This is the year of ammunition. The Great Ammo Famine is over, and prices are coming down. Better yet, every major ammunition manufacturer introduced numerous new handgun loads in 2018, and many small ammo companies either came out with new loads or made their first appearance. The net result is that today’s shooters are very fortunate indeed. There’s a load tailored to just about every imaginable need, be it self-defense, law enforcement, hunting, competition or just plain plinking.

This article is from the July/August 2018 issue of Combat Handguns Magazine. Grab your copy at

Company Links: Handgun Loads

For more information about the handgun loads featured in the gallery, please visit:

Aguila 9mm JHP

Allegiance Power Strike

Ammo Inc. Streak

Black Hills Honey Badger

Browning BPTs & FMJs

Dark Horse Precision Frangible

Federal Hydra-Shok Deep

Federal Syntech Action Pistol

Federal Train + Protect

Fort Scott Munitions Blue Line Bears

Freedom Munitions X-DEF & HUSH

Hornady Critical Duty


Remington Golden Saber Black Belt

Remington Performance Wheelgun

Speer 10mm Gold Dot

Winchester Hybrid-X

Winchester Super Suppressed

Winchester WWII Victory Series

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