Ammo Review: Winchester Defender 12 Gauge Buckshot

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I’ve come to really enjoy reviewing shotgun ammo. I’ve talked about my favorite, Federal Flitecontrol, and reviewed the four dollars a round Barnes, mini shells, and more. This week, I ran into Winchester Defender...

CCI Announces new Uppercut .22LR Jacketed Hollowpoint Personal Defense Rounds

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We all know you shouldn't rely on a .22LR for self defense when there are more effective options out there. But I bet we all know people who still do. Whether it's because that's...

Beginner’s Guide to the Most Common Calibers and What They’re Good For

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Yes, there are a lot of bullet sizes and it can be confusing. We call them "calibers," except for shotguns, which are referred to as "gauge" or "bore." Each is different and -- just...

In Praise of the [Clearly Superior] .40 S&W Cartridge

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O .40 S&W, you are being driven from your throne. Thou, from when you graced the world, The world has loved and hated thee. 10x22mm is your measurement, Both strong and true. Sadly many have...
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The Truth About Handgun Calibers and Defensive Use

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A string of recent comments on some of TTAG's articles have made it clear there is a lot of misunderstanding out there with regard to how handgun calibers stop threats. Admittedly, it's a subject...

Would You Trust Frangible Ammunition in Your EDC Gun?

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Retired U.S. Army Airborne Ranger Paul Lemke founded the company now known as Inceptor Ammunition in 2012. Lemke’s goal was to create innovative frangible ammunition with a twist to differentiate their products from the...
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Why Range Ammunition Is A Bad Choice For Your Self-Defense Gun

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Don't use range ammo as self-defense ammo. There are a number of good reasons why it's a bad idea. Range ammunition -- meaning full metal jacket or fragmenting ammunition in center fire rifles and pistol,...
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What’s the Difference Between Rimfire and Centerfire Ammunition?

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Are you a newbie when it comes to shooting? There are millions of new, first-time gun owners out there who have come to own a firearm in the last three-plus years. Are you confused...

.38 Special: What I’ve Learned After Over 20,000 Rounds

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I make a habit of counting the number of reloads I make by keeping a tally of primer and bullet boxes. I’m not a hoarder and I don’t keep them, but I am detailed...
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Lever-Action Ballistics Comparison: .30-30 vs .357 Magnum

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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...
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Carry Gun Reliability: Is it Really a Big Deal If a Gun is Particular...

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One of the criteria that some in the gun media as well as buyers use to judge a pistol is whether it digests a diverse array of ammunition. Brass case, steel case, multiple brands...

California Congressman Doesn’t Want to Subsidize Bullets Used ‘to Kill Our Own People’

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Rep. Robert Garcia, D-California, wrote to Army Secretary Christine E. Wormuth Friday asking for more details about how taxpayer funds are used to subsidize ammunition made for commercial sale at the Lake City Army...