Gallery: 5 New Defensive Ammo Choices


Buy the best carry handgun you can afford and it’s still only as good as the ammo you load it with. When it comes to self defense, it’s important to trust that your ammunition will do the job. Here are five defensive ammo loads you can trust your life to.

Winchester W Train & Defend

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When Winchester introduced its ballistically matched W Train & Defend loads in 2014, they were an instant hit. The line pairs full metal jacket (FMJ) “Train” rounds with the same grain jacketed hollowpoint (JHP) loads, so a gunowner can be confident his carry rounds will perform exactly as he has practiced. The line was first available in .380 Auto, 9mm Luger, .38 Special and .40 S&W. In 2015, they add the king daddy of defensive loads, the .45 Auto in a 230-grain bullet offering. (

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