Ammunition Demystifier

Ammunition Demystifier

How to Choose the Right Handgun Caliber for Self-Defense

How to Choose the Right Handgun Caliber for Self-Defense

Your choice of gun for self-defense may be one of the most important decisions you make when preparing to defend yourself, your loved ones, and your home from violent attack. There are many options out there including both long guns and handguns. Making the decision of which is best for you can be challenging, but it i..

The Differences Between JHP, SWC, FMJ, +P And Others: What Do These Ammo Types Mean?

The Differences Between JHP, SWC, FMJ, +P And Others: What Do These Ammo Types Mean?

There are a lot of different types of bullets out there.  In a self-defense situation, some bullets can give an advantage.  With each ‘pro‘, there’s usually a ‘con‘.  And in the bullet family tree, every round is related by at least a first or second cousin.  In this article, we’ll go over a few..

Which Round For Self Defense

Which Round For Self Defense

Self-defense rounds compared. From L to R; .380 ACP, 9 mm Luger, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .45 Colt Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation When we consider the choice of caliber for our concealed carry gun, we often stick to the wel..

Ammunition Demystifier - Overview

Ammunition Demystifier - Overview

Using the wrong ammunition in your firearm is extremely dangerous. You must know the proper ammunition for your firearm. The owners manual that comes with your firearm will tell you exactly which ammunition is safe for your firearm to shoot and many manufacturers make the manuals available online as well. The caliber m..

Ammunition Demystifier - Types Of Handgun Ammo

Ammunition Demystifier - Types Of Handgun Ammo

What Rounds Do You Need For Your Handgun? That depends on the caliber of your firearm along with the rounds recommended by the manufacturer. The calibers listed below certainly are not all of them, but will give you an overview of each of the most popular and recommended calibers for personal self defense. As ..

Ammunition Demystifier - Types Of Shotgun Ammo

Ammunition Demystifier - Types Of Shotgun Ammo

Shotgun Ammunition Shotgun ammunition is measured in gauge rather than in caliber and because shotguns are very versatile firearms, ammunition manufactured for them comes in a very wide variety of types and varying sizes and power. The gauge number is on the shotgun ammunition box. Your shotgun ammunition mu..