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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.

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.

A Look Back at the .44 Special

As the 20th century was about to debut, the brass at Smith & Wesson decided on a new double-action revolver design called the Hand Ejector Model. More powerful cartridges were in high demand so the company developed a solid frame with a swing-out cylinder to replace its top-break double actions.

Tested: SIG Sauer 365 Micro 9 mm Ammunition

These ballistically matched defense and practice-grade loads have been tuned for top-notch performance in popular micro 9 pistols.

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.

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?

Editors’ Picks 2018: Winchester Hybrid X 9 mm Luger 124-gr. +P Ammunition

Winchester Ammunition's new Hybrid X 124-gr. 9 mm Luger +P load blends new bullet materials and design elements with features in use for well over a century.

Video—Dallas NRA Show: SIG Sauer 365 Ammunition

SIG Sauer has released a companion ammo they say has been optimized specifically for the P365 pistol and other concealed carry guns.

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.

SIG Sauer Introduces SIG 365 Ammunition

SIG Sauer, Inc. has introduced new, high-performance SIG 365 Elite Performance Ammunition in 115-gr. 9 mm SIG V-Crown and SIG FMJ loads.

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