Speer’s New Gold Dot Carry Gun Line of EDC Personal Defense Ammunition for Short Barrel Pistols

Speer has taken its law-enforcement proven Gold Dot G2 hollow-point bullet and modified it to create a new product line called Gold Dot Carry Gun. This specialized ammunition is designed to provide superior feeding, ballistics and terminal performance through compact handguns. Speer’s new Carry Gun lineup includes 9mm 135-grain, .40 S&W 165-grain, and.45 Auto +P 200-grain loads. […]

California Using Police Raids on Ammunition Buyers Who Fail Background Checks

California’s ammunition background check law has been a disaster for lawful gun owners since it went into effect. Earlier this year, US District Court Judge Roger Benitez issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the law, writing in his opinion that, “California has tried its unprecedented experiment. The casualties suffered by law abiding citizens have […]

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 […]