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.

HPR Black Ops

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In what has to be some of the coolest packaging on the shelf, HPR brought their Black Ops line to market in an effort to deliver a premium load of defensive ammo that boasts maximum knockdown power. The line features the Open Tipped Frangible (OTF) bullet, the core and jacket of which separate upon impact for 100 percent transfer of energy into the target. The lead-free rounds come in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 Auto and for those who prefer a tactical long gun, .223 Rem. (

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