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 […]

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: 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 […]

Why People Argue About 9mm vs. .45 ACP

One of gun folks’ favorite debates is the ever-popular 9mm vs. .45 ACP. The 10mm vs. basically anything else comes close. Then there’s .30-06 vs. those who are wrong. Why, some newbies may wonder, is there such an intense and long-standing argument over the merits of 9mm compared to .45 ACP? What’s been relatively common […]