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How Penetration and Sectional Density Affect Terminal Performance

Penetration is a critical aspect of terminal performance. As the great African professional hunter and gunwriter Finn Aagaard once wrote, “Killing power is a matter of biology, not math and physics, and is influenced almost totally by shot placement, accompanied by sufficient penetration.”

Why You Should Test Your Ammo

Most gun owners will test ammunition to ensure it works in a handgun, but how often is terminal performance checked?

How to Choose Your Rifle Ammunition

Quality is key when it comes to law enforcement rifle ammunition, and it should be for you, too.

9mm Resurgence: Why the FBI & Police Went Back

Think today’s 9mm doesn’t possess sufficient terminal performance for use by the FBI, law enforcement and citizens for personal defense? Guess again.

Ballistics-Gel Testing: What It Does and Doesn't Tell You

Though it has become an industry standard for testing terminal performance of ammunition, ballistic gelatin doesn’t tell you all you need to know.

Barrel Twist Rates: Can They Impact Bullet Expansion?

Do barrel twist rates do more than just make a bullet accurate? The experience of two Remington engineers shows that they can do much more than that.

Top AR-15 Chamberings: 8 Great Do-It-All Loads

While most firearm enthusiasts know an AR-pattern rifle by sight, few can identify the best load for optimal terminal performance for its chambering.

9mm: The Best Round for Personal Defense?

Think today’s 9mm doesn’t possess sufficient terminal performance for use by the FBI, law enforcement and citizens for personal defense? Guess again.

Better than Average

Is there anyone who aspires to be less than average? Wouldn’t we all like to be at least better than average?

.357 Mag. Federal 180-grain JHP

If a recovered bullet could be described as pretty, this one would win the beauty pageant.

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