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Throwback Thursday—.40 S&W Ammo: Choices Aplenty

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from September 1991, the .40 S&W cartridge was a year old. Winchester had a brief monopoly on the hottest new defense and police cartridge, but now many different makers are supplying...

Video—ARTV: Hornady Manufacturing's American Gunner Line

Check out this video from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV where Joe Kurtenbach visits Hornady to test the American Gunner Ammunition Line.

Black Hills Ammo: A Family Business

During a recent trip to the range for gun evaluations, I fired several guns and among them was a 1911-style .45 automatic. Happily enough, this is not unusual for me.

Federal American Eagle Syntech Handgun Ammunition Review

Handgun ammunition manufacturers put tremendous effort into creating fail-safe defensive loads, but practice-type ammunition hasn’t received equitable attention—until now.

Testing the .38 Special Cartridge

The .38 Special round is generally accepted as an effective cartridge for personal defense. But how does it fare from a short barrel using part of the FBI testing protocol?

Tested: The New Magnum Research 429 DE Cartridge

This new bottle neck round blends the features of two popular handgun hunting cartridges for a boost in velocity.

Field Tested: Federal Hydra-Shok Deep Personal-Defense Ammunition

Times have changed when it comes to the topic of personal-defense handgun ammunition. It used to be that the only acceptable choices for fight-stopping firepower either started with a “4” or ended in “Magnum”—and sometimes both applied.

Federal Premium Guard Dog Ammunition

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

Hard-To-Find Rifle and Handgun Ammunition

Here's a source for ammunition in those unusual rifle and handgun chamberings.

Product Preview: Ammo Inc. Streak Ammunition

Safe for use in environments where traditional tracers would be prohibited, Ammo Incorporated’s new Streak Visual Ammunition utilizes a non-flammable phosphor material applied to the base of its non-incendiary, metal-jacketed projectile in order to create a visible red glow on the way to its target.

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