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.45 ACP Wilson Combat 200-grain XTP HP

Here's a look at a Wilson Combat load that bridges the gap between 185- and 230-grain offerings.

Hornady Superformance

Hornady's new Superformance squeezes an extra 100 to 200 fps out of the .308 Win., without producing magnum-load recoil—an alluring mix bound to seduce tactical shooters.

Kel-Tec KSG

Shooting the most talked-about gun at SHOT 2011.

Favorite Defensive Handgun Loads

During training classes or while conversing with shooters, I'm often asked about my favorite defensive handgun loads.

Critical Defense Penetration

The FBI suggests a minimum of 12 inches penetration in 10-percent ordnance gelatin for law enforcement ammunition. Penetration this deep is not hard to achieve with defensive handgun cartridges—until you also mandate the bullets expand, too. The more a bullet expands the less it penetrates. But, the more a bullet expands, the bigger the hole it makes. Defensive handgun ammunition engineers strive for an optimum balance between expansion and penetration.

Hornady Critical Defense

These loads prove to be extremely effective when used in today's generation of small guns.

Hornady Z-Max Bullets

Just in case the undead are reinforced by undead animals.....you never know.

Tactical Bullets for .30 Rem. AR Handloads

With the right bullet, the .30 Rem. AR can be a formidable personal-defense cartridge.

Arsenal Inc. SGL-31 5.45×39 mm

This iteration of the "other" AK, the AK-74, is an excellent choice for those looking for something a little different.

.22 Mag. Hornady Critical Defense 45-grain FTX

How does Hornady's rimfire load for self-defense perform out of a tiny pocket revolver?

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