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Ballistics 101

The study of ballistics incorporates internal ballistics, external ballistics and terminal ballistics. There are many assumptions associated with each area of study. Some are myths, some are like old wives’ tales and others just come from lack of knowledge.

The Other Winchester 9mm Ammunition

Winchester catalogs two dozen different loads for the 9 mm, and more than a dozen loaded with what most would call an FMJ bullet. Within this mix you’ll find a varied selection, with bullet weights from 115 to 147 grains.

Seven Inconvenient Truths of Concealed Carry

I’ve carried a handgun for most of my adult life. During that time, I’ve learned a lot of things about carrying concealed. Some of those lessons came from others who are more experienced, some came through the many training courses I’ve attended and some I learned on my own—the hard way.

BallistiClean 00 Buck Review

There’s less training conducted with the defensive shotgun than with any other defensive firearm. This is partly because shotguns recoil the hardest, and recoil is not something shooters typically enjoy. It’s also partly because shotguns—at least compared with handguns and carbines—are a bit expensive to shoot, especially if you’re training with 00 buckshot.

Handloading The .223 Rem.

Precision handloads for the .223 Rem. can really highlight your rifle’s potential.

Springfield Armory Prodigy

Has the combination of firepower and accuracy ever fallen out of fashion?

Controlled Chaos Bullets

There’s no such thing as the perfect bullet, but Controlled Chaos bullets come pretty close.

9mm vs 45 ACP – A Different Kind of Comparison

The 9mm vs 45 ACP argument has been going on for more than a century. Many believed the two World Wars answered this question after Americans used their .45s to beat the Germans and their 9mms— twice. But in 1967, the Illinois State Police adopted the Smith & Wesson Model 39 pistol in 9mm, and in 1985 the U.S. Military transitioned from their war-winner to the Beretta M9.

Finding The Correct Barrel Twist Rate

Matching bullet weight to rifle-barrel twist is part art and part science, but all-important.

New from Nosler: ASP Handgun Ammunition

Nosler has an impeccable reputation for producing quality ammunition and components, but it is most often thought of as a company that manufactures hunting bullets and hunting ammunition. This is understandable—the company was founded on the Nosler Partition bullet.

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