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Defensive ammunition choice is about picking what works best to neutralize armed and dangerous human beings before they can maim or murder. Scientific testing of ammo in ballistic gelatin can help predict bullet performance in the field, but at the end of the day, it is the performance and not the prediction that will matter.

Is Hollowpoint the Best Defensive Ammo for Concealed Carry?

Sterile lab testing in ballistic gelatin is great, but the ultimate laboratory is the street. Here are the loads that seem to be doing best there, input written in blood from gunfights police departments have experienced with defensive ammunition.

A red-dot sight, like this EOTech, can also be teamed up with a magnifying adapter, and thus get you the best of both worlds.

AR-15 Scopes: Magnified Vs. Red Dot

Not taking into account A1 and A2 iron sights, your AR can have one of two types of optics - red-dot sights or magnified scopes. Here's a look at both.

Leupold TS-32X1 Reticle.

A Look at Leupold’s New MOA-based TS-32X1 Reticle

Trying to decode conflicting measurement systems on rifle scopes using MOA- turrets with Mil-based reticles is now a thing of the past on Leupold's line of optics thanks to their new TS-32X1 MOA-based reticle.