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