AMMUNITION

The Virtually Unsnubbable...

Smith & Wesson’s J-frame -- what many consider the quintessential snub-nose revolver -- is virtually unsnubbable. That is, you can’t fault it for much. Sure it’ll sting your hand a bit when...

Tags: Black Hills Ammunition,...
04/05/19

What I Carry: Mike’s...

I’ve almost always been the guy who carries a full-size handgun for CCW. I was willing to forego comfort for capability, wanting to make sure I had a gun both effective and reliable. But, over...

Tags: CCI Maxi Mag Shotshells,...
03/27/19

Living Archive: The 9mm Myth

“If you prefer a flat handgun that is easier to conceal and carries more rounds than a revolver, you have only to take your pick from the large array of 9mm autoloaders, both domestic and...

Tags: 9mm, American Handgunner,...
03/23/19

5.11 Small Kit Tool Bag

While you’re creating an all-around survival kit list, I'll bet it numbers more than 10 items. Probably at least 20. So think of what you’ll put all that stuff in. An all-around survival kit...

Tags: 5.11, Bag, Small Kit Tool Bag,...
03/05/19

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 accompanies me mainly for varmints and...

Tags: concealed carry, Hornady,...
02/21/19

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 and 45 Auto. The bullets feature a more...

Tags: American Handgunner, concealed...
02/16/19
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
Exclusive: Handloading +P...

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
Exclusive: Super Vel Ammo ...

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