Ammunition

Ammunition reviews and articles from expert authors, gunsmiths, shooters and gun experts at Gun Digest.

Hornady Lite Ammunition

No Shame in Using Low Recoil Ammo

Stop beating yourself up. New reduced recoil ammunition from Hornady joins other popular offerings from Remington and Federal to make shooting fun. In fact, even lightweights like me can handle it.

Is +P Ammo right for you?

Concealed Carry: What About +P Ammo?

The idea behind the +P is to add enough energy to reliably deliver an expanded bullet deep enough to do its job. It doesn’t have to be a lot of extra energy - it just has to be enough. Here's what you need to know.

Taking time, understanding the process and having the right equipment are all important factors in reloading.

3 Tips to Handload Ammo the Right Way

With the current ammunition shortages we are experiencing, more shooters are breaking into the handloading world like never before. If you’re not already among them, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on the right foot.

When Glock introduced the .45 GAP, you’d have had to wonder if it really thought through the whole “fat as a G22, but only holds 10 rounds” concept. It seems an odd choice, given the market and its competitors.

What Ever Happened to Glock’s .45 GAP?

The Glock .45 GAP? This one has had me scratching my head ever since I first saw it, back at the 2007 SHOT show. Basically, the round is an engineering double-down on the .40, as in make a .45 that is short enough to fit into a 9mm magazine tube. Alas, it is an...

Handloading for semi-auto handguns.

Handloading for the Semi-Auto Handgun

Like any reloading project, building rounds for a semi-automatic pistol has its own set of challenges. Semi-autos have tight tolerances, but many of its bugaboos can be avoided by reloading for accuracy and reliability, not maximum velocity.

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Cartridge Identification: Start With the Headstamp

Cartridge identification is important to anyone who works with ammunition cartridges, whether it's reloading or collecting. While it isn't foolproof, often the easiest way to identify a cartridge is to look at the headstamp.

The SnagMag yields a spare Glock magazine from a trouser pocket. At rest, it looks like a pocketknife.

Concealed Carry: Is Spare Ammo Necessary?

With the opportunity to expand on his previous work in Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Massad Ayoob took the opportunity in "Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry 2nd Edition" to talk about the issue of concealed carry and spare ammo.

Reloading for Handgunners

Reloading: What Do You Really Need to Get Started?

While the basics are simple when it comes to getting set up to reload ammunition for your handgun, there are still some critical choices that need to be made. Here's some advice from long-time reloader Patrick Sweeney, from "Reloading for Handgunners."