended for fast-action competition shooting have found their way into the holsters of tactically...
First Look: Hornady 300 Blackout Subsonic Ammunition

First Look: Hornady 300 Blackout Subsonic Ammunition

Hornady rolled out a brand-new bullet design in its .300 Blackout Subsonic ammunition line, designed...
9mm: The Best Round for Personal Defense?

9mm: The Best Round for Personal Defense?

Think today’s 9mm doesn’t possess sufficient terminal performance for use by the FBI, law enforcement...
The 22 Nosler: Best AR-15 Cartridge Yet?

The 22 Nosler: Best AR-15 Cartridge Yet?

The AR-15 platform can be found in dozens of popular cartridges, but the new 22...
5.45x39 Rifle Ammo: The Other Russian Cartridge

5.45x39 Rifle Ammo: The Other Russian Cartridge

American shooters are familiar with that most Russian of rifle ammo, the 7.62x39 mm, but...
Maximum Effective Range for a Home-Defense Shotgun

Maximum Effective Range for a Home-Defense Shotgun

Think you know how far your shotgun’s reach is? You might be surprised.
2016 Golden Bullseye Awards

2016 Golden Bullseye Awards

Our picks for the 2016 Golden Bullseye Awards showcase quality, innovation, value and performance that...
Cutting Edge Personal Home Defense Ammunition

Cutting Edge Personal Home Defense Ammunition

We really are living in a golden age (or should it be copper?) of defensive...
Suppressor-Friendly Ammunition Round-Up

Suppressor-Friendly Ammunition Round-Up

There’s a quiet revolution in ammunition these days.
Meet Your Match

Meet Your Match

Does match-grade .308 Win. ammo offer the best performance for the price? The results may...
7.62x39 vs. .300 Blackout

7.62x39 vs. .300 Blackout

Debating between the 7.62x39 mm and .300 Blackout for your next AR (or upper) purchase?...
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