Self-Defense Ammo

If it is newer than M855 (the mid-1980s) and it is military, you can be sure it is 5.56 and should be treated accordingly.

AR-15 Basics: .223 vs. 5.56×45 NATO

A .223 Remington and 5.56X45 are not the same. The 5.56 has a longer leade, a longer distance between the bullet start and the onset of the rifling. Here's why it matters.

Gallery: Hot New Ammo for 2016

Manufacturers continue to produce a host of great new ammo options for shooters. Check out the latest new loads for personal defense, hunting and plinking.

Home defense ammo ideas.

.223 Home Defense Ammo

Over-penetration is a concern with home defense ammo no matter what the caliber. Here are some loads up to the task.

Author’s choice in defensive calibers: 9mm and .38 Special.

CCW: Best Calibers for Self-Defense?

Your goal, should you ever need to shoot, is to get your attacker to stop. Grant Cunningham reveals what he thinks are the best calibers for self-defense to make sure that happens.