Federal’s New PUNCH JHP Personal Defense Ammunition

From Federal: New Punch draws from Federal Ammunition’s decades of experience designing the world’s finest defensive handgun loads. The bullet’s skived jacket and soft lead core produce the best expansion and penetration in its class, while its nickel-plated brass and sealed primer deliver the reliable feeding and ignition needed for powerful personal protection. Now available […]

The 3 Best Handgun Calibers for Armed Self-Defense

Caliber wars — gun owners arguing over the relative merits of various calibers of self-defense ammunition — are an ugly, protracted business. This article will do nothing to reduce the hostility and much to increase it. Oh well. It’s hard to talk about personal defense ammo without touching off a skirmish. A gun owner’s choice […]

Lever-Action Ballistics Comparison: .30-30 vs .357 Magnum

By Chris Dumm Elmer Keith, Phillip B. Sharpe, Colonel D. B. Wesson developed the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1934. The first of the ‘Magnum’ pistol cartridges, it was a big hit. Literally. While there’s still some debate over the cartridge’s ability to create hydrostatic shock, if you’re looking for a highly effective, commonly available handgun caliber for self-protection, […]

BREAKING: Rhode v. Becerra Plaintiffs Ask Ninth Circuit to Lift Administrative Stay of Lower Court’s Injunction Blocking California Ammo Background Check Law

Late Friday evening, two judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an “administrative stay,” blocking an injunction issued by District Court Judge Roger Benitez. The Benitez injunction halted enforcement of California’s deeply flawed ammunition background check system and allowed Californians to briefly buy ammo locally or online like normal people do elsewhere. The […]

Ninth Circuit Grants Emergency Stay, California Ammunition Background Check Law Back In Force

BREAKING: Rhode v Becerra (9th Circuit): The request for an immediate administrative stay is granted. The district court’s 4/23/20 preliminary injunction order is temporarily stayed pending further court order. The court will address the emergency stay motion by separate order. pic.twitter.com/jlGXifKAIi — Rob (@2Aupdates) April 25, 2020 The California judiciary giveth and the California judiciary […]

BREAKING: Judge Benitez DENIES California’s Motion to Stay His Injunction in Ammo Background Check Case

It appears that, unlike the brief period during which Californians could buy standard capacity 30-round magazines last year — a period appropriately known as freedom week — Californians may be about to enjoy a longer period of background check-free ammunition purchases. Maybe much longer. Judge Roger Benitez has denied the state of California’s motion for […]

BREAKING: US District Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Blocking California’s Ammo Background Check Law

A big preliminary win for the California Rifle and Pistol Association in its fight against California’s ludicrous ammunition background check law, the case known as Rhode v. Becerra. US District Court Judge Roger Benitez — the same District Court judge who set off the week-long standard capacity magazine buying spree — has issued an injunction […]

Yes, You Should Rotate Your Carry Gun Ammunition Regularly

Many folks — cops included — load up their self-defense sidearms, and from there, those tools silently serve and protect their owners from bad people with evil in their hearts. Unfortunately, too many of us don’t think about regularly rotating the personal defense ammunition in our carry gun. Don’t let that be you. How long […]

Ammo Review: Winchester PDX1 Defender 12 Gauge

Buck and ball loads have a pretty long history of success in the United States. However, that success was primarily from 1776 to the 1860s. New buck and ball loads haven’t been quite as popular since the invention of modern shotshells and cartridge ammunition. Several years ago, Winchester introduced the PDX1 Defender load, which introduced […]