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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?

Hornady Awarded FBI 9 mm+P Ammunition Contract

Hornady has been awarded a Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its 9 mm+P Luger 135 gr. FlexLock Critical Duty ammunition.

FBI Awards Federal Premium Contract for Training Ammunition

The IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract, which has four option years, is for up to $19 million in 9 mm handgun training rounds.

Profile: Jelly Bryce—Oklahoma Gunfighter

Delf A. “Jelly” Bryce was a lawman who could match it with just about any of the 1930s gangsters and could also please a crowd with his expert marksmanship. How good was the FBI agent with a gun? Good enough to land in the pages of LIFE Magazine.

FBI Selects Hornady Critical Duty Ammo

The FBI has chosen Hornady’s Critical Duty 40 S&W 175 gr. Flexlock as its official ammunition.

A Battle At Barrington: The Men & The Guns

On Nov. 27, 1934, two federal agents faced two heavily armed bandits in what is possibly the most savage gunfight on American soil. In the end, it cost the lives of two G-Men and Baby Face Nelson. Here, a Pulitzer Prize winner tells the tale.

Fear & Loading: Buyer’s Market?

The doom-and-gloom forecasts—based on the 19 straight, record-setting months of NICS background checks ending in December—claim the firearm boom has ended, but moves made by the industry and comments from experts signal something different.

Keefe Report: FBI Selects New Service Pistol

Glock has just been awarded a contract worth up to $85 million to supply handguns to the Federal Bureau of investigation.

Throwback Thursday: A Pair of Tens

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from June 1990, readers are introduced to Smith & Wesson’s new Model 1006, a 10 mm double-action semi-automatic, which debuted alongside the S&W Model 1076, a pistol designed to meet the FBI’s specifications.

Throwback Thursday: The FBI Ammo Tests

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this article from June 1990, the author reports that It was the Bureau's ammunition performance testing that set the stage for the switch from revolvers to double-action semi-autos for the federal lawman.

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