Anyone who relies on a firearm for personal protection should be interested in terminal ballistics.
Many organizations, agencies and individuals have developed tests and formulas to rate the effectiveness of defensive handgun cartridges.
The Barnes TAC-XP bullet is a good choice for self-defense in a .40-caliber package, but different loads with this bullet can affect terminal performance.
Federal's Expanding Full Metal Jacket (EFMJ) bullet is an ingenious solution to the problem of reliable expansion and intermediate barriers.
How does a great small-game load perform out of a snub-nose revolver?
Will this rimfire varmint load perform better out of a longer barrel?
Many argue whether the 115- or 124-grain 9 mm load is best for self-defense.
Here's a look at a Wilson Combat load that bridges the gap between 185- and 230-grain offerings.
The Federal Hydra-Shok 230-grain load for the .45 ACP cartridge is one of the most well regarded defensive handgun loads of all time.
Buffalo Bore ammunition built its fine reputation on loading what it calls "heavy" loads for big-bore cartridges.