These top personal protection loads can make a difference, self-defense ammo choices well worth your consideration.
The 5.56x45 NATO (.223 Remington) has been on the rise for more than 50 years. Find out how this intermediate cartridge came to rule the military and civilian roost.
IMR is set to expand its already extensive propellent catalog this coming year with three new powders. And the Enduron line shoots to do more than send bullets down range; it's also engineered to tidy up the bore.
The .458 Winchester Magnum came about in the mid 20th Century, but has had a lasting impact on the hunting world. The cartridge sets the modern standard in taking down dangerous game.
The .284 Winchester nearly fell into obscurity due to lack of popularity. But the cartridge was born again as the 6.5-284 Norma and found new life among F-Class and other long-distance shooters.
Exciting news as Sig - one of the big players in firearms - rolls out their own line of defensive ammo.
When it was first developed the .300 Weatherby Magnum produced nearly unheard of velocities. Around 70 years later, and the round is still consider one of the world's blistering hot magnums.
The heavy and powerful .44 Magnum first became a factory load in 1956, but it wasn't until the early 70s the round's popularity went into the stratosphere. All it took was Dirty Harry welding a hand cannon chambered for the load to send it flying off store shelves.
The crimp on a shotgun shell is almost taken for granted, but it plays important roles in the functioning of the ammunition. From keeping the shot and powder in place to helping control the burn rate, a proper crimp is vital in reloading ammo.