Ammunition > Handgun

Federal Premium Offers Vital-Shok 10 mm Auto Trophy Bonded Ammo

The new Federal Premium Vital-Shok load takes advantage of the caliber’s true capability and offers the muscle needed for big game as well as for personal protection.

June 20, 2014

Mastery of Metals: Federal HST and Guard Dog Loads

Through careful attention to design, Federal Premium’s engineers were able to create self-defense loads that exhibit specific characteristics sought by the two prominent streams of thought concerning personal protection. The distinctly different loads, HST and Guard Dog, will meet the needs of even the most demanding self-defense practitioner.

December 23, 2013

Hornady's Critical Defense Triple Threat .410 Shotshell

With the popularity of .45 Colt/.410 handguns, ammunition companies were bound to introduce specialized loads. But do loads like Hornady’s Triple Threat perform as advertised?

October 15, 2013

Precise Propellant Measuring

Precise measuring of propellant is critical to maintaining consistent accuracy and velocity in reloading, and the best way to ensure consistency is to weigh each charge, or is it?

July 23, 2013

How to Read Center-Fire Ammunition Boxes

Reading an ammunition label can seem like an exercise in code breaking. Here are a few tips to help you wade through what you see on the dealer's shelf.

July 02, 2013

The .22 Magnum for Self-Defense

Due to its light recoil, even a novice shooter can deliver six accurate shots in seconds from a lightweight, .22 WMR revolver.

May 24, 2013

The .40 S&W

Sometimes described as a shortened 10 mm, the .40 was developed as a compromise between size and capacity.

March 05, 2013

Proven Performance: Hornady's Critical Duty

Criminal violence in society is inevitable, and Hornady’s’ Critical Duty is designed to defeat bad guys and the barriers they often hide behind.

December 13, 2012

Bullet Casting: Loading ’Em Up

Putting the finishing touches to your newly poured bullets will make them perform much better.

April 09, 2012

Bullet Casting: Bullets on the Cheap

Before you start casting bullets you’ll need a supply of lead alloy.

March 21, 2012

Barnes VOR-TX Handgun Hunting Ammunition

Barnes Bullets’ VOR-TX copper hollow-point bullets are available in three handgun hunting calibers.

February 02, 2012

The .45 for Self-Defense

More than 100 years after its development, the .45 ACP is still going strong.

January 10, 2012

Federal Premium Guard Dog Ammunition

Federal Premium’s Guard Dog home-defense ammunition is designed to minimize pass through of interiors walls.

October 28, 2011

Loading the .38 Spl. & .357 Mag.

Accurate training and self-defense loads can be easily created for these popular revolver calibers.

October 05, 2011

Best Subcompact Personal Defense Ammunition

Choose a load that works well in your subcompact, practice with it and get on with your life.

September 08, 2011