Among my favorite types of ammunition for personal defense are those using the Hornady eXtreme Terminal Performance bullet. The XTP…Read More >
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When it comes to personal defense, my preferred calibers are .357 Magnum and .45 ACP, with a grudging nod to…Read More >
Using commercial .223 cartridges in a 5.56-chambered rifle should work reliably, but generally will not be as accurate as when fired from a .223-chambered gun due to the excessive leade. There always seems to be a lot of confusion over the difference between a .223 and a 5.56 chamber. I often receive questions asking if someone can shove 5.56 ammo into their new AR-15. The quick answer is maybe. Just because a gun has .223/5.56 scribed on the barrel, does not mean it can handle either piece of ammunition equally.
When you look at the properties of a cartridge, you should understand what the cartridge was designed to do. The…Read More >
If you do not have a problem using the 12 gauge, by all means, feel free to do so. After all with the proper technique, most folks can handle the 12 gauge. However, no matter how good you are, the 12 gauge shotgun kicks and kicks hard with some loads. The question is not whether the 12 gauge is viable for self-defense, but instead an examination of why the 20 gauge may outperform the 12 gauge is a self-defense scenario.
Among my favorite cartridges is the .357 Magnum. The .357 Magnum is a versatile, hard-hitting and effective caliber. It is…Read More >
Some folks like big houses, big trucks and big guns. My 115-year-old house isn’t huge and suits me just fine.…Read More >
Corrosive ammunition is ammunition that uses a primer with chemicals that, when ignited, leave a residue of corrosive salts. Most…Read More >
In any list of the “best,” there is going to be discussion and perhaps even arguments over the choices that…Read More >