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What's the Best 38 Special Ammo for Self-Defense?

For those that carry revolvers, the .38 Special is the most popular defensive round - but what ammunition is best? Ammo editor Richard Mann gives some guidance on great choices.

.300 AAC Blackout Lehigh Defense 180-grain Controlled Fracturing

See how this cartridge performs in our .300 AAC Blackout factory ammunition round-up.

.300 AAC Blackout Lehigh Defense 110-grain High Velocity Controlled Chaos

See how this cartridge performs in our .300 AAC Blackout factory ammunition round-up.

.45 ACP 230-grain LeHigh Defense Multi-Projectile

LeHigh Defense has been making top of the line match and expanding bullets from copper and brass for a long time. Just recently, it got into the ammunition market.

.45 ACP LeHigh Defense 174-grain Max-Expanding

This high-velocity load with an all-copper bullet offers impressive expansion.

.40 S&W LeHigh Defense Max-Expanding

LeHigh Defense has taken what it has learned from building large-caliber, all-copper, big-bore rifle bullets and used that knowledge to create one of the widest expanding handgun bullets available.

.45 Colt LeHigh Defense Multi-Projectile

LeHigh Defense is a new company, but it is not new to bullets. This offering was designed with the Taurus Judge in mind, but it is a solid choice for self-defense from any .45 Colt handgun.

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