Concealed Carry Ammo


Gallery: 5 Worthy Defensive Ammo Loads

Here's a look at five defensive ammo and two practice loads for concealed carry handguns. After extensive testing and lots of range time with them all, I’d be confident carrying any of them.


Gallery: 5 New Defensive Ammo Choices

Buy the best carry handgun you can afford and it’s still only as good as the ammo you load it with. When it comes to self defense, it’s important to trust that your ammunition will do the job. Here are five defensive ammo loads you can trust your life to.

Author’s choice in defensive calibers: 9mm and .38 Special.

CCW: Best Calibers for Self-Defense?

Your goal, should you ever need to shoot, is to get your attacker to stop. Grant Cunningham reveals what he thinks are the best calibers for self-defense to make sure that happens.

Speed strips hold loads flat and are flexible, making them easier to carry in a pocket than a bulky speedloader.

6 Bad Excuses to Not Carry Spare Ammo

Too many shooters who practice concealed carry overlook spare ammo — a critical aspect of effective personal protection. Here Massad Ayoob refutes 6 of the most common objections to carrying more rounds.