FOR BEGINNERS: How Many Magazines Should You Have?

With millions of Americans buying guns for the first time in 2020, many of them are wondering how many ammunition magazines they need. Some of these new gun owners (or even older gun owners)...

Ask Foghorn: Zero Distance for 300 AAC Blackout?

Seth writes: What are you using for zero distance for your blackout? I am big fan of the 50/200 zero in .223/5.56 and I am hoping there is something similar for the blackout round. I...
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The Truth About The Effects of Twist Rate and Gun Barrel Length

With the welcome deluge of new gun owners, and especially the new rifle shooters, TTAG has been getting a lot of great questions. Some reoccurring themes include queries about the effects of barrel length...

The Truth About .243 WSSM (Winchester Super Short Magnum)

JJ Sutton, C.P.S., C.M.A.S. writes To begin with, there are statements in this article that are purely my own, and my opinions are obvious and blatant. Nonetheless, I really hope there are some good...
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Reloading Component Inventories Getting Tight as Ammunition Sales Soar

By Thundervoice About five months ago, I wrote a piece for TTAG about the cost of reloading. Two or so weeks ago, I was visiting with a fellow reloader who had just ordered a box...
Ammo Review: SIG SAUER 9mm 115gr 365 JHP Personal Defense Ammunition

Ammo Review: SIG SAUER 365 V-Crown 9mm 115gr JHP Personal Defense Ammunition

SIG SAUER recently released a line of ammunition to go with their fantastic new P365 9mm pistol, aptly called the 365 V-Crown. This load is consists of a jacketed hollowpoint that SIG describes as...
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Things That Don’t Suck: Remington Core-Lokt Rifle Ammunition

You can walk into almost any sporting goods store in America that sells ammunition -- and certainly any gun store -- and find green boxes of Remington Core-Lokt ammo on hand. You can't say...
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Brownells Now Selling 5.56 and 7.62×51 Ammunition By the Barrel

How much ammo does a gun owner need? More. Always more. And if you're on Santa's nice list and told him that gun food is what you'd like to find under the tree on...

Ask Josh: Can You Reload Modern Ammo With Black Powder?

Today we're looking at a question posed by a TTAG reader, likely inspired by the dwindling supplies of modern powder. Reader Jesse W. asked: “Is it possible to use black powder in reloads for a...
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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...
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Hornady ELD-X Bullets: Field Report from a Namibian Safari

  As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, I consider myself more a hunter than a competitive shooter. As such, I feel that I have a critical responsibility to get game animals down as quickly as...
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Calibers for Beginners: What You Need to Know About .45 ACP

In a recent post I detailed some elements of the 9x19mm cartridge and why it's a good choice for beginners. I received a great deal of positive feedback on this and requests to do...