Federal Force X2 Shorty shotshells

First Look: Federal Premium Force X2 Shorty 00 Buckshot

A new option in 1¾-inch defensive shotgun ammunition.

2022 Golden Bullseye Awards

Each year, we examine scores of products designed for personal security, but only a select few stand above the others to be worthy of the coveted Golden Bullseye Award.

Which 00 Buck is Best?

Even in the narrow confines of 00 buckshot, there's still quite a bit of variation from which to choose.

Shooting Illustrated 2022 Golden Bullseye Award Winners Announced

Shooting Illustrated, the National Rifle Association’s Official Journal covering personal protection, is proud to announce the winners of its 2022 Golden Bullseye Awards.

First Look: Winchester U.S.A. Valor Limited-Edition Ammo

Winchester ammunition recently introduced the U.S.A. Valor ammunition series, a limited-edition collection of military-inspired ammunition is now available in 9 mm, 5.56 NATO and 12-gauge buckshot.

Review: Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot

Federal’s latest offering of defensive buckshot, Federal Premium Force X2 Buckshot, ought to make bad actors split.

Which Type of Shotgun Load is Best for Home Defense?

While 00 buckshot will suffice in most instances, there are other rounds that are good for specific purposes.

First Look: Federal Premium Force X2 Splitting Buckshot

Federal Premium recently introduced its Force X2 Splitting Buckshot loads which are an interesting new shotshell load for personal defense.

How to Choose the Right Buckshot Load for Home Defense

Defensive shotgun ammunition goes light years beyond “double-aught buck.” Here's a rundown of how to choose the right buckshot load for your purposes.

Why You Shouldn't Mix Shotgun Ammo

To mix or not to mix, that is the question. Fortunately, we have an answer.

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