AMMUNITION

The Next Generation Of Ammunition

Inceptor’s ARX Preferred Defense Line of ammunition leverages the latest technologies to create the next generation of defense.

Ballistic Gel Testing

Ballistic gelatin is a quality control tool you can bet your life on. It’s composed of water and gelatin powder, and should be mixed in specific ratios,...
Read Full Article John Evrin
The .40 S&W: Too Strong or...

While the price of Maseratis has not risen as fast as the cost of health insurance under the oddly named Affordable Care Act, I’m resigned to live without...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Feeding The Forty-Five

The first thing to learn is that you can’t learn everything. I’ve learned a little about 1911’s. Forty years ago I built a couple from parts. A local...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Roberts Defense Super...

I met him in a relatively quiet corner at some industry show. SHOT, maybe. Or NRA. Honestly, I can’t recall. The impression stayed with me, though. Rob...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Nosedive And Feed Angle In...

You finally get to the range for some fun. You insert the magazine, rack the slide, and — it jams. The round has nosedived into the feed ramp and stopped...
Read Full Article Brad Miller
What I Carry: Kahr Arms CM9

Living in a rural area finds me carrying a firearm in the truck on a daily basis. Our farm is just a few minutes' drive from our home and some type of gun...

Read Full Article Mark Hampton
What I Carry: Mossberg’s...

I’ll be frank with you, I almost exclusively carry mid- to full-size pistols in an IWB holster rig when I leave the house. Is it a hassle? Is it a lot of...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
SIG Sauer Ammo Made In USA

In the late 1980’s I transitioned from revolvers to semi-autos on my police agency. We had a fairly limited palate of handgun designs we could carry and I...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Weighing Your Options

At Portsmouth lies the Mary Rose. What’s left of her. Launched in 1511, she sank 34 years later battling the French navy in the Solent, between England...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Shooting For The Moon

Whoever at Smith & Wesson was responsible for inventing the little pieces of spring steel commonly called “half-moon clips” should have received...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Slugfest

We frequently read we should “slug” our gun barrels so we know what we have to deal with to get the best accuracy. Jacketed bullets right at or .0005"...
Read Full Article Roger Smith
Eley .22 Ammo

Okay, quick — who’s been making ammo since 1828? Extra points if you can guess who makes the .22 ammo used by more Olympic medalists than all the other...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
What I Carry: Mossberg’s...

I’ll be frank with you, I almost exclusively carry mid- to full-size pistols in an IWB holster rig when I leave the house. Is it a hassle? Is it a lot of...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Pick Your Poison

I like bullets. I’m speaking of actual bullets and not loaded ammunition, which the idiots in the news media continually and mistakenly call “bullets.”
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Federal Adds Premium...

In 2018, Federal reinvented the proven Hydra-Shok bullet design with Hydra-Shok Deep in 9mm Luger. Now, it has expanded the line with new loads in 40 S&W...
Read Full Article Mark Kakkuri
Exclusive: Crooked-Seated...

How important is it to seat the bullet perfectly strait in the case? What if the bullet is seated crooked? Does this affect accuracy? Common sense says it...
Read Full Article Brad Miller
Exclusive: SAAMI 90 Years...

The year 2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, known to most shooters and reloaders simply as...
Read Full Article R.G. Bimson
Feeding The Forty-Five

The first thing to learn is that you can’t learn everything. I’ve learned a little about 1911’s. Forty years ago I built a couple from parts. A local...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Handloading +P Brass

Some back-story first. Plus P (+P) brass is designed to be stronger than regular brass in order to withstand the additional pressure of +P rated cartridges....
Read Full Article Brad Miller
Keeping The Bang Going!

From a small handful of ammo makers years ago, to today’s almost limitless choices, the good old days are now — times 10 at least! While the basic...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Federal Premium Personal...

Federal Ammunition’s very existence is owed to the continued technological improvements that have been blasting down our barrels since 1922. Founding...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Behind the Scenes: A...

There I was, minding my own business and running some errands when I spotted something really interesting in a parking lot. I looked over at the car parked...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries
Tank’s Powder Coated...

By now, you’ve observed my proclivity for Powder Coated (PC) projectiles I’ve cast myself. In 30 years of casting, I’ve come to the conclusion PC cast...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Streak Ammo

Ammo Inc. — which has been around making more conventional but very high quality ammo for some time — has announced their new non-incendiary tracer...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Ruger Security-9

The Ruger Security-9 is arguably the best value in a domestically produced defensive handgun today. This new Ruger pistol sports plenty of whiz-bang...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Super Vel Ammo Is Back!

Super Vel is back! For those who remember the profound effect the original Super Vel had on police and defensive ammunition in the 1960’s and 70’s, this...
Read Full Article John Popham
Exclusive: Federal...

The white lab coat “squints” at Federal Premium — you know, the guys with the slide rules and calipers — have been beating their ballistic brains...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
Next-Gen Defensive Handgun...

While debates continue to rage about what constitutes the best caliber for personal defense in a handgun, the better question might revolve around bullet...
Read Full Article Eric Conn
SIG Sauer Ammo

I first encountered the name “SIG” in Jeff Cooper’s first book, Fighting Handguns way back in 1958. Cooper was really just getting started and already...
Read Full Article John Taffin
Eley .22 Ammo

Okay, quick — who’s been making ammo since 1828? Extra points if you can guess who makes the .22 ammo used by more Olympic medalists than all the other...
Read Full Article Roy Huntington
Exclusive: NovX 9mm Ammo

NovX has released factory ammunition using cutting edge technology, which is sure to influence the defensive ammunition market. The patent pending...
Read Full Article Jeff "Tank" Hoover
A Close Look At: Ammo

As I write this, we’re starting to pull out of the empty-shelf syndrome, as ammunition slowly, ever so slowly, starts to reappear on shelves. Even the...
Read Full Article John Taffin