Ammunition Reviews

If you’re on the fence between 9mm and .40 SW or trying to determine the best home defense ammo or what you should use for plinking,  look no further. 

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Bullet Sizes, Types, & Calibers

The myriad of common ammo types, calibers, and sizes can be confusing, but with a little research, navigating the “bullet aisle” at your local gun store is a snap.

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The Best 9mm Ammo in 2022

Possibly the most popular centerfire ammunition made today, and almost certainly one of the most prolific, landing on the right 9mm ammo load for home

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The Best Ammo Manufacturers

This article is part of our ongoing series on Gun Basics The history of firearm ammunition in the United States is long and storied. Here

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Headstamp-to-Headstamp: .223 vs 5.56

“223 Remington” & “5.56x45mm NATO” designations are often met with indifference — like there’s no real difference between the two. We point out that there are, indeed, meaningful differences to be aware of.

.330 Blackout vs 5.56mm NATO Side-By-Side

Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 300 Blackout vs 5.56

Two of the most popular caliber choices for AR-15 style firearms are the go-to 5.56 NATO standard and the newer, but no less versatile, .300 AAC Blackout. We help separate fact from fiction.


Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 5.56 vs 7.62

Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. It’s September of 1970. After a strongly worded letter from President Johnson and six

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Headstamp-to-Headstamp: 9mm vs. .40 S&W

Headstamp-to-Headstamp is our series aimed at helping you grok everything ammo. The debate over the most effective handgun caliber is as old as time itself.

The latest from American Firearms:

Anderson Adds Quad Rail Options

Kentucky’s Anderson Manufacturing, the budget AR guys, have just introduced three new AR models complete with some very old-school T-marked quad-rail foreends that may look familiar…

S&W Brings 3 New M&P Models to Market

In a refreshing change of pace at a time when all the world seems to be fixated on micro 9s, Smith & Wesson just announced three new full-sized M&P M2.0 pistols.

What is Shotgun Fit & How Important Is it?

Shotguns are designed to deliver their payload differently than rifles, which means how the gun fits you has an outsized impact on whether you hit what you think you're aiming at.