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Brittany Caton with a Glock 9mm handgun in a Tiffany blue Kydex holster

Ammunition

Every Man’s Defensive Caliber — The 9mm

Those familiar with Bob Campbell’s writing, knows he is a .45 ACP guy all the way, so why is he calling the 9mm “Every Man’s Defensive Caliber?” It’s simple. He believes, ‘Unlike some advocates of the 9mm, I do not ignore physics and claim the 9mm is as effective as the .40 or .45 caliber pistols. Of course it isn’t, because it cannot be. Physics cannot be changed. However, the balance of power and controllability is ideal for most shooters.”

SIG Sauer P226 Ultra pistol with elongated grip frame

Firearms

SIG P226 — 9mm Small Grip, Short Trigger Mod

The SIG P226 is a great gun—with the small grip and short trigger option, it’s gets even better. In this Range Report, Bob Campbell puts the P226 with the Short Trigger Mod through its paces by firing 2,500 rounds! Read the full story for the results.

Pistol firing with expended shell still in the air

Ammunition

Handgun Defense Loads

Designed to give handgun cartridges a step up in power and energy by increasing velocity, +P ammunition is not more dangerous; it simply is loaded to greater pressure. What is your choice for a handgun defensive round?

Firearms

Canik 55 Shark 9mm Pistol, a Handy, Accurate Choice

The Canik 55 Shark 9mm Pistol is a handy, accurate choice with a spare magazine. Backed by a top notch manufacturer, this handgun weighs only 27 ounces and has a 3.9″ barrel with a double-action trigger. The combination of good sights, a good trigger action and a low bore axis add up to a pistol that is pleasant to use and fire.

Bullets ammunition on stone table wide banner or panorama. Bullet background copy space. Rounds and ammo into 9mm hand gun.

Ammunition

Defensive Handgun Loads

Picking the right defensive loading can be a challenge when there are so many options. Check out this post for tips on picking the right one for your gun.