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.
Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? George Harris answers this question, which may surprise you.
A good variety of 9mm semi-automatic pistols will feed nearly any 9mm ammo without issue. When it comes to 9mm revolvers, though, owners must be careful with ammo selection.
Some of Smith & Wesson’s finest firearms made it from drawing board to production during one of the manufacturer’s darkest periods.