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10 Great Defense Loads for the 9 mm

David Workman takes a look at 10 great options for defense loads in 9 mm.

6 Hard-Hitting Loads for Your Home-Defense AR-15

What are the best home-defense loads for the AR? Here are six rounds designed to perform within the confines of your house.

Review: Black Hills HoneyBadger

Think it’s impossible for handgun hollow points to possess adequate penetration without expanding? Think again, as the Black Hills HoneyBadger proves to be sweet shooting and crazy tough.

Range Review: Kimber RAPIDE 1911

Kimber added to its lineup of semi-custom 1911s in 2019 with the RAPIDE, and one SI contributor put a few hundred rounds downrange and got some thoughts on the new option.

Personal-Defense Ammo: Top Picks from the Experts

Ever wonder what loads the experts carry in their personal-defense guns? Here are some of the choices of Shooting Illustrated's editors and contributors.

AR-15 Ammo for Home Defense: What Should You Use?

The AR-15 has become a popular option for home-defense use, but having the rifle is only part of the equation. What AR-15 ammo should you choose for your rifle? Take a look to learn more.

Modern .380 ACP: Good for Self-Defense?

The .380 ACP cartridge and pistols chambered for it have seen an explosion in popularity over the last decade. Has technology made the round any more useful for self-defense?

Review: Black Hills HoneyBadger Ammo

Think it’s impossible for handgun hollow points to possess adequate penetration without expanding? Think again, as the Black Hills HoneyBadger proves to be sweet shooting and crazy tough.

FBI Hostage Rescue Team Purchases .300 Blackout

The famous FBI HRT bought a large quantity of .300 Blackout from a noted ammo manufacturer in early 2017.

Long Range for Dummies

You don't need $8,000 worth of gear and Navy SEAL sniper training to connect at 500 yards. Get hits by keeping things simple.

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