Carbine Optics

Carbine Optics Magnification

There’s no shortage of optical options for AR-15-style carbines and a short time back I was considering which might be best.

Winchester USA Ready Defense

Winchester’s USA Ready Defense ammunition looks to be a reliable and effective option for use in self-defense handguns.

How Short is Too Short?

You do know that shorter barrels mean slower velocities, right?

The Very Special .38 Special

Despite its advanced age, the quintessential revolver round has a lot going for it.

The Basics of Cartridge Development

Bringing new calibers and cartridges to market takes a lot of work, with hit-or-miss success.

Evolution of the Precision-Rifle Cartridge

It could be argued that the 6 mm PPC, which was created in the mid-1970s by Dr. Louis Palmisano and Ferris Pindell, began the evolution of the precision-rifle cartridge. The 6 mm PPC was a .220 Russian cartridge case necked up to 6 mm.

Lessons Learned From a Ballistician

There are a lot of factors that go into handloading your own ammunition.

Ten Great 10mm Ammo Choices

With law-enforcement agencies moving away from the .40 S&W and going back to the 9 mm, the .40’s future is cloudy. For those who don’t follow cartridge history closely, the .40 S&W is really nothing more than a 10 mm light load wearing a different dress.

Question the Digestion

Is ammunition the most common reason for stoppages? If you’ve received quality defensive-firearm training, you’ve learned to deal with stoppages through immediate action.

The Eternal Carbine Cartridge

The modern carbine cartridge—the .223 Rem.—has been with us since the early 1960s. Since then, we’ve seen its case altered to make other cartridges, and we’ve also seen new carbine-compatible introductions based on other cartridge cases.

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