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The Ideal cartridge for personal defense? It May Be The .40 S&W

The Ideal Cartridge for Personal Defense? It May Be The .40 S&W

The .40 S&W has been called “the Ideal cartridge for personal defense”. Does it live up to that title? There have been a lot of folks through the years who thought so and new ammo lines like the SIG V-Crown have pushed the .40’s performance to new levels. Specifically developed to duplicate performance of the […]

What’s the best ammunition for small .357 Magnum revolvers?

There are two sides of the debate over shooting and carrying .357 Magnum ammunition in a small revolver. Both sides seem to be a bit dogmatic in their position, and I’ve been confronted with this a couple of times recently. I carry a J-Frame revolver as my primary defensive arm, and I carry it loaded […]

New Syntech Defense Loads Produce Top Terminal Performance

New Syntech Defense loads produce top terminal performance

From the number 1 brand in handgun ammunition, Federal is proud to introduce new Syntech Defense. These loads produce dynamic terminal performance with a hollow-point bullet that separates into three segments and a deep-penetrating core on impact. Shipments of Syntech Defense ammunition have been delivered to dealers. The original Syntech changed the range forever. Now, […]

Getting started reloading? Lyman’s 50th Edition Reloading Handbook

Ideal and then Lyman handbooks have been the reloaders’ best source of reloading data for over 100 years. Lyman pioneered the concept of delivering a wide range of components to use in generating safe, accurate loads. Reloading is fun and much cheaper than factory ammo. You may even get a more accurate and reliable round. […]

Testing WWII Exploding Ammunition

Testing WWII exploding rifle rounds

World War Two was a monumental turning point for the history of our world.  The number of countries (and troops) involved, the geopolitical ramifications concerning the outcome and the massive surge in warfare technologies earned the war its nickname “The Big One”. In the clash between the Axis powers and the Allies, there are no […]

reloading 300 blackout

Reloading .300 Blackout Subs for 6¢ a round

We all love new calibers right?  Whether you need one, want one, or you even feel like it has a place in the industry.  We love new calibers because they represent R&D within the industry, a sure sign of health.  Tough times means slashed R&D budgets with companies focusing on producing only what is necessary.  […]

Wideners Winchester 9mm Ammo

Wideners Winchester 9mm Ammo

Wideners has been around since 1978, selling reloading equipment and shooting supplies.  In 1996 their .com fired up on the ‘net, and they’ve been selling their wares there ever since.  Known largely as a great source for powder and projectiles to reload with, Wideners also offers factory ammo aplenty.  To illustrate that point, they were kind […]

GECO Releases New Personal Defense Ammunition

GECO Releases New Personal Defense Ammunition

Tampa, FL – GECO has announced the release of two new lines of personal defense ammunition: RED ZONE and ACTION EXTREME.  Each of these new lines embodies the required features and standards of modern defensive ammunition, including excellent deformation with deep penetration and high residual mass.  By meeting these demands, GECO has ensured that RED ZONE […]

Norma Releases ECOSTRIKE – Lead-Free and High Impact Hunting Ammunition

Norma Releases ECOSTRIKE – Lead-Free and High Impact Hunting Ammunition

Norma® has released its new ECOSTRIKE™ ammunition, bringing the latest in bullet technology to a lead-free projectile. The design features a polymer tip for better ballistic coefficients and more reliable terminal performance. Available in a variety of calibers, ECOSTRIKE is a great choice for hunting medium and large game because of its ability to expand at […]