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From the FMJ on the left to the lead truncated cone on the right, you’ve got choices. One is best for a given task; some are more versatile. Pick one or two—and practice.

10mm Defensive Ammo: Making The 10 More Perfect Than Ever

10MM defensive loads have come a long way in a short amount of time.
Ruger, Kimber and Smith & Wesson tactical revolvers.

Tactical Revolver: Yes, There Really Is Such A Thing

No, you didn't hear wrong, there is such a thing as a tactical revolver. And it might just be your best bet for EDC and home defense.
You do not get the magazine capacity that a .223 will provide, but then you don’t want that. The DNR will get very fussy if you have a magazine of more than five rounds, so leave the big mags home when you go hunting with a .450 Bushmaster.

The Big, Big Bore: .450 Bushmaster

OK, you want to put the hurt to something, with a heavy bullet moving along at a pretty high velocity? The .450 Bushmaster to the rescue.
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Dissecting Threat-Stopping Bullets

Build a better understanding of the terminal performance of defensive bullets and you'll find the one that will save your life.
318 Westley Richards 7

.318 Westley Richards: Almost Forgotten, But Still Cherished

A genesis in the golden age of African safaris, the .318 Westley Richards Accelerated Express is all but a historical footnote. Though the odd specimen still proves potent.
5mm Aguila 1

Ammo Brief: 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum

The 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum is nearly gone, but certainly not forgotten.
These are the author’s favorite three powders from the Hodgdon Extreme line. You can cover a lot of ground with just these propellants.

Reloading: Hodgdon Extreme Powder—The Consistent Choice

Engineered to produce velocities as regular as clockwork, the Hodgdon Extreme Powder line delivers what reloaders chase—consistency.
The .25 ACP is ultra-compact, but it’s also ultra-unpowerful. Yes, it can kill, and no, I wouldn’t want to be shot with one. But that doesn’t make it a good choice for a defensive caliber.

Self Defense: Do The 5.7×28, .25 ACP, .22 LR And .22 WMR Cut It?

Tempting as the convenience of mouse guns and micro pistols are, do the .25 ACP, .22 LR, .22 WMR and 5.7x28 have the stuff to save your life.
Designed primarily for use in short-barreled handguns, the Speer Gold Dot expands to 0.32 inch when fired into jugs filled with water.

.22 WMR: Raising The Bar For Rimfires

Versatile and potent, the .22 WMR—or .22 Mag—forever raised the rimfire enthusiasts' expectations for performance.
Sig ammo

First Look: Sig 300 Blackout 205-Grain Subsonic Hunting Ammo

Designed feed smooth and hit hard, the new Sig Sig 300 Blackout 205-Grain subsonic hunting ammo aims for elite-level suppressed performance in the field.
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Win a CASE of Berger Ammunition! #MadeIntheUSAGiveaway

Unrelenting in design and execution, the new Berger Bullets Long Range Hybrid Target bullets are engineered for hair-splitting accuracy.
Federal Deep Lead

Video: Federal Hydra-Shok In .380 ACP A True Stopper

Think the .380 ACP isn't up to saving your life? Think again. Federal Premium ups the caliber's defensive performance with its cutting-edge Hydra-Shok Deep ammunition.
The M1 Garand clip is an 8-round stamped steel part.

M1 Garand Clip: Loading Basics and Troubleshooting Tips

Nothing can cause the new Garand shooter more headaches than an intractable M1 Garand clip. Here’s how to load it and troubleshoot it.
Hornady 168-grain M1 Garand ammo.

M1 Garand Ammo: What Should You Shoot in Your M1?

As supplies of M2 Ball ammo dwindle, knowing what M1 Garand ammo you can safely fire in your military surplus rifle is critical.
22-250

Ammo Brief: The Hot And Flexible .22-250 Remington

A long-time wildcat cartridge, the .22-250 Remington has grown to become a favorite of bench-rest shooters, varmint hunters and even deer hunters in some parts of the country.
Speer Carry Gun 2

First Look: Speer Gold Dot Ammunition Line

Boasting the revolutionary G2 bullet, the Speer Carry Gun line of ammo takes sub-compact and compact guns' performance to a new level.
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