Emergency Preparedness: How Much is Enough?

  Preparedness for contingencies goes a long way to turning chaos into mere inconvenience. Finding one’s self unprepared when life throws you a curveball sucks. Hopefully, like many TTAG readers, you maintain some level of readiness for a variety of emergencies. If so, congrats. The question quickly becomes how much is “enough” though when it […]

.40 Smith & Wesson? Yes Please!

David Tong [via ammoland.com] writes: There’ve long been questions regarding the reason the .40 Smith & Wesson cartridge has been losing popularity, even though as of as late as 2011, some 65 percent of American law enforcement was carrying a pistol chambered in the round. Its gestation has been so oft-repeated (Miami 1986 FBI shootout, […]

So You Want to Load Your Own Ammo, But You’re Not Sure if It’s Worth It. Read This First

[ED: With more and more attempts to raise the cost of ammunition — justified by an alleged desire to reduce “gun violence” — more people in places like Washington, California, and Connecticut among others, are considering the benefits (and fun) of loading their own ammunition. Besides avoiding background checks, taxes and who knows what else  […]

Is +P Ammunition Really Necessary?

When it comes to defensive ammunition, a lot of people opt for +P loads as a matter of course. It’s certainly not a bad idea on paper; many police departments and federal agencies carry +P or +P+ in their duty guns. The additional powder load nets an increase in velocity over standard rounds – though […]

CCI Adds Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR and Maxi-Mag SHP WMR Rounds

Press release . . . Last year, CCI—the king of rimfire—launched Clean-22 in three 22 LR configurations. This year, the company expands that product line by introducing Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR and Maxi-Mag Segmented Hollow Point (SHP) 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR). “CCI has been in business for more than 75 years, and currently we […]

SHOT Show: The Second Coming of the 5.7x28mm?

Ruger may have gone back to the future when it chambered its new-for-2020 Ruger-57 handgun in 5.7x28mm (aka 5.7×28 FN), a round that has mostly languished for 30 years, but which is seeing a blip of interest in recent introductions. Developed by FN back in 1989, the 5.7x28mm cartridge is similar in shape to the […]