9 mm Speer 124-grain Gold Dot HP

Speer Gold Dot bullets have become a popular choice for law enforcement agencies. This is due in no small part to the quality of the ammunition Speer manufacturers and the ability of the Gold Dot bullet to perform very well in FBI terminal performance testing.

9 mm Federal 115-grain JHP

Standard JHP loads seldom get much respect when it comes to self-defense ammunition. It seems the more modern and expensive, bonded and specialty bullets are all the rage.

.38 Spl. +P 125-grain Remington Ultimate Home Defense BJHP

Remington launched a new line of ammunition targeting the self-defense market, and the ammo functions as advertised.

9 mm 115-grain Remington JHP

According to many "experts," this type of bullet is insufficient for personal protection, but the author can prove them wrong.

.45 ACP +P 165-grain Cor-Bon JHP

This screaming-fast .45 ACP load is a great choice for a carry gun—which is why our ballistic expert carries it.

.32 H&R Mag. Federal Personal Defense 85-grain JHP

The .32 H&R Mag. is one of the most underrated self-defense cartridges. Learn why you shouldn't underestimate it.

9 mm +P Speer 124-grain Gold Dot HP

+P ammunition offers the advantage of higher velocity and generally more tissue destruction at the sacrifice of more recoil and penetration.

.45 ACP Grizzly Xtreme 175-grain

Grizzly Xtreme is specialty ammunition loaded by Grizzly Cartridge Company.

Ruger Hollow-Point Knife by CRKT

The newest addition to the exclusive Ruger line of knives by CRKT is a retro-styled blade with some modern features.

.32 NAA Cor-Bon 60-grain JHP

The .32 NAA is a little-known personal-defense cartridge, but it remains adequate for personal defense.

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