.380 ACP, 7x57 mm Mauser, .357 Mag., .38 Spl. and .44 Mag. ammunition

What’s the Deal With Caliber?

Caliber is a critical aspect of ammunition, but it is something that is also often misunderstood or misrepresented. As it relates to firearms, caliber by definition—according to Merriam-Webster—is either A: the diameter of a bullet or other projectile, or B: the diameter of the bore of a gun usually expressed in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and typically written as a decimal, such as .35 caliber.

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.”

Review: Diamondback DB9SL Handgun

Richard Mann takes an in-depth look at the Diamondback DB9SL chambered in 9 mm. 

Review: Tisas PX-9 Gen 2 Pistol

The Wonder Nine gets reimagined with a new 9 mm from SDS Imports.

Ammunition Selection and Shot Placement Matter

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

Handgun Training with Your Offhand

Training someone to shoot a defensive handgun is mostly a standardized process. Firearm safety is followed by firearm function, which is then followed by an introduction to the basics of marksmanship. Past that, focus falls on handgun manipulation, presentation and various methods of target engagement.

Basic Tips for Volume Reloading

While it might be tempting to start handloading to beef up inventory, keep some basics in mind.

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

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

Ruger Custom Shop Precision Rifle

Custom refinements and a new chambering make Ruger’s latest RPR capable of even greater tack-driving accuracy.

Factory vs. Custom Leather Holsters: What's the Difference?

Custom holsters made of synthetics or leather are still made, but are they worth the money and what advantages do they offer?

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