State Your Case: 9mm vs. .38 Special

When we look at different cartridges there is often a focus on the disembodied numbers that describe them. All too often there’s a mental disconnect between the numbers and reality, and in many cases the numbers are skewed to make one cartridge look “better” than another it ostensibly competes against. Reality is far different than […]

Honor Defense Announces New Line of Frangible Hollow Point Personal Defense Ammunition

Press release: Gainesville, Ga (October 30, 2018) – Honor Defense is pleased to announce the introduction of a new line of hi-performance self-defense ammunition for consumers. The new ammunition features: Precision-drilled hollow point Maximum accuracy Frangible Maximum terminal behavior in soft tissue Reduced ricochet Perfect for steel plate training or self-defense Top pistol self-defense calibers .380, […]

5.56 vs .223: What’s The Difference Anyway?

What’s the difference between 5.56mm NATO and .223 Remington, anyhow? The rounds are supposed to be interchangeable…kinda/sorta/maybe…right? The difference in the round itself: the NATO round is a little hotter. The case is the same size, but the powder charge, projectile and also rifle specifications differ. As a result, make sure to check your AR-15 […]

State Your Case: 10mm Auto vs. .45 ACP

In my last State Your Case article, I talked about the 9mm vs. .40 S&W. The .40 got a raw deal in that discussion, but I did my best to defend it and make it as equal of a comparison as possible. Today we’re looking at two other titans of the automatic pistol world: the […]

State Your Case: .308 Win vs. .30-06

When people ask me about hunting cartridges and cartridges for general use, I seem to always gravitate towards two of the most popular rifle rounds ever: the .30-06 Springfield and the .308 Winchester. These two rifle cartrdges have a long and intertwined history, with the .30-06 being sort of like the .308’s father, in a […]

The Great Caliber Debate: .380 ACP vs 9mm

On January 30, 1948 a Hindu nationalist advocate by the name of Nathuram Godse secured his claim to infamy by carrying out an assassination. At 5:17 PM Godse used a Beretta M1934 he’d apparently stolen to shoot Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi in the chest – three times – point-blank. By doing this Godse sealed […]

Ammo Review: Buffalo Bore 9mm 95gr +P+ Lead Free

I’ve managed to get quite a bit of ammo testing done in the last few months. I have reviewed several products from Buffalo Bore and each has been strikingly different in terms of materials, purpose, and chambering. Today we are taking a look at a round with both bark and bite, but not much kick, […]

State Your Case: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 6.5 Grendel

The 6.5mm bore has enjoyed a steady increase in popularity in the United States in the last few years. Despite what some say, there is nothing new or revolutionary about it. There is no voodoo or magic that exists in modern 6.5mm cartridges that wasn’t first perfected in the World War era. What we have […]