Gear / Ammo
Personal Defense World No. 222
Choosing the Right 12 Gauge Buckshot for Your Home-Defense Shotgun
In terms of performance, few defensive loads pack the power of 12 gauge buckshot, so we tested four popular commercial offerings on the range.
Combat Handguns September/October 2019
Cut Costs, Recoil by Loading Your Own .45 ACP Ammo
Take a break from the big, bruising full-house loads and create affordable, lighter-recoiling .45 ACP ammo for your training or recreational shooting.
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Federal Releases Hydra-Shok Component Bullets for Handloaders
After 30 years of only being available in loaded rounds, Hydra-Shok component bullets are now available to handloaders in popular self-defense calibers.
WATCH: Federal Syntech Defense Ammo Penetrates 18 Inches in Gel Test
The hype around the all-new Federal Syntech Defense ammo has been serious, so we put it to the test against bare ballistics gel and heavy clothing.
Speer Gold Dot G2 Self-Defense Ammunition Now Available to Civilians
When Speer Gold Dot G2 ammunition came out, it was only available to law enforcement, but now the company has put it out on the civilian market.
Federal Changes Defensive Ammo With the New Syntech Defense
Federal Premium has again expanded its Syntech ammunition line, now creating Syntech Defense loads that create four wound channels upon impact.
Combat Handguns September/October 2018
How to Roll Your Own Magnum Handloads and Boost Your Performance
There is just something about shooting big-bore handguns, and the best way to boost power and performance is with magnum handloads.
GECO Personal Defense Ammunition Provides Subcompact 9mm Options
With its two new lines, GECO Personal Defense ammunition provides new options specifically designed for subcompacts, as well as other length barrels.
Combat Handguns March/April 2019
Why 9mm Handloads Are Valuable and How You Can Start Your Own
Ammunition can be expensive, especially in volume, so reloading is a viable option for many, and 9mm handloads are a great place to start.